Rail gauge rod, also known as gauge tie rod or gauge tie bar, is a steel connecting rod installed between two rails. It is mainly used to improve the lateral stability of the railway track and improve the distance keeping ability of the railway track.
We can provide standard gauge rods for 56-½" rails and 60-140 lbs, including non-insulated and insulated types. In addition, , We also produce various specifications of tie rods, such as AREMA 1-1/4" insulation specifications gauge tie rods, and other specifications tie rods for UIC and BS rails, with lengths of 600mm, 762mm, 900mm, 1435mm, etc.
Rail Gauge Rod Specifications:
Uses: 30, 43, 50, 60, 75kg/m rail.
Gauge: 600, 762, 900, 1450.
Diameter: 20, 22, 24, 28, 32, 36, etc.
Specifications: 20×870, 22×880, 22×1050, 24×1050, 24×28250 1810, 28×1850, 32×1810, 32×1850, 36×1850
Types of Rail Gauge Rod:
Rail guage rods can be divided into non-insulated gauge rods and insulated gauge rods, both of which include single-ended gauge rods and double-ended gauge rods.
1. Non-insulated gauge rod
The single-ended gauge rod has a hook on one end and a single claw with a nut and a spring lock washer on the other end.
The double-ended gauge rod has two jaws, two nuts and two washers at its ends.
2. Insulated gauge rod
Insulated gauge rods can be used on railway tracks with signals or wherever electrical insulation is required.
A pair or iron claws at both ends of the double-ended gauge rod clamp the rail base to fix the rail for measurement and keep the rail upright to resist wheel pressure.