Rail grinding represents one of the key maintenance techniques for extending the life of rail in track. However it is expensive and if not properly applied can result in reduced or less than optimum rail performance. As such, Protran Technology's grinding management tools and software allow for the planning of optimum grinding activities, to maximize rail life and minimize rail maintenance costs.

In addition, Protran Technology's on-line grinding management tools also allow for real time quality control and monitoring of the effectiveness of the rail grinding program, so that the railroad maintenance officers "on the ground" can evaluate the effectiveness of the grinding activity in real time.