Functions And Features of Metal Railway Screw SpikesMetal railway screw spike, or rail screw, is a type of rail fastener first introduced in 1860 in France (French tire-fond), and then became common in continental Europe. And now metal railway screw spike is one of the most popular rigid rail fixation items. Metal railway screw spike is a large metal screw used to fix rail tie plates or fasten steel rails. Metal railway screw spikes are fixed into a hole bored in the sleeper. Metal railway screw spikes can be various in thread profiles, lengths, diameters and drive heads based on specific geographic requirements. Metal railway screw spike costs more to manufacture than the dog spike or dog nail but has the advantage of greater fixing power; approximately twice that of a dog spike and can be used in combination with spring washers.
Metal railway screw spike spikes are used to fasten sole plates and ribbed base plates to wooden sleepers. In rail construction with the concrete sleepers, the metal railway screw spike is used in combination with a plastic dowel pressed in the concrete sleeper, indirect or direct fastenings of rails on concrete and wooden sleepers. Characteristically, the sleeper screw thread may only be produced in a hot-forming operation. The different shapes of the head correspond to the pass form of the respective spanner used for fastening and loosening of the metal railway screw spikes.
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