Railway Pads

rail pad
  • Type: rubber rail pad, HDPE rail pad, EVA rail pad, crane rail pad.
  • Material: Rubber, HDPE, EVA.
  • Size: Custom types.
  • Packing: According to requirements.

Railway pads always play a key role in rail fastener system. It’s a bedding device between the rail track and the railway sleeper (or railroad tie), which ensures the railway safely and stably operates by providing cushion and support.

As a professional and veteran rail fastener manufacturer, AGICO has been certified by iso9001/2008. Up to now, we have more than 130 sets of machines in our railway pads production lines, and the annual production capacity can reach 2, 000, 000 sets. Our product serves clients all over the world and gets unanimous praise.

Our railway pads have a wide range of materials and types, such as rubber rail pad, HDPE rail pad, EVA rail pad, crane rail pad, etc. And there are two patterns for your selection- grooved or studded. They are suitable for various models of high-speed rails, regular rail, and crane rail.

We support custom-made products. No matter what type of rail pads you need, we have the solution for all requirements.

HDPE Railway Pad

The following are the HDPE pad detailed parameters:

Technical ParameterUnitTechnical RequirementValue
Density   g/cm30.95-0.980.95
Tensile StrengthMpa≥1919
Elongation%>80150
Melting Point170-190190
Insulation ResistanceΩ≥1×10103.5 ×1010
HardnessA≥9898(A)

HDPE pad features and advantages:

HDPE pads have high strength, wear resistance, aging resistance, and good weather resistance features.

Simultaneously, they possess durability, lightweight, easy-to-process, and easy-to-install advantages.

HDPE pad uses:

Based on HDPE pad features, HDPE pads are suitable for railways with high load capacity requirements, and they perform especially well in high or low-temperature environments.

Generally, HDPE pads are widely used in high-speed railways, heavy haul railways, and mainline railways, and they are suitable for E-type, SKL, KPO standard rail fastening systems.

Rubber rail pad

The following are the rubber rail pads’ detailed parameters:

Technical ParameterUnitValue
StiffnessKN90-130
Hardness Shore A72-80 degree
Electronic ResistanceΩ≥ 106
Tensile Strength Before AgingMpa≥12.5
Elongation before Aging%≥250

Rubber rail pad features and advantages:

Rubber rail pads adopt synthetic rubber material, and possess high elasticity, wear resistance, aging resistance, and good weather resistance features.

Their advantages are equipment with excellent capacity for damping effect, noise reduction, and adapting to extreme weather conditions.

Rubber rail pad uses:

High-speed tracks and heavy-haul railways: Rubber pads’ high elasticity and wear resistance are suitable for high-speed and high-load railways.

The special type of tracks: Rubber pads also perform outstandingly in lines with high damping requirements, such as bridges and tunnels.

They generally apply to rail fastening systems with high requirements, such as E-type, SKL, KPO, Nabla, PR rail fastening systems, etc.

EVA railway pad

The following are the EVA pads’ detailed parameters:

Technical ParameterUnitTechnical RequirementValue
Densityg/cm30.95-0.980.95
Tensile StrengthMpa≥1516
Elongation%>500550
Melting Point170-190170
Insulation ResistanceΩ≥1×10105.0 ×1010
HardnessA≥9092(A)

EVA pad features and advantages:

EVA pad uses ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer material, its features are high elasticity, wear resistance, aging resistance, and good shock absorption performance.

As for EVA pads’ advantages, EVA pads can absorb impact and shake, and reduce noise efficiently, thus improving the ride comfort.

EVA pad uses:

  • Urban railway system: EVA pads are suitable for subway and light rail systems, they can provide splendid shake absorption and noise reduction effect.
  • Bridges and tunnels: EVA pads’ elasticity and shake absorption are suitable for application in bridges and tunnels with large structural vibrations.

Why choose us

As a railway pad manufacturer, we can provide customization service for rail pad and other rail fasteners, including rail clips, railroad spikes, track bolts, rail joints ( railway Fish plate), steel rails, railway sleepers, etc. Railway pads are one of our major products. We are committed to providing customers with high-quality products and services:

  • Complete specifications and various sizes of rail pads.
  • Support customization.
  • Reasonable prices.
  • Rich experience process perfection and quality guarantees.
  • Sufficient stock and delivered rapidly.
  • Professional technical support and engineer team.

Railway pads working principle

The railway pad working principle is mainly based on the railway pad materials’ elasticity and their structure design:

When trains pass, railway pads will have an elastic deformation. This kind of deformation can absorb the trains’ dynamic load, and reduce causing strict impact on the rails and the tie.

What’s more, the materials of railway pads, like rubber, EVA, or HDPE, all have a great capacity for absorbing and dispersing energy. When the train contacts the rail pad, the railway pads absorb and disperse the energy to decline the railroad track systems’ integral shake and noise.

After the train passes, the railway pad will be restored to its original shape and state. That ensures the railway pad’s durability and stability during long use. 

Railway pads function

  • Shock absorption and buffering, protect rails and sleepers, reduce the maintenance cos

Railway pads utilize their elasticity feature to absorb the impact of a passing train, reducing the strict implications of rail tracks and railway sleepers caused by the passing trains.

What’s more, the railway pads can help to disperse the load caused by trains’ height and impetus, reducing stress concentration, and avoiding the rails and sleepers’ premature wear and damage, thereby reducing their maintenance and replacement times, prolonging the rails and sleepers service life, and cost savings along the way.

  • Enhance the rail systems’ stability

Railway pads can help to enhance the supporting effect, prevent rails’ translocation, and enhance durability:

By increasing the contact area between rails and sleepers, they can provide stable support, and ensure the rail systems are stable and safe to operate.

They also have a non-slip design to prevent rail translocation during its operation, ensuring rails are always kept in the right place.

In addition, benefiting from using high-quality materials (such as rubber, HDPE, EVA), railway pads always have great durability and aging resistance, helping to keep stable function and performance.

  • Noise reduction effect

Railway pads can help to reduce noise spread efficiently. They absorb the operation of the train, causing shaking to reduce the noise. This is significant for improving the environment along the railway, especially in noise-sensitive areas like residential and commercial areas, etc.

  • Improve ride comfort

Railway pads help to reduce the trains’ shake and noise and provide smooth rail support, which is meaningful for the passenger ride experience. They also make a great contribution to the trains’ operation safely.

  • Adopt different kinds of weather conditions

High-quality railway pad materials have outstanding weather fastness helping to work in extreme heat, cold, and humidity weather conditions to ensure the rail systems’ reliability.

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