Wire ropes are integral components for many buildings, machines and structures, This material is comprised of contiguous wire strands that are wrapped around a centralized core. It is important to lubricate wire ropes in order to limit friction and prevent corrosion.
There are two main types of wire rope lubricants: penetrating and coating. A penetrating lubricant contains a solvent that transports the lubricant into the core of the wire. Once on the core, it evaporates and leaves behind a heavy, lubricating film that is capable of protecting each strand. A coating lubricant penetrates the wire slightly, and protects the outside of the cable from moisture, wear, fretting and corrosion.
Formulated as a field service lubricant and corrosion preventative, PreLube 19 uses polymer technology to form a bond with the wire rope to create a protective barrier against harsh atmospheric conditions. It penetrates to the core, providing inner-strand lubricity for superior corrosion protection that extends the life of wire rope, chain, and metal parts. PreLube 19 is ideal for use in a variety of applications, including guy wire and structural strand field treatments for corrosion protection, marine tow lines, aerial tramways, ski lift wire ropes, and fission reactor "critical use" areas at nuclear facilities.
Dynagard Blue is an extreme pressure unleaded environmental wire rope lubricant blended for excellent resistance to softening under severe working conditions, water resistance, and it's compatibility with all Kirkpatrick Wire Rope Lubrication Systems in addition to manual hand applications. It's slickness and viscosity allow it to stay alive with the wire rope as the strands move during load bearing operations. This attribute also allows it to continuously redistribute itself to cover any internal strand areas that may have been missed during the initial lubrication process. An unleaded extreme pressure additive provides exceptional protection against wear and shock loads, while additional addititves enhance resistance to water wash-off, protection against fling off at high wire rope travel speeds, and long service in high temperature environments. Dynagard Blue has outstanding structural and chemical stability. It won't corrode steel and copper bearing alloys and is compatible with conventional seal materials. Aquatic toxicity tests on sensitive marine organisms performed by independent test laboratories have shown it to have over 25,000 PPM making it possibly the best LC-50 value of any wire rope lubricant marketed in the world. Copy of the test data is available upon request.