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Toughcoat Insulated Joints

TOUGHCOAT insulated rail joints are designed for heavy-duty rail locations. Designs are available for most rail sections 80 pounds and heavier.

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Toughcoat Insulated Joints are designed for heavy-duty rail locations.

Designs are available for most rail sections 80 pounds and heavier. Core bars are first sandblasted to bright metal, followed by an adhesive-primed coating, and total encapsulation in polyurethane to a controlled thickness. The core bars are full rail contact-style. Six- and four-hole bars are produced. Joint kits include insulated core bars, washer plates, end post, bushings and fasteners for field installation. Double rail joints are also available.

Features include:

  • Micro alloy steel core

  • High performance polyurethane coating

  • Unaffected by temperature, sunlight, moisture or lubricants

  • Large wheel flange clearance

  • Available in toeless designs

  • Manufactured to AREMA and customer specifications

  • Available for most rail sections (AREMA, UIC, etc.)

  • TOUGHCOAT poly plates also available

illustration of a TOUGHCOAT joint bar.


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