Rail Grinding Technology

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Goldschmidt Thermit Group

Use our professional rail grinding technology to considerably reduce the life cycle costs of your rails and lower noise emissions from train operations. Goldschmidt Thermit Railservice machine your rails and switches efficiently and precisely using manual rail grinding, reprofiling and deburring machines and modern rail grinding vehicles. Our extensive fleet of vehicles allows us to process your orders quickly and efficiently.

Our Range of Services:

  • grinding of new rails (removal of mill scale and damage from construction work)
  • removal of corrugations
  • deburring
  • re-profiling
  • removal of rail defects such as head checks, squats and wheel burns
  • acoustic grinding for considerably quieter train operations
  • switch grinding


  • longer rail service life
  • lower maintenance costs
  • improved wheel/rail contact for lower wear
  • lower noise emissions » preventive rail maintenance
  • flexible use of different grinding processes and devices
  • high availability through excellent availability of grinding equipment and grinding trains
  • rail gauge variable depending on device

Manual Rail Grinding

  • Restoration of the rail profile after welding work
  • Grinding of grooves after reconditioning with welding
  • Smoothing of grooves
  • Grinding treatment for switches, frogs, check rails, switch devices and WITEC tongues
  • Grinding of new rails
  • Corrugation grinding in switch systems and their connections, also for smaller track sections
  • Grinding frames with cup wheels and grinding wheels and single and dual shaft grinding machines with different designs
  • High flexibility
  • Work can be carried out without interruption to scheduled rail operations

Rail Grinding Vehicles

  • Reprofiling and grinding of corrugations on grooved and flat bottom rails with a high removal rate
  • Grinding of new rails over long sections
  • Switch machining possible thanks to special additional module
  • Road-rail vehicles specially designed for use in public transport networks
  • Quick transfer of vehicle to the track, also during normal rail operations
  • Grinding of gauges from 1,000 to 1,668 mm
  • Four to six grinding modules each consisting of two coupled grinding shafts which can be steplessly adjusted independently of each other
  • Switch grinding module for grinding rails and switches
  • Control of vehicle and grinding module by wireless remote control
  • Safe working, also in tunnels thanks to efficient particulate filter with 99% separation efficiency, integrated high performance dust extraction and a water spray system for protection against sparks
  • Modern drive motors
  • Integrated 230 V electrical power socket enables connection of angle grinder for reworking of the rails or a vacuum cleaner to remove grinding residue from the groove

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