12" Gauge Cast Iron Crossovers
Crossovers in various degrees 45º, 60º, 90º, etc. allow for plant expansion and design flexibility.
The raised transition areas at the track intersection locations allow the wheel to ride on its flange so that the wheel riding surface is lifted clear of intersection impact points.
A) Raised transition should be 9/16" at intersections (track flange guide trench 3 ¼")
B) Impact points - 16 total per crossover.
C) Splice plates should be pre-installed and hardware included to reduce field labor (field welding and grinding is an antiquated, labor intensive, track connecting method).
D) Casting ends should be machined for a precise flush joint.
E) Pre-drilled and countersunk bolt holes are necessary to reduce installation time.
* Observe raised transition and impact points. Field modify to 9/16" depth when transition wears to below 11/16", prior to creating damage to impact points.
* The wearing process will progress so slowly that it will probably occur after your existing maintenance supervisor retires. It is therefore imperative this information is handed down to future maintenance personnel.
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