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.
The UHMWPE core is coated with Yale’s Maxijacket coating prior to being over-braided, for added toughness. Yale has developed a special splice for larger sizes (3/4″ and larger), which incorporates a tucked core yet is covered as a conventional double braid. The advantage to this splice is no movement of the eye in service and a greatly shortened internal tail, making the rope more flexible and less prone to being damaged adjacent to the eye.
Designing and manufacturing ropes of the Newest Synthetic Fibers for Specific Applications
|Diameter (Inches)||Average Spliced Break Strength *(Lbs)||Minimum Spliced Break Strength *(Lbs)||Maximum Working Load 5:1 **(Lbs)||Weight (Lbs/100f)|
|Diameter (mm)||Average Spliced Break Strength *(kg)||Minimum Spliced Break Strength *(kg)||Maximum Working Load 5:1 **(kg)||Weight (Kg/100m)|
* 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.
Green working 115 ft. lbs./lb.
Red ultimate 4,295 ft. lbs./lb.
Specific Gravity: 1.18Sstrong>Dielectric Strength: The maximum allowable leakage for clean, dry Maxibraid Plus is 100 micro-amperes when tested at 100kV per Yale Method 712-1701 Rev 1 "Routine Production Test." Absorbed and entrained moisture or impurities will increase rope’s conductivity dramatically.
Maxibraid Plus has a variety of industrial uses where its extraordinary strength, low elongation, and sleeve toughness are needed to deliver outstanding control.
Maxibraid Plus is used in sailboat racing for halyards, sheets, guys and control lines.
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