Largest wire rope lubricator in the world - now available (October 2014)

​Australia’s leading lubrication solutions provider, Lubrication Engineers Australia have officially launched their new product: the Viper Maxi MK II, an addition to the popular MK II. Currently the largest wire rope lubricator available on the global market, this WRL is designed for ropes over 67mm (2.6”) in size and up to 165mm (6.5”).

“Building on the demand for the Viper MK II Wire Rope Lubricator we have engineered the Viper Maxi MK II,” Geoff Manley, General Manager of Lubrication Engineers said. “Our latest kit will service the offshore marine industry, particularly deep water oil and gas operations.”

The Maxi unit is available with two pump options; the standard pump services ropes up to 90mm and delivers a maximum 4.5kg per minute lubricant flow. The second, Hi-Flow pump delivers up to 13kg per minute, making this the superior option for wire ropes up to 165mm. Like its smaller brother - the Viper MK II, the new Viper Maxi series is suitable for numerous applications including ROV cables, vessel crane ropes, and underwater offshore wire ropes.

“The Maxi MK II collar is the heart of the Viper WRL system,” Manley said. “The Viper collar is constructed from high strength aluminium alloy, precision machined to tight specifications. The collar is completed with stainless steel hardware to provide maximum durability and corrosion protection in marine applications.”

With its single pass wire rope lubrication, the Viper Maxi MK II puts an end to the need for manual greasing. The high pressure and high flow grease pump enables a faster and more efficient rope lubrication with speeds up 1,000 meters per hour.

“I state with confidence that the Viper Maxi MK II is our most exciting product.” Manley said.

To see the full features and benefits of Viper’s new Maxi Mk II Wire Rope Lubricator, view the videos and brochures section of the Viper Wire Rope Lubricator website.

About the Viper Manufacturers

For over 25 years, Sydney-based Lubrication Engineers Australia have carved out their niche as the premier supplier of high performance lubricants and lubrication equipment across Australia and New Zealand.  Utilising over 140 years of in-house experience, Lubrication Engineers offer an expansive range of lubrication technology; boasting a single sourced responsibility for lubrication applications which is their unique “circle of reliability”.
To purchase or upgrade, contact:
Mr Bill Gommers
Viper WRL
Phone: +61 2 9636 5655  Mobile: +61 458 231 811
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‘Viper’ Wire Rope Lubricator gets Upgraded - Viper Mk II (October 2013)

  • Viper MkII componentsNew hi visibility aluminium collar – 32% lighter and easier to use
  • Cast handles in the collar - allows “one person” operation of Viper MkII
  • Purpose built Viper high volume, high pressure grease pump – all rope sizes with one pump
With the success of the Viper Wire Rope Lubricator, manufacturers Lubrication Engineers Australia announce the much anticipated Viper Mk II Wire Rope Lubricator launch.

Those in the marine, mining and heavy industry are already sold on the benefits of this automated, single pass wire rope lubrication technology which:

  • Simplifies and speeds up the rope lubricating process: eliminates manual greasing
  • Safer for staff, reduced lubricant usage, less leakage and mess
  • Viper kit includes a high pressure/high flow grease pump
  • Provides grease penetration and displaces moisture from the rope core
  • Reduces downtime associated with rope lubrication which improves equipment availability
  • Ropes cleaned and lubricated at speeds of up to 2,000 metres per hour
  • Lubricates all major rope sizes, Viper Mk II lubricates rope from 8mm (5/15”) to 67mm (2-5/8”) while the Viper Maxi MkII will lubricate up to 160mm (6-9/32”)
  • Custom units also available
The Viper MkII Wire Rope Lubricator has many applications including wharf cranes, ship cranes, ROV cables, mine winders, mobile cranes, oil and gas platforms, anchor ropes, deck winches, overhead cranes and ship loaders.

The Viper Mk II kit comes complete within its own robust, aluminium storage box.

Lubrication Engineers recommend the use of Viper WRL Coating Grease VCG-0 with the Viper MkII. This grease has excellent penetrating ability, disperses moisture, will not drip or run plus provides extreme pressure protection for sheaves and rope drums. Specifically designed for use with the Viper and for use in marine and mining applications.

To purchase or upgrade, contact the Viper Mk II Sales Manager now.

Viper - Technical update

Lubrication Engineers are pleased to announce a technical update to our Viper Wire Rope Lubricator from our Research and Development Team. Following feedback from our customers around the world the Viper R&D team are pleased to announce an update to our scraper plates and fixing screws on the Viper Lubricator collar. Read more...