Rail fishplate splice bar used for railroad fastening

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 Rail joints, also named splice bar, fishplates or rail joint bar, is a metal bar that is welded into two rails in order to join them together. It is the most useful product and used in the construction of railway tracks for their sturdiness.
Railway Fsihplate is widely used in light rail, heavy rail and crane rail. So if the quality of the railway fish plate is poor, the caused consequence would be unimaginable. As to the fastening system, fishtail bolt is the other important part and always firstly chosen in the part of fastening. In general, the rail fastening system is consist of fishtail bolt, flat washer and spring washer. Every two fish plates mostly need four or six suits of fishtail bolt.

Features of fish plate : 1.Convenient to install and handle 2.Not easy to get rusty

Categories of Rail Joints 
We are capable of manufacturing standard railway joint bar/rail fish plate, insulated rail joint bar, bulged rail joint bar, compromise rail joint bar, and glued insulated rail joint bar, etc.

Types of rail fish plate
Rail fish plate is widely use in the transportation of light rail, heavy rail and crane rail.
Light rail: 8kg, 9kg, 12kg, 15kg, 18kg, 22kg, 24kg and 30kg
Heavy rail: 38kg, 43kg, 50kg and 60kg
Crane rail: QU70, QU80, QU100 and QU120   
Besides, there are so many various oversea railway fish plate: BS80A, BS80A, BS75R, UIC60 and UIC54 and UIC series, e.g.
To meet the different requirements, the joggled fish plate are usually used in recent days. It has a simple structure and can largely reduce the impact of wheels to the connecting sections of the rail tracks and increase the continuity and steadiness of the train when passing through the connecting sections.

Ruika can produce rail joints as below:

Standard(according to countries) Size
GB standard (China) 43KG, 50KG, 60KG, 75KG
AREMA standard (USA) 115RE, 119RE, 132/136RE, 141RE, 100-8, 122CB
AS standard (Australia) 31KG, 41/47KG, 50KG, 53KG, 60KG,
68KG, NIJ-721, NIJ-722, 60AS, 85AS
BS standard (UK) BS75R, BS80A, BS90A, BS100A, BS113A
UIC (International Union of Railways) standard UIC54, UIC60
Brazilian standard (Brazil) TJ57, TJ ASCE 90, TJ UIC60
Peruvian standard (Peru) 75LBS A.S.C.E, 75 LBS BSS, 80 LBS A.S.C.E, TJ BS80A
African standard (Africa) 85LB, 85LB-80LB

Some Popular Products as below:

132RE Insulation

  • 6 hole 36 ″  available
  • 4 hole 24 ″ available
  • Fish plate holes can be punched or drilled.
  • Size:  insulation 132RE
  • Material: 50# steel or 55# steel

115-119RE, 132-136RE

  • Standard: according to AREMA2010
  • Length: 6 hole 36 inch or 4hole 24inch with round or oval holes according to the customers of requirements
  • Material : medium carbon steel or micro alloy steel
  • Holes of punching or drilling available.


  • According to AREMA 2010
  • Material: middle carbon steel 45# or 50# or 55# steel
  • 6 hole 36 ″   or  4 hole 24 ″ available
  • Holes of Fish plate can be punched or drilled, of round or oval shape, without sharp edges.

UIC54 & UIC60

  • Standard: UIC864-4, UIC864-8
  • Unit weight: UIC54: 54.43kg/m;  UIC60: 60.34kg/m
  • Material: 50# or 55# steel

African Rail Joint Bar

  • Standard: African 1882-73B
  • Models: 70LB, 80LB, 85LB, 85LB-80LB
  • Hole Diameter: 7/8'' / 1 1/16'', 1-1/16''
  • Material: Steel Grade55#

Latin American Rail Fishplate

  • Standard: TJ Standard
  • Material: Steel Grade 55#
  • Model Number: TJ37  TJ45  TJ57  TJ60  TJ ASCE90  TJ UIC60   TJ BS80A
  • Hole Diameter: 25.4&31.8mm, 27&35.7mm, 28.99&35.72mm, 36&27.8mm, and others

Production Processs

 Rail Joint Production capacity

At our 60,000sq.m production factory, our rail joint workshop is the biggest with modern Φ450 and Φ300 rolling lines, together with rail joint production lines to guarantee the capability of large scaled orders. 14 varieties of processing equipments are available including pre-heating and heat treatment furnaces, straightening machine, cutting machine, hacksaw machine, drill machine, hole chamfering, joggling and punching facility, oil storage tank and thermometer; 5 processing tool facilities such as lathe machine, shaper, surface grinder, bench grinder and pencil grinder. About 300 working staff and 50 engineers working for rail fish plates, including 6 senior engineers with 30 years’ work experience in railway industry. Based on our experience and dedication, annual orders of 50,000-60,000 tons from more than 20 countries and areas have been placed to us.

Rail Joint Workshop

Quality control

As far as the most concerned quality is concerned, we have a 24-hour quality control team at the workshop to ensure the consistent quality in accordance with 16 strict quality inspection steps. In each processing step, we follow strict quality rules. What’s more, every 3 pieces of rail joint bars will be selected from 100pieces at random as testing targets in our laboratory with formal quality testing report. Under such a thorough quality system, we have never got any complaint from our buyers up to today.

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Our Services

 Ruika has at least 500 containers export quantity annually. We can provide various rail joints of high quality according to the requirements of our clients, and our rail joints are up to international standards, such as BS, UIC, GB, AREMA and DIN, etc. in addition, they can be customized in accordance with your specific requirements. Our technical team masters main standards of different countries due to rich experience of the design and production of customized all kinds of Chinese and foreign rail joints, and we can also make necessary adjustments and modifications.




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If you have any questions, pls feel free to contact us as below:


Wechat:    +86 15215554137


Web:  http://www.kirail.com/

Email: kelly(@)kirail.com

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