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Wire Rope Lubricant

Wirelife® Monolec® Penetrating Lubricant (lLE2001)

Has excellent corrosion resistance and high load carrying (EP) properties. It penetrates to the core of wire ropes, whether they are running or stationary. It is also excellent as a penetrating lubricant for chains of all sizes and works well in a variety of other industrial applications. When used in conjunction with Wirelife Almasol® Coating Lubricant, maximum protection and wear reduction is achieved.

It contains a petroleum solvent to enhance its ability to penetrate. The solvent evaporates, leaving behind a film of heavy-bodied lubricant that protects and lubricates each strand and resists leakage from the wire rope core.

 

Beneficial Qualitites:

Superior Penetration

  • Penetrates to the core of wire rope and to the pin and bushing area of chains

  • Provides long-lasting lubrication of inner strands of wire rope

High Load-Carrying Capacity & Friction Reduction

  • Contains extreme pressure (EP) additives

  • Works well for heavily loaded standing or running wire ropes

  • Resists fretting wear, a major cause of wire rope failures

  • Provides wear-reducing protection between strands and over sheaves or drums

  • Allows strands to slide against each other with greatly reduced friction, wear and heat

Rust & Corrosion Protection

  • Performs extremely well in marine environments

  • Resists water washout
    Provides outstanding rust protection and is an excellent metal preservative for all types of equipment

Versatility

  • Works well with wire rope, cables and chains, as well as in many other applications requiring a penetrating lubricant

  • Meets USDA H2 criteria for nonfood contact areas of food processing

Easy Application

  • Can be dipped, sprayed on with automatic equipment or hand-applied with a brush

  • Is also available in aerosol cans, which contain no chlorofluorocarbons

Typical Applications - All stationary or moving wire ropes or cables under heavy loads - Chains of all sizes
Mining and construction - 
Standing and running lines - Draglines, cranes and derricks - Marine environment
Cranes, hoists and drilling rigs - 
Any other application that requires excellent rust protection for steel parts

Wirelife® Almasol® Coating Lubricant (LE2002)

Is a fluid wire rope lubricant that provides a tough outer coating to seal and protect against fretting corrosion, wear and rust – even under extreme load and moisture. It seals and protects better than any product available. When used in conjunction with Wirelife Monolec® Penetrating Lubricant, maximum protection and wear reduction is achieved.

In addition to its primary function as a coating, it also provides moderate penetration – depending on the tightness of tolerances and the temperature when applied. It contains a petroleum solvent to enhance its ability to penetrate. The solvent evaporates, leaving behind a self-healing, nontacky, protecting film that is highly resistant to wash-off from both fresh and salt water.

Beneficial Qualitites

Durable Coating

  • Protects from water washing, exposure and acid

  • Repels dirt and prevents buildup of abrasive or corrosive particles

  • Does not drip, run or sling off during application or in use

High Load-Carrying Capacity & Smooth operation

  • Has excellent extreme pressure characteristics

  • 60-lb Timken OK load is among the highest of available wire rope lubricants

  • Prevents snatching of wire rope and sheaves

  • Protects sheaves, drums, pins and rollers from excessive wear

  • Protects against fretting wear, a major cause of wire rope failures

Rust & Corrosion Protection

  • Performs well in marine environments

  • Provides outstanding rust protection and is an excellent metal preservative for all types of equipment

  • Requires just a single application to prevent rust on steel parts in long-term storage

Wide Temperature Range

  • Performs well and remains flexible in a broad temperature range

  • Does not drip in hot weather or chip in cold

Safe & Easy application

  • Requires no heating or melting prior to application

  • Can be sprayed on with automatic equipment or hand- applied with a brush

  • Is also available in aerosol cans, which contain no chlorofluorocarbons

Typical Applications - Mining and construction - Standing and running lines - Draglines, cranes and derricks - Marine environment - Cranes, hoists and drilling rigs - Rust preventative - Any metal in harsh environments - Metal equipment parts in long-term storage

Wirelife® Low Tox® Penetrating Oil - LE2011

Cable and chain applications with frequent exposure to the environment, particularly those near water.

Highly penetrating lubricant with excellent load-carrying capability. Designed for marine and other sensitive applications that require a low-toxicity wire rope and chain lubricant. Provides outstanding protection against rust, while having the lowest possible toxic effect on the environment.

Beneficial Qualities

Environmental Sensitivity

  • Is ideal for use in aquatic or other environmentally sensitive areas

  • Exhibits up to a tenfold reduction in eco-toxicity while maintaining good lubricant performance

  • Has a lower toxic effect on aquatic organisms than conventional competitive products

  • Unlike other biodegradable oils that break down quickly but with relatively high toxicity, Wirelife Low Tox Penetrating Lubricant biodegrades slowly but with less toxicity, minimizing environmental impact and posing less danger to aquatic life

Penetrating Ability

  • Contains a petroleum solvent to enhance penetration into the core of the rope

High Load-Carrying Capacity

  • Excellent for heavily loaded standing or running wire ropes

  • Causes less rope fatigue, which leads to extended wire rope life

Rust & Corrosion Protection

  • Performs extremely well in marine environments

  • Resists rust and corrosion

Easy Application

  • Can be dipped, sprayed on with automatic equipment or hand-applied with a brush.

Wirelife® Almasol® Syn Coating Oil - LE2022

  • Mining and construction – Standing and running lines, draglines, cranes and derricks

  • Marine environment – Cranes, hoists and drilling rigs

Exceptionally high-viscosity, 100% synthetic base oil lubricant designed for surface protection of wire ropes in heavy duty service in extreme environment. It derives its high load-carrying capacity from its synergistic blend of an extreme pressure additive and Almasol, LE’s exclusive wear-reducing additive.

Beneficial Qualities

Robust for Heavy Use

  • Exhibits exceptionally high film strength due to heavy synthetic base fluid

  • Withstands heavy loads and cushions shock loading

  • Reduces wear by minimizing wire to-wire contact within the rope

  • Performs better and lasts longer than standard lubricants

Stays Put

  • Is extremely tacky

  • Clings tenaciously to metal surfaces

  • Requires less lubricant consumption and less maintenance

Safe & Easy

  • Appears translucent in use, allowing frequent visual safety inspections of the wire rope

  • Contains no halogenated compounds or heavy metals that would harm the environment

  • Cleared for disposal like any other non-hazardous petroleum oil

  • Can be applied manually or through automatic spray lubrication systems

  • Will not accumulate on surfaces

Wirelife® Almasol® Coating Grease (LE451-LE453)

Typical Applications: Wire rope, chain links, pins, bushings, cable sheave bushings, cables, open and closed silent and roller chains, and small, slow-turning gearboxes that require a semifluid lubricant

Wirelife Almasol Coating Grease (451-453) is a soft, semifluid calcium-based grease designed to coat wire rope as well as moving chain and cable parts to ensure long life and smooth, quiet operation. Its tacky, water-resistant characteristics enable it to adhere strongly to rapidly moving parts, seal out damaging moisture, protect against premature wear and shield metal against corrosive attack.

Beneficial Qualitites:

Wear Reduction & Corrosion Protection

  • Lubricates and reduces wear to wire rope and to all moving parts, including chains (links, pins, bushings) and cables (sheave bushings and bearings, cable strands)

  • Protects wear-intensive areas such as chain sprockets and cable sheaves

  • Lessens resistance when surfaces slide over one another, ensuring cooler operation

  • Seals all surfaces, protecting against rust and corrosion

  • Shields against acid attack

Tackiness & Water Resistance

  • Clings tightly to pin, bushing or bearing surfaces

  • Resists sling-off; keeps work area clean

  • Stays in place in presence of steam and moisture for long service life

  • Increases service intervals, requiring less lubricant to be used

Smooth, Quiet Operation

  • Enables metal joints and strands to move freely

  • Softens shocks with its full-bodied, semifluid properties

Versatility

  • Excellent for wire rope, cables, open or enclosed silent chains and roller chains, as well as chain links, pins, bushings and cable sheave bearings

  • Also works great for small, slow-turning gearboxes in which operating temperatures are relatively low (less than 71ºC/160ºF) and a semifluid grease is required

  • Meets USDA H2 criteria for nonfood contact areas of food processing

Earthwise™ EAL Wire Rope Grease (LE3353)

Typical Applications: Applications near or around waterways including: Wire rope; chain links, pins and bushings; cable sheave bushings, bearings and strands; open and closed silent and roller chains. Ideal for use in automatic lubrication systems.

Earthwise EAL Wire Rope Grease (3353) is recommended for use in applications on or near the waterways. It is an EAL and meets the specifications required by the EPA’s Vessel General Permit (VGP). It is readily biodegradable, exhibits minimal aquatic toxicity and will not accumulate in the cells of fish and other aquatic life forms. It is a soft, semifluid formulation designed to coat wire rope as well as moving chain and cable parts to ensure long life and smooth, quiet operation. Its semi-tacky, water-resistant characteristics enable it to adhere to the application and seal out damaging moisture and protect against rust formation.