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Physical Properties of Composite Ties
This product meets transit and freight specifications,
including compression, elasticity and flexural strength.
Please call for more information:
(724) 658-5970

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FEATURES OF COMPOSITE TIES. . .

  • Recycled Material: Polyethylene
  • Flow molded
  • Textured to retain necessary friction
  • Tight-knit production process
  • Designed to last 50 years

 

 

 

BENEFITS OF COMPOSITE TIES. . .
  • More consistent & predictable production
  • Fewer voids than extrusions: better quality mold
  • Retain the valuable aspects of a wood tie
  • Fewer rejections: less time & money spent on inspection
  • Save money on materials, repair and labor

 

Problems with
Standard Wood Ties

  • Inspection Process
  • Decay
  • Numerous holes: (½" dia. 3" deep) 20-40: “hot spot”
  • Knots
  • Shake
  • Split
  • Anti-splitting devices
  • Rejection rate
  • Creosote hazards
  • Manufacturing Defects: more than one in 20
  • Bark Seams: more than 2" into surface
  • Slope of grain: one in 15
  • Checks: splits in any surface 1/4" thickness or ½" length

 

 Masticated Rubber Tie Pads

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  • Formed of randomly-dispersed
    fibers of cotton/rayon/nylon/other
    approved fibers, mixed with rubber
    compound
  • Average fiber content 40%
  • Tensile strength: 850psi
    perpendicular to grain
  • 1030 psi parallel to grain
  • Durometer hardness 80-95
    shore A type
  • Compression strength 10,000 psi

 

High-Density Polyethylene

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  • Excellent electrical, mechanical & chemical-resistant properties
  • Low cost, easy adaptability to
    molding, extrusion & calendering processes
  • many applications

 

Neoprene Bearing Pads

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  • 100% virgin chloroprene (Neoprene)
  • Used between structural components
    in highway bridges, railroad bridges
    and all types of concrete and/or steel commercial structures
  • Accomodate shock, vibration,
    rotation and shear caused by
    load deflection and thermal force

 

Elastomer/ Fabric-Bearing Pads

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  • Accommodates lateral & rotational force
  • Absorbs & reduces shock & vibration  
  • Retards or eliminates spalling  
  • High-load capacity (10,000 psi)  
  • Composed of compressed
    8-oz. duck & elastomer

 

Flangeway Filler Strip

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  • Eliminates flangeway gap
  • Prohibits debris from being caught in rail flange
  • Eliminates spillage & breakage
    to material
  • Compresses under railway traffic and returns to original shape
  • 70 durometer E.P.D.M. synthetic rubber with outstanding weathering properties

 

Coil Spring Pads for Locomotives

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  • 11/32" tk. x 8-1/4" OD x 3-1/4" ID

 

 

 

Insulated Rubber Traction Motor Sleeve

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  • For Electrical Connections on Locomotives
  • Made from non-conductive Neoprene Rubber Compound

 

Flexible Railroad Rubber SandPipe Nozzle

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  • Applied to bare pipe or used with hose clamp
  • No moving parts, remains closed when not in use, opens automatically when sand is applied

 

Flexible Rubber Glazing Gasket

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  • Standard size or to specification
  • 1-pc., 2-pc. or off-line self-locking designs
  • EPDM rubber/Neoprene rubber/Special neoprene

 

Full-Length Tie Pads

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  • Maximum service life
  • Superb riding qualities
  • Used between rail base & tie plates on thru crossings

 

Rubber Rail Seat

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  • Eliminates steel tie plates
    & wooden cross ties
  • Prevents electrolysis,
    corrosion & abrasion
  • Provides insulation of
    rails up to 40,000 volts

 

Pressure-Sensitive Tapes

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  • Available in Foil, Film, Foam, Cloth, Masking,
    Specialty, Electrical, Protective, Packaging,
    Color coding, and Double-coated

Rubber Abrasion Plates

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  • Under all insulated joints
  • Absorbs shock & destructive forces which cause signal failures

 

Tie Boot

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  • Used on wood or concrete ties to prolong their service life by channeling water away from the tie while keeping moisture off at all times
  • Produced from a 65 durometer EPDM elastomer that has outstanding weathering properties
    can be manufactured in any lengths up to 10 foot long

 

Rail Seal Strip

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  • This rubber filler strip is placed in the rail flange to prevent dirt and debris from filling the crossing. It absorbs the destructive force from both the rail deflection and vehicular traffic. It is produced out of a weather resistant EPDM virgin rubber compound.
  • Our FastCamJ Clamps use a patented cam system for a fast and sturdy hold. Our custom FastCam Tool allows you to tighten the clamps in seconds.

Product is available for most rail sizes

Rubber Tie Plates

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  • Double-shoulder, high-electrical
    insulating
  • Insulated wall between rail & spike
  • Absorb impact shock &
    vibration in track
    structures, bridges, trestles,
    grade crossings & track joints

 

Sweeper Insert Rods

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  • Made from 90 durometer
    EPDM rubber
    for excellent durability
    & weathering properties
  • Available in 2" diameter
    & 1-3/8" diameter,
    both stock items

 

 

Switchboard Insulating Matting

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  • Designed for electrical
    insulation as floor covering
  • Prevents shock around
    high voltage electrical
    apparatus, fuse boxes,
    switchgear,
    control panels & heavy machinery
  • Meets & exceeds ASTM,
    ANSI specifications
  • Designed to eliminate electrical
    hazards of OSHA requirements

 

Rubber Abrasion Pads

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  • For maximum shock & vibration absorption
  • Time-tested, in-service soft butyl rubber in
    hardness range between 53-70
  • Fully resilient to 60 degrees F. below zero

 

Third Rail Plastic Cover

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  • Material: Noryl7 or PVC
  • color: black, Gray or Orange, with White or Black lettering
  • Custom made

 

 

 

 

 

Technical Requirements:

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Specific gravity

1.06 Typical
Water absorption, %, 24 hours

0.07 Maximum
Tensile strength, psi

6,500 Minimum
Fluxural strength, psi

8,000 Minimum
Flexural modulus, psi (106)

340 Minimum
Impact strength, ft.-lb./in.

8.0 typical
Rockwell hardness, R

113 Typical

ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES

PROPERTY

ASTM

VALUE
Dielectric constant (50% RH, 73 degrees F. @ 60 Hertz.)

D150

2.80
Dissipation factor (50% RH, 73 degrees F. @ 60 Hertz.)

D150

0.0004
Volume resistivity, dry ohm /cm3 @ 73 degrees F.

D257

1 x 1015
Surface resistivity, ohm /cm2, psi @ 73 degrees F.

D257

1 x 1015
Dielectric strength (18 inch sample) volts / mil

D149

630
UL flame class rating, 0.060 inch thickness

D149

94 V-1
UL flame class rating, 0.090 inch thickness

D149

94 V-1
UL flame class rating, 0.125 inch thickness

D149

94 V-0
Flame spread, radiant panel, 0.125 inch thickness

E62

50
Flame spread, steiner tunnel, 0.160 inch thickness

E84

170

 

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