Rope wires have an overwhelming multitude of applications. Although they appear very simple, the intricate construction and a lot of demand placed on them mean that they should be lubricated to perform optimally and last considerably longer.
Even more, lubrication that goes into a particular wire rope determines what operations it is suited for.
Here are reasons why you should consider lubricating your rope wire:
Lubricants provide corrosion protection: A good rope wire lubricant must have excellent corrosion protection properties. Past the role of reducing friction during load application, the lubricant you are applying should adhere to the surface of the strands to form a film that protects them against corrosion.
Lubricating reduces friction: The principal function of any lubricant is to reduce the wear and tear resulting from friction. While wire ropes come when already lubricated, relubricating them as needed will greatly help reduce wear on the wires and strands, ultimately maximizing their service life.
Lubricants provide a thin, non-tacky film that prevents dust and dirt from building up on the wire rope.
Lubrication is an integral part of wire rope use. The best lubricants from reputable dealers are designed to help ensure that your wire rope performs optimally and doesn’t wear faster for longevity.