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Rail Components Catalog Track Products Rail Lubricators, Wayside

Rail Industry Component:
L.B. Foster Company: PROTECTOR® IV Top-of-Rail Application System

L.B. Foster Company


The PROTECTOR® IV is an electric application system designed to apply friction modifiers to the rail head via MC-4TR® and TOR XL-Bar™ applicators. It features an electrically powered mesh gear pump and provides precise control of friction modifiers to the rail head. The PROTECTOR IV is in service in environments all around the globe, and is also suited for application of rail curve grease via flange lubricators MC-3®, MC-4® and MC-4XL®, now available with the patent pending GreaseGuide™. The PROTECTOR IV is a clean-hands system designed for application of Kelsan's KELTRACK® to the rail head for reduction in lateral forces, noise, rail head corrugation and ground-borne vibration. It is available in AC and DC solar power options. The PROTECTOR IV is part of the Total Friction Management™ offering of lubrication and friction management products and services. Now available with Remote Performance Monitoring (RPM)™ designed to enable Internet-based monitoring and management of the system from central locations with improved system performance through optimized operation.