Australia’s leading lubrication solutions provider, Lubrication Engineers, have officially launched a new product: the Viper Mini MK II.
Small it may be, but the Viper Mini MK II is just as powerful, fast and effective as other Vipers.
"Despite its smaller size, the Viper Mini MK II has the same capability, strength and speed as the Viper MK II," Geoff Manley, general manager of Lubrication Engineers said.
Like its larger predecessors, this product eliminates the need for manual greasing with its single pass wire rope lubrication, at speeds of up to 1,000m an hour.
The added benefit of the Viper Mini is its smaller size, weight and portability, meaning that it can be carried and installed by one person, instead of two, providing superior protection for smaller steel ropes.
Lubrication Engineers predicts that these features will be particularly attractive to ship owners, who wish to protect the asset life of all of their steel ropes, which will likely vary in size.
"The Viper Mini really handles smaller ropes like no other lubricator. Ships may have 6 ropes, with varying diameters. The Viper Mini ensures that all ropes, of varying diameters, from 8mm to 30mm (35mm with HS Kit), receive effective lubrication, in a safe, mess-free application," Mr Manley explained.
Further, Lubrication Engineers is confident that the size and portability of the Viper Mini will make rope lubrication attractive to a broader market.
"Because the Viper Mini can be installed by one person instead of two, it means that rope lubrication is now available to smaller companies who may only have one maintenance staff member. Currently these companies are protecting their rope assets with manual greasing, or not at all.
"We know manual greasing can be dangerous to staff and it does not result in maximum asset protection, but until now many companies have not had the resources to implement effective rope lubrication. The Viper Mini changes that.
"I’m excited to launch the Viper Mini and begin to simplify rope asset protection for all Australian business owners."
Key features and benefits
- Fast and efficient rope lubrication: set up and install only take minutes. No tools required, clean and lubricate ropes in one application at speeds of up to 1,000mt/hour
- Eliminates manual greasing: safer for staff, reduced lubricant usage, less leakage and mess
- Wide size range: Viper Mini can lubricate ropes from 8mm (5/16in) to 30mm (1 3/16in). High-speed kit can do up to 35mm (1 3/8in) ropes
- Maximum rope protection: unique seal design induces lubricant penetration into rope for added corrosion protection. Direct increase in rope asset life
To read further details of Viper’s new Maxi Mk II Wire Mini Rope Lubricator, visit the Viper WRL website.