Smart Rail Solutions
Together with you, Goldschmidt masters the challenges of modern, railbound mobility – for safe, sustainable and long-lasting railways of premium quality. As with Thermit®, Goldschmidt is also a pioneer in maintenance, inspection and digitalization and continues to improve processes and extend the lifecycle of railways. Goldschmidt benefits from its global expertise and cross-disciplinary thinking to create tailor-made local solutions for you. The global presence of Goldschmidt gives you access to its whole portfolio – with one goal: to lead your railway infrastructure into the future.
Products and Services for Your Track
Goldschmidt offers a comprehensive range of products and services worldwide for the joining of rails, modern construction of railway track, and inspection of your track infrastructure and its maintenance. Using the products and services in connection with our intelligent digital solutions we are pushing for the digital future.
As the inventor and global market and technological leader in the field of Thermit® welding, for over 125 years Goldschmidt has set standards for the continuously welded track. We develop, produce and supply all of the associated equipment, machines and materials.
Using manual and semi-automatic grinding, reprofiling and deburring machines as well as road-rail grinding vehicles, Goldschmidt maintains the quality of your railway tracks – quickly, efficiently and with precision. Well-trained, experienced grinding teams offer flexibility.
All over the world rails are welded using Goldschmidt expertise. In addition, Goldschmidt offers a number of processes for the repair and maintenance of rails and switches: for a longer service life and to ensure that all types of trains and trams run quietly and safely and are environmentally friendly.
Insulated Rail Joints
Goldschmidt offers a wide range of insulated rail joints which meet the requirements of regional railways in all countries. These high-quality products contribute towards the safety and reliability of railway networks worldwide.
The digital tools, measurement systems, software solutions, cloud databases, services and interfaces within Dari® enable railway infrastructure operators to manage their tracks in a smarter, more effective and sustainable way.
Goldschmidt offers a comprehensive portfolio for the identification of rail defects, for the evaluation of track geometry, track condition or rail profile. Whether as a hand-held measuring device, integrated into trolleys, road-rail vehicles or inspection trains – Goldschmidt enables you to ensure the safety of your tracks.
Tools & Equipment
Goldschmidt offers proven tools and machines for the professional execution of work on railway tracks. The products work efficiently, precisely and offer a high level of operating comfort. Special equipment ensures more safety, availability and comfort during operation.
From overhead line installation vehicles and inspection vehicles for public transport companies, to special vehicles for the inspection of mainline bridges – Goldschmidt supplies the right road-rail vehicle for the application.
Proven Processes Taken Further
Passengers want to reach their destination safely and in comfort. Companies want to economically transport freight on time. And network operators require a railway network with a long service life which can be run profitably without operational restrictions.
The railways are the most reliable, comfortable, economic and ecological way to transport people and goods. They are therefore an integral part of all viable and sustainable mobility concepts. But this requires reliable railway tracks with a long service life. Many railway organizations such as Amtrak in the US, the Chinese National Railway and the light rail networks in Europe operate their trains and trams on Goldschmidt expertise. Around the world high-speed trains, freight trains, heavy haul trains, trams and underground railways glide over continuously welded track. This is made possible by the Thermit® welding process which enables Goldschmidt to make an excellent connection between almost all types of rail.
Goldschmidt also knows no compromises when it comes to maximizing safety. With its insulated rail joints, Goldschmidt offers
efficient products that are customised for the specific requirements
at the place of use in order to divide the rail network into individual,
electrically insulated track sections. In this way, the occupancy of
track sections can be reliably determined – a fundamental requirement for the safe operation of networks.
Smart Solutions with Added Value
The high investment necessary for modern railway networks has to ensure the good, long-term condition of the track and continuous availability. This is the only way to fully exploit the potential offered by rail as an alternative form of transport for people and goods.
Companies and passengers require reliability and safety. Rails are only able to fulfil their role with regard to the future of mobility if they are and remain stable and available. Consequently, Goldschmidt, with all its expertise, actively promotes intelligent inspection of track conditions. This is the most important preventive measure against heavy wear due to continuous loads and possible rail defects and is the best measure to ensure a long and successful service life of each and every rail.
Predictive maintenance sustainably extends the service life of rails and switches for underground networks, tram networks, light and mainline rail networks and reduces long-term operating costs. Goldschmidt takes these tasks particularly seriously, with state-of-the-art, continuously developed and digital technology. The invaluable experience gained from a wide range of projects around the world helps to maintain all types of rail networks in good condition and therefore safeguard your valuable investment.
DARI® by Goldschmidt
Since the invention of the Thermit® welding process and continuously welded track Goldschmidt has driven the development of railbound traffic. Today, this means that track related data is collected, stored, processed and analysed to continuously improve the operation of railways. With its digitalization initiative Dari®, Goldschmidt is pushing for the digital future of track.
With the diverse elements of our global digitalization initiative Dari® – Data acquisition for rail infrastructure – railway infrastructure operators can manage their tracks in a smarter, more effective and sustainable way. Based on a thorough understanding of track construction and maintenance processes, Goldschmidt’s digital tools, measurement systems, software solutions, cloud databases, services and interfaces are designed to provide optimal
support for the relevant technical applications.
Experience new dimensions in track operations. With Dari® by Goldschmidt.
In 1895, Hans Goldschmidt invented the Thermit® process, providing the basis for safe, comfortable and efficient railway mobility which up to the present day continues to define the international standard for the welding of rails. Accordingly, for the last 125 years the company has been defined by the innovative spirit of the inventor and a tireless pursuit to develop new technology and improve existing solutions.
Building on this important invention and passion for innovation a global company group was established which, in partnership with you, will shape the future of mobility with numerous products and services for long-lasting railways. These range from the Original Thermit® portion to digital solutions for your railway infrastructure. Customers all around the world depend on the quality and reliability of Goldschmidt, from the trams of Europe to the high-speed trains in China, all benefiting from the same know-how.
Goldschmidt, as a family-owned company, remains committed to traditional and sustainable values and has developed from its core expertise in the field of Thermit® to a comprehensive provider of solutions for railway infrastructure. With its internationally proven know-how and visionary thinking, Goldschmidt is a trusted partner and intelligent problem solver. The focus of our daily work is the success of our customers.