Wire Rope Cleaning Tools & Equipment

Designed to remove old grease & contaminants from the valleys of a wire rope.



•  Diameter Range: 13.0 mm to 127.0 mm

•  Number of Outer Strands: 3 to 18

•  Right or Left Hand Lay

•  Round Stranded Wire Ropes

•  Triangular/Swaged Stranded Wire Ropes

Video Clips showing groove cleaners in operation.

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Removing old grease from between the strands of your wire rope is recommended to enable new lubricant penetration and inspection of the wire rope.

Corelubes helix groove cleaners are custom made to fit the helical contour of your wire rope, round or triangular swaged strand. Note: a round stranded groove cleaner will not fit a triangular swaged wire rope. Because our groove cleaners fit the helical contour of your wire rope they remove far more grease and contaminates than any other groove cleaners available.

Our helix groove cleaners are manufactured to fit 3 to 18 outer strand wire ropes. Corelube is not limited to 6 or 8 outer strands.

Corelube designed and engineered the first (3 segment) Helix Groove Cleaner in January of 2004. Unfortunately you may find a “stolen copycat” being sold by another company.



The photos above show a new wire rope being cleaned of excess lubricant. ​The customer did not want the problem of excess lubricant dripping & flinging on to the deck of the vessel due to an over greased wire rope. Over greasing is one of the major problems with all high pressure grease applicators, due to the fact they fill in the valleys solid with grease.

The Thrust Block option shown below can be used independently. The purpose of the thrust block & guide bushings is to give the groove cleaner a flat smooth surface to rotate against.

Thrust Block

Guide Bushing

Groove Cleaner

Wire Rope Construction Types

6 Strand Round

18 Strand

Flattened Round

6 Strand

 Triangular / Swaged

16 Strand


16 Strand

12 Strand

8 Strand

89.mm - 127.mm

41.mm - 89.mm

12.mm - 41.mm

Groove Cleaners can be ordered from 3 to 18 Outer Strands.

Sizes available from 12.mm to 127.mm

Don’t be Mislead by Straight Groove Cleaners or Straight Bore Cleaners as a wire rope groove cleaner.

They only clean the surface of the wire rope.

Scraper Bushings with Clamp

The Scraper Bushings are designed to scrap only the surface of a wire rope.

There are two sizes available (SB) & (SBX).

(SB) is our small Scraper Bushing. Maximum rope diameter:  41.mm

(SBX) is our large Scraper Bushing. Maximum rope diameter:  89.mm


Part Numbers:

#SB xxx                 (xxx) = Diameter of wire rope 

#SBX xxx               (xxx) = Diameter of wire rope




Phone # 1 403-529-9645