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Research and development is instrumental for business development and strategic planning. Protran Technology offers railroads its research and development services specific to track maintenance and utilization, helping railroads extend the life their track while reducing costs.

  • Technical engineering to develop new procedures and materials
  • Investigation of service flaws and derailments on new systems
  • Special analysis of track defects
  • Ultrasonic Testing (UT) and reduction of broken rail derailments
  • Track maintenance equipment utilization
  • Improving typical utilization from 30% and higher
  • Special market penetration analysis
  • Big train technology and heavy haul economics
  • Method analysis on bigger equipment covering degradation costs and capturing markets