OUR PRODUCTS

Our products are in use in numerous mines around Southern Africa

1. SLEEPERS

We have a large range of steel sleepers to meet any requirements. Steel sleepers offer many cost benefits. They are long lasting, easy to install and maintain and are easily handled by one person. With steel sleepers, we can supply insulation where required as well as Pandrol rail fasteners.

STEEL SLEEPERS
(including fittings)
Heavy duty steel sleepers (29,26kg/m) and fasteners (T-bolts and clips or Pandrol fasteners).

CROSSING SLEEPERS
Heavy duty steel crossing sleepers and fasteners for a wide range of turnouts.

 

2. MINING

We supply a wide range of switches for surface and underground use, to any angle or length, in 610 mm, 762mm, 914mm and 1065mm gauges.

Our narrow gauge switches can be supplied with various types of rail. Sizes range from 40kg/m down to 15kg/m.

Switches can incorporate either flat mild steel sleepers or channel sleepers.

In addition to designing and manufacturing any turnout required, Rail Switch also supplies a complete range of rail fastenings. These include fishplates, fishbolts, soleplates, coachscrews, dog spikes, junction fishplates, leverboxes and connecting rods.

Rail Switch switches, jump sets, and turntables and other track equipment are in use in numerous mines in South Africa as well as many neighbouring states throughout Southern Africa.

3. HEAVY DUTY RAILBOUND CROSSING

For heavy axle load and high traffic frequency conditions the railbound crossing is an ideal solution to the problem of excessive wear. The design incorporates a 14% manganese steel insert that is bolted securely between two specially bent and machined wing rails. The crossing nose and wing rail areas which are normally subjected to high impact and wear under heavy traffic conditions are effectively replaced by rapidly work-hardening and wear resistant manganese steel.
 
As the wing rails are manufactured from normal rail steel the crossing can be readily welded into track by the Thermit process. The greatly extended service life obtained by the use of manganese steel in this application is well proven and considerable reductions in both maintenance and replacement costs over the life of the turnout can be achieved.
This railbound crossing is available for both 1 in 12 and 1 in 9 turnouts