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Longer relubrication intervals for railway switches

September 22. 2014

Longer relubrication intervals for railway switches

Environmentally compatible, high-performance lubricant ensures low switching forces even at low temperatures

Munich, September 23rd, 2014 – Trains can only run smoothly and on time if switches function properly any time under all weather conditions. The lubricant plays a crucial part in this. The synthetic, rapidly biodegradable high-performance lubricant, Klüberrail AL 32-3000 for railway switches developed by Klüber Lubrication ensures low switching forces event at temperatures down to minus 30 degrees.

The lubricant offers good wear protection and excellent adhesion on the slide plate, extending relubrication intervals. "Lubricating railway switches is manual work. As staff costs for lubricant application are normally considerably higher than the costs for the lubricant itself, one of the most important lubricant requirements is long relubrication intervals", explains Thomas Kamprath, Market Manager Rail at Klüber Lubrication.

Klüberrail AL 32-3000 has good UV resistance preventing gumming of the applied lubricant after long exposure to sunlight. The product can be applied both by portable spraying equipment and brush due to the low viscosity of this synthetic speciality lubricant.
Klüberrail AL 32-3000 was especially developed as a biodegradable lubricant for slide plates since the lubricant may drip off and enter the environment.

About Klüber Lubrication
Klüber Lubrication is one of the world's leading manufacturers of speciality lubricants, offering high-end tribological solutions to virtually all industries and markets worldwide. Most products are developed and made to specific customer requirements. During its more than 80 years of existence, Klüber Lubrication has provided high-quality lubricants, thorough consultation and extensive services, which has earned it an excellent reputation in the market. The company holds all common industrial certifications and operates a test bay hardly rivalled in the lubricants industry.
Klüber Lubrication, set up as a retail company for mineral oil products in Munich in 1929, is today part of Freudenberg Chemical Specialities SE & Co. KG, a Business Group of the Freudenberg Group, Weinheim. Klüber Lubrication has about 2.000 employees in more than 30 countries.

About Freudenberg Chemical Specialities
Freudenberg Chemical Specialities Munich, was founded in 2004 as a new Business Group within the Freudenberg Group, Weinheim, Germany, a family-owned, diversified technology company with a history of more than 160 years. Freudenberg Chemical Specialities has a lean, market-oriented organisation with Management Board and Corporate Functions. Its objective is to promote innovation potentials in its field of activities and to expand world-wide market leadership in special lubricants and release agents. The Business Group includes five largely independent divisions which are active in more than 50 countries: Klüber Lubrication, Chem-Trend, SurTec, Capol and OKS.

Press contact
Klüber Lubrication München SE & Co. KG
Andreas Hasslinger, Marketing Communications
Geisenhausenerstr. 7
81379 München
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 78 76-467

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