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The objective of SOLBAN was the design and development of a novel welding process, specially designed for high performance rail qualities, and the instrumentation of rails using state-of-the-art sensors for track monitoring and maintenance.
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Proyectos de I+D+I «Retos Colaboración»
Spanish State Research Agency (AEI)
An experimental quality rail was developed and the welding parameters for crackling and aluminothermic welding were defined. A robotic welding head was designed to automate the process and achieve a low level of defects. In addition, sensors with wireless communication systems for specific maintenance were developed and installed on the ArcelorMittal rail network.
19 Avenue de la Liberté, LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg
Parque Tecnológico de Asturias, 33428 Llanera Asturias, Spain
Universidad De Oviedo
Calle San Francisco 3, 33003 Oviedo, Spain
Railway technological infrastructure