Whitmore® TSFM - Tread Stick Friction Modifier
During normal rolling, TSFM - Tread Stick Friction Modifier acts as a lubricant. However, when wheel creep occurs, the sliding friction immediately converts to “positive friction,” reaching a friction level of approximately 0.18 - 0.42 between the wheel tread and top of rail. This consequently controls the creep condition and returns the wheels to a healthy rolling motion.
The result is a substantial reduction in creep forces, which reduces corrugations and high-frequency squealing. Standard consumption is approximately 1 inch (25mm) per 2500 miles (4000km).
- Product Whitmore® TSFM - Tread Stick Friction Modifier