Maxibraid

Industrial Single Braid

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Maxibraid

Maxibraid is a 12-strand single-braid rope constructed from Honeywell Spectra® fiber. Spectra® has the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any synthetic or natural fiber, and it floats. The integral Maxijacket High Performance coating firms the construction, increases wear life and helps keep contaminants out of the rope.

Maxibraid also has extremely low stretch and is laid firmer than Ultrex, sacrificing some tensile strength for longevity in tough field conditions. In many instances, we have found this firmer lay retains higher percentages of original breaking strength after use in the field for extended periods. Available in a variety of Maxijacket colors, which can help identify time in service, differentiate one rope from another or denote load ratings.

Maxibraid Specifications and Data

Diameter (Inches) Average Spliced Break Strength *(Lbs) Minimum Spliced Break Strength *(Lbs) Maximum Working Load 5:1 **(Lbs) Weight (Lbs/100f)
1/8 1,800 1,620 360 0.4
5/32 2,700 2,430 540 0.7
3/16 4,300 3,870 860 1.0
1/4 6,600 5,940 1,320 1.5
5/16 9,800 8,820 1,960 2.4
3/8 14,300 12,870 2,860 3.5
7/16 18,000 16,200 3,600 4.0
1/2 26,500 23,850 5,300 6.5
9/16 32,000 28,800 6,400 7.5
5/8 39,500 35,550 7,900 9.2
3/4 49,000 44,100 9,800 12.7
7/8 69,000 62,100 13,800 17.2
1 82,000 73,800 16,400 21.0
1-1/8 108,000 97,200 21,600 26.5
1-1/4 120,000 108,000 24,000 34.7
1-5/16 130,000 117,000 26,000 39.5
1-1/2 156,000 140,400 31,200 45.5
1-3/4 230,000 207,000 46,000 70.0
2 250,000 225,000 50,000 80.0


* 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 226 ft. lbs./lb.
Red ultimate 6,342 ft. lbs./lb.

Specific Gravity: 0.97

Dielectric Strength: The maximum allowable leakage for clean, dry Maxibraid is 75 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 Splicing Instructions

Approved Splice Technique: #10015109, #10018009.