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The Use of Cable Lubricant at Work Sites

April 06, 2023

Cable installation is an integral part of the utility supply industry. Contractors rely on a wide range of tools and equipment at work sites to ensure the unhindered installation of underground and overhead cables. Today, we discuss in brief cable lubricants. They are widely used by contractors to make cable pulling a smooth experience and speed up the entire cable-pulling process. This unsung hero can make all the difference in avoiding downtime, extending the life of cables, and preventing costly repairs. 


What is cable lubricant?

  • Cable lubricant is a type of grease or oil that is applied to cables in order to reduce friction and wear.
  • It is often used in industrial and construction applications where heavy machinery is used to pull cables across long distances.
  • Cable lubricant can help to prolong the life of cables by reducing wear and tear.
  • While conduits are used to protect the cables from breaking while they are being pulled or installed, they do not ensure complete protection unless lubricant is also used.
  • The lubricant ensures that the cables do not stick to the conduit or cement and that there is a protective layer to keep away anything that can damage the cables.
  • The lubricating film left on the cable then provides maximum friction reduction and makes even the most difficult cable-pulling applications easy. 



Cable lubricants are a valuable asset to any work site that requires the use of cables. They help ensure that cables last longer, are less prone to damage and can be used in more extreme temperatures. You can rely on us at AMAC Equipment Limited for all cable installation and utility supply tools. We are one of the leading distributors of tools and equipment to contractors in the construction and utility supply business. Contact us today to learn about everything we can do for you.