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voestalpine VAE Group Points Technology for Railways, Underground Railways and Tramways

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The wide product and service portfolio of voestalpine VAE offers applications for high-speed, heavy-haul, mixed (cargo and passengers), and urban traffic (tram, metro and commuter lines). Products are available for all kinds of customer requirements and are produced to all international standards and technologies.

Innovative point operating, locking and monitoring equipment, diagnostic systems for fixed infrastructure assets and rolling stock as well as manifold services over the entire life-cycle (site survey, engineering, transport and installation, supervision, JIT transport, turnout service and grinding, back transportation and turnout recycling) complete the product portfolio.

An international knowledge network, together with extensive customer liaison, forms the foundation for quick, competent and efficient implementation of tailored system solutions. This ‘system approach’ creates major RAMS (reliability-availability-maintainability-safety) advantages for the customers and optimises the life-cycle-cost (LCC) during the whole service period of the products.

Trendsetting high-speed turnouts

voestalpine VAE has left its technological mark on the high speed turnout sector right from the beginning. Speeds of up to 380km / h ask for highest demands. Essential success factors like safety, travel-time, reliability and comfort are becoming more important. voestalpine VAE sets trends with some of the most advanced turnout technology.

Heavy-haul turnout systems

voestalpine VAE has innovative system solutions for the challenges of heavy-haul traffic. The worldwide improving environmental conscience and soaring energy prices contribute to the fact that goods and heavy-haul transport on rail are gaining in importance. Axle loads of up to 40t, combined with challenging environmental conditions, require special technical solutions in order to guarantee safety, availability and economical operation for our customers.

Sustainable suburban turnout systems

voestalpine VAE has vast experience in the design and manufacture of grooved rail turnouts, diamond crossings and complex layouts, as well as switch machines in accordance with international standards or specific customer requirements, for each application and in all required gauges. In addition to solutions for standard grooved-rail profiles we provide special designs for low profiles like 53R1 or 54G2.

Service from a single source

Innovative, modularly structured turnout system elements create a new era of turnout development, known as system intelligence. The turnout system is pre-assembled in a voestalpine VAE factory, fully functional, plug-and-play and JIT type supplied to the site, and installed into the track with minimum time requirement.

Turnout services / turnout grinding

The only way to professionally evaluate and optimise the performance of turnouts is to ‘accompany’ them through their entire life. The cycle starts with design and moves through manufacture and installation support to maintenance and recycling. voestalpine VAE’s more than 160 years in the industry provides the extensive reserve of knowhow on which we rely to provide our professional services.

About voestalpine VAE

Turnout solutions from voestalpine VAE can be found in all international railway networks and are supplied to all important projects on the globe.

Continuous improvement of our products and system solutions in respect of quality, customer benefit, safety, service life and environmental compatibility are our highest priorities. For many years, measures for ensuring the highest environmental and safety standards have been consistently implemented in all of the company’s production facilities.

The Zeltweg location, for example, took on a pioneering role as the first CO2-neutral steel processing plant. Through its efforts to follow a responsible, sustainable and environmentally conscious corporate policy, voestalpine VAE is considered a benchmark in the turnout manufacturing industry.

Product portfolio / market:

  • System-supplier for turnouts, drive, locking and detecting systems
  • Comprehensive complementary service portfolio
  • Supply to nameable railway customers worldwide: more than 40 global production facilities and distribution centres close to the market

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Modern Turnout Technology for the Fastest Railways in the World

In the discipline of turnout technology for the rail industry, the high speed sector has been decisively shaped from the earliest days by the technological achievements of voestalpine VAE.

voestalpine VAE GmbH

Rotenturmstrasse 5-9

A-1010 Vienna


+43 50304 28 306 +43 50304 68 309 www.voestalpine.com/vae

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voestalpine VAE GmbH

Rotenturmstrasse 5-9

A-1010 Vienna


+43 50304 28 306 +43 50304 68 309 www.voestalpine.com/vae

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