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The importance of a steel cable lubricant

steel cable lubricant
In order to maximize the life of steel cables and to minimize the maintenance it is important to reduce the wear of the steel cables to the minimum. In this way you can use your expensive machinery in the best possible way.

Steel cables wear because the required lubricant is inadequate or insufficiently lubricated on the cables. The lubrication of steel cables is therefore very important for the following reason.
The forces cables need to handle can be enormous. Steel cables consist of many steel wires that are twisted together. Under load the steel wires move around each other. If the lubrication is inadequate the steel cables will wear out fast, leading to high maintenance costs and unnecessary downtime.

The lubrication of steel cables requires a lubricant that must satisfy many, sometimes contradictory properties:
• Excellent adhesion, and no spinning off
• Good lubricating properties even in changing conditions
• Good crawling and penetrating effect
• Prevent wear
• Moisture resistant
• Provide good protection against rust and corrosion
• Grease must not dry out and must remain elastic

Below you find an overview of the available steel cable lubricants.

 

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Lubricants for cable lubrication: 

Open Gear and Wire Compound (protect and conserve)

Bardahl Open Gear & Wire Compound is specially formulated for use on exposed gears, wire ropes and chain/sprocket drives. This product is designed to provide extra protection against wear, rust and corrosion, even under severe operating conditions.
The problem
Open gear mechanisms are typically subject to adverse conditions including high service loads, exposure to the elements, and contamination from dirt and other abrasive materials. Wire ropes and chains are often exposed to corrosive conditions, and are subjected to abrasion and temperature extremes. Rapid corrosion and wear under these severe conditions, can cause excessive down time and high replacement costs.

The action
Bardahl Open Gear & Wire Compound is a penetrating lubricant for cables and wire ropes which provides a resilient coating that won’t be thrown off or washed out. On open gears, it provides a durable adhesive coating which protects against contamination, corrosion, and wear due to high pressure and heat. Bardahl OGW Compounds are ideal for protecting equipment such as turn buckles, shackles, cable clamps, exposed bolts, levers and switches against adverse environmental conditions.

Applications
• Protection of cables, open cog wheels of taps, dragline excavators, excavators etc.
• Protection of agriculture – and ground resistance machines, as well as articulation points of cars such as pedals, car doors, brake systems etc.
• Protection and conserving of steel cables, as well as cable transits.
• Protection of open cog wheels, collars, cables, role-lower which itself under water and if in the immediacy of are substance, coal dust and mud
• Protection of rolling mill-lower against corrosion and of all surfaces, which work in an acid atmosphere such as open cog wheels in paper factories, cement factories etc.
• Protection of components of mud mills and lock doors which are continuously immersed in water (also water salts).
• Occur of rust of crap and wreck, if lubricated for assembly, like e.g. at car expresses frameworks, feather straps, bumpers – and other affirmatives which will not be demonstrated under not favourable circumstances for a long time. These applications are of course also applied in the industry and shipping.

Main differences between OGW (72204) and OGW Transparent (72215)

                          OGW                  OGW Transparent
Colour             Black                  Transparent
Smell               yes                      nearly
Dries out         yes                      no, stays wet and sticks to the parts
Protects           yes, primair    yes but primair property is lubrication
Lubrication    no                       yes, strong attaching, perfect co/ adhesive

Read more about OGW Compound Ref 72204

Transparent Open Gear & Wire Compound (lubricant)

Bardahl Transparent OGW Compound is specially formulated for use on exposed gears, wire ropes chain/sprocket drives and sliding jibs. This product is designed to provide extra protection against wear, rust and corrosion, even under severe operating conditions.
The problem
Open gear mechanisms and sliding jibs of cranes are typically subject to adverse conditions including high service loads, exposed to the elements, and contamination from dirt and other abrasive materials. Wire ropes and chains are often exposed to corrosive conditions, and are subjected to abrasion and temperature extremes –20°C up to 150°C. Rapid corrosion and wear under these severe conditions, can cause excessive down time and high replacement costs. Use where steam or hot and cold water is a problem. For situations where lubricant ‘spatter’ or dripping is not acceptable.

The action
Bardahl Transparent OGW Compound is a penetrating lubricant for cables, wire houses and sliding jibs which provides a resilient coating that won’t be thrown off or washed out. On open gears, it provides a durable adhesive coating which protects against contamination, corrosion, and wear due to high pressure and heat. Bardahl Transparent OGW Compounds are ideal for protecting equipment such as turn buckles, shackles, cable clamps, exposed bolts, levers and switches against adverse environmental conditions.

Application
• Construction equipment
• Trucks and Trailers
• Road maintenance equipment
• Marine and fishing equipment
• Repackaging industry
• Paper works
• Agriculture equipment
• Fair-attraction equipment etc.

 

Read more about Transparent OGW Ref 72215

Special Penetrating Oil

In an aerosol this penetrating oil is Bardahl Super Spray. This special oil creates a microscopic thin lubricating film and ensures exceptional performance. It protects all kinds of tools, equipment and metal surfaces against rust and corrosion. At the same time, this oil provides reduced friction and wear. In addition, this lubricant ensures that rusted parts can be loosend again.

 

Read more about Special Penetrating Oil Ref 73000