Rail Joints

AGICO Rail Joint Advantages

With more than 50 years of experience in railway products, AGICO GROUP is committed to creating new design, more excellent performance, quality more secure rail joint products. The rail can be constructed into a track in two ways, jointed by rail joints together using other rail fastening products or welded one by one. Usually, the previous approach is more common. Two rails are joined by rail joint bars and track bolts. The track must be connected to the joint, so that the track will be as a continuous beam with a uniform surface and alignment. Therefore, check all the fish plate and its accessories before they installed in the railroad line is very necessary.Rail joint (fishplate) always makes an important role in rail connection. Rail joint can be divided into light rail, heavy rail and crane rail.

Rail joints
rail joint bar

  • Different standards products are achievable:GB, BS, AREMA, UIC, AS, African standard, South American standard, etc.
  • Both Semi-finished products without holes and products with holes can be provided.
  • Round or oval holes, 4 holes 24'' or 6 holes 36'' are available.
  • More than 100 kinds of ready-made mould are available.
  • We also supply special rail joint, such as Thermit Welded Joints.

Rail Joints Production Quality Assurance

AGICO is a company through the ISO 9001/2000 certification. All the processes are in accordance with the ISO quality management system requirements. We are all in accordance with standard procedure operation from supplier’s quality control to the finished product. We have a strict quality control system. For the inspection and testing of raw materials, we require suppliers to provide the production batch number, chemical composition, mechanical properties testing index, such as our quality control inspector in the process of testing samples sampling and bulk material certificate and provide raw materials and other testing tools. According to the different requirements of the products, we make the corresponding physical and chemical testing and check. If the result does not meet our requirements, we will refuse to accept and choose to receive materials which can meet our standards. Before each delivery, we always do sampling inspection to ensure that every piece of products delivered to the customer is of quality and qualified.

FishplateUnpunched Fishplate
Four holes fishplate4 Hole Rail Joint Bar
Six hole fishplate6 Hole Rail Joint Bar

Joint Bar Appearance Quality

a.After rolling rail should be straight with no significant bending and torsion. For local light rail, correction of bending, torsion deformation and rail end tilt shall not exceed the prescribed standards.

b.The steel rail surface should be clean and smooth with no cracks, scratches and other defects. The end face shall be without marks of shrinkage cavity and intercalation, etc. For the light rail, surface defects and geometrical quantity allowed shall not exceed the stipulated standards.

Rail joint appearance
Rail joint appearance

AGICO Featured Rail Joints (Fishplates)

According to its hole number, fishplates are generally divided into four and six holes. A pair (two pieces) fishplates connecting two rails by six bolts, rely on the shoulder slope which closely contacts with the rail and the bears the load when train is passing and withstand the tension and compression, bending, shear and fretting wear of complex stress function.

Hot-Sale Products:
Rail joint products Aplication Material Standard Unit weight Surface treatment
SJ50 Fish plate   50#   11.59kg/pc Plain
SJ43 Fish plate   50#   10.16kg/pc Plain
TJ57 Fish plate   45#   17.36kg/pc Plain
S30 Fish plate   50#   5.8kg/pc  
CR135 Fish plate CR135 Crane rail 50# ASTM-43   Plain
Hot-dip galvanized
CR171 Fish plate CR171  Crane rail 50# ASTM-43 16.0kg/pc Plain
Hot-dip galvanized
S49 Forged
Fish plate
  Q345 UIC49 8.60kg/pc sandblasted+oiled
S60 Forged
Fish plate
  Q345 UIC60 14.50kg/pc sandblasted+oiled

Chinese Standard Rail Joint (Fishplate)
Mechanical Property:
  • Standard: TB/T2345-2008
  • Material: Chinese steel grade 55#
  • Size: 43KG , 50KG, 60KG, 75KG
  • Tensile strength Rm : ≥785 Mpa
  • Yield strength Rel / Rr0.2 : ≥520 Mpa
  • Elongation A : ≥9%
  • Reduction of Area Z: ≥20%
  • Brinell Hardness HBW10 / 3000 : HBW 227-388
  • Cold Bend d=3a : 30 degree, no crack
Chinese standard rail joint

AREMA standard Rail Joint (Fishplate)
Mechanical Property:
  • Standard: AREMA 2010
  • Material: Chinese steel grade 55#
  • Size: 115RE, 119RE, 132RE, 136RE, 141RE
  • Tensile strength Rm: ≥690 Mpa
  • Yield strength Rel / Rr0.2: ≥480 Mpa
  • Elongation A : ≥12%
  • Reduction of Area Z: ≥25%
Arema standard rail joint

BS Standard Rail Joint (Fishplate)
Mechanical Property:
  • Standard: BS47-1
  • Material: Chinese steel grade 40#
  • Size: BS75R, BS80A, BS90A, BS100A, BS113A
  • Tensile strength Rm : 550-650 Mpa
  • Elongation A : ≥18%
Bs standard rail joint

UIC (International Union of Railways) Standard Rail Joint Mechanical Property:
  • Standard: UIC864-4 & UIC864-8
  • Material: Chinese steel grade 40#
  • Size: U79 - UIC54, U85 - UIC60
  • Tensile strength Rm: 550-650 Mpa
  • Elongation A : ≥18%
UIC standard rail joint

DIN Standard Rail Joint (Fishplate)
  • Standard: DIN5902-1995
  • Material: Chinese steel grade Q235 or Chinese steel grade Q295
  • Size: Fl10, Fl14, Fl18, Fl20, Fl30, Fl33, Fl41-49, Fl41-54
DIN standard rail joint

Mechanical Property (Fl10 - Fl20)
  • Tensile strength Rm : ≥375 Mpa
  • Yield strength Rel / Rr0.2 : ≥235 Mpa
  • Elongation A : ≥21%
Mechanical Property (Fl30 - Fl41-54)
  • Tensile strength Rm: ≥390 Mpa
  • Yield strength Rel / Rr0.2.: ≥295 Mpa
  • Elongation A : ≥23%

South American Rail Joint (Fishplate)
Mechanical Property:
  • standard: According to Customer's requirements
  • Material: Chinese Steel Grade 50#
  • Size: 75LBS A.S.C.E, 75LBS BSS, 80LBS A.S.C.E, TJ BS80A
South American rail joint

African Rail Joint (Fishplate)
Mechanical Property:
  • Standard: According to Customer's requirements
  • Material: Chinese steel grade 50#
  • Size: 85 LB, 85 LB-80 LB
African rail joint

Rail Joint Main Chemical Composition

rail joint chemical composition

Item C Mn Si S P
Chinese Standard Rail Joint 0.52-0.60 0.50-0.80 0.17-0.37 ≤0.035 ≤0.035
AREMA standard Rail Joint 0.35-0.60 ≤1.2 - ≤0.040 ≤0.050
BS Standard Rail Joint 0.27-0.48 ≤0.94 0.38 ≤0.058 ≤0.058
UIC (International Union of Railways) Standard Rail Joint 0.37-0.44 0.50-0.80 0.17-0.37 ≤0.035 ≤0.035
DIN Standard Rail Joint (Fl10 - Fl20,Q235) 0.14-0.22 0.30-0.65 ≤0.30 ≤0.050 ≤0.045
DIN Standard Rail Joint (Fl30 - Fl41-54, Q295) 0.52-0.60 0.50-0.80 0.17-0.37 ≤0.035 ≤0.035
African Rail Joint 0.47-0.55 0.50-0.80 0.17-0.37 ≤0.035 ≤0.035

Quality Control and Testing

AGICO's rail joint production attaches great importance to control and management quality. Our rail joint production is completely in accordance with the ISO9001-2000 quality control system, we have also obtained product manufacture licenses from the Railway Ministry of the People's Republic of China.

In the rail joints testing process, we set out to some key points, such as specifications, height, the match degree with other railway fasteners, the distance between two holes, rail joint appearance quality and so on. Joint bar specification should strictly according to the different standards which customer needs. We supply AREMA, BS, UIC, DIN, South American and African standard joint bars. The distance between two holes is also very important in the joint bar testing process. AGICO GROUP absolutely doesn't allow any joint bar which has the wrong distance to delivery to the customers. Not only height, but also the match degree with other railway fasteners, any aspect of the data does not meet the requirements will be considered substandard products, will not be delivered to the customer. We only do high quality products and good service, choose us, equal to the choice of security.

Rail joints quality control and testing
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