Plastex optimizes and manufactures plastic products for motorized points, in railroad switches, signaling systems according to any specific rail needs and profiles. Our products grant low maintenance thanks to the raw material stiffness and its long-term aging resistance.
The rail industry comprises of sale, manufacture, and operation of railway technology.
Rail transportation, primarily consisting of freight shipments and passenger service, plays a vital role in the economy of many countries.
The world’s railway network spans over 1.3 million route-kilometers worldwide. The United States operates by far the longest railroad network in the world, closely followed by Russia, China, India, Canada, Germany, and France.
Plastex is playing a role in the industry since 2015 and today is proud to have introduced into the market its Pad system that is revolutionizing the sub-rail system.
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Plastic slip for railway turnout
Plastex slips applied in turnouts will extend considerably the lifetime of switchblades.
- Self lubricant finishing
- Ease of application
- Excellent sliding
- Maintenance indicator (on demand)
- Low environmental impact
- Durability, cost saving
Innovative features of our Railway Pads
Anti-vibrating pad made of special rubber positioned between every sleeper and each track rail.
The pads improve both the static and the dynamic mechanical coupling between the sleeper and the rail, improving seating of the rail on the sleeper when no rolling stock is on the track (static coupling) or better distributing the weight of the train on the sleeper when it passes along the track (dynamic coupling).
Another drawback of the already known rail pads is associated with the poor recyclability of the vulcanized rubber.
All these factors make the large-scale use of vulcanized rubber pads disadvantageous and ecologically unsustainable, especially considering the extent of the railway network and therefore the large number of pads that must be used to cover all the sleepers.
The new pad is able to facilitate the laying of the rail, reducing the friction between the rail and the pad, improve the damping action between rail and sleeper when a train passes, thus improving the traveling comfort and reducing the stresses acting on the sleeper and the rail, and at the same time reducing the environmental impact and the cost of the installation of new railway sections or maintenance of existing sections.
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Specialities and Customized Solutions
We are your plus in Plastics, we create a customized solution that fits your needs.
Our technical office, interpreting the customer’s needs, studies the feasibility and suggests possible solutions.
Based on this information, our engineer together with the R&D department execute the drawing of the new equipment.
The internal mechanical workshop builds the die and the relative cooling gauge for the correct extrusion of the required profile. The extruded profile can be further customized through processes such as: drilling and shearing, as well as post production tailored solutions like packaging.