After many years, our time-tested technology in flash-butt welding enters a new era. The Plasser FlashWelder platform leads the way. The new welding head is more compact and lighter, its handling is easier, and the overall performance has been improved.

The crucial characteristics for the performance of our welding machines is the high quality of the welds, their robust design, and flexibility. Plasser & Theurer’s welding technology is very popular among users and has proven itself on numerous occasions. In 2011, the latest generation APT 1500 R was introduced. Since then, more than 20 welding machines have been equipped with this technology. Swietelsky AG purchased the first on-track machine of this series. Almost 20,000 welds have been performed to this day, many of them as closure welds. 

We have continuously developed our technologies in the field of welding quality, which have proven their efficiency during many operations. Examples include trimming in line with applicable standards, integrated lifting, or even integrating closure welding.

All welding head components have been analysed and potential for optimising the product has been identified. We've received additional input from our customers and from the requirements of varying operating conditions worldwide. The new Plasser FlashWelder represents yet another milestone for our welding technology: improved performance, easier handling, and compact design.