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Reducing maintenance of wire ropes in overhead crane

Challenge

The breaking of strands in wire ropes occurred easily due to friction. Once noticed, the 144-foot wire ropes had to be replaced due to their unsafe condition. During replacement, the crane would not be available for loading and unloading equipment.

Overhead Crane

Solution

The Chesterton 715 Spraflex® Gold was applied to maintain the overhead crane wire ropes. The Chesterton 715  Spraflex ® Gold​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ is a surface lubricant for chain drives, open gears, and wire ropes.​ Other benefits of this product are:

  • Non-drip
  • Self-adhering, flexible lubricant
  • Water resistant
  • Guards against rust and corrosion

Chesterton 715  Spraflex ® Gold​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

 

Results

The client observed that wire breaks occurred less frequently. The Chesterton 715 Spraflex® Gold is a surface lubricant for wire ropes. It resists extrusion by bonding a “wear shield” to protect equipment under heavy loads.

Application of Chesterton 715 Spraflex® Gold

 

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