Unitrex XS-8

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Unitrex XS-8

Unitrex XS-8 consists of eight (8) Unitrex ropes plied together to form an 8-strand plaited cable. Very strong, very light and very abrasion resistant, Unitrex XS-8 is unique.

The base cable, Unitrex, is made of parallel strands of Honeywell Spectra® fiber, bonded together with a rubberized adhesive, wound with rubber tape and over-braided with a polyester jacket, which is saturated with urethane. The subsequent oven curing fuses the tape, making a very tough cable — or, in this case, strands — to make an even larger strength member. Unitrex XS-8 is easily spliced with a straightforward tucking procedure.

Unitrex XS-8 Specifications and Data

Diameter (Inches) Average Spliced Break Strength *(Lbs) Minimum Spliced Break Strength *(Lbs) Maximum Working Load 4:1 **(Lbs) Weight (Lbs/100f)
1-1/2 136,000 122,400 34,000 52
1-3/4 166,000 149,400 41,500 71
1-7/8 213,000 191,700 53,250 90
2-1/8 272,000 244,800 68,000 106
2-1/2 323,000 290,700 80,750 149
2-7/8 470,000 423,000 117,500 214
3-1/2 640,000 576,000 160,000 290
3-3/4 800,000 720,000 200,000 380
4-1/4 1,010,000 909,000 252,500 490
4-3/4 1,248,000 1,123,200 312,000 600


* 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.

Specific Gravity: 1.10