WIRE ROPE LUBRICATION

A wire rope is a piece of machinery with many moving parts (wires- strands) and as such it is subjected to internal and external friction causing wear and corrosion

Suitable lubricants are applied during manufacturing of the core, the strands and finally the finished ropes

A good lubricant must have the following properties:

  • Good adherence
  • Resistance to penetration of water and other corrosive elements
  • Anti-oxidants – to resist ageing
  • Alkaline based emulsifiers – to neutralize acid

Rope Lubrication during manufacturing :

  • Petroleum base lubricant
  • Bituminous base lubricant