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Wire rope repair at pulp and paper mill


Our client has 25 wire rope cranes which all need frequent lubricating and checking.  Their current process is to undertake visual inspection every month to detect any wire rope failures. Their current lubrication technique is to use standard grease which easily hardens in the working environment.

This means additional cleaning is required before re-greasing.

Cost for lubricating and cleaning = USD$14,600 / year.

Products featured in this case study:

Chesterton 601 CDPBL being sprayed

Chesterton 601 Chain Drive Pin and Bushing Lubricant

spraying product into cogs

Chesterton 715 Spraflex Gold


We recommended the customer starts using Chesterton 601 Chain Drive Pin & Bushing Lubricant and Chesterton 715 Spraflex Gold.

Wire ropes in pulp and paper mill

Wire ropes used in pulp and paper mill

Wire ropes before using Chesterton products

Wire rope before using Chesterton 601 and 715 Spraflex Gold

Wire rope after application of Chesterton 601 and Spraflex Gold

Wire rope after application of Chesterton 601 and 715 Spraflex Gold

Chesterton 601 – Chain Drive Pin & Bushing Lubricant features:

  • Rapid penetration
  • Extreme pressure additives increase load carrying ability
  • No dirt and dust build up in chains
  • No sticky lubricant residues
  • Corrosion inhibiting properties
  • Extends chain life 2 to 4 times

Chesterton 715 Spraflex® Gold – Adhesive Surface Lubricant features:

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


The customer reported increased productivity and reliability of the wire rope. Inspections were able to be reduced from one month to every three months.

The customer also made lubricant cost savings of USD$12,250 / year.

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Case number APAC0054.  Issued 10/22.

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