Tie plates usually work together with anchor bolts or railway spikes, by bearing the load of the rail and transferring part of the load to the sleepers, so as to make the rail more stable and maintain the correct rail gauge.
Sleeper plates can also be used to extend the service life of new railway installations, thereby better protecting the safety of passengers and railway workers.
Types of Railroad Track Tie Plates:
Rail tie plates can be classified according to single-shoulder structure or double-shoulder structure to provide various ribbed tie plates.
1. One-shoulder tie plate
For single-shoulder tie plates, the shoulder is designed at the field end of the plates. The short end or rail gauge end of the plates is placed inside the rail, which is why customers always need the width of the bottom of the rail. One-shoulder tie plates are usually used for rail weights ranging from 56 lbs to 100 lbs.
2. Double-shoulder tie plates
For double shoulder tie plates, 2 holes, 4 holes, 5 holes, 6 holes or 8 holes are available according to customer requirements. Shoulder tie plates are usually used for rails larger than 100 pounds.
3. Cast rail tie plate
Casting is a common technology for the production of sleeper plates, and it is also a cost-saving method.
Name: cast steel sleeper plate
Type: Applicable guide rail UIC54, UIC60, 50kg guide rail, 60kg guide rail, S49 and order size
Material: QT500-7 or QT450-10 (forged low-carbon steel or high-carbon steel, rolled low-carbon steel S275JR, Q235, etc.)
Standard reference: UIC864-6
4. KPO fastening system tie plates
Rail base plates KPO is a key component of the fastening system, used to support the rail and fix the entire fastening system, tied to the rail with rail bolts and rail spikes.
5.AREMA standard pull plate
For the US market, common sizes are 11-inch, 14-inch and 14-3/4-inch pull plates, which are generally used for 5-1/2-inch and 6-inch wide rail bases.
6.AREMA hook twin tie plates
HTTP, the full name is hook twin tie plate, is widely used in the turnout behind the bottom of the turnout. In order to ensure the tie spacing, HTTP often uses a single tie in pairs. We can produce 3/4 inch and 1 inch thick AREMA hook double pull plate.
Different available varieties:
For 3/4" hook double pull plate: L23, L27, L31, LR23, LR27, LR31, H23, H27, H31.
For 1-inch hook double tie plate: L29, L33, L37, LR28, LR32, LR36, H29, H33, H37, H41.
In the market, 3/4" and 1" thick varieties are the most popular in North America.
Railroad Track Tie Plates Manufacturer:
As a professional rail fastener manufacturer and supplier in China, Kingrail Parts can produce different types of railway sleeper plates according to different standards, such as AREMA, BS, GB, UIC, DIN, etc. In addition, we can produce customized products according to drawings and samples. Welcome to buy!