Maxibraid Plus

Double Braid

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Maxibraid Plus

Maxibraid Plus is a double-braided rope constructed of an inner load-bearing core of Ultra High Weight Molecular Polyethylene (UHMWPE). The polyester outer sleeve is slightly thicker than Ultrex Plus, which would provide more abrasion resistance in high-wear applications.

The UHMWPE core is coated with Yale’s Maxijacket coating prior to being over-braided, for added toughness. Yale has developed a special splice for larger sizes (3/4" and larger), which incorporates a tucked core yet is covered as a conventional double braid. The advantage to this splice is no movement of the eye in service and a greatly shortened internal tail, making the rope more flexible and less prone to being damaged adjacent to the eye.


Maxibraid Plus Specifications and Data

Diameter (Inches) Average Spliced Break Strength *(Lbs) Minimum Spliced Break Strength *(Lbs) Maximum Working Load 5:1 **(Lbs) Weight (Lbs/100f)
1/4 5,400 4,860 1,080 2.4
5/16 9,300 8,370 1,860 3.1
3/8 12,500 11,250 2,500 4.0
7/16 15,000 13,500 3,000 5.6
1/2 21,000 18,900 4,200 7.3
9/16 28,000 25,200 5,600 9
5/8 34,000 30,600 6,800 11.6
3/4 44,000 39,600 8,800 14.5
13/16 48,000 43,200 9,600 17.3
7/8 63,000 56,700 12,600 22.8
1 75,000 67,500 15,000 27.5
1-1/8 100,000 90,000 20,000 38.2
1-1/4 112,000 100,800 22,400 39.9
1-5/16 123,000 110,700 24,600 45.7
1-1/2 160,000 144,000 32,000 55.5
1-5/8 170,000 153,000 34,000 71.7
1-3/4 214,000 192,600 42,800 85.6


* Knots and abrupt bends significantly reduce the strength of all ropes and lower the maximum working load.
** Working load is based on static or moderately dynamic lifting/pulling operations. Instantaneous changes in load, up or down, in excess of 10% of the rope’s rated working load constitute hazardous shock load and would void the normal working-load recommendation. Consult Yale Cordage for guidelines for working loads and the safe use of rope.

 

Green working 115 ft. lbs./lb.
Red ultimate 4,295 ft. lbs./lb.

Specific Gravity: 1.18

Dielectric Strength: The maximum allowable leakage for clean, dry Maxibraid Plus is 100 micro-amperes when tested at 100kV per Yale Method 712-1701 Rev 1 "Routine Production Test." Absorbed and entrained moisture or impurities will increase rope’s conductivity dramatically.


Maximum Working Load
Minimum Break Strength
Average Break Strength

Maxibraid Plus Splicing Instructions

Approved Splice Technique: #10015106, #10018007.