Interview Spotlight: Dieter Fritz and Frederick Kübler, voestalpine Board Members
voestalpine Railway Systems Board Members Dieter Fritz and Frederick Kübler discuss the 340 Dobain? HSH? – a new premium rail steel which contributes to voestalpine Railway Systems being regarded once again as a technology leader with system competence in railway infrastructure.
Why has voestalpine Railway Systems created this new premium rail and what is different about it?
Kübler: After intensive R&D, voestalpine Railway Systems have launched 340 Dobain? HSH?, a new premium rail that represents a paradigm shift: maximum safety combined with substantially reduced maintenance requirements. At the OEVG-Congress, the 22nd International Convention of the Working Committee on Railway Technology, this newly developed premium rail was presented to a specialist audience of traffic scientists and experts.
Fritz: In times of increasing transportation demand, the commitment for optimised safety, reliability and customer satisfaction is the foundation of economic and social responsibility. This is where voestalpine, as a pioneer in many sectors, assists and offers new and sustainable solutions in the field of railway technology. In addition to the product highlights, such as ultra-long 120m rails, high-speed turnouts for speeds up to 400km/h or heavy-haul turnouts for axle loads up to and above 40 tonnes, the 340 Dobain? HSH? enriches the voestalpine Railway Systems product portfolio with another trend-setting premium product.