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.
Ropes by Industry
Yale produces a wide range of specialty ropes for key industries such as Mining and Arboriculture.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This new version of Yale ULS Yacht Braid double-braid polyester made with a low angle braided core. Based on polyester fiber advances and this low angle construction, now maintains improved strengths and lower stretch. A firm, yet easily spliceable rope that allows for good handling.
Ultrex is a 12-strand single braid of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber from DSM Protective Materials and enhanced with Yale’s Maxijacket High Performance coating, which supplies superior abrasion resistance. Ultrex's braid angles and twist level are designed to optimize break strength and keep stretch low.
Ultrex Plus is a double braid constructed of an inner load baring core of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE), treated with Maxijacket coating for enhanced toughness. Sleeved with high-tenacity polyester, Ultrex Plus is spliceable, using conventional high-modulus splice techniques or the new Yale tuck splice, which shortens the bury portion and minimizes the length of the larger diameter associated with a bury-type splice.
Uniline is a parallel-core cable of PET (polyester) filament. The Uniline core is bonded together with a rubber-based adhesive, wrapped with red rubber tape, over-braided with a tough polyester sleeve and entirely saturated with another rubber solution.
Unitrex XS Max Wear, Uniline's high-tech cousin, is a parallel-core rope of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE), wrapped with a neoprene tape and over-braided with a tough jacket of high-tenacity polyester. The result is a synthetic cable, somewhat stiffer than your usual rope, which is much like wire in its stretch characteristics.
Unitrex XS-8 consists of eight (8) Unitrex ropes plied together to form an 8-strand plaited cable. Very strong, very light and very abrasion resistant, Unitrex XS-8 is unique.
Vectrus is a single-braid rope of 100% Vectran™ LCP (Liquid Crystal Polymer) and is always treated with Yale’s Maxijacket 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.
Vizzion's core will not absorb water, eliminating roughly 75% of the elastic stretch seen in other low-stretch yacht braids. It is an ideal alternative to all-polyester lines for halyards, sheets, guys, and control lines.
XTC 12 is a "nubbier" hollow braid offering lower weight and excellent abrasion resistance. Built to be round and stay round, XTC 12 is a 12-strand single braid of polyester/"Para-ep" Olefin.
This rope was designed specifically for the demanding needs of the professional arborist. 1/2” XTC 16 meets CE0120 EN1891 Type-A
Sunburst, Calamine and IMORI are arborist climbing lines with nylon cores and enhanced grip. They meet CE0120 EN1891 Type-A.
XTR 12 is an arborist rigger's line with a "nubby" texture to allow for better control. Its construction yields a light yet strong line that provides lifetime flexibility while maintaining abrasion resistance.
XTR 16 was designed specifically for the demanding needs of the professional arborist. The tight-braid polyester cover over a bundled parallel core gives a firm, round feel and offers high snag and abrasion resistance.
Yalex is a single-braid 12-strand rope constructed of premium over finish polyester fiber. Yalex’s two-end-per-carrier structure creates a larger void in the middle of the rope, which makes it easier to splice and makes used-rope splicing much easier to perform.
Lugger Line is a 12-strand single braid of copolymer olefins. Polypropylene and high-density polyethylene are coextruded to form the fiber. Upon cooling, the molten polyethylene and polypropylene material coalesce into a unique fiber with tenacity comparable to polyester but without the friction associated with polypropylene filament.