1 FOCUS ON.. KELSAN Wheel Flange Lubrication Ultimate Lubricity If you are Flange lubricating is it the most effective Lubrication ? The difference in wear rate between poor and good friction control can be a factor of 20 or more, dramatically impacting Wheel life! Wheel profiles can be managed with regular visits to the lathe but that is not enough to ensure maximum Wheel life. As the innovator and leader in ThinFilm TM. Wheel Flange Lubrication as well as Total friction management , lb foster Rail Technologies offers Wheel /Rail interface expertise with unmatched understanding of this mechanism. This enables us to provide the most effective Wheel Flange Lubrication solution that is cleaner, simpler and better than oils or greases and superior to any other solid-stick solution available. Why LCF Solid Stick Lubrication versus on board oil or grease? There is an old saying, You get what you pay for . However, when it comes to lubricity you get what you don't pay for WEAR!
2 Since the early 1990's, KELSAN LCF has protected Wheel flanges on freight, transit and high-speed systems around the world. From Ankara to Los Angeles and London to Hong Kong, wheels are rolling longer because of industry leading LCF. KELSAN LCF can help reduce: Flange wear Energy/fuel consumption Flanging noise Wheel profiling frequency ( extended Wheel profiling intervals). Wheel climb derailment potential Rolling contact fatigue (RCF). LCF versus other solid sticks We've established that LCF is superior to messy on board oil and grease systems but what about other solid-stick lubricants? LCF or Low Coefficient of friction is laboratory tested and field-proven to be the solid stick solution with the best lubricity and retentivity to resist WEAR. It is all about value and the bottom-line, LCF lubricates better and lasts longer than any other solid stick Flange Lubrication solution! What is LCF and LCF-AR? Superior in performance by We have documented the superior lubricity of LCF design and we can prove it!
3 And the high retentivity that optimizes lubricant stick Since our inception we have invested considerable life but what enables these outstanding performance resources and collaborative effort developing and benefits stand above the rest? LCF is a proprietary, implementing ThinFilm technology. Working with TM. dry solid lubricant featuring a polymeric matrix with customers around the globe on almost every type no oil or liquid components. Uniquely suited to the of rail system and operating environment, third party high pressures of the Wheel /rail interface this ThinFilm Wheel /rail interaction researchers as well as allied rail technology is transferred through the thermally stable industry suppliers, our knowledge and experience polymeric matrix to the Wheel Flange , bonding to the provide focused solutions. wear surface. This ensures the low co-efficient of friction ( - ) dry solid lubricant is applied to the Wheel Flange Lubrication is not the only area of the Wheel Flange without migrating to the Wheel tread or Wheel /rail interface we can help.
4 Our KELSAN HPF. railhead and with no impact upon traction or braking. (High Positive friction ) Solid Stick friction modifier further improves upon the challenges addressed by LCF-AR has the same outstanding lubricity but is LCF including tread wear, lateral forces, curve squeal more Abrasion Resistant. This is critical where track and corrugations. Ask for the documented results. conditions, harsh environmental factors or Wheel metallurgy cause a more abrasive operating envelope negatively impacting stick wear rate and subsequently efficient stick consumption. Not just better better engineering lb foster Rail Technologies' solid sticks come in an array of shapes and sizes to suit a wide range of applications. Most feature a patented interlocking design to ensure sticks maintain continuous contact with the Wheel Flange as well as assisting with complete stick consumption. lb foster Rail Technologies employs the latest software tools, top-flight engineers and quality focused production techniques for the design and manufacture of durable application hardware that ensures LCF is applied properly and consistently.
5 From the design development stage using FEA Analysis (Static, Random Vibration, Shock, and MES) through verification and validation performance testing all components are carefully crafted to maximize ThinFilm lubricity. TM. A cleaner, LCF is clearly superior better lubricity! Cleaner ThinFilm technology is why LCF extends Wheel Simpler life and out performs all others solutions especially Most Effective on-board oil Wheel Flange lubricators. It is a dry Easiest to maintain lubricant so it is cleaner, non-flammable* unlike oil or grease, is non-toxic** (no heavy metals) and will Only lb foster Rail Technologies provides a not contribute to poor air quality. Some may say Wheel Flange Lubrication solution that combines these characteristics make it a green product but proprietary advanced chemistry and optimum saving fuel and extending asset life are what truly design inspired by expert Wheel /rail interaction make it green. knowledge to provide a truly unique and effective approach to extending Wheel Flange life!
6 * ASTM E2008-99, D4982-95, D2863-00, D635-98. **Fish Studies EPS1/RM/9. LCF is part of the lb foster Rail Technologies'. family of advanced ThinFilm products designed to apply friction management solutions to a wide range of Wheel /Rail interaction challenges. Our Wheel /Rail interaction experts can provide a more complete product review of LCF and our other ThinFilm solutions, KELSAN HPF (High Positive friction ) solid stick for friction control at the Wheel tread and KELTRACK Top-of-Rail liquid friction modifier trackside solution. For further information on the products and services available from lb foster Rail Technologies please contact us by telephone, email or our website. T +44 (0)114 256 2225 E W lb foster Rail Technologies (UK) Ltd Stamford Street Sheffield S9 2TX United Kingdom