Rope Characteristics

Aracom 100 is a self-supporting Kevlar single braid that is extremely easy to splice and an efficient use of Kevlar with respect to strength translation.

Index #4 Specification No. YCI-A10-005

Since many rope applications are unique, it is impossible to catalog all the Kevlar constructions we produce. We welcome the opportunity to engineer a construction suited to your specific application.

Specific Gravity: 1.44

Diam. Inches Average Break Strength Pounds Minimum Break Strength Pounds
1/8 0.5 2,000
3/16 1.2 4,500
1/4 2.2 8,000
5/16 3.3 11,500
3/8 4.7 16,000
7/16 6.3 21,500
1/2 7.6 26,000
9/16 10.3 35,000
5/8 18.0 48,500
7/8 24.1 62,500
1 33.0 85,000

Elastic Elongation

Aramid Ropes
Yale produces a wide variety of products based on Aramid Fiber. Pound for pound, this high strength synthetic fiber has more strength than steel, with the lowest stretch possible in synthetic fiber. The following products illustrate Yale’s capabilities in Aramid lines. We have included a strength to weight ratio index number to aid you in evaluating the various products. In general, the higher the index number, the more Aramid the product contains.

Abrasion Protection
Internal All of Yale’s Kevlar ropes are treated with molten high pressure Aralube™ prior to entering our twisting equipment. Lab and field experience has shown that this added internal permanent lubrication (non-soluble) treatment leads to an extended wear life (as much as four times). It also minimizes filament breakage while maximizing yarn tension control as the fiber is processed into rope.
External Maxijacket™ is a spliceable urethane solution that is coated onto the finished rope. It increases abrasion life, firms the line, provides colour identification, and helps keep foreign matter out of the rope.