Rail tie plates, also known as railway baseplates or railway sole plates, are steel plates used between flanged T-rails and sleepers on railway tracks.
The sleeper plate increases the load-bearing area and keeps the rail at the correct rail gauge, and fixes it on the wooden sleeper through the holes in the tie plate with spikes or bolts.
AREMA stands for American Railway Engineering and Road Maintenance Association.
Arema Tie Plates Specifications:
Type: single shoulder or double shoulder tie plates
Production method: hot rolling, shearing and stamping method
Material: carbon steel-AISI 1020, 1030 and high carbon steel-AISI 1045, 1060. In China, the material is usually Q235 steel
Surface: black, coated or hot-dip galvanized
Function: It can make the rail frame more stable and prolong the service life of wooden sleepers.
Types of Arema Tie Plates:
|AREMA Rail Section||Base Widths||Plan Number||Length Inches|
Note: Tie plates are double shoulder except for plan number 1 and 2 which are single shoulder.
All tie plate sections canted 1: 40.
All tie plate sections have inclined ends.
The popular AREMA PLAN# series tie plates include: PLAN#4 board, PLAN#12 board and PLAN#13 board.
As a professional manufacturer, we can manufacture other types of tie plates according to customer requirements and drawings.