Lubrication of Wire Ropes

To avoid corrosion, entail a longer life and evade subsequent damage due to consistent wear and tear of the wire ropes, regular and proper lubrication is vital.  Although, lubricants are available in abundance the selection of these lubricants has to be with respect to the type of wire ropes to be lubricated.

A lubricant used for wire ropes must therefore:

  • Be free of additives and compounds which result in corrosive reactions or degeneration
  • Be water-resistant and non-emulsifying
  • Not contain grit, sand, other abrasives, water, chlorine, or similar impurities
  • Have high-quality layering properties

Crosby’s Vitalife® products are far superior and are the preferred wire rope lubricants in the industry because of their ability to penetrate into wire rope and displace water and contaminants, thus reducing wear and corrosion throughout the rope.