Rail joints refer to the connection method adopted at the connection of two rails. According to the usage scenarios, the rail joints are mainly connected by fishplates, welding, miter cutting, etc.
The rail joints are to keep the two rails on the same centerline. Ensure smooth and safe operation of rail transportation equipment.
Glory Rail has specialized in rail systems for over 20 years. We provide rail joint advice and design according to the customer’s project situation. We routinely produce fishplates for various track types, and we can also customize fishplates for special shapes and special-purpose tracks. Aluminothermic welding is a commonly used processing method for the seamless connection of rails. We provide high-quality aluminothermic welding tools and materials. In addition to fishplates and welded connections, Glory rail provides rail bevel cutting and special-shaped telescopic head processing.
TYPES OF RAIL JOINTS
Fish plate in railway
Fishplates are very widely used rail-to-rail connection fasteners. The rails are connected by fishplates and other connecting parts so that the joint range can bear the same bending moment and lateral force as the rails. The working state and safety performance of the fishplates also directly affect the running state and safety of the line. GloryRail offers a variety of sizes of fishplates. And the fishplate can be customized according to the rail connection. We can also provide galvanized paint and anti-corrosion processing of fish plates.
Welded rail joints
The rail welded joint refers to the rail joint in which the rail end is not drilled with bolt holes, and the unquenched rail is welded into a continuous long rail. In order to make the long rail welding head basically reach the mechanical properties of the rail base material and safely withstand the effect of the temperature force of the seamless line, the welding methods of the rail can be steel machine contact welding, rail pressure pad, and rail aluminum heat wave. The welding head should not have shape defects such as hard bends, wrong teeth, wrong platforms, and the existence of uneven track surfaces, so as to meet the requirements of smooth driving. GloryRail provides aluminothermic welding for lifting rail joints, and can also provide rail top bevel processing according to customer requirements, which can be welded on the project site.
Miter cutting rail joints
Some rails, such as DIN536 lifting rails, can be connected with a 45-degree miter cut without fishplates and welding. However, it should be noted that at the beveled interface of the track, more rail presses need to be deployed as instructed to ensure the stability of the track interface. GloryRail provides customers with beveling machining services for project rails and technical guidance on the installation of rail presses.