Ibertest & Voestalpine, together ensuring quality

SAE Ibertest has been chosen by Voestalpine AG to supply a Static and Dynamic Rails testing system installation.

Voestalpine is one of the lead­ing and pioneering corporations in the steel industry throughout the world. With their high quality products, the Group is one of the main partners of the automotive, rail and consumer goods indus­tries in Europe and the oil and gas industry worldwide.

The installation of the static and dynamic testing system, provid­ed by Ibertest , has a capacity of 1000 kN and has been installed at a major plant, located in Austria.
It’s being integrated in the con­ventional production plant for high-speed rails, which uses the welding technique: “Flash Butt Welding” where Voestalpine is one of the leading experts.

The research and development of new techniques is the foundations of Voestalpine, which has more than 1000 patents, including in­novative forms of “Flash Butt Welding”.

These new techniques improve the mechanical properties of welded joints and can adapt to different environments and stresses.

This increases the durability, thereby increasing the safety and minimizing maintenance costs.

The installation of the testing fa­cility was successfully concluded by Ibertest technicians earlier this year.

Now, with this modern testing system, Voestalpine will be able to use it for both ensuring the qual­ity of their welded rail products and for the Research and Develop­ment of new techniques to opti­mize their processes and products in the railway sector.