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.
|Diameter||Average Spliced||Minimum Spliced||Maximum**||Weight|
|Inches||(mm)||Break Strength*||Break Strength*||Working Load 4:1||Lbs/||Kg/|
* 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