Why do wire ropes need lubrication?
The two key benefits of lubricating wire ropes are creating a lower friction point and more endurance during daily use. It also plays a major role in preventing corrosion, rust, and wear in your wire ropes, and significant unnecessary maintenance costs.
Poor lubrication practice can have negative effects on the performance and lifespan of your wire rope. Not only can this end up costing you money with production downtime, but it could also be the cause of injury or loss of life.
What's an Automated Lubricator?
An automated lubricator is a mobile lubrication system which will lubricate wire ropes quickly and more effectively than performing the task manually. Available in a variety of sizes, automated lubrication systems can accommodate wire ropes of different makes and diameters. When performing the task manually, there is a risk of safety hazards, it’s a time-consuming process that can also be messy and have an impact on the environment. An automated lubrication system delivers controlled amounts of lubricant consistently. The reliable lubricant flow also helps you avoid both inadequate and over lubrication.
Benefits of Automated Lubrication over manual lubrication.
- Reduces potential site safety hazards.
- Increases productivity, reducing unscheduled downtime.
- Far quicker than manual lubrication, and far more efficient for maintenance crews.
- Reduces lubrication times from days to hours reducing manual labor costs up to 90%.
- Provides moisture displacement which reduces corrosion in wire ropes.
- A mobile solution makes setup time easy at any location.
- No spillage, meaning no wasted lubricant or mess and is a more environmentally responsible solution.
- Penetrates deep to the core of the wire and coats all wire strands.
The Viper Wire Rope Lubrication Solutions.
The Viper Wire Rope Lubricator (WRL) solutions are trusted and reliable systems designed and made in Australia. Built with high-grade, cast aluminum, the Viper Wire Rope Lubricator is a strong, durable automated system which operates in the harshest environments. The Viper range consisting of three units are mobile which makes the task of wire rope lubrication quicker, safer, and more efficient. Simply insert your wire rope and with a single run through, your ropes will be completely lubricated. Each size features a high pressure/ high flow lubrication pump which compresses lubricant into the rope, ensuring total coverage.
NEW Viper Mini MK 3: The smallest model available and ideal for ropes sized between 6mm to 44mm in diameter. Offers precise lubrication at 2000 meters per hour.
Best suited for Vessel Crane Ropes, Underwater Offshore Wire Ropes ROV Cables, and Drag Lines.
Viper Mid MK 2: Perfect for medium ropes sized between 6mm to 67mm. Can operate at 2000 meters per hour.
Recommended for Wharf Cranes, Ship Cranes, Oil & Gas Platforms, Deck Winches, Overhead Cranes ROV Cables, Mind Winders, Mobile Cranes, Anchor Ropes, and Ship Loaders.
Talk to the experts to keep your wire ropes in peak condition and reduce site safety hazards.
The upkeep of your wire ropes will help both with their functionality and increase their lifespan.
Properly lubricated wire ropes reduce equipment downtime, as well as maintenance and operating costs. Inefficient manual lubrication practices can lead to major failure, so it’s best to use a Viper Wire Rope Lubricator System to ensure your wire ropes are lubricated to keep them operating at maximum performance.
With a preventative maintenance program, a Viper Wire Rope Cleaner will increase your wire rope lifespan by up to 300%.
Take your wire rope maintenance to the next level, speak to the friendly, expert team at Viper. Get in touch today!