Wire Rope Cleaners
REMOVE CONTAMINATION & BUILD-UP OF OLD LUBRICANT FROM ROPES
Build-up of contamination can cause accelerated wear on ropes and sheaves, acting as an abrasive on interacting surfaces. The built-up residual lubricant and any associated foreign material encapsulate the rope, keeping in water and increasing the rate of corrosion.
If visual inspections are part of the rope maintenance regime, the old lubricant can effectively hide issues that may lead to failures that could have been managed. Effective lubrication cannot occur until this crust is removed and replaced with a high-quality lubricant.
Viper Rope Cleaners enable the removal of contamination or built-up, old lubricant from the wire rope prior to lubrication, improving the effectiveness of the lubrication process via the Viper Wire Rope Lubricator.
Viper Rope Cleaners (VRCs) are available in left- and right-hand lay, to suit 6- and 8-strand ropes and other strand configurations on request.
SMOOTH BORE ROPE CLEANER
For certain types of wire ropes where the standard Viper Rope Cleaner is not suitable, the Viper ‘Smooth Bore’ rope cleaner is available. The Smooth Bore Rope Cleaner would typically be used on hose ropes with a large number of outer strands, some non-rotational ropes, ROV cables, etc., where the valleys between the strands are minimal and do not readily facilitate a standard Viper Rope Cleaner.