ROWE Hankins Components will present a selection of equipment for on-train and trackside safety and protection. A new product on show will be an on-board intelligent Wheel Flange Lubrication System, which protects rails and flanges from excess wear, cutting noise and maintenance costs. The key elements of WFLS are a tank of bio-degradable lubricant, piping, pumps, nozzles and the control unit, which can be fitted to all classes of new or existing rolling stock, ranging from rapid transit vehicles to heavy freight wagons. The control unit is pre-programmed with the location of places where lubrication is required, and GPS is used to deliver a precise pulse of lubricant to the leading wheelset in each bogie, reducing friction between the flange and track edge. Rowe Hankins is UK distributor for Swiss firm Hasler Rail, and will be showing its latest on-train monitoring and recording units, which can record key system and performance data for both evidential needs and pro-active maintenance.n