A common question we receive is “Do I need to lubricate my wire rope?”
While wire rope lubrication application is not required it can, however, increase the life of the wire rope, therefore making your purchase more cost effective in the long run. Who wouldn’t want to extend the life of their rope purchase and save money?!
Wire Rope Lubrication has two principal functions:
1. To reduce friction as the individual wires move over each other.
Friction causes wear and tear and after awhile, the wire rope becomes unusable. Routine wire rope lubrication will reduce the amount of friction applied to each rope and will extend the life of your rope!
2. To provide corrosion protection and lubrication in the core and inside wires and on the exterior surfaces.
Regular wire rope lubrication will protect the exterior surfaces of your wire rope, reducing friction, and extended the life of your rope.
Recommended Wire Rope Lubricants:
So, now that you know regular Wire Rope Lubrication will extend the life of your rope by reducing friction and protect the exterior, you probably want to know what products to look for, right? Don’t fret!
Here are a list of Recommended Wire Rope Lubricants from the Crosby Group:
Want more wire rope information? Check out Industrial Rope’s blog post, “Choosing the Right Wire Rope” and make sure to check back often for more industrial rope supply tips, FAQs, and useful information!