Flash-butt welding rail in-track on transit properties presents unique challenges. Perhaps the greatest challenges to overcome are occupancy of mainlines that run only a few, if any, non-revenue hours per day and clearance restrictions between third rail and running rail and at station platforms. Holland meets these challenges with high-production, hi-rail mobile, all-terrain and platform-based equipment that is able to weld in-track without disturbing third rail, catenary or tunnel clearance.
The use of electric flash-butt welds in rapid transit rail operations offers many of the same benefits enjoyed by freight railroads. High-quality flash-butt welds provide a smoother ride, durability and the lowest lifetime cost. Our welding technology aimed at the transit market can install flash-butt welds, including closure welds, within the clearance of most third rail electrified systems.
As a designer and manufacturer of our own flash-butt welding equipment, we have the ability to create custom solutions for individual transits to meet their unique characteristics and clearance requirements. Scroll through our current fleet below or contact us to learn more about how you can incorporate Holland's flash-butt welding equipment into your next rail maintenance or construction project.
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The use of electric flash-butt welds in rapid transit rail operations offers many of the same benefits enjoyed by freight railroads. High-quality flash-butt welds provide a smoother ride, increased durability and the lowest lifetime cost.
Our Extended Reach MobileWelder® is a boom-crane equipped portable welding system, capable of deploying the welder head up to 40 feet (32 feet with welder head and puller) to the side of the truck and has the capability of welding from a right of way road onto the track, or from one track to an adjacent track, depending on the distance between track centers.
Unit 702 is one of Holland’s all-terrain welding systems with the ability and versatility to weld in third-rail territory. This welding unit is designed to access welding locations that a conventional welding truck cannot reach.
Unit 60 is a containerized welding system that is used in complex welding locations on transit systems. This modular welding platform is designed to be used to weld CWR in for tunnel projects and a great option for locations where rail trains or spine cars cannot drop CWR.