DSMAC Group

Railroad track ballast crushing and screening plant

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Track ballast forms the track bed upon which railway sleepers (UK) or railroad ties (US) are laid. It is packed between, below, and around the ties. It is typically made of crushed stone, although ballast has sometimes consisted of other, less suitable materials. The crushed stone comes from the stone crushing and screening plant, and DSMAC supply high efficiency railroad track ballast crushing and screening plant.

What is Railroad track ballast?
That being said railroad track ballast is the cover for the subgrade. Ballast has several functions: It enables water to drain from the track; It assists in helping control the thermal expansion of continues welded rail; As a train passes the rails it supports the train; It distributes the weight of the train from the track structure to the subgrade; Maintains a smooth running surface for the train to run on. The railroad track ballast crushing and screening plant plays a indispensable role.

Ballast crushing and screening plant is widely used for crushing hard limestone, basalt, gravel, granite, metallurgic slag, etc. or artificial sand making for hydroelectric power, building material, expressway, city construction, etc. Various models of equipment are combined to meet different clients’ different demands according to different craft requirements.

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