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Cortland - D/T Composite Double Braid Rope

Manufacturer: Cortland
Cortland D/T Composite is a double braided rope with the inner core made of Plasma® and the outer sleeve of polyester. Cortland D/T Composite has very low elongation, high strength and the feel and handling of polyester double braid. It is identified with three external black markers. Cortland D/T Composite is delivered standard with an overlay marine finish and is available on special order with a spliceable polyurethane finish in clear or any of six colors. Features & Benefits • High strength • Low stretch • Soft hand • Torque free • Easy splicing Applications • Winch lines • Crane lines • Theatrical rigging • Utility pulling lines Please refer to the technical information below for more details on the Cortland D/T Composite Double Braid Rope. When you are looking for high strength rope, high performance fiber rope then this product might be the lifting rope for your application.
Fabrication Time: 2 weeks
Made in the USA
Nominal   Diameter  Size (circ in.) Approximate   Weight Minimum   Tensile Strength Spliced Rope Minimum   Tensile Strength ISO Unspliced Rope
Inch  mm Inch Lbs/100ft Kg/100m Lbs Te (tonnes) Lbs  Te (tonnes)
7/16 11 1-1/4 6.1 9 14,850 6.7 16,500 7.5
1/2 12 1-1/2 8.3 12.3 20,925 9.5 23,300 10.6
9/16 14 1-3/4 10.1 15 28,200 12.8 31,300 14.2
5/8 16 2 12.5 18.6 36,900 16.7 41,000 18.6
3/4 18 2-1/4 15.9 23.7 47,250 21.4 52,500 23.8
7/8 22 2-3/4 24.9 37.1 67,200 30.5 74,700 33.9
1 24 3 30.8 45.8 77,400 35.1 86,000 39
1-1/8 28 3-1/2 36.8 54.8 98,250 44.6 109,200 49.5
1-1/4 30 3-3/4 42.6 63.4 109,050 49.5 121,200 55
1-5/16 32 4 49.7 74 119,250 54.1 132,500 60.1
1-1/2 36 4-1/2 64 95.2 150,000 68.1 166,700 75.6
1-5/8 40 5 76 113.1 180,000 81.7 200,000 90.7
1-3/4 44 5-1/2 89.8 133.6 208,000 94.4 231,100 104.9
2 48 6 107 159.2 247,500 112.3 275,000 124.8

Rope Specifications

Minimum Tensile Strength Minimum tensile strengths shown are for new (unused) rope and will decrease after use. All tests are performed in accordance with Cordage Institute Standard CI 1500-2. The rope strength will be reduced after use due to heat, abrasion, ultraviolet or chemical exposure. The tensile strengths may be further reduced by up to 50% as a result of knots or kinks. Minimum tensile strengths are defined as two standard deviations (typical about 10%) below the average.


Maximum Working Loads Maximum working loads are determined by dividing the tensile strength by the safety factor. The safety factor is a function of the physical properties of the rope, the age and history of the rope, the type of service it will be subjected to and the risks involved if failure occurs. For a rope manufacturer to give blanket working load recommendations would be like a car manufacturer giving the “safe driving speed” of their cars. Obviously the conditions of use far outweigh the design characteristics of the rope. Typically safety factors vary from 3:1 (for new rope used in applications with uniform loading and where failure would cause little or no risk to equipment or personnel) to 20:1 (for conditions involving moderate shock loading, possibility of snags or kinks or where failure could cause severe risk to equipment or personnel).


Rope Weights Rope weights shown are average and may vary plus or minus 5%.


Working Elongation Working elongation is shown from a preload tension of 200 times the diameter squared per the Cordage Institute Standard.



Special Requirements

Factory Splicing Various types are available for all of our ropes. Splices can be provided with various types of chafe protection or coatings.


Custom Lengths Special constructions are available on request.


Rope Terminations Cortland can provide custom terminations such as thimbles, links, rings and custom hardware. Terminations are available in plastic, bronze, stainless steel and galvanized steel. Please call or fax your requirements for a quotation.


Special Coatings Coatings such as polyurethane, polyethylene and vinylesters may be applied to any of the synthetic ropes to improve snag resistance, sunlight resistance or for color coding. Cortland can provide ropes with a variety of finishes to meet your needs.


Commercial and Military Specifications Certificates of compliance are supplied at no charge if requested when placing the order. Certified test reports can be provided at an additional charge when requested at the time of the order.

All goods are custom made and Non-returnable. Any return must be negotiated, include a return authorization number and will be subject to a restocking fee.


Products made and/or supplied by Lift-It® Manufacturing can expose you to chemicals including Chromium, Formaldehyde, Cadmium, Lead, Lead based compounds DEHP, Nickel, Nickel compounds, Acrylamide, Crystalline Silica, Triethanolamine, N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to:

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