The Viper MKII Wire Rope Lubricator range provides fast and effective cleaning and lubricating of wire ropes. Wire ropes from 6mm (1/4”) to 165mm (6-1/2”) in diameter can be greased at speeds up to 2,000 meters per hour.
The high strength cast aluminium collar is light weight and combined with design features such as the unique inbuilt carry handles the Viper WRL is easy to install and operate. The collars come complete with stainless steel hardware to provide maximum corrosion protection.
The Viper WRL package eliminates the HS&E risks associated with manual lubrication while delivering the best possible lubrication result for your wire ropes.
The Viper WRL is available in three sizes, Maxi MKII, Mid MKII and Mini MKII. Constructed from high grade, cast aluminium with a robust protective coating. Each of the Viper Wire Rope Lubricators are supplied in a robust
aluminium storage case, with all the components required to get you started.
Viper Maxi MKII
Suitable for wire ropes between 50mm to 165mm
Viper Mid MKII
Suitable for wire ropes between 6mm to 67mm
Viper Mini MKII
Suitable for wire ropes between 6mm to 36mm
Health, Safety & Environment
The Viper WRL was developed with safety and the environment in mind. When used correctly the Viper WRL has several Health, Safety and Environment benefits.
The unique Viper seal design is at the heart of the Viper WRL package. The selected polyurethane material is wear resistant to ensure long service life but still flexible enough to mould to the rope. This flexibility helps reduce leakage but more importantly massages the lubricant into the rope, thus increasing penetration of the lubricant and the protection from corrosion that this provides.
Other wire rope lubricators tend to simply coat the outside of the rope. The length of the Viper Mid and Maxi collar / seal combination also increase the dwell time that the rope has with the lubricant, which also helps with application and ultimately leads to longer rope life and extended lubrication intervals
Viper seals are proven to have lasted for > 15,000 metres of rope.
The Viper WRL Scraper plates enable safe entry of broken wires into the seal ensuring the rope and seal is not damaged.
Viper Rope Cleaners
Viper Rope Cleaners enable the removal of contamination or built up old lubricant from the wire rope prior to lubrication, improving the effectiveness of the lubrication process via the Viper WRL. Viper Rope Cleaners (VRC’s) are available in left and right hand lay, to suit 6 and 8 strand ropes and other strand configurations on request.
For certain types of wire ropes where the standard Viper Rope Cleaner is not suitable the Viper ‘Smooth Bore’ rope cleaner is available. The Smooth Bore Rope Cleaner would typically be used on hose ropes with a large number of outer strands, some nonrotational ropes, ROV cables, etc, where the valleys between the strands are minimal and do not readily facilitate a standard Viper Rope Cleaner.
VMRCS Manual Rope Cleaner
To achieve optimum visual inspection of wire rope assets it is critical that old lubricant and contamination is removed from the outer strands and valleys of the rope, prior to inspection. Viper WRL has revolutionised the process of cleaning ropes by combining CAD based design with manufacturing techniques and composite materials to deliver the Viper Manual Rope Cleaner Solution Kit. This kit is used in conjunction with our Viper Rope Cleaners (VRC).
VIPER MID MKII EFFECTIVELY REMOVES GREASE DEPOSITS AND PERFECTLY LUBRICATES ROPE AT A FIVE PUMPED STORAGE FACILITY IN GERMANY.
Schluchseewerk AG is the operator of five pumped storage facilities in the southern Black Forest in Baden-Württemberg. The head office is in Laufenburg, Germany. Schluchseewerk AG is owned by RWE, EnBW, Energiedienst AG and Energiedienst Holding AG. Schluchseewerk AG – driven by the power of water
TAHMOOR UNDER GROUND MINE SAVES THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS A YEAR ON WIRE ROPE LUBRICATION WITH THE VIPER WRL.
Tahmoor Colliery is an underground coal mine at Tahmoor in the Southern Highlands region of New South Wales, Australia, extracting coal from the Bulli coal seam. Most of the mine product is hard coking coal used for steel making. A small quantity of steaming blend coal used for power generation is also produced. Both products are exported to Europe and Asia.