Unitrex XS-8

Unitrex XS-8

Unitrex XS‑8 consists of eight (8) Unitrex XS ropes plied together to form an 8‑strand plaited cable. Very strong, very light and very abrasion resistant, Unitrex XS‑8 is unique. The base cable, Unitrex XS, is made of parallel strands of UHMPE fiber, bonded together with a rubberized adhesive, wound with rubber tape and over‑braided with a polyester jacket, which is saturated with urethane. The subsequent oven curing fuses the tape, making a very tough cable — or in this case, strands — to make an even larger strength member. Unitrex XS‑8 is easily spliced with a straightforward tucking procedure.

DiameterAverage SplicedMinimum SplicedMaximum**Weight
Inches(mm)Break Strength*Break Strength*Working Load 4:1Lbs/Kg/
  LbsKgLbsKgLbsKg100ft100m
1‑1/2(38)136,00061,740122,40055,566 34,00015,435 5277
1‑3/4(44)166,00075,360 149,400 67,824 41,500 18,840 71106
1‑7/8(48)213,00096,700191,700 87,030 53,250 24,175 90134
2‑1/8(54)272,000123,485244,800 111,137 68,000 30,871 106158
2‑1/2(64)323,000146,640290,700131,97680,75036,660 149 222 
2‑7/8(73)470,000213,380423,000 192,042 117,500 53,345 214 319 
3‑1/2(89)640,000290,560576,000 261,504 160,000 72,640 290 432 
3‑3/4(95)800,000363,200720,000 326,880 200,000 90,800 380 566 
4‑1/4(108)1,010,000458,540 909,000412,686252,500 114,635 490 730 
4‑3/4(121)1,248,000 566,5901,123,200 509,931 312,000 141,648 600 893 

* 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.

Specific Gravity: 1.1

For proper care and rope inspection contact us or see our Rope Selection & Inspection Guide.

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