Main line

Rail lubrication with applicators

Wiper bar main line lubrication

Main Lines with mixed traffic (freight and passenger) have rails being more loaded than rails in tramways and metro lines. Drilling lubrication holes through the rails is therefore mostly not approved. SKF developed a range of systems with applicators which get attached to the rails by clamping for these applications.

SLID - wayside lubrication
Guard Rail Lubrication_rail with drilled channels
Type of systems: 
  • WIPER systems apply grease to the gauge corner and face
  • SLID systems apply friction modifier to the top of rail or grease to the gauge corner
  • G-RAIL systems is the only one working with drilled lubrication channels through guard rails, because those are not exposed to very high loads.

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