Yalex

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Yalex

Yalex is a single-braid, 12-strand rope constructed of specially lubricated 1W81 high-tenacity polyester. Yalex’s two-end-per-carrier structure creates a larger void in the middle of the rope, which makes it easier to splice and makes used-rope splicing much easier to perform.

Yalex is always coated with Yale’s Maxijacket urethane coating, which reduces the new rope’s tendency to snag, greatly enhances abrasion resistance, and is a great way to color code ropes for application or load rating.

Yalex 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 2,500 2,250 500 2.2
5/16 4,000 3,600 800 2.8
3/8 6,000 5,400 1,200 4.0
7/16 10,900 9,810 2,180 6.5
1/2 13,600 12,240 2,720 8.7
9/16 16,500 14,850 3,300 11.2
5/8 18,500 16,650 3,700 12.1
3/4 24,000 21,600 4,800 17.0
7/8 35,500 31,950 7,100 25.6
1 43,000 38,700 8,600 32.3
1-1/8 56,000 50,400 11,200 34.9
1-1/4 65,500 58,950 13,100 39.3
1-5/16 74,750 67,275 14,950 46.6
1-1/2 93,500 84,150 18,700 60.0
1-5/8 112,500 101,250 22,500 83.0
1-3/4 120,000 108,000 24,000 94.0
2 133,200 119,880 26,640 117.0


* 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 409 ft. lbs./lb.
Red ultimate 10,700 ft. lbs./lb.

Specific Gravity: 1.38

Dielectric Strength: The maximum allowable leakage for clean, dry Yalex 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

Yalex Splicing Instructions

Approved Splice Technique: #10015101 (Single Braid Eye Splice).