Friction Management


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Rail Friction Modifiers & Lubricants
Contract Services

Contract Services

From routine maintenance to annual inspections, a contract program can be developed to address the unique service intervals and maintenance of your lubrication sites.



L.B. Foster’s wayside systems are backed by market-leading experience with wheel/rail interface issues. Our team of professionals can provide the service and technical expertise necessary to install, maintain and verify the optimum performance of your system throughout its life cycle.




For more than a century L.B. Foster has provided the materials necessary to build and maintain the world’s infrastructure. Today, we have begun a new generation of innovation as we expand to become a leading product innovator in mainline, transit, mining, port and industrial rail markets worldwide.


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.

Our rail and track accessories provide the field-proven quality necessary to build a reliable railway infrastructure. L.B. Foster’s new generation of comprehensive friction management and performance monitoring technology further strengthens the rail system by improving track safety and operational efficiency.

We have developed a wide range of proprietary systems to control friction between the wheel and rail for transit and freight rail applications. Our friction management products and delivery systems provide substantial cost benefits by maximizing equipment performance and minimizing wear at the wheel/rail interface.