Railway revolution a competent partner in rail.

Grinding Techniques, a well-known abrasive company and part of the Tyrolit group of companies have been supplying abrasive solutions to the railway market for years. With specialised grinding products exported to satisfied customers worldwide, we offer an extensive range of high-quality cut-off and grinding wheels, specialised industrial and diamond tools and a wide range of surface finishing tools. All products are manufactured in accordance with international standards (ISO, EN and OSA).


Since 2014, Grinding Techniques is an important part of the global TYROLIT Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of grinding and dressing tools and a system for the construction industry based in Austria. As of 1919, TYROLIT’s innovative tools have been making an important contribution to technological development in numerous industries. TYROLIT offers tailored grinding solutions for a varied range of applications and a comprehensive assortment of standard tools for customers all over the world. The family-owned company based in Schwaz, Austria, combines the dynamic strengths of the Swarovski Group with over a hundred years of commercial and technological experience.

TYROLIT believes in thinking and acting globally. With a worldwide sales network currently in 65 countries and with our own production plants in 12 countries on five continents, we
offer our customers all the advantages of a globally operating company.

Grinding Techniques and Tyrolit have long-standing experience in the extremely diverse applications and processes involved in rail machining. With innovative technology, constant research and ongoing improvements to our products and direct contact with our customers, we are continually increasing our leadership in innovation. With our goal of revolutionising the entire industry in mind, we have been manufacturing products to improve safety and all our products are built for optimum performance. Designed for high stock removal and continuance, we are able to not only offer a product that is cost effective, but also well known for its consistent reliability.

When it comes to construction and railway projects, we understand that you require tools to meet demanding deadlines under difficult application conditions.

The requirements for grinding and cut-off wheels for the machining of over-ground and underground railway lines and tram lines are extremely diverse. Whether for manual work or use on grinding trains – Grinding Techniques – as a supplier of both our own and Tyrolit products – are able to deliver suitable products to reduce grinding times combined with increased life, even under the most difficult application conditions.

The newly developed rail cut-off wheels have been designed to be durable and abrasive. These special rail cut-off wheels may only be used for hand-operated cutting, fixed to rail with a suitable clamping device they offer shorter cutting times coupled with minimal effort under extreme conditions such as humidity, cold and fluctuating temperatures. The Zirconium Aluminium Oxide grain in a rigid bond system enables an aggressive cutting performance.

Our cut-off wheels are available in 80 m/s or 100 m/s configurations depending on the machine in use.

When longer sections of track are ground – for prevention or correction – using trains equipped with up to 96 grinding spindles are typically utilised. Our high-quality grinding tools enhance the surface quality of the rails, helping to reduce noise and extend rail lifetime.

Our hand-operated grinding tools are used on short sections of rail for eradicating surface flaws, but also, in particular, for laying new individual rail sections. Grinding the weld seam
produces rail head profiles with high dimensional and shape accuracy.

Whether you need railway cup wheels, straight grinding, domed shaped grinding wheels or fixture points, we are able to manufacture all, including custom specification wheels.

With realistic minimum quantities and competitive production times, technological expertise and attractive prices – we offer a complete package focused on service and customer satisfaction – perfectly positioned to serve and supply your abrasive requirements.

For more information contact us: 011 271 6400 | info@grindtech.com | www.grindtech.com.

Grinding Techniques Your Partner in Ship Building and Repairs

A wide variety of abrasives coated and bonded are used when building and repairing marine vessels. Grinding Techniques, a local manufacturer of bonded, and converter of coated abrasives is your perfect partner with quality abrasive products suited to various applications for the ship building and repair industry. The first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of large marine vessels being built and repaired would be enormous structures fabricated from very large pieces of metal.


There are however thousands of parts inside a ship that also need to be fabricated and maintained by using a wide variety of bonded and coated abrasives. Cutting and grinding discs form a big part of the selected abrasive product range whilst fabricating these smaller parts which will include the vessels tubes, pipes, stairs and even the balustrades to mention a few.

Grinding Techniques locally manufactures a comprehensive range of Superflex cutting and grinding discs for all applications and materials to be cut or ground. Further to this, we also carry a full range of coated abrasive products for the finishing and polishing requirements of these manufactured parts.

When it comes to cutting and grinding applications on a vessel there would be a variety of scenarios to be considered, for example the accessibility of the area where the work needs to be performed and what material type is to be cut or ground. Understanding the final required finish of the material to be worked on is also of utmost importance when selecting the best suited abrasive product for the job at hand. Angle grinders would be the most preferred power tool to use in confined spaces of a vessel due to their size and the comfort of use they offer to the operator. Carbon steel, aluminum and stainless steel would be the most common material used for components in ship building. Special care needs to be taken when selecting the ideal cutting or grinding disc for each material type and application. Always ensure that the correct specification cutting or grinding disc is used for the type of material to be worked on. One of the common challenges in shipbuilding with various materials involved is the cross-contamination of cutting and grinding discs and material ground. Products specifically designed to cut aluminum for example should not be used to cut steel and stainless steel. When cutting stainless steel for example always use the disc on stainless steel only for its entire life cycle to preserve optimal product performance and avoid cross-contamination of materials. At Grinding Techniques, we have a full range of application specific “Superflex” cutting and grinding discs for every material to be cut or ground. Contact one of our product specialists for a safe and task specific abrasive solution for your applications.

Our full range of coated abrasive products include flap discs, resin bonded fiber discs and Velcro backed sanding discs to name a few – all manufactured with the highest materials to meet any surface finish requirement. In addition to this, we also offer a full range of wire brushes used in the ship building and repair industry.

At Grinding Techniques, the safety of our customers is a top priority. Operator training is offered to reduce the labor time spent while cutting and grinding as products perform at their best when used at the correct angle, pressure and speeds on the correct materials.