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Lubrication extends wire rope life

1st Quarter 2009 Other technologies

Lubrication system supplier, Operational Marketing, has introduced a wire rope spray lubrication system for use on mines and other applications where wire ropes require lubrication to improve safety, achieve longevity and minimise maintenance. The system serves up to three winders per headgear, lubricating ropes as they work.

The system includes:

* A Delimon pump which serves up to three winders (ie, 12 ropes).

* A control system suited to the number of winders in the headgear.

* One lubrication head per rope.

The advantages of having well lubricated ropes are:

* Enhanced safety.

* Ropes last 50%–100% longer.

* Reduced downtime and improved shaft productivity.

* Rope inspection is simplified.

* Savings on rope costs.

* Increased production time.

* Life of sheave wheel is extended.

For wet rope conditions there is a special head available to remove, collect and drain most water from rope.

For more information contact Xen Papastamopoulos, Operational Marketing, +27 (0)11 793 7421, [email protected], www.omsa.co.za





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