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Synthetic fiber cables/ropes can now be designed and made to outperform Steel Wire Rope/Cable, rod and chain in nearly every regard. Wide varieties of synthetic fibers and rope constructions allow our engineers to optimize each core strength member to meet the demands of every unique application. By creating unique solutions to your applications, we can provide optimal performance and cost savings that commodity rope typically sacrifices.
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Cables made from High Modulus fibers (See Fiber Options) are typically stronger than equivalent size wire rope/cable. Lower modulus fibers are not as strong as the high modulus fibers, but offer exceptional dynamic load dampening characteristics.
Depending on the fiber and construction, the core strength member can be design to be 4-7 times lighter than size and strength equivalent wire rope/cable, chain and rod.
HIGHER FATIGUE RESISTANCE
Most synthetic fibers naturally have higher fatigue resistance over steel wire rope/cable. By altering the core strength member’s construction, we can engineer significantly higher fatigue resistance.
Most synthetic strength members will not oxidize (corrode) under natural environmental conditions.
Due to the weight reduction and the increased flexibility over wire rope/cable, operators can safely handle the synthetic cables, which can significantly reduce the workplace injuries.
Cables requiring handling can be positioned faster and installed quicker, resulting in better time utilization and optimized efficiency when using synthetic cables.
Each fiber has unique characteristics and will be selected as the core strength member
based on your needed application.
- HMPE – Spectra®, Plasma®, Dyneema®
- LCP – Vectran®
- Aramid – Kevlar®, Twaron®, Technora®
- PBO – Zylon®
- Polyester – PET, PEN
- Polyamide – Nylon
Spectra® is a registered trademark of Honeywell.
Plasma® is a registered trademark of Cortland Cable Companies.
Dyneema® is a registered trademark of DSM Dyneema.
Vectran® is a registered trademark of Kuraray.
Kevlar® is a registered trademark of DuPont.
Twaron® and Technora® are registered trademarks of Teijin.
More information about our Synthetic Fiber Options Technology – Click Here
- Parallel Fiber
- Twisted Strand
- Single Braid
- Double Braid
- More Custom Options Available
Applied Fiber Engineers design a specific rope that will meet the demands of your application and will consider the following minimum criteria:
- Required Strength: Working Loads, Safety Factors, and Regulations
- Required Elongation: Balance line control with shock absorption
- Required Flexibility: Stiff or flexible
- Required Bending Parameters: Sheave Diameters, Cyclic Bending
- Environment: Temperature, Chemicals, Humidity, Abrasion and Wear