Our team of professionals can provide the service and technical expertise necessary to install, maintain and verify the optimum performance of your friction management system throughout its life cycle.
Service and maintenance
From routine maintenance to annual inspections, a contract program can be developed to address the unique service intervals and maintenance of your lubrication sites.
We will refurbish your existing units, replacing any worn or damaged parts. We can remove and reinstall if required.
Using a certified tribometer we can assist with friction measurement of gage and tread of both rails, data compilation and analysis with solution recommendations.
We are a registered agent of LB Foster, qualified to calibrate and certify Salient Systems’ tribometers.
Total Friction Management
Total Friction Management (TFM™) is the systematic assessment and implementation of friction control combined with the technology to monitor, maintain and manage friction to achieve short and long-term performance benefits. The Total Friction Management program can provide the personnel and/or equipment for:
- Friction management and lubrication consulting, assessment, implementation and management
- On-board lubrication system installation and maintenance
- Wayside site selection, installation and maintenance
- Bulk wayside refilling
- Parts stocking and rebuilding
A complete engineering review and assessment of track systems and their lubrication and friction management requirements based upon traffic patterns, topography and climate. The review facilitates recommendations on the optimal type of lubrication system or mix of systems.
Performed as part of a complete lubrication consulting assessment or as a wayside-specific analysis, the Total Friction Management program can select wayside lubrication sites to improve wayside lubrication to the gage face or to the top-of-rail for application of liquid friction modifiers.
Performed as part of a site selection assessment or to a designated location, the Total Friction Management programme can install any type of wayside lubrication systems, retrofit kits or necessary component replacement.
From routine maintenance to annual inspections, a contract programme can be developed to address the unique service intervals and maintenance of each lubrication site.
Bulk Wayside Refilling
Can be performed as part of a Total Friction Management wayside lubricator maintenance programme or solely as bulk lubricant refilling of wayside reservoirs. We can provide the personnel and/or the equipment and lubricants.
Parts Stocking Program
Provides planned inventories for timely delivery of strategic components.
Our lubrication specialists provide expert training in an all encompassing programme at your site, or choose from more specific topics addressing installation, scheduled maintenance or troubleshooting.