Vectrus

Carrier Wire

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Vectrus

Vectrus is a single-braid rope of 100% Vectran™ LCP (Liquid Crystal Polymer) and is always treated with Yale’s Maxijacket coating to increase abrasion resistance and enhance the fibers' UV resistance. LCP is more tolerant of tighter bending radii in terminations than other high-modulus fibers.

Vectran LCP thrives at high loads and will sustain repeated loads more times than other high-strength, low-stretch fibers. LCP has no tendency to creep, making it a perfect solution for some critical applications where little or no dimensional tolerance is acceptable. In fact, Vectrus was one of the products selected to suspend the 40-ft.-diameter acrylic vessel filled with $225 million of heavy water at the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (sno.phy.queensu.ca) and has been in service over 10 years, without movement. The 620°F (325°C) melt point also allows this rope to be used in heat applications formerly left only to wire rope.

Vectrus Specifications and Data

Diameter (Inches) Average Spliced Break Strength *(Lbs) Minimum Spliced Break Strength *(Lbs) Maximum Working Load 5:1 **(Lbs) Weight (Lbs/100f)
1/16 800 720 160 0.2
1/8 2,300 2,070 460 0.5
5/32 4,200 3,780 840 0.9
3/16 5,600 5,040 1,120 1.2
1/4 8,200 7,380 1,640 1.9
5/16 13,400 12,060 2,680 2.8
3/8 19,200 17,280 3,840 4.4
7/16 24,500 22,050 4,900 5.7
1/2 32,000 28,800 6,400 7.5
9/16 38,000 34,200 7,600 10.3
5/8 52,500 47,250 10,500 14.6
3/4 72,000 64,800 14,400 20.0
7/8 89,000 80,100 17,800 26.2
1 109,000 98,100 21,800 32.1
1-1/4 147,000 132,300 29,400 47.5
1-3/8 187,000 168,300 37,400 60.2
1-1/2 210,000 189,000 42,000 70.0
1-5/8 245,000 220,500 49,000 82.4


* 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 232 ft. lbs./lb.
Red ultimate 4,446 ft. lbs./lb.

Specific Gravity: 1.40

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

Vectrus Splicing Instructions

Approved Splice Technique: #10015109, #10018009.