The Kirkpatrick name, in support of our customer’s worldwide maintenance requirements, extends back to 1967. This experience was first established in support of our own fleet of 400 rental cranes and later with the wire rope lubrication systems developed to maintain those crane load lines, pendants, and boom hoist cables. The Kirkpatrick Group, Inc. has been the manufacturer of wire rope lubrication equipment for almost three decades. In 1982, we developed the first successful wire rope lubrication system in the world for our own use. Therefore, our reputation and field experience far exceeds any other producer of similar equipment because it was developed around our own requirements. No other producer can make this claim.
Kirkpatrick Wire Rope Lubrication Systems are excellent for Wire Rope & Cable Lubrication and Cleaning. In only one application, wire rope can have its surface and groove pattern scraped clean of product build-up and grit, while at the same time new lubricant is uniformly applied to the newly-cleaned surface. Coating product then fills any open spaces within the groove pattern, and internal strands open to receive it. This is accomplished as the wire rope passes through a controlled, 100% pressurized, immersion within the Internal Seal Lubrication Chamber. Surface moisture trapped within the internal strands is displaced and replaced with the newly applied wire rope coating product. Kirkpatrick Systems are functional with both low and high viscosity coatings. They can be incorporated as a Grease Applicator for tough applications where higher viscosity coatings are required to fight friction wear due to strand rubbing, as well as a low viscosity oiling system required for certain Cable Cleaning & Lubrication applications.
A great deal of time has been taken by our company to determine what characteristics our wire rope lubricants should have in meeting the stringent corrosion / wear and environmental requirements as set forth by our users. Dynagard "Blue" and Dynagard "E" are the result, and are formulated to give the user the most complete coating and penetration of wire rope possible. In addition, their environmental field performance has resulted in their use by the United States Navy, United States Coast Guard and NOAA.
Dynagard Blue is an extreme pressure, unleaded environmental wire rope lubricant blended for excellent resistance to softening under severe working conditions, water resistance, and it’s compatibility with all Kirkpatrick Wire Rope Lubrication Systems in addition to manual hand application. Its slickness and viscosity allow it to stay alive with the wire rope as the strands move during load-bearing operations. Dynagard “E” is a revolutionary non-toxic, 97% biodegradable, wire rope lubricant that meets the performance levels of petroleum-based greases in areas of fluid film and corrosion protection of wire rope strands. Exceptional for manual application; Dynagard “E” also meets the operational requirements for all Kirkpatrick Wire Rope Lubrication System Models providing optimum coating and penetration, prolonging the working life of wire rope while at the same time meeting the environmental concerns of our customers.