Rail Spike is a kind of fasteners which is used to connect steel rail and sleeper or base plates and sleeper. The rail spikes are roughly chisel-shaped with a flat-edged point. The main function of the rail spike is to keep the rail in gauge. Rail dog spikes provide a strong, simple and inexpensive solution to securing rail track. Our products can also be customized according to clients' requirement.
A railway spike or a railroad spike is a large nail with an offset head that can hold rails and baseplate firmly to the tie (sleeper). It is a small component of the railway fastening system. On track material market, railway spikes have various types according to the structure and way of installation. The dog spikes and the screw spikes are two typical types. As to the making process, two ways are adopted. One is producing railway spikes by manual work. The other is a series of process such as forging, heat treatment and threading through machines.
A dog spike has an L-shaped head and a square shank with a wedge-shaped tip or pointed tip. It is always used to fix the T-section railroad rails to wooden sleepers. Our company has been supplying various dog spikes that conform to international standards. The main specifications of different dog spikes are as the following chart showing. Other dimensions can be manufactured according to client drawings or samples.
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