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/|
* 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.