Smart businesses look to safely extend the life of their wire ropes with the right specialized lubricant. But even that approach can have unwanted and unfortunate consequences because the lubricants that historically excel at extending the life of wire ropes are not environmentally acceptable.
That was the complex problem presented to Klüber Lubrication by Redaelli Tecna, a global leader in the production of steel wire ropes with over 200 years of experience. They needed an EAL (Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants) solution with a high drop point and a reasonable price point.
The highly engineered, specialized result of that challenge, in close cooperation with Redaelli Tecna (a company of Teufelberger group), was Klüberbio AM 92-142.
Klüberbio AM 92-142 is an environmentally acceptable lubricant that combines excellent load-carrying capacity, good anti-wear protection and strong anticorrosive properties to extend the life of your wires. It also exhibits excellent adhesion to metal surfaces and good water resistance, reducing lubricant consumption and labor.
It was developed as an effective EAL lubricant option for steel wire ropes operating under harsh conditions. Especially those application seen in the marine and offshore industry where wire ropes contact sea water, are exposed to extreme cold or hot climate conditions and the extreme loads experienced during active heave compensation operations.
The partnership was so successful, Redaelli Tecna now recommends Klüberbio AM 92-142 for initial and relubrication of their own steel wire ropes. Klüber Lubrication NA LP is looking for partners within North America that use EAL wire rope lubricants in their marine operations but are not getting the desired results.
If you are interested in Klüberbio AM 92-142, please contact Ben Bryant, North America’s Marine Market Manager, at Ben.Bryant@us.kluber.com.