Friction Management

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L.B. Foster has released an improved, next generation MC-5 Gauge Face (GF) Applicator Bar as a replacement to the widely used MC-4 GF applicator bar.

Combined with L.B. Foster’s patented GREASEGUIDE™, MC-5 bars maximize grease pick-up and carry-down while reducing waste. 

Key Design Features

  •    New manifold design eliminates port-to-port output variability. By equalizing the flow of grease to each dispensing port, bar clogging is significantly reduced and the optimal application of grease to the rail gauge side surface is maintained.

  •    Weight reduced by approximately 40% per bar assembly, for a per bar saving of approximately 6.5 lbs (3kgs). 

  •    New aluminum manifolds eliminate corrosion which can affect bar performance.

  •    New gasket design reduces the likelihood of any leaks.

  •    ‘Plug-and-play’ replacement for existing MC-4 applicator bar installations.

MC-5 GF applicator bar

L.B. Foster’s next generation MC-5 gauge face grease applicator bar installation.

L.B. Foster’s patented gauge face (GF) grease applicator bars are the industry standard, combining effective placement of lubricant to the gauge face / wheel flange interface with long life cycle value.

“We’re excited to announce the launch of our MC-5 applicator bar: L.B. Foster’s next generation, state-of-the-art gauge face grease applicator bar. We set out to design a new bar that provides the absolute best in-track performance and lifespan for our customers, and the MC-5 bar delivers. Our extensive in-track testing shows that MC-5 bars last significantly longer and clog substantially less than our previous bar designs even in highly contaminated environments,” commented Joel VanderMarel, Senior Global Product Manager for Trackside Systems.

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