AGICO offers other track material to make the rails stay steady. Other track material, also called OTM, refers to track accessories including wooden sleeper, plastic sleeper, timbernail plates, rail joints (joint bars), E clips, gauge rods, tie plates, rail pads, track spikes, bolts, washers, etc. Railroad track needs accessories to fasten the rails and maintain the track in good condition. By utilizing OTM, railroad track service life has been extended.
Rail joints, usually called fishplate, commonly known as the joint bar, is a component that joint rails end-to-end. Using joint bars can reduce moving impact.
Rail clip is a component of railway fastening systems. It is used to fix the rails to underlying baseplate and sleepers. Its main function is to prevent the rail from moving.
Rail clamps, some named rail clips or fixing clips, are designed to clamp on the tracks for preventing the movement of the rails. The main application of rail clamps is for cranes.
Rail pad, or railway rubber pad, is a material available to decrease the vibration transmitted from the rails to the sleeper or subgrade.
Gauge rod is a kind of track material used to keep track in gauge by improving the lateral stability of the rail. Gauge rods are most applied at weak points.
Timber Nail Plates
Timber nail plates are using on the ends of wooden sleepers for anti-splitting. It has other names such as “anti-split plate” or “truss plate”.
Plastic sleeper is a kind of railway sleeper made from mixed plastics as the main material. Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene plastic railway sleeper is a great alternative to timber railway sleeper.
A railway spike or a railroad spike is a large nail with an offset head that can hold rails and baseplate firmly to the tie (sleeper). Railway spikes have various types according to the structure and way of installation. The dog spikes and the screw spikes are two typical types.
A track bolt is a kind of railroad fastener cylindrical with thread on the surface. It is used on rail joints and other connecting parts with holes to fix railroad track on railway sleepers. Our track bolts are forged to meet AREMA, ASTM, DIN, UIC, BS, Russia and many other international Standards.
Composite Railroad Ties
The composite railroad ties are mainly referred to as synthetic sleepers or Fiber-reinforced Foamed Urethane synthetic sleepers. It is made of rigid polyurethane reinforced with continuous glass fiber through a pultrusion process.
A frog bolt is a kind of track bolt used on railroad frog in a part of railway turnout. Large frog bolts with high strength are fixed on the railroad frog to reduce risks and increase the safety of railway running.
Panlock key is a type of rail fastener for bullhead rails. It is inserted between one side of the rail and the chairs (mainly the outer side, sometimes the inner side).
Coach screws for sleepers are usually applied to fasten railway sleepers with baseplate or rail chairs. It is also called screw spikes or chair screws.
Height Adjustment Pad
The rail height adjustment pad is an important application in ballastless track rail fasteners. The commonly used material of height adjustment pads (or height adjustment plate) includes rubber, plastic such as HDPE (High-Density Polyethylene), and steel.
The rail insulator is a part of the connecting piece in the track fastener, which is responsible for adjusting the gauge and the current connection between the insulated rail and the ground.