Rail Fastenings Systems


Pandrol’s SEE-SD is the engineered polymer baseplate option for SD fastening clips.

Pandrol SEE-SD product overview

Pandrol’s SEE-SD is ideal for use on concrete slab tracks in tramway and urban rail applications, where light structures and fast construction is needed.

  • As well as being extremely lightweight, the fastening system naturally yields high electrical insulation
  • The SEE-SD System offers a particularly wide range of both vertical and lateral rail adjustment
  • The assembly can be configured to suit a range of requirements for stiffness and clamping force. It can be installed using all typical concrete slab track construction methods
  • As well as meeting the needs of so called ‘Appitrack’ construction

Benefits of Pandrol SEE-SD


Low maintenance

The SEE-SD System enables vertical adjustments to be made quickly, easily and without the need to fully disassemble the fastening. Minimal additional parts are needed; just rail shims and longer screws in extreme cases.


Money saving

The pre-assembled captive fastening units and the simple ‘switch on / switch off’ function mean that very high rates of track construction and maintenance can be achieved. In turn, this results in huge savings in labour, as well as reduced distribution and handling costs during the whole lifecycle of the system.


Less labour

The lightweight SEE-SD assembly can easily be carried and positioned by one person, saving on labour time and costs.


Reduced corrosion risk

As the SEE-SD System has minimal metal components, the risk of corrosion is very low. This makes it an attractive option for ensuring long service life in wet track conditions, such as tunnels or installations close to the coast.

Technical features of Pandrol SEE-SD


Pre-assembled units

The SEE-SD System is usually supplied as captive, pre-assembled units that are ready for top-down track construction methods.


‘Switch on / switch off’ function

The SD clip can be moved simply and quickly from the ‘parked’ position (in which it is held securely without intruding into the rail seat) into the ‘service’ position. With the screw loosened, the clip is simply pushed from one position to the other to either clamp the rail or release it.


Electrical insulation

The SEE-SD baseplate and insulators are made of plastic that provides an exceptionally high level of electrical insulation all around the rail.


Embedded baseplate

The baseplate is partially embedded in the concrete to withstand the lateral and longitudinal loading. Clever engineering allows trapped air and water to escape, ensuring a solid fill of concrete under the rail seat.


Direct fastening

SEE-SD is a direct fastening system – the means-by which the rail is attached to the baseplate is the same as that attaching the baseplate to the supporting base structure.


Track-structure interaction

The SD clips are available in low toe load and a zero longitudinal restraint (ZLR) configuration, typically for use on bridges and viaducts when track-structure interaction effects need to be dealt with in the rail fastening assembly.

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