Maxibraid Plus

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Maxibraid Plus

Maxibraid Plus is a double-braided rope constructed of an inner load-bearing core of Honeywell Spectra®. The polyester outer sleeve is slightly thicker than Ultrex Plus, which would provide more abrasion resistance in high-wear applications.

The Spectra® 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 6,000 5,400 1,200 2.4
5/16 8,500 7,650 1,700 2.9
3/8 11,000 9,900 2,200 3.8
7/16 15,000 13,500 3,000 5.4
1/2 20,000 18,000 4,000 7.3
9/16 22,000 19,800 4,400 8.7
5/8 27,000 24,300 5,400 12.4
3/4 35,000 31,500 7,000 15.0
13/16 40,000 36,000 8,000 17.3
7/8 50,000 45,000 10,000 23.2
1 60,000 54,000 12,000 28.2
1-1/8 73,000 65,700 14,600 33.9
1-1/4 84,000 75,600 16,800 39.9
1-5/16 100,000 90,000 20,000 45.7
1-1/2 118,000 106,200 23,600 58.0
1-5/8 142,000 127,800 28,400 71.7
1-3/4 167,500 150,750 33,500 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.