Vectrus

Vectrus

Vectrus is a single-braided rope of 100% Vectran™ LCP (Liquid Crystal Polymer) and is always treated with Yale's Maxi-jacket 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 tolerances are acceptable. In fact, Vectrus was selected to suspend the 40-ft. diameter acrylic vessel, filled with $3 billion 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. 

 

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
1/16 (2.0) 800 360 720 324 160 72 0.2 0.3
1/8 (3.0) 2,300 1,040 2,070 936 460 208 0.5 0.7
5/32 (4.0) 4,200 1,905 3,780 1,715 840 381 0.9 1.3
3/16 (5.0) 5,600 2,540 5,040 2,286 1,120508 1.2 1.8
1/4 (6.0) 8,200 3,720 7,380 3,348 1,640 744 1.9 2.8
5/16 (8,0) 13,400 6,080 12,060 5,472 2,680 1,216 2.8 4.2
3/8 (10.0) 19,200 8,715 17,280 7,844 3,840 1,743 4.4 6.6
7/16 (11.0) 24,500 11,120 22,050 10,008 4,900 2,224 5.7 8.5
1/2 (13.0) 32,000 14,525 28,800 13,073 6,400 2,905 7.5 11.2
9/16 (14.0) 38,000 17,250 34,200 15,525 7,600 3,450 10.3 15.3
5/8 (16.0) 52,500 23,835 47,250 21,452 10,050 4,767 14.6 21.7
3/4 (19.0) 72,000 32,685 64,800 29,417 14,400 6,537 20.0 29.8
7/8 (22.0) 89,000 40,405 80,100 36,365 17,800 8,081 26.2 39.0
1 (25.0) 109,000 49,485 98,100 44,537 21,800 9,897 32.1 47.8

* 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.

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