Heavy duty wire ropes of cranes operate mostly in dusty and humid environments. The ropes are subjected to intense pressure during operation with the strands experiencing severe internal friction. Wire ropes on cranes operating in ports and marine applications are exposed to saline water and corrosive environments as well. Health of the wire rope is a critical safety consideration.  Speciality lubricants that possess excellent creeping-in properties with superior anti corrosive characteristics is the need.

BECHEM’s range of wire rope greases posses excellent corrosion protection properties and provide long term lubrication for wire ropes that are subjected to high loads and stress. These adhesive greases resist water washout and have excellent creeping-in properties ensuring effective lubrication to every strand of the wire rope.

BECHEM’s Range of Wire Rope Greases

Specially designed water resistant grease for long life lubrication of wire ropes that are exposed to extreme friction conditions. Premium 1000 WR has excellent corrosion protection properties.  Equipped with EP additives and solid lubricants, Premium 1000 WR provides effective lubrication to wire ropes subjected to high loads under corrosive atmosphere.

Applications: Premium 1000 WR is recommended for lubrication of wire ropes of cranes in ports, steel and process industry. Also suitable for open gears, winches, screws, hinges, cylinder guides that are exposed to water and corrosive environment

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BECHEM Premium 1000 WRLithiumMineral oil-30 to +120

Solvent based adhesive lubricant with excellent corrosion protection properties for lubrication of twisted ropes. On application, the solvent in FF 110 evaporates leaving behind an elastic layer that is splash proof and provides excellent corrosion protection, specially under out door conditions. The load carrying properties provide wear protection even in mixed friction conditions and creep rates.

Applications: Recommended for wire ropes that experience pulsating bending stresses. FF 110 repels water and is resistant to hot water, aqueous alkaline and acid solvents.

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BECHEM High Lub FF 110-20 to +80

Multipurpose anti-corrosive grease for sliding parts, ropes which are subjected to aggressive environmental conditions such as salt-water atmosphere. Equipped with EP additives, High-Lub SW 2 protects contacting surfaces against high loads and wear.

Applications: Recommended for winches, screws, hinges, open gears, cylinder guides, threaded spindles and other machine parts of off-shore machinery, steel ropes, ship yards, underwater equipment, ship cranes, lifts, yachts, contact rails or distributors, clamping devices for containers or trailers. Also suitable for machines and equipment in wet sections in textile and paper industry. Other applications and areas where High-Lub SW 2 is recommended include journal and roller bearings, machine parts of water pumps, water turbines, flood gates, escalators, car wash systems etc.

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BECHEM High Lub SW 2Special Calcium soapMineral oil-25 to +80

Frequently asked lubricant questions (FAQ)

The measure of consistency is called penetration. Penetration depends on whether the consistency has been altered by working. Standard test procedures established by American Society for Testing and Materials International (ASTM) and accepted by industry are ASTM D 217 and D 1403, measure penetration of unworked and worked greases.

The NLGI has established consistency numbers ranging from 000 to 6, corresponding to specified ranges of penetration distance of the standard cone into the test grease. Table below lists the NLGI grease classifications along with a description of the consistency of each classification.

Dropping point of a lubricating grease is an indicator of the heat resistance of the grease. and is the temperature at which the grease is no more a thickened lubricating medium. The dropping point indicates the upper temperature limit at which a grease retains its structure, not the maximum temperature at which a grease may be used.

Few greases have the ability to regain their original structure after cooling down from the dropping point.

The most important feature of a grease is its consistency. A grease that is too stiff may not get pumped into areas requiring lubrication. While a grease that is too fluid may leak out. Grease consistency depends on the type and amount of thickener used and the viscosity of its base oil. A grease consistency is its resistance to deformation by an applied force.

Greases are made by mixing a solid material, called a thickener, with a base oil and property enhancing additives; but it’s the oil that forms the lubrication film. For better understanding, grease thickener can be thought of as a sponge saturated with oil. Moving parts squeeze the oil out of the sponge like thickener for forming the lubrication film. Typically, the base oil constitutes the largest proportion of grease weight at about 80-90%, followed by thickener at 10 to 20% and additives under 10%.

Viscosity: It is a measure of resistance to flow of a lubricating oil.

Viscosity index: It is defined as rate of change of viscosity with respect to temperature.


  • It is the most important property which determines the performance of lubricating oils under the influence of temperature
  • A lubricating oil should have sufficient viscosity to retain a lubricating film on the surface
  • On machine part moving at slow speeds under high pressures, a high viscous oil should be used as it better resists being squeezed out from between the rubbing parts.  Light oils can be used for lower pressures and high speeds.
  • It is not possible to maintain a liquid oil film between two moving or sliding surfaces if the viscosity is too low and hence excessive wear will occur.

The pour point of an oil is the minimum temperature at which the oil turns into semi solid and almost losses its flow characteristic. At low temperatures, the viscosity of the oil will be very high, causing the oil to resist flow. This is important in equipment that operates in a cold environment or handles cold fluids.

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