LONG LASTING LUBRICATION WITH EASE OF APPLICATION
The Industry's Most Effective Rail Switch Lubrication for Passenger and Freight Rail Systems

Longer lasting and easier to apply than traditional graphite

Rail Switch Lubrication

Midwest’s Glidex family of lubricants ensures long-lasting lubrication on vital rail switches and vertical surfaces, more easily and effectively than possible with other methods. Applied as a fluid, they remain in place and becomes static, providing a barrier that keeps metal components lubricated. They withstand the elements, resists wash-off, won’t pack and harden, and do not attract dirt and sand.

The Glidex product line works effectively in all weather conditions and can be applied even in -40°F weather. What’s more, it’s proven longer-lasting than graphite or petroleum products. And since Glidex isn’t water soluble, even the heaviest downpours or snowstorms are simply no match.

Our industry-leading products are clean and easy to apply and handle. The entire line utilizes our synthetic fluid technology, ensuring that every product is environmentally friendly, biodegradable, non-corrosive, and non-conductive. This means they will not collect dust and dirt, nor will they harden.

Since its founding, Midwest has remained dedicated to serving heavy industry and its customers. We have worked tirelessly to ensure that the transport of passengers, freight and other valuable resources doesn’t get held up by track-related maintenance issues. Trust Midwest to keep your trains moving well.

Reduces maintenance time and costs

Increases train-handling performance

Biodegradable, non-corrosive, and non-conductive

Does not harden or collect dust or dirt

Midwest's Rail Switch Lubrication Products
Glidex®

Rail Switch Lubrication

Midwest’s lubricant, Glidex track switch agent, is used for lubrication of railroad switches, slide plates, throw rods, movable bridges, overhead crane rails, couplers and more.

Glidex synthetic, organic lubricant is non-flammable, non-corrosive, safe to use and provides long-term effectiveness. Glidex is not water soluble and therefore cannot be washed away by rainfall or melting snow.

Keep Rail Switches Moving Freely at Any Temperature

Glidex is a specially formulated synthetic switch lubricant that is quite fluid, yet remains in place once it becomes “static.” This “flowability” enables Glidex to be easily applied by brushing, pouring, or spraying with a handsprayer. The treated surface is environmentally friendly and will not stain surrounding surface areas. It provides a barrier that keeps metal components lubricated and prevents ice from forming. It withstands the elements, resists wash-off, won’t pack and harden, and does not attract dirt and sand.

Glidex is a better track switch agent lubricant than other methods such as oil and liquid graphite because it stays on switches much longer. Depending on how often switches are used, a Glidex treated train switch can operate from one week to months before another treatment. Other lubricants, oils or greases need more frequent applications requiring crews to reapply lubricants more often. In addition, other methods of track switch agents need to be diluted.

Midwest’s lubrication products will prevent delays and accidents and save you time and money without the need for repeated applications.

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Glidex® MC

New Rail Lubricant!

New and significantly improved, Glidex MC long-lasting synthetic switch lubricant keeps rail switches operating smoothly as possible in any climate. Glidex MC can also be used for slide plates, throw rods, movable bridges, overhead crane rails, couplers and more.

Reduce Friction at Rail Switches By Up to 30% More With Midwest’s Improved Solution

With better and safer chemistry than ever before, Glidex MC contains a specially formulated additive that reduces oxidation, making rail switch lubrication more effective and longer lasting than ever. With new residual properties, Glidex MC has a cumulative effect, designed to inhibit metal corrosion and reduce metal-on-metal friction — no matter the climate or specific site properties. Acting as an important barrier, Glidex MC protects your rail switches from the harmful effects of the elements without costing you excessive time or energy.

Glidex MC, is non-flammable, non-corrosive, safe to use and provides long-term effectiveness. Glidex is not water soluble and therefore cannot be washed away by rainfall or melting snow.

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