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RAILTECH SYSTEM & SERVICES (RSS)

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Flash Butt Welding Solutions
GENERAL PRESENTATION

Within RAILTECH Group, the Railtech System & Services (RSS) division is
specialized in the design and the supply of turn-key projects in flash-butt
welding solutions since nearly 16 years.

With this expertise in welding as well as rail conveying and handling through the
entire process, RSS is able to provide dedicated solutions with optimum
production output rate.

RSS services starts from the study and the supply of single equipment (welder,
finishing machines, conveyor…) to the supply of complete turnkey stationary
plants. The range of skills, services and product therefore covers all operations
related to flash-butt welding, track or workshop.

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GENERAL PRESENTATION
Advantages offered by RSS welding technology and engineering:
• Competent & consistent sales and service organization
• Constant and worldwide presence in the market
• Good investment / performance ratio of the products
• Productivity and economic performance of the welding solutions
• Easy and ergonomic operation
• Support and consulting in technical & commercial matters
• Custom-design solution to suit budget and requirements : from 4 up to
20 welds per hours ; LWR from 110m to 500m

Relevant & efficient


Customer’s custom-design
RSS expertise
needs solution
& support

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GENERAL PRESENTATION

Available RSS solutions:


• Mobiles Welding systems
• Stationary & relocatable Long Welded Rails (LWR) plants
• Mobile LWR plant : the welding train
• Services : process upgrade, safety improvement, studies &
analysis, spare parts (…)

RSS customers:
• Standard and High Speed Line railway industries
• Mining industry
• Metro & tramway networks
• Rolling mills

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MOBILES WELDING SYSTEMS

For in-track flash butt welding purposes, and depending on track laying needs,
RSS has developed and proposes the following solutions:

Rail/road welding truck:


Allies operational flexibility and complete autonomy
while guaranteeing the integrity of the best-
performing mobile welders available on the market.

Welding container:
Its autonomy and independence ensure the flexibility
demanded by your mobile, stationary or relocatable
construction sites.

Other available solutions: road system, fix container system, suspended welder...

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STATIONARY & RELOCATABLE LWR PLANTS

For over 14 years now, RSS has successfully been delivering to customers
stationary plants with :

• High production rates


• High automation level
• Very limited manpower requirements
• High-level quality-control procedures
• Welds conform to the highest
international standards

This technical expertise in the production of LWR gives RSS an extra competitive
edge, while enabling to offer a custom-design solution matching each
requirement. Relocatable LWR plants are also possible thanks to RSS special in-
house design.

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STATIONARY & RELOCATABLE LWR PLANTS

Range of solutions for stationary & relocatable plants:


Individual equipment:
• Welders and their auxiliaries
• Preparation & finishing equipment (automatic, semi-automatic or manual)
• Auxiliary equipment (marking, post weld heat treatment, slow bend press,
dedicated generator, non-destructive test systems, etc...)
• Conveying line
• Short rails and LWR handling systems

Complete technological line: including machinery, conveying line, automation


and interlocks

Complete turnkey plant: including technological line, civil engineering, buildings,


handling systems for short rails and LWR, etc…

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MOBILE LWR PLANT : THE WELDING TRAIN

To meet a constantly evolving demand, RSS recently developed an innovative


solution : the welding train.

The welding train combines quality & productivity of a stationary plant and
flexibility of a mobile system:
• Production equipment identical to a
stationary plant
• Welds quality conform to the highest
standards
• High productivity rate
• Stand-alone plant with dedicated
generator set
• Quick implementation of production
• 100% relocatable: no civil works required

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SOME LAST DELIVERIES

2014 – OHL – Saudi Arabia – Welding Train:


• Short rails: 25m
• LWR: 250m
• Productivity: 8 welds / hour
• Railway type: high speed passenger line

2013 – RIO TINTO – Australia – Stationary LWR Plant:


• Short rails: 25m
• LWR: 400m
• Productivity: 11 welds / hour
• High automation level: only 6 operators
• Railway type: heavy haul (iron ore)

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SOME LAST DELIVERIES

2010 – Queensland Rail (AURIZON) – Australia – Stationary LWR Plant:


• Short rails : 27,5m
• LWR : 110m
• Productivity : 8 welds / hour
• Railway type : standard passenger & freight

2007 – SDI – USA – Stationary LWR Plant:


• Short rails : 18-72m
• LWR : 500m
• Productivity : 10 welds / hour
• Railway type : freight & heavy haul

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ONGOING PROJECT

2015 – Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) – India – Stationary LWR Plant:

• Short rails: 12m – 130m


• LWR: 110m to 500m
• Architecture: 2 welding lines
4 finishing lines
• Productivity: 20 welds / hour during 3 shifts
1,1 millions tons of rails / year
• Railway type: standard passenger & freight
• Biggest output rate in the world once in operation

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CONTACT US
RSS General Management & Design Department:
RAILTECH INTERNATIONAL
Immeuble West Plaza
9 rue du Débarcadère – CS90029
92707 COLOMBES - FRANCE
General telephone switchboard: +33 1 46 88 15 00

Website:
http://www.railtech.fr/en/node/265

Contact:
flashbutt@railtech.fr

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