rail pad

Rail pad is actually the anti vibration mat used in railroads, and it is usually short for rubber pad for railway tracks. Rail pad is key part of the structure of railway, used between the steel rail and concrete sleepers. The main function of this kind of rubber pads is to alleviate the vibration and impact caused by the passing trains, thus protecting the railway track base and rail sleeper. What’s more, rail pad isolates the signal system and reduces noise (especially when used in the metro rail fastening system). As rubber rail pads are always exposed to the atmosphere, the requirements for their resistance to natural aging, cold and heat resistance are high. Therefore, it’s important to find the professional rubber track pads manufacturer. AGICO is just one of these rail pad manufacturers.

rail pad

AGICO rail pad is made of natural rubber, styrene butadiene rubber, HDPE, EVA, high-density polyethylene and polyethylene, etc. And the pad does not easily deform or fracture easily under either high or low temperature. Moreover, it also has the following advantages:

  • Strong anti vibration, strong stability and wear resistance
  • Long service life & low cost of maintenance and change
  • Complete range of types of rail pads, suitable for most steel rails and railway sleepers
  • Good absorption of uneven contact surfaces between rail and support

As a professional rubber track pads manufacturer, we supply a complete range of good-performance rubber rail pads for stiffness demands and various applications: from trams through standard gauge railways to heavy haul lines, especially those for E-type rail fastening systems and SKL type rail fastening systems with material of HDPE / EVA / Rubber. We can also make different sizes and designs as per customers’ request. Moreover, we provide free samples for our regular rubber rail pads in 7 working days (freight collected).

Technical Data of HDPE Rail Pads

Technical Parameter Unit Technical Requirement Value
Density g/cm3 0.95-0.98 0.95
Tensile Strength Mpa ≥19 19
Elongation % >80 150
Melting Point 170-190 190
Insulation Resistance Ω ≥1×1010 3.5 ×1010
Hardness A ≥98 98(A)

Technical Data of EVA Rail Pads

Technical Parameter Unit Technical Requirement Value
Density g/cm3 0.95-0.98 0.95
Tensile Strength Mpa ≥15 16
Elongation % >500 550
Melting Point 170-190 170
Insulation Resistance Ω ≥1×1010 5.0 ×1010
Hardness A ≥90 92(A)

Technical Data of Rubber Rail Pads

Technical Parameter Unit Value
Stiffness KN 90-130
Hardness Shore A 72-80 degree
Electronic Resistance Ω ≥ 106
Tensile Strength before Aging Mpa ≥12.5
Elongation before Aging % ≥250

Rail Pad Manufacturing Line in AGICO

rail pad manufacturing
rail pad processing
rail pad packaging
rail pad transporting
rail pad manufacturing
processing and testing
packaging rail pads in bags
truck loading for shipment

Rail Pad for E-type Rail & SKL Rail Fastening System

Picture of Rail Pad for E-type Rail Fastening System
Picture of Rail Pad for SKL Rail Fastening System
rubber pad for e clip rail fastening system
rail pad for skl rail fastening system

Rail pads used for E-type rail fastening systems are with the similar functions of the rail insulators to insulate the steel rail above it to reduce vibration and structure-borne noise. The rubber rail pad works together with e-clips, rail insulators/insulated gauge blocks and rail shoulders/embedded parts to form a whole set of E-type rail fastening system.

Rail pad in SKL rail fastening system is used together with SKL clips, screw spikes, plastic dowels and guide plates, etc. The rubber rail pad’s stiffness and demonstrably increase the elasticity of the track superstructure, thus reducing noise.

Our EVA/HDPE/rubber rail pads have high elasticity, and are used for various types of rails such as rail UIC54, UIC60, BS80lbs,BS100lbs, and sizes as required. Rail pads can be customized with or without grooves, in various possible designs, depending on customers’ requirements. If you're interested or have any questions, just feel free to contact us!

Get In Touch

We receive enquiries in English, Español (Spanish), Русский язык (Russian), Français (French) and العربية (Arabic). Our professional team will reply to you within one business day. Please feel free to contact us!