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What is grinding?

After about 20 megatons of weight has gone over the track, a rail must be ground. The rail manager now uses a grinding train for this. The grinding train is a large grinding machine. By sharpening the rail with the grinding train, the grinding machine cuts off a few tenths of a mm of the rail. This brings the rail back into shape and is again nicely smooth. This is good for the condition of the rail and also makes the track a lot quieter. 

When the grinding train is at work, there is a huge spark of rain underneath the grinding train on either side of the train. That is why bridges and viaducts can not be sharpened. The risk that the large amount of cutting falls down is far too large. Also, due to the risk of fire, various locations and tunnels may not be sharpened. In addition, the particulate matter that is released in the tunnels is a big problem. 

So there are a large number of locations where a grinding train can not grind including: 

· Tunnels 

· Bridges / viaducts 

· crosspoints  

· forrest area

· Chemical plants 


The MCU of Rail Restore  can be used at these locations.  


Disadvantages of rail grinding with a grinding train

· Many sparks on the other side of the grinding train 

· High noise level 

· Fire hazard 

· A lot of fine dust 

· Cracks caused by the introduction of heat into the rail 

· Grinding train must be scheduled in the timetable 

· Can not be used in many locations



Rail Restore Group BV

Ambachtsweg 9A

4854 MK Bavel (Breda)

The Netherlands

+31 6 30363313