Wire rope forms an important part of many machines and structures. Its comprised of continuous wire strands wound around a central core. There are many kinds of wire rope designed for different applications.
The purposes of lubricating the wire rope is to reduce friction as the individual wires move over each other and to provide corrosion protection and lubrication in the core of wires and the surface of the wires. Normally, many users lubricate their wire rope by coating heavily onto the cable as the protection from moisture and reduce wears. As most of the wire ropes tend to fail from inside, hence, it is important to make sure that the center core receives sufficient lubricant.