Wire rope lubrication system

To increase wire rope life and reduce lubrication time

WRL system with pump and accessories
WRL with groove cleaner on a rope

Developed as a service tool, the Lincoln Wire Rope Lubricator is attached periodically to equipment on a monthly, quarterly or other cycle to lubricate wire ropes. Lubrication intervals should be determined according to rope manufacturer specifications.

The life cycle of a steel wire rope that has been periodically lubricated is approximately six to eight times longer than a wire rope that has not been lubricated. Also, lubricating a wire rope while in service helps to prevent corrosion of the wires. Corrosion can be internal and external, and it often is caused by acids, alkaline waters, salt air, humidity, fumes, and abrasive and industrial environments in general.


  • Reduces friction
  • Protects against corrosion
  • Enables lubricant to adhere to each wire and penetrate to the core for long-lasting protection

Wire rope lubrication system

WRL with groove cleaner
WRL with groove cleaner - cut view

The Lincoln wire rope lubrication system eliminates manual lubrication and, in turn, yields improved results. This reliable tool forces lubricant into the wire rope core to reduce friction and heat generation for longer service life. The wire rope lubrication system applies the right amount of lubricant, distributes it evenly and eliminates over-lubrication waste.


  • Fast and efficient – reduces lubrication time by up to 90% vs. manual lubrication
  • Increases operator safety
  • Easy to use with any wire rope up to 2 in. (52 mm)
  • Helps to prevent corrosion
  • Protects the wire ropes
  • Penetrates the wire rope core
  • Reduces waste and contamination
  • Robust design for harsh environments

Groove cleaner to remove dirt and used grease

Groove cleaner complete on rope
Groove cleaner for WRL

Designed to complement the Lincoln wire rope lubricator, the groove cleaner removes dirt and used grease from the rope before it passes through the lubricator. Utilizing the cleaner improves the penetration of new grease and enhances corrosion protection to extend wire rope service life. Each groove cleaner is produced individually based on rope specifications to make sure that the device profile matches accurately with the strands. 

The groove cleaner unit consists of a groove cleaner device, as well as separating bushings and a separating bushing support to minimize wear. The cleaner is manufactured from thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer (TPU) for durability.


  • Extends service life of wire rope
  • Improves penetration of new grease
  • Enhances corrosion protection
  • Easy to install and use
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