Lubrication and Degreasers
Lubrication & Degreasers
At Northern Strands we know first-hand the importance of wire rope lubrication. It is required during manufacturing, installation, and ongoing maintenance. Different hoists and applications require different types of lubrication. We carry everything from basic asphalt lube to soap grease and no- petroleum based lubes. With Northern Strands’ knowledge of wire rope, we can recommend and supply appropriate lubrication products and suggest the best lubrication methods.

Type of products and equipment we supply lube and lube systems for includes:

  • Tower Cranes
  • Overhead Traveling Cranes
  • Construction and Industrial Wire Rope
  • Mining Surface Ropes
  • Drum and Slope Hoist Ropes
  • Progressioner Rope

Plus many more types of products and equipment. Contact us to inquire about the correct lubricant for your product or equipment.

Wire Rope Lubrication Systems

Northern Strands is a North American Distributor for CoreLube wire rope lubrication equipment and cleaners.

The 3100-BOS-R1 System is designed to apply thick oils, semi fluids, and soft greases that are self penetrating.
Cable Size Range: 0.5" (12.7mm) to 3" (77mm).

  • Ease of use
  • Lubricates wire rope at speeds of 250 ft./min.
  • One brush size fits a range of rope sizes, eliminating the need for a rubber seal for every size of rope.
  • Wire rope deformities can be run through the unit.
  • Wire ropes can run through the unit at any angle.
  • The same pump fits all sizes containers from a drum to a pail.
The CoreLube A-1600 System is a high pressure wire rope grease injection unit for NLGI #00, #0, #1, and #2 grease.
Accommodates Wire Rope Sizes: 7/32" (5.5mm) to 2-9/16" (65.0mm).

  • The Seals and Bushings snap into the housing without tools
  • Solid machined housing with dual O-Ring seals
  • Removes old lubricant, dirt, and grime
  • High pressure 50:1 Pump
  • High Output Volumbe Pump 4.25" (108.0mm) Air Motor
CoreLube Equipment's Helix Groove Cleaners are designed to remove contaminants from the valleys between the strands of wire rope. The cleaner works by rotating with the helical lay of the wire rope. The Helix Groove Cleaners are designed to work with CoreLubes applicator collars or thrust block.
Available Types:

  • Diameter Ranges: 13.0 mm – 127.0 mm
  • Number of Outer Strands: 3 - 18
  • Left or Right Lay
  • Round Stranded Wire Ropes
  • Triangular or Swaged Stranded Wire Ropes

Wire Rope Lubricants and Cleaners

Northern Strands is an official supplier of Elaskon wire rope lubricants and cleaners.
Contact Info:
Saskatoon: (306) 242-7073, Regina: (306) 352-7073, Esterhazy: (306) 745-4640 or email for more information.

Saskatoon (Head Office)

  • 3235 Millar Avenue
  • Saskatoon, SK S7K 5Y3


  • 125 Henderson Drive
  • Regina, SK S4N 5W4


  • 816 Park Ave
  • Esterhazy, SK S0A 0X0


  • 122 Paquin Road
  • Winnipeg, MB R2J 3V4
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