Custom and Specialty Ropes

Yale’s philosophy of applications engineering has led to the creation of rope products using the newest and best synthetic fibers available in the world.

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Yale produces a wide range of specialty ropes for key industries such as Mining and Arboriculture.

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Slings, Rope Tools and Coatings

Yale produces rope slings and tools for a variety of industrial and other uses.

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Cat’s Eye Ultrex is a specially designed product for underground mining. This rope keeps the high strength of Ultrex and adds a reflective component to allow it to be seen in the conditions unique to underground mining.

This is a spliceable urethane coating that is applied after the rope is braided. Maxijacket firms the rope, increases snag resistance, improves abrasion resistance and helps keep contaminants from entering the rope.

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Arborist
Industrial
Oceanographic
Pleasure Marine

Yale Coat Chafe is a braided-polyester inner-lining material allowing for a smooth application while the outer heavy-duty layer of abrasion-resistant urethane provides protection against wear surfaces. This construction allows for continued flexibility in cold climates.

Maxijacket HP is a new urethane technology originating in Europe. It brings an innovative toughness to our high-modulus rope offerings. This new material is harder, penetrates better and is twice as abrasion resistant as our traditional Maxijacket coating.

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Arborist
Industrial
Oceanographic
Pleasure Marine

Yale Cordage designs combinations of high-performance fairings specifically for the ocean environment in almost any configuration. In use, they contribute significantly to drag reduction, strum suppression and longitudinal damping.

TechEye2 and TechJoin2 are used for terminating or joining Yale's Unitrex XS parallel-core cables. TechEye3 and TechJoin3 are used for terminating or joining Yale's Uniline parallel-core cables.

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Electrical Utility
Industrial

Aracom 100 is a 12-strand rope comprised of 100% Technora® Aramid fiber. Teijin's Technora® Aramid is selected for this rope due to its ease of handling and reduced internal yarn-on-yarn friction, which greatly increases this Aramid’s longevity.

Aracom Miniline combines a low helix angle core of Technora® Aramid with a very tightly woven over-braid of thin polyester. Aracom Miniline provides the maximum strength–to-weight ratio in a composite Aramid polyester construction.

Aracom T is a double braid consisting of a Technora® Aramid core with a sleeve of high-tenacity polyester. Aracom T maintains a high degree of flexibility and is easily spliced.

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Industrial
Pleasure Marine

Crystalyne is a double-braided rope constructed with an inner load-bearing core of Vectran Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) and has a tough polyester outer sleeve. LCP is more tolerant of bending than other high-modulus fibers and is not as affected by overloading.
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Industrial
Pleasure Marine

Double Esterlon is a double-braided rope constructed of premium over finish polyester fiber in both the sleeve and core. This product is identified by two green strands braided into the cover structure and is available with optional Maxijacket urethane coating to further enhance the rope’s wear resistance.

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Arborist
Industrial

Hy-Dee Brait is an 8-strand bi-polymer rope with extraordinary dielectric properties. The rope is nubby, which provides excellent grip, and treated with a proprietary chemical mixture Yale calls Aralube-dielectric.

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Electrical Utility

Bee-Line Prussic offers high heat resistance provided by its Vectran core and a 75% / 25 % Technora / Polyester braided cover. Bee Line has one of the highest heat-resistant covers available in the market.

Kernmaster is a static-rappelling line constructed with a traditional "mantle" sleeve consisting of 48 strands of polyester. The inside, or "kern," is a braided core of energy-absorbing nylon. The core is fully steam-stabilized to enhance the rope's flexibility and prevent hardening in service.

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Arborist
Industrial

In sizes 6" through 15" circumference, Larger Nylon Brait is based on Nylon 6-6 and is a four-stage rope, laid firm and easily spliced.

Larger Polyester Brait is a 4-stage rope based on PET high-tenacity yarn, offering exceptional tension fatigue, especially wet.

Larger plaited Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) Brait. UHMWPE fiber is one of the strongest fibers known and is very low elongating. The geometry of the plaited UHMWPE allows more substantial dynamic loads to be imparted on the rope without compromising its longevity.

Manufactured with Maxijacket-coated Double Esterlon or Polydyne, each unit has a chafe sleeve-covered small or large eye. Dead Eye slings, as with rigging lines, are color coded for easy identification in the field.

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Arborist
Industrial

Maxi-Moor II double-braided rope is improved from our original polyster/nylon construction with twice the high-tenacity PET fiber, so it maintains integrity for up to eight times more loading cycles.

A complete loop increases the lift capacity of a sling without going to a larger-diameter line. This sling makes an excellent choker with a wider "footprint" on the load for more positive control.

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

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Industrial
Oceanographic
Pleasure Marine

Standard eye and eye sling for general-purpose work. Lightweight, very flexible, nonmaring and very strong.

Mega Max is double braid rope with a unique design that provides the ultimate in abrasion protection while still providing the highest strength possible, all in a Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber construction.
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Industrial
Oceanographic
Pleasure Marine

Maxibraid Plus is a double-braided rope constructed of an inner load-bearing core of Ultra High Weight Molecular Polyethylene (UHMWPE). The polyester outer sleeve is slightly thicker than Ultrex Plus, which would provide more abrasion resistance in high-wear applications.

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Electrical Utility
Industrial
Pleasure Marine

U.S. Patent No. 9,296,593 B2 - Singapore Patent No. 11201507689 - China Patent No. CN 105209368 - Australia Patent No. 2014239887 - AU South Africa Patent No. 2015/07153 - European Patent No. EP 2969881 - Saudi Arabia Patent No. 7209Fortis2 Slings are heavy-lift, multipart slings made with our Unitrex XS Max Wear synthetic cable that has a core of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber encased with neoprene and a tough braided jacket of high-tenacity polyester. The result is a heavy-lift sling of Unitrex XS that has the durability and stiffness of a wire rope sling at a fraction of the weight.

Nylon Brait combines braiding technology with plaited rope optimizing the best of both rope styles. Nylon Brait’s most outstanding feature is its high energy absorption, which comes from a combination of the very long yarn path and stranditure developed especially to maximize energy absorption.

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Industrial
Pleasure Marine

Oceanographer’s Brait is the most predictable nylon rope you can buy.

Optimus is a single-braid 12-strand rope manufactured from a solution-dyed polyester and coated with our riggers-grade, abrasion-resistant coating to maximize protection. The vibrant polyester colorfast fibers are resistant to fading and provide lifelong visibility.

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Arborist
Industrial

Guardian Brace is an excellent fiber alternative to steel cable. It is easy to splice and easy to adjust in the field. Guardian dramatically reduces your installation costs because there is no hardware required. It is also much lighter and easier to work with.

PE-12 has been re-engineered, boosting its strengths significantly. Using the same high-tenacity fiber we use in our value-packed Portland Braid, this polyester single braid offers a single-end-per-carrier construction, which keeps the rope from flattening out in service and self centers in sheaves beautifully.

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Electrical Utility
Industrial

Ph.D. is different than any rope you've used or seen before. It feels like fuzzy polyester but performs like 100% Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE). Ph.D. securely grips in your hands and on winch surfaces to give you safe and deliberate handling, yet it glides through blocks like a dream, with virtually no stretch.

Thanks to the innovative engineering team at Yale Cordage, the old-fashioned, bulky double-braided core-and-jacket combo has evolved into a silky-smooth high-performance line.

Phantom-12 is a specially designed rope for stadium, theatre and set rigging comprised of high-heat-resistant Technora® lament fiber with a wrap of yarn of Yale’s Igrip fiber. The Technora® lament provides strength and high-heat resistance where the polyester over-wrap provides a soft hand.

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Stadium and Theater

PoBOn is a double-braided rope consisting of a polyester sleeve covering an inner load-bearing core of 100% Zylon PBO polyester, a rigid isotropic crystal polymer. PoBOn has outstanding tensile strength, high modulus, flame resistance, and thermal stability. 

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Industrial
Pleasure Marine

Long Shot throw line is a Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber that has been Maxijacket coated for toughness and anti-snagging commonly found in other throw lines.

PolyPlus Braid is an affordable 12-strand single-braid rope constructed of high-tenacity polyester plied over "Para-ep" polyolefin in each individual strand.

LOUPS high-modulus endless slings, by Yale Cordage or a Yale Cordage licensee, significantly advance the technology of lifting slings by utilizing a strength-optimizing, multiple-strand endless braid of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber encased in a polyethylene abrasion sleeve.

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Arborist
Industrial

Polydyne is a double-braided rope that utilizes a polyester sleeve over a nylon core. Despite the dissimilar stretch characteristics of these fibers, Yale engineers have produced constructions where both fibers contribute.

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Arborist
Industrial
Pleasure Marine

Maxi-Flip wire core flip lines have Free Flex end terminations to minimize the in-use wire rope axial fatigue. This provides the climber with the safest possible end termination.

Portland Braid double-braided polyester offers high value at a very competitive price. Built in the same manner as our Double Esterlon, Portland Braid offers consistent performance at an economical price.

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Arborist
Industrial

SP-12 is a 12-strand blended rope comprised of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber and polyester. This rope is designed to take advantage of the high strength and low elongation properties of UHMWPE fibers while providing a slightly lower price point than 100% UHMWPE ropes.

Shark Byte 12 is a 12-strand single braid product where the individual strands are a composite of copolymer olefins mixed randomly with Vectran LCP (Liquid Crystal Polymer) fiber. This product is the first synthetic rope ever designed from the ground up to resist shark-bite damage.

Shark Byte 8 is an 8-plait construction that is a composite of copolymer olefins and polyester. It is made to match existing mooring line systems.

Sierra 75 is a 12-strand single braid of Dyneema® SK75 UHMPE fiber enhanced with Yale’s Maxijacket High Performance coating. Designed in the likeness of our Ultrex, this product was created utilizing our unmatched engineering and manufacturing processes. Built tough and designed for enhanced strength to meet the demands of your application.For technical information, please download the Sierra 75 product data sheet.

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Electrical Utility
Industrial
Mining
Oceanographic

Sierra 78 is a 12-strand single braid of bio-based Dyneema®, an Eco Sustainable fiber. Made with bio-based feedstock, this fiber maintains the unique properties of Dyneema® while providing a more sustainable solution without compromising final product performance. Yale is excited to be one of the first to partner with DSM Protective Materials on this commitment to realize a more sustainable product. Choose Sierra 78 for exceptional performance and a certified green product for your equipment.For technical information, please download the Sierra 78 product data sheet.

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Electrical Utility
Industrial
Mining
Oceanographic