Dyneema cable can be twisted or braided into a number of cable and cord constructions including those commonly found in steel wire constructions and is often considered as a direct replacement for steel. Dyneema cable is made from high modulus polyethylene (HMPE) fiber, and is up to 10 times lighter weight than an equal strength steel wire cable. Dyneema fiber is available in different varieties including SK75, SK78 and DM20.
Dyneema cable has a number of benefits including ultra-high strength to weight ratio, excellent elastic properties and internal friction characteristics, high flex fatigue resistance, and good chemical resistance. Dyneema in a cable construction provides excellent handling properties and is superior to steel in many marine environments and dynamic applications.
Termination of high modulus fiber like Dyneema cable has long been a great challenge faced by many engineers as the cable will often fail at the termination because of the poor efficiency of the termination method. A knot for example can reduce the cables strength by up to 50% and will seat and slip. When used in tension, cable and cords are only as strong as their end fitting. Applied Fiber provides a highly efficient means to terminate or add end fittings to Dyneema cable – producing finished assemblies that are unparalleled and providing exceptional connection versatility.
Applied Fiber utilizes patented technologies to apply end fittings or terminations to Dyneema cable and other high modulus fiber cables in a tightly controlled manufacturing environment producing consistent and predictable results that are tested and measured.
Applied Fiber provides its customers precision cut to length and terminated Dyneema cable assemblies that can simply drop into their own products. Applied Fiber provides engineered cable and termination solutions for its customers worldwide. DSM, the manufacturer of Dyneema fiber, recognizes the technology to maximize strength efficiency of its fiber in a cable or cord application and recommends Applied Fiber as a termination and assembly expert.
Contact Applied Fiber to review your tension application and Applied Fiber can recommend the most suitable cable and termination combination for your tension solution requirements.
Dyneema® is a registered trademark of DSM.