Technical Support & Field Service

Complete friction management is attainable and L.B. Foster Rail Technologies (UK) has the personnel with the knowledge and tools required to help clients identify and implement meaningful solutions.

Working together with our customers L.B. Foster Rail Technologies can help reduce the stress-state of the railway.

With complete friction management you can realise:

  • Longer rail life
  • Reduced lateral loads
  • Minimised derailment potential
  • Increased fuel efficiency
  • The introduction of effective noise control
  • An overall safer operating environment

Wheel/rail friction management applications require the coordination of many unique factors. L.B. Foster Rail Technologies will assist you in the evaluation and coordination of all the variables for effective and efficient gauge face and top-of-rail friction management solutions.

Our dedicated field service and technical support staff will help determine the best solution for your specific application. They will help produce a detailed product specification and determine the method and best location for applying friction management principles. Then they will undertake direct installation of equipment or train your own staff to effectively install and maintain the equipment supplied.

Our commitment to providing a valuable and worthwhile solution does not end at the supply of equipment. Post installation we will continue to support the equipment and your specific application with regular site visits to ensure the solution we have provided exceeds your expectations in every way.

Only L.B. Foster Rail Technologies (UK) can offer:

  • Options for gauge face, top-of-rail and on-board applications
  • A wide variety of in-house performance systems for all applications
  • Wheel/rail interface expert technical assistance
  • Tribometer friction measurement and analysis service
  • Research facilities for developing advanced solutions
  • Experienced field support through our dedicated service team
  • Focused and committed after sales service

Our Purpose

Improve the design and supply of products and services required to enhance the performance of rail networks