Kevlar Rope Assemblies
Applied Fiber Rope Options
Applied Fiber provides Kevlar rope and improves its strength efficiency through both its advanced termination or end fitting technology and assembly processing technologies.
Kevlar rope is one of the most well known and established high modulus fiber ropes available. While Kevlar fiber has been successfully used in many forms, its unique tensile properties make it ideally suited for a tensile structure, such as a Kevlar rope. Applied Fiber offers Kevlar rope and terminated rope assemblies designed around specific customer requirements.
Kevlar fiber can be twisted or braided in to a number of rope or cord constructions including 12 strand and those found in steel wire (wire lay). The fiber is available in several different grades; Kevlar 29 for standard modulus, Kevlar 129 for high tenacity, Kevlar 49 for high modulus, and Kevlar 119 for high elongation. Each grade is available with several different finishes to account for usage considerations. Kevlar ropes are commonly used as a high performance alterative to steel ropes, especially when high temperature resistance, low weight, good electrical insulation, no corrosion, safe handling, or higher strength is needed. In addition Kevlar electromechanical rope and cables are very common for many applications where a strength member is needed to run alongside electronics or fiber optics to carry any tensile loads.
Kevlar ropes have a number of benefits including high temperature resistance, high strength to weight ratio, excellent cut resistance, low electrical conductivity and low interference properties, low stretch and good chemical resistance.
Termination of high modulus fiber like Kevlar rope has historically been a challenge due to the fiber’s unique sensitivity. A knot for example will typically reduce the ropes strength by over 50%. When used in tension, the rope or rope is only as strong as its end fitting. Applied Fiber provides a highly efficient and repeatable means to terminate rope – producing finished Kevlar rope and cable assemblies that are unparalleled in performance and connection versatility.
Applied Fiber utilizes patented and proprietary technologies to apply end fittings or terminations to Kevlar rope and other high modulus fibers in a tightly controlled manufacturing environment, producing consistent and predictable results.
Applied Fiber provides engineered rope and termination solutions for its customers worldwide. Dupont recognizes the technology to maximize strength efficiency of Kevlar rope and recommends Applied Fiber as a termination and assembly expert.
Contact Applied Fiber to discuss your application and determine the optimum rope assembly solution that meets or exceed your specific requirements. (850-539-7720)
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Kevlar is a trademark of Dupont