PowerStrand 6x19 Class Galvanized Fibre Core Wire Ropes are supplied with a dry lube. Dry lube is minimal application of oil during the stranding and closing process that allows the wire rope to be manufactured. The end result is a clear galvanized finish that is slightly oily to the touch. While galvanizing serves to keep the individual wires from corroding and seizing, it is just a zinc coating. Ropes should be periodically inspected & re-lubed to ensure wire to wire friction is reduced to extend service life.
Fibre core wire ropes are generally used for ropes where flexibility in handling is required. The fibre core is impregnated with lubricant before manufacture, it then continues as an internal lubricator during the operation of the rope. Fibre core ropes are not suitable where they are subject to crushing on drums and sheaves.
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