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Rail Tie Plate in Rail Fastening System

What is Rail Tie Plate

Rail tie plate also called rail base plate or sole plate is a main component in railroading construction of a crane rail or track support system.Rail tie plates are used not only to support the rails, but also to fix the entire rail fastening systems. It always works together with anchor bolts or spikes by sustaining the load of a rail track and also transferring part of the load to the tie sleepers, with a flat smooth resting surface to guarantee the vertical alignment and hold the rail in correct gauge for a rail line system.

Product Name Type Process Material
Tie plate Single Shoulder Rolled,Forging,Casting QT450-10,20#,35#,etc
Double Shoulder
Hook Twin Tie Plates
Direct Fixation Tie Plates
Other kinds of baseplate are also available according to your drawings or samples!

Rail Tie Plate Manufacture and Types

AGICO Railway is capable of producing rail tie plates by either casting(welded or fabricated type) or forging or rolling, applicable of different rail sections,Cast iron can be the welded or fabricated type, depending upon the customers requirements. Our rail tie plate can be made to suit various rail section, i.e. UIC 60, UIC 54, RN 45, 90 A, etc. for wooden, steel or concrete sleepers, depending on the load and rail standard, i.e. UIC 60, UIC 54, RN 45, 90 A, etc. Anyway,we can produce any other types of rail sole plates or tie plates according to customers’ drawings with full sizes and other technical specifications including the processing technology.

Rail Tie Plate Types

Base Plates for KPO Fastening System

A rail base plate is a key part in KPO fastening system to support the rail and fix the whole fastening systems, tied onto the rail with rail bolts and railroad spikes.

Single Shoulder Tie Plate

For the tie plates of single shoulder, the shoulder is designed at the field end of the plate. The plate’s short end or gauge end is placed inside of the rail track, and that why the rail base width is always required from clients. Single shoulder tie plates are usually used by rails weights running from 56lb though 100 lb.

Base Plates for America Market

For American market, the common sizes include 11inches, 14inchies and 14-3/4inches tie plate, they are generally for 5-1/2inches and 6inches width rail base.

AREMA Hook Twin Tie Plate

HTTP, whose full name is hook twin tie plate, is widely used for turnouts positioned behind the switch bottoms. In order to ensure the tie spacing, the HTTP is often used in pairs to a single tie. Among the products, the 1st AREMA hook twin tie plate producer of both 3/4’’ and 1’’ thick in China.

Hook Twin Tie Plate for Sale

Hook Twin Tie Plate Dimensions:

Commodity Mark Length Height Weight  (lbs/pcs) Weight   (kgs/pcs)
Hook Twin Tie Plates L23 23'' 9/16'' 18.8 8.535
L27 27'' 9/16'' 22.2 10.079
L31 31'' 9/16'' 25.6 11.622
H23 23'' 15/16'' 19.1 8.671
H27 27'' 15/16'' 22.5 10.215
H31 31'' 15/16'' 25.9 11.759
LR23 23'' 9/16'' 18.8 8.535
LR27 27'' 9/16'' 22.2 10.078
LR31 31'' 9/16'' 25.6 11.622

Different available varieties: For 3/4’’ hook twin tie plate: L23, L27, L31, LR23, LR27, LR31, H23, H27, H31. For 1’’ hook twin tie plate: L29, L33, L37, LR28, LR32, LR36, H29, H33, H37, H41. Among the market, the 3/4’’ and 1’’ thick varieties are mostly popular in North America. With a modern production line, our workshop is a modern and special one and we are capable of producing such products for 1000MTS annually.

Rail Tie Plate Specifications

Forged Rail Tie Plate Drawing
Rail Tie Plates for Sale
Appications Apply for rail UIC54, UIC60,  50kg rail, 60kg rail, S49 and size as ordered
Raw Material QT500-7 (Casting iron) QT450-10 (Casting iron) Low Carbon Steel High Carbon Steel
Chemical Compostition (%) C:3.60-3.80, Mn:≤0.6,
Si:2.50-2.90, P:≤0.08, S:≤0.025
C:3.40-3.90, Mn:0.2-0.5,
Si:2.70-3.00, P:≤0.07, S:≤0.03
Production Engineering Forging ,Casting ,Rolling
Surface Treatment Plain ,Sandblasting
Standard Reference AREMA ,GB,JIS E1110, UIC864-6,

Casting Rail Tie Plate

Casting is a common technology to produce rail tie plates, which is also a cost saving way.

  • Name: casting rail tie plate
  • Type: Applicable of rail UIC54, UIC60, 50kg rail, 60kg rail,S49 and size as ordered
  • Material: QT500-7 or QT450-10 (low carbon steel or high carbon steel by forging, and low carbon steel S275JR, Q235,etc. by rolling.)
  • Standard refers: UIC864-6

Technical Parameter for Rail Tie Plate

Type Dimension Holes Incline Rail Weight(Kg)
Rph 1/160 345/285/127/160x15/13 Ø 26 (4x) 1:40 S 49/S 54 7,86
Rp 01/01/160 345/285/127/160x15/13 Ø 26 (4x) 1:40 S 49/S 54 7,70
Rph 1/210 345/285/127x210x15/13 Ø 26 (4x) 1:40 S 49/S 54 10,55
Rph 1/210 345/285/127x210x15/13 Ø 36,3 (2x) 1:40 S 49/S 54 10,55
Rph 1/210 FVZ 345/285/127x210x15/13 Ø 26 (4x) 1:40 S 49/S 54 10,69
Sph 1(a) 345/350/127x410x15/13 Ø 26 (8x) 1:40 UIC 60 20,60
Rph 6/160 370/310/152x160x15/13 Ø 26 (4x) 1:40 UIC 60 8,44
Rph 6/210 370/310/152x210x15/13 Ø 26 (4x) 1:40 UIC 60 11,32
SZ 60 370/350/152x420x15/13 Ø 26 (8x) 1:40 UIC 60 22,73
Rph 11 Ü 664/554x160 Ø 26 (4x) 1:40 S 54 15,37
Rph 13 Ü 690/570x160 Ø 26 (4x) 1:40 UIC 60 15,27
Rpo 5 345/285/127x160x15/13 Ø 26 (4x) 1:20 S 49/S54 8

What is the Role Rail Tie Plate Play in Rail Fastening System

Tie plate or sole plates are needed in rail installation, as they not only support the rails, but also enable the entire fastening system to be fixed on. Rail tie plates are the uppermost component of a crane rail or track support system. The primary function of a tie plate or sole plate is to provide the rail with a flat, smooth resting surface while allowing for vertical alignment of the rail system. Tie plates are secured by Anchor Bolts, also known as Holding Down Bolts. Soleplates are typically installed with a layer of grout cast beneath, which fills the void between the soleplate and the concrete foundation.

The holes for bolting the anchor and leveling bolts, and holes for bolt through clips if present, are precisely drilled into the sole plates. For weldable clips and base clips, the bottom of the clip is welded onto the sole plates before galvanizing. We can manufacture any quantities big or small and try to accommodate our customer requests, although it is more economical to manufacture larger quantities.

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