Industrial Fastener manufacturing technology for the world’s railways
Clyde Fasteners have developed an enviable reputation over 50+ years for designing & manufacturing products for specific applications. Our engineering skills and ingenuity are frequently utilised in developing prototypes to meet the need for high quality, highly engineered fastener solutions to a diverse range of demanding rail and track issues globally.
Special Fasteners for Rail and Track
The World’s Railways provide very individual sector challenges in the supply of track fasteners, point exchange bolts, holding down studs, sleeper screws and anchor systems on the ground; special fasteners for rolling stock and locomotive engines; coach & coupling applications; brake trip mechanisms and traction motors – each and every one being a mission critical use where less than best is not good enough. The flexibility offered by Clyde Fasteners as experienced engineers and quality manufacturers is a distinct advantage in delivering to often critical contract timelines.
Full service solution
Our 30,000sq.ft facility includes the major processes required to ensure we can offer speed, flexibility and total quality control.
The manufacturing plant has evolved to meet customers ever changing demands and includes hot forging, from M12 to M64, cold forging, from M3 to M20, induction billet heating CNC machining, thread-rolling, grinding, milling and drilling.
Heat treatment is performed in-house by batch furnaces to ensure total quality control. Endomix control ensures a neutral atmosphere to ensure a consistent structure thus eliminating thread surface decarburisation or carburisation. Other in-plant facilities include phosphate coating and subsequent de-embrittlement, NDT tests, impact & charpy testing.
With a seamless one-stop solution and a global vision, we are totally committed to supporting and growing with our customers across all key industry sectors.
High Quality Rail Fastener Solutions
Quality comes as standard
Whilst we could be more price competitive by using untraceable raw materials and potentially ‘cutting corners’, our commitment to the highest quality standard means that is not on offer.
Our in depth manufacturing expertise and technical knowledge is based on the principles of Quality Service and Reliability. Audited and accredited by BSI - and approved to EIFI; US FQA; DSOP military supply chain; and FPAL standards - our Quality Management System operates and complies with the requirements of BS EN ISO 9001:2008. Traceability is applied from raw material through forging, machining, thread rolling, heat treatment and testing to the batch number that appears on all packed product leaving our works.
Unique stamping of product can also be accommodated using our micro percussion or forging marking system.
Dimensional and physical control is systematically applied in our inspection department and mechanical testing centre.
All equipment and Gauges are Calibrated and Traceable to Namas Standard (UKAS). Our product head markings are registered with the EiFi, European Industrial Fastener Institute, US FQA and the US Defense Supply Centre Philadelphia (DSCP).
Our experienced technical staff are always pleased to supply information on dimensional, metallurgical or other technical assistance that may be required.
Clyde Fasteners aim to produce the products our customers need whether Prototype, Standard or Special. Raw material is all European sourced and certified and is converted into an unrivalled range of items including, socket cap head; countersunk; shoulder screw; button head; setscrews; flange button. Hex, special or square head set screws. Stud bolts and nuts. Basically if we don’t already do it, you’ll find we can!
Rail & Track products are manufactured in Alloy Steel to conform to Grades: 8.8/10.9/12.9/14.9/A193-B16/B7/L7 & M SAE Grades 5 & 8 Grades R/S/T/V/X/Y
Industry finishes include:
• SELF COLOUR • ZINC PLATED • GALVANISED • SHERADISED • GEOMET • DELTA TONE • ZINC & OLIVE DRAB • PTFE/XYLAN
Testing capabilities include:
• Tensile Testing
• Proof Load Testing
• Charpy Impact Testing
• Impact Load
• Rockwell & Brinell Hardness Testing
• Thread System 22
• Ultrasonic Inspection
• M.P.I Crack Detection
• Microstructure Examinations"
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