The manual lubrication of wire ropes via the drip, brush, spatula or rubber glove method has always been a difficult maintenance task. Typically employed are messy asphaltic or “blackjack” type products, which have coating abilities but very little lubrication or penetration properties.
The VIPER Mid MK II Wire Rope Lubricator provides fast and effective lubrication of wire ropes from 5/16 in (8mm) to 2–5/8 in (67mm) in diameter, at speeds up to 6,670 ft (2,000 m) per hour. It eliminates the slow and labor-intensive task of manual lubrication, at the same time achieving more thorough results by forcing quality lubricant under high pressure right through to the core of the wire rope.
The system consists of the lubricator Collar assembly, which houses the polyurethane seals to suit the specific size rope. The assembly is clamped around the rope and anchored to a fixed point. The rope is then pulled through the collar as the lubricant is applied with a high pressure grease pump, forcing lubricant between the strands to the center or the rope. The result is a fully lubricated wire rope with a smooth minimal film of lubricant on the outer strands.
The benefits over conventional drip and brush or spray systems are substantial. The Viper MK II Wire Rope Lubricator operates at a higher pressure than most other lubricator collars on the market; this combined with the robust construction guarantees fast, safe and effective wire rope lubrication.
For lubricating larger rope sizes 2 in (50mm) to 6 1/2 in (165mm), you will need the Viper Maxi MK II. Viper Mini MK II lubricates rope sizes 15/64 in (6mm) to 1 13/32 in (36mm.)Please contact us for more information about these solutions.