India’s private sector rail producer, JSPL, enhanced its rails inspection line to assure defect-free speciality rails for its customers. These include Indian Railways, metro rail services across India, IRCON, and other subdivisions of the railways.
The entire set of equipment for this line is outfitted with fifth-generation advanced automation technology. This constitutes an online profile cum surface inspection system from Next-sense of Austria, a new ultrasonic testing machine and a 360-degree brushing machine from Alpine Metal-Tech of Austria.
“We are continuously upgrading our facilities to eliminate human dependence in rail inspection. The new line will enable JSPL to enhance the production and inspection capacity of rails up to one million tonnes per year,” said V.R. Sharma, managing director, JSPL, in a statement.
JSPL is the only generator of head-hardened rail grades 1080 HH and 1175HT for a heavy axle load of more than 25 tonnes and high-speed application in the country. JSPL also offers rails in grades R260 and 880 for 60E1, ZU 1-60 and 60E1A1 profiles. JSPL has also provided R350 HT grade rails to its clients abroad, the company said.