Author: Bob Tuzik

Rail milling cutting head
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The anatomy of a rail milling cutting head

Rail milling is a spark- and dust-free rotational cutting process that is popular in Europe. In this article, we look at the key item that makes it work.

rail milling machine
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Rail milling comes to North America

There has been talk for years about if and when rail milling technology would be coming to America. Well, the talking is over. A milling machine, the product of a joint venture

rail grinding
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Refining Approaches to Corrective and Preventive Rail Grinding

Railroads and transit systems are adopting innovative approaches to improve efficiency and productivity. As service providers look to better define grind quality. When it comes to correcting or maintaining the profile and

Friction Management
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Getting a Grip on Friction Management

Friction management remains one of the best tools available to reduce wear, lateral track loading and energy consumption. Managing friction is a balancing act. Too much friction (resulting from little or no

Rail Flaw Detection
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Rail Flaw Testing Gets Faster, Smarter, Better

Continuous, non-stop testing is moving testing accuracy and efficiency forward. Is machine learning or artificial Intelligence the next wave? Year over year, rail breaks caused by internal defects represent a, if not

patch rail
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Patch Rail: Improving the Planning Process

Planning annual curve rail replacement programs is an essential element of maintenance planning on Class 1 railroads. Every railroad does it, with varying degrees of automation in the planning office and verification