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Different Types of Rail Joint

Rail Joint Definition

Encyclopedia has defined the word “rail joint” as the following: A splice connecting the adjacent ends of rails, in distinction from a chair, which is merely a seat. The two devices are sometimes united. Among several hundred varieties, the fish joint is standard. See Fish joint, under Fish.

Rail joint plays a jointing function (connecting function) in the railroad. High quality railway joint can effectively reduce the influence of wheels when passing through the jointing sections of the steel rail and increase the steadiness and continuity of the passing trains. As one of the important parts in railway, railway joint bar are widely used both in light rail and heavy rail to guarantee the safety of railroad transportation.

Rail joint for light rail: 8kg, 9kg, 12kg, 15kg, 18kg, 22kg, 24kg and 30kg
Rail joint for heavy rail: 38kg, 43kg, 50kg and 60kg
Rail joint for crane rail: QU70, QU80, QU100 and QU120
different types of rail joint

Different Types of Railway Joint 

Railway joint can be classified into many types, including common rail joint, compromise rail joint, bulge rail joint, insulated rail joint and glued insulated rail joint. Different types can be applied into different use.

Common Rail Joint

Common rail joint is the most commonly used rail joint in the connecting of the steel rail, and it is usually with regular shape. There are two types, 4 holes And 6 holes. We can produce both types to suiting for your steel rails. In addition, we can also produce matching rail fish plate for different standard steel rail.

Compromise Joint Bar

Compromise joint bar is usually to connecting two kinds of different rails, it can joint them together and fit each other exactly. Compromise joint bar can make the joint section flat and smooth. Because of the specific function of compromise joint bar, it has two different bars: gauge side joint bar and outside joint bar.

compromise rail joint
joggled rail joint

Joggled Rail Joint

Joggled rail joint, also named bulge rail joint, it has a prominent bulge section in the middle. Different from other rail joint, rail bulge rail joint is generally used in broken welded rails or temporary repair of cracked welded rail joint with an emergency clamp. It can be used in various rail sections and it is useful as the temporary repairing.

Insulated Rail Joint

Insulated rail joint is electrical resistance, and it is usually used in electrical section of railway track. It is usually consist of insulated materials on the surface of railway joint, which can prevent the signal and electric transmission. There are two types of end post of Insulated rail: glued end post, inserted end post.

glued end post insulated rail joint
inserted end post insulated rail joint

Glued Insulated Rail Joint

Glued insulated rail joint is generally used in long welded rails. With minimum number of installing components, it is easy to install glued insulated rail joint. It is the right place in track-circuited area to install glued insulated rail joint.

glued insulated rail joint
glued insulated rail joint

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