Manila Twisted Rope Lite Duty Rope
CONSTRUCTION: Abaca fibers are harvested, oiled, carded and twisted. The rope is then formed from these yarns. A 3-stage construction rope.
TENACITY: Fair strength. The rope is traditional, having been around for centruies.As longer fibers from the Abaca plant have gone into reinforcing laser papers, shorter fibers ( and thus weaker fibers) are going into Manila Rope.The rope has specific and unique handling characteristics, not necessarily tied to strength.
EXTRA FACT: Excellent UV resistance. Must be stored dry to avoid rot and deterioration.
APPLICATIONS: Cat Line, Boom Line, Capstan Line, Tug-of-War Rope, Decorative Rope.
SAFE ROPE USAGE:
* Working Load / Working Load Limit
The Working Load Limit (WLL) is a guideline for the maximum allowable capacity of a rope product and should not be exceeded. Applied loads higher than a specified WLL can overstress and damage fibers, resulting in premature rope failure. The Working Load of an application should not exceed the WLL of the rope for optimal product performance and the safety of personnel and property.
** Minimum Breaking Strength
The Minimum Breaking Strength (MBS) is the force that a given rope is required to meet or exceed in a laboratory test when it is new and unused. MBS values are given in Cordage Institute Standards and individual manufacturers' specifications
There are inherent risks in the use of rope and cordage because such products are subject to higher variable conditions that change over time. Therefore Design Factor ( the ratio between the MBS and WL ) selections and Working Load Limits must be calculated with consideration of exposure to risk and actual conditions of use for each application. If in doubt, consult the manufacturer, and experienced engineer or other qualified individual regarding the design, application and selection of a rope product.