For pricing, ordering or technical information please contact ESCO Equipment Service Company 117 Garlisch Drive Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 Phone (847) 758-9860 Fax (847) 758-9861
Aluminothermic Welding System
Molten steel produced through the reaction of iron oxide and aluminum is cast at a temperature exceeding 2000 degrees C in refractory moulds designed to suit the rails to be welded. This process features our CJ One-Shot Crucible, which is available for all of our current thermite welding processes. We offer a full range of rail welding kits to suit all American rail section including Worn Rail Welding and Wide Gap welding.
Wide gap weld molds
The A-Frame aligners allow for exact alignment of the rails to be welded in a quick, reliable way. To ensure the best alignment both rails can be lifted, moved horizontally and rolled to eliminate twist. The system is designed for easy lifting, carrying and operation.
The Hyrdaulic Pre-Heating System improves weld quality and decreases significantly weld costs. The hydraulically-driven propane air-preheating system provides the correct preheat within the same amount of time as our current oxygen-propane preheating system while eliminating the possibility that the operator can cause rail melt and the associated slag inclusions that can come with it. Additionally, the system eliminates the need for commercial bottled oxygen.
Welding and Optional Hardware
NEW! Railtech Alignment Plates
The Railtech Alignment Plates allow the welder to accurately align the rails through lift, twist, and horizontal adjustment. The towers allow the rail to move vertically and reduce twist, while the base of the rail sits on the rail-saddle to stabilize and adjust by shifting horizontally.
Railtech Alignment Plates
Smith Preheating Equipment
Railtech is Smith Equipment’s official distributor for the railroads for preheating and welding equipment. Smith proudly manufactures in the USA Visit the Smith Website
117 Garlisch Drive Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 Phone (847) 758-9860 Fax (847) 758-9861