Maxibraid

Maxibraid

Maxibraid™ is a 12-strand single braid rope constructed from Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene fiber. UHMPE fiber has the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any synthetic or natural fiber, and it floats. The integral Maxijacket HP coating firms the construction, increases wear life, and helps keep contaminants out of the rope. Maxi-braid 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.

 

Diameter Average Spliced Minimum Spliced Maximum** Weight
Inches (mm) Break Strength* Break Strength* Work Load 5:1 Lbs/ Kg/
    Lbs Kg Lbs Kg Lbs Kg 100ft 100m
1/8 (3.0) 1,800 815 1,620 734 360 163 0.4 0.6
5/32 (4.0) 2,700 1,225 2,430 1,103 540 245 0.7 1.0
3/16 (5.0) 4,300 1,950 3,870 1,755 860 390 1.0 1.5
1/4 (6.0) 6,600 2,995 5,940 2,696 1,320 599 1.5 2.2
5/16 (8.0) 9,800 4,445 8,820 4,001 1,960 889 2.4 3.6
3/8 (10.0) 14,300 6,490 12,870 5,841 2,860 1,298 3.5 5.2
7/16 (11.0) 18,000 8,170 16,200 7,353 3,600 1,634 4.0 6.0
1/2 (13.0) 26,500 12,030 23,850 10,827 5,300 2,406 6.5 9.7
9/16 (14.0) 32,000 14,525 28,800 13,073 6,400 2,905 7.5 11.2
5/8 (16.0) 39,500 17,930 35,550 16,137 7,900 3,586 9.2 13.7
3/4 (19.0) 49,000 22,245 44,100 20,021 9,800 4,449 12.7 18.9
7/8 (22.0) 69,000 31,325 62,100 28,193 13,800 6,265 17.2 25.6
1 (25.0) 82,000 37,225 73,800 33,503 16,400 7,445 21.0 31.3
1-1/8 (29.0) 108,000 49,030 97,200 44,127 21,600 9,806 26.5 39.5
1/1/4 (32.0) 120,000 54,480 108,000 49,032 24,000 10,896 34.7 51.7
1-5/16 (33.0) 130,000 59,020 117,000 53,118 26,000 11,804 39.5 58.8
1-1/2 (38.0) 156,000 70,820 140,400 63,738 31,200 14,164 45.5 67.8
1-3/4 (44.0) 230,000 104,420 207,000 93,978 46,000 20,884 70.0 104.2
2 (51.0) 250,000 113,500 225,000 102,150 50,000 22,700 80.0 119.1


* Knots and abrupt bends significantly reduce the strength of all ropes and lowers the maximum working load.
** Working load is based on static or moderately dynamic lifting/pulling operations. Instant changes in load up or down in excess of 10% of the rope's rated working load constitutes hazardous shock load and would void normal working load recommendation. Consult Yale Cordage for guidelines for working loads and safe use of rope.

High Performance Single Braid Splice Instructions (0.5 MB)

 

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