As an important part of E-clip fastening system, Elastic Rail Clips are used with concrete railway sleepers to fasten rails on both sides. The rail clips are usually made of forged spring steel, which are manufactured by hot forging process. The forged elastic Rail Clip is considered to be better than other metal forming processes due to most uniform microstructure.
There are several types of Railway Fasteners. Elastic rail clips are in a category called elastic fasteners. They can be engaged in line with the rail in E-clip fastening, or called fast clip fastening system. Both serve very well in attaching the rail track to the base plate and most importantly controlling those longitudinal forces. In this article we will give you a detailed introduction to Elastic rail clips.