Carborundum Electrite has developed snagging wheels and cut-off wheels for the repair and re-grinding of railway tracks.

The main action of the snagging wheel is to eliminate surface anomalies on the surface of the rail track and for the re-grind of freshly welded track.

Electric drive grinding trains are fitted with up to 48 grinding machines and driven along the track at 4-6 mph, with a grinding force on the wheel of 100 kp.

Throughout the operation, the resinoid snagging wheels are protected with a special peripheral bandage.

Here is a typical wheel specification to suit this application.

Please note that other products are custom made for the full range of rail track grinding machines from around the world.

Feature Value
250 x 75 x 150 mm
97EA, 96A 16R-S5B
Working Speed
3600 rpm
Maximum Force on Wheel
100 kp
Speed of Grinding Carriage
1-2 m/s
Hardness of Railhead Surface
350-420 HV
Ambient Temperature Range
+30C to -40C
Depth of cut 0.20 mm
Average Service Life 6 hours
Average Gr 8-10