Progress Rail Corporation has developed a new flash-butt welder it says complements its trackwork range. The new narrow head flash-butt only requires eight inches of clearance, which the company says will allow operators to fit into tight spaces to perform 100% of the welds in a turnout. The company also offers turnouts, crossing diamonds, replacement components and rail fasteners in its special track portfolio. Vice President of Infrastructure Sales Patrick Jansen says that customers are focussed on reducing the total cost of ownership, which inspires Progress Rail to develop and deliver designs that help reduce maintenance, extend product service life and lower overall life-cycle costs.
Railway Track & Structures, July 2017, p.26.