5 Reasons Why You Should Use Wire Rope Lubricators

  1. Cleans and lubricates wire ropes quickly, efficiently, and safely

Effective cleaning is essential for wire ropes, especially in environments with a heavy concentrate of salt air. IMES Viper pressure lubrication system will aid in keeping the exterior surfaces of your wire rope clean while ensuring proper lubrication of individual wires, supporting the rope core. Penetrating lubricant by hand is no simple task, and there is no guarantee that the lubricant will penetrate into the structure of the rope. Lubrication of wire ropes provides a robust protective coating with grease penetration and when used with a wire rope cleaner it can remove old lubricant and debris from the outer surface.

  1. Reduces downtime and improves equipment availability

Wire rope lubrication systems provide a huge advantage to the workflow of your job site, minimizing labour time and making equipment ready to use quicker.

  1. Makes wire rope lubrication safer

The Viper wire rope lubricator solution delivers a method of safely lubricating the wire ropes in a simple and effective manner. The Viper WRL MKII mounts onto the rope, allowing workers to keep a safe distance from machinery, lowering operational risk. Wire ropes are commonly used in tough work environments such as on cranes, ships, and within the mining industry, so the work of maintaining prolonged lubrication manually can often become a safety hazard. By speeding up the process, you will be mitigating some of that risk.

  1. Reduces wire rope lubricant usage

Wire ropes may fail if used without sufficient lubricant, but they can suffer from over-lubrication as well. The rope needs to be lubricated enough to eliminate friction and protect the steel core, but not enough to cause slippage. A manual wire brush will not often add enough pressure to provide more than a heavy lubricating film on the wire rope. Your Viper WRL will ensure the wire rope receives the right amount of lubrication, minimizing mess and getting into the strands of the rope.

  1. Viper WRL II – a simple and effective solution

Wire ropes are coated with lubricants throughout the manufacturing process in anticipation of the abrasive wear that will occur throughout their working life. This original lubricant needs to be supplemented as the rope performs work that requires bending, heavy load lifting, pressure, and friction.


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