ROCLAMP

Rail Clamp

68.05 Interlinks rail ends of any type in a reliable, positive and permanent manner.

  • More or less maintenance-free
  • Minimum ballast removal
  • Fishplate with 3 point safety effect
  • Compact and immediately ready for use
  • Maximum creep resistance
  • Track remains open for traffic at all times
  • One wrench, one torque
  • Reduced frequency of inspection and maintenance
Dimensions (L x W x H) 105 x 280 x 130 mm
Tightening torque 580 Nm
For rail type UIC60, DSB45, (with suitable fishplate)
Weight ~ 12,5 kg
Approval up to 160 km/h
Long Vers4 Short Vers5 Long AUS Long Vers6
Dimensions (L x W x H) 190 x 280 x 130 mm 105 x 280 x 130 mm 190 x 280 x 130 mm 190 x 280 x 130 mm
Tightening torque 580 Nm 580 Nm 580 Nm 580 Nm
Approval DB user acceptance up to 160 km/h and up to 200 km/h DB user acceptance up to 160 km/h and up to 200 km/h up to 160 km/h up to 160 km/h
For rail type UIC60, S49, S54, UIC54, U50, BS100A (with suitable fishplate) UIC60, S49, S54, UIC54, U50, BS100A, (with suitable fishplate) AS41kg, AS47 kg, (with suitable fishplate) OT50, 91lb NZR, AS50kg, (with suitable fishplate)
Weight ~ 21,5 kg ~12,5 kg ~ 21,5 kg ~ 21,5 kg
Long Vers7 AUS Short Vers9 Long Vers10 Short Vers11
Dimensions (L x W x H) 190 x 280 x 130 mm 105 x 280 x 130 mm 190 x 280 x 130 mm 105 x 280 x 130 mm
Tightening torque 580 Nm 300 Nm 300 Nm 300 Nm
Approval up to 160 km/h up to 160 km/h up to 160 km/h up to 160 km/h
For rail type AS53kg, AS60kg, AS60kg (with suitable fishplate) BS113A, UIC60, (with suitable fishplate) BS113A, UIC 60, (with suitable fishplate) 63T, 50T, UIC60, (with suitable fishplate)
Weight ~ 21,5 kg ~12,5 kg ~ 21,5 kg ~12,5 kg
Short Vers13

Where do I use ROCLAMP?

Due to its low height, there is only very little ballast that needs to be removed – ROCLAMP just needs 50 mm to be fully operative:

  • In small spaces between rail foot and track bed
  • In firm tracks
  • Works along with ballast levelling or tamping machines
  • For Vignol rails 49E1 (S49), 54E3 (S54), 60E1 (UIC60) and all similar rail types

What does Deutsche Bahn's trial report say?

Excerpt: "All 68.05 model rail clamps (short and long versions) provide a firm and positive locking of the fishplates. Deutsche Bahn AG has been able to extend the intervals of rail clamp inspection in its railway network. At the same time, we obtained permission to increase the permissible travelling speed to 200 km/h for securing internal rail faults not causing an increased dynamic load."

How does ROCLAMP adapt to national standards?

A manufacturing method specifically developed for ROBEL makes a cast steel alloy for producing a compact and lightweight system of general applicability: ROBEL adapts the ROCLAMP to national requirements by varying its shape to perfectly match the rail profile and fishplate in question. This ensures that the rail clamp has three points of contact – bottom side of rail, top side of rail foot and fishplate. Adding a patented self-locking latch makes up the concept to provide maximum creep resistance.

 

Approvals granted by the Federal Railway Authority (EBA), the French SNCF, the British Network Rail and customers from all over Europe leave no doubt: 68.05 works.

Do I need a long or a short ROCLAMP?

You will need two short rail clamps or one long one, depending on the place and type of fracture:

  • Use one ROCLAMP Short at the beginning and end of the fishplate if two different rail shapes interlink by cranked fishplates or if you wish to mend a broken welded rail.
  • You will need one ROCLAMP Long to reliably interlink a rail joint in the sleeper bay.
  • Preferably use the short variant in tight spaces, e.g. for stock rails, point blades or along frogs.

 

Quick and easy installation by using two low-profile fishplates directly at the rail joint. Use cranked fishplates for aluminothermic welds.

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