Theatrical Ropes

KM III Static Kernmantle Multiline II Stage-Set X Sta-Set Black
Amsteel Grey Amsteel Blue Tech 12 Pro-Master
Stable Braid Static Rope

KM III • Static Kernmantle

KM III is an exceptional static rope for repelling, caving, rescue, top roping, fixed rope applications, hauling, and life safety applications. Our unique polyester sheath differentiates KM III from other static ropes. Polyester absorbs less moisture, is a lower stretch fiber, and more abrasion resistant than Nylon. The polyester sheath is balanced with a Nylon core to limit rotation. KM III is NFPA and CE approved. All KM III ropes come with an NFPA certification tag and CE labels. This is the most durable static rope available with the handling and knotability you expect from New England Ropes.

Available in White, Red, Blue, Safety Orange, and Black

Features:
  • 5/16" UL Classified to NFPA1983:2001 Standards for Escape Rope
  • 3/8" & 7/16" UL Classified to NFPA1983:2001 Standards for Light Use Life Safety Rope
  • 1/2" & 5/8" UL Classified to NFPA1983:2001 Standards for General Use Life Safety Rope
  • Excellent abrasion resistance
  • Low stretch
  • Non-rotating
  • Renders well with descent devices or on winches
  • Easy to knot
  • Available in colors for visibility & identification
Product Code
(White)
Diameter Weight
(lbs. / 100 ft.)
Elongation
@ 10% MBS
NFPA Min.
Tensile
(kN)
Inches mm
3300-10 5/16" 9 3.6 6.5% 17.91
3300- 12 3/8" 9.5 4.7 8.0% 24.69
3300- 14 7/16" 11 5.4 5.1% 31.51
3300- 16 1/2" 13 7.0 6.8% 44.22
3300- 20 5/8" 14.5 10.2 6.4% 53.31

Multiline II

Our most popular 3-strand Bull Rope.
Composite rope made of polyester yarns wrapped around a core of polyolefin in each strand. Spun polyester is added to the surface for better grip and chafe protection.
Easiest handling, most flexible and strongest composite rope available.
Identified by two orange markers on the surface of one strand.


Product Code
(White)
Diameter Weight
(lbs./100 ft.)
Tensile
(lbs.)
Inches mm
7300-10 5/16" 8 2.5 2,300
7300-12 3/8" 9 3.6 3,200
7300-14 7/16" 11 5.0 4,100
7300-16 1/2" 12 6.2 5,800
7300-20 5/8" 16 9.5 8,200
7300-24 3/4" 18 13.7 10,500
7300-28 7/8" 22 18.0 15,500
7300-32 1" 24 20.6 18,700
7300-36 1-1/8" 28 30.7 26,000

Stage-Set X

New England Ropes' Stage-Set X is the softest, strongest and most environmentally stable product available in the theater industry for counterweight systems. It's parallel core of polyester fiber contained within a helically wrapped polyester tape and covered by a braided polyester jacket, remains firm and round under all load conditions and resists crushing in rope locks.

FEATURES:
  • Very low stretch
  • Soft and easy to handle
  • Remains firm and round in rope locks
  • Easy to knot
  • Renders well on blocks
  • Torque-free non-hockling
  • No fiber splinters
  • Indefinite shelf life, will not mildew or rot
Product Code Diameter Weight
(Lbs./ 100 ft.)
Tensile
(Lbs)
Inches mm
3130-2 3/8" 9 3.8 4,500
3130-4 7/16" 11 5.1 6,300
3130-16 1/2" 12 6.7 7,900
3130-20 5/8" 16 11.2 14,000
3130-24 3/4" 18 14.8 17,600
3130-28 7/8" 22 22.0 26,300
3130-32 1" 24 26.6 31,600

Sta-Set Black

Sta-Set Double Braided Polyester is a strong and extremely durable construction ideally suited for controlled lifting and rigging operations where high strength, low elongation and excellent abrasion resistance are required.

Product Features
  • High Strength
  • Low Stretch
  • Abrasion Resistant
  • Non-Rotating
  • Torque-free
  • Minimum UV degradation
  • Unlimited lengths
  • Renders well on winches
  • Excellent wet/dry strength retention
  • Easily spliced
  • Low stretch
  • Can be urethane coated

Product Code Diameter Weight
(Lbs/100')
Tensile
(Lbs)
Inch mm
2104-06 3/16" 5 1.1 1,200
2104-08 1/4" 6 1.9 2,000
2104-10 5/16" 8 3.1 3,000
2104-12 3/8" 9 4.6 4,400
2104-14 7/16" 11 6.4 6,600
2104-16 1/2" 12 8.2 8,500
2104-18 9/16" 14 10.6 11,700
2104-20 5/8" 16 12.5 14,400
2104-24 3/4" 19 17.5 20,000

AmSteelGrey

High molecular weight polyethylene (HMWPE) fibers and the processing of them into rope constructions has gone through various evolutions of development during the recent past. Our plying and braiding tension control procedures now allow us to offer an HMWPE braid that maximizes strand wear life and product strength while minimizing stretch. Due to slight but constant process and product improvements we have chosen to rename an already proven product to better reflect the company that produces it and its physical capabilities. Spectron 12 has now been renamed AmSteel® to represent The American Group and the strength of steel the product yields.

AmSteel® is a twelve-strand braided rope of tension-set Parallay® construction of HMWPE fiber with our proprietary Samthane™ urethane coating. It is a non-rotational rope that yields extremely high strength and low stretch equivalent to wire rope with seven times less weight. Combined with its flex-fatigue and service life durability, AmSteel® outlasts wire rope and has none of the handling and safety issues associated with wire rope.

Characteristics:

Extremely high strength and low stretch
Lightweight and flexible
Superior wear life
Accommodates 8:1 D/d sheave ratio
Excellent dielectric properties

Applications:

Mooring Lines
Face and Wing Wires
Tug Assist Lines
Winch Lines
Pulling Lines
Specialty Rigging Lines
Wire Rope Replacement

Fiber Content: HMWPE Fiber

Specific Gravity: .98 (floats)

Elastic Elongation at Percentage of Break Strength:

10% 20% 30%
0.58 0.87

0.96

Water Absorption Fiber: None

Size Weight
Dia. Inch Dia. MM Circ. Inch Circ. MM Lbs. per 100 ft. Kg. per 100M Avg. Strength Min. Strength
lbs. kg. lbs. kg.
7/64" 2.5 5/16" 7.5 0.3 0.5 1,200 544 1,080 490
1/8" 3 3/8" 9 0.5 0.8 1,800 816 1,600 726
3/16" 5 9/16" 15 1.0 1.6 3,800 1,724 3,400 1,542
1/4" 6 3/4" 18 1.6 2.4 6,600 2,994 5,900 2,676
5/16" 8 1" 24 2.7 3.9 9,800 4,445 8,800 3,992
3/8" 9 1-1/8" 27 3.7 5.5 14,100 6,396 12,700 5,761
7/16" 11 1-1/4" 33 4.2 6.3 16,500 7,484 14,800 6,713
1/2" 12 1-1/2" 36 6.4 9.5 25,000 11,304 22,500 10,206
9/16" 14 1-3/4" 42 7.9 11.8 30,800 13,971 27,700 12,565
5/8" 16 2" 48 10.6 15.8 40,700 18,462 36,600 16,602
3/4" 18 2-1/4" 54 13.3 19.8 48,000 21,773 43,200 19,596
13/16" 20 2-1/2" 60 15.8 23.6 56,500 25,628 50,800 23,043
7/8" 22 2-3/4" 66 19.6 29.2 67,800 30,754 61,000 27,670
1" 24 3" 72 23.4 34.9 80,000 36,288 72,000 32,659
1-1/16" 26 3-1/4" 78 27.5 41.0 90,000 40,824 81,000 36,742
1-1/8" 28 3-1/2" 84 31.9 47.4 102,000 46,267 91,800 41,640
1-1/4" 30 3-3/4" 90 36.2 53.9 114,000 51,710 102,600 46,539
1-5/16" 32 4" 96 41.7 62.1 127,000 57,607 114,300 51,846
1-1/2" 36 4-1/2" 108 51.7 76.9 157,000 71,215 141,300 64,094
1-5/8" 40 5" 120 65.7 97.8 186,000 84,370 167,400 75,933
1-3/4" 44 5-1/2" 132 78.4 116.6 220,000 99,792 198,000 89,813
2" 48 6" 144 91.4 136.0 250,000 113,400 225,000 102,060
2-1/8" 52 6-1/2" 156 109.0 162.2 300,000 136,080 270,000 122,472
2-1/4" 56 7" 168 122.0 181.6 353,000 160,121 317,700 144,109
2-1/2" 60 7-1/2" 180 148.0 220.3 400,000 181,440 360,000 163,296
2-5/8" 64 8" 192 167.0 248.5 450,000 204,120 405,000 183,708
2-3/4" 68 8-1/2" 204 187.0 278.3 500,000 226,800 450,000 204,120
3" 72 9" 216 206.0 306.6 565,000 256,284 508,500 230,656
3-1/4" 80 10" 240 261.0 388.4 685,000 310,716 616,500 279,644
3-5/8" 88 11" 264 324.0 482.2 850,000 385,560 765,000 347,004
4" 96 12" 288 394.0 586.4 1,000,000 453,600 900,000 408,240
4-1/4" 104 13" 312 455.0 677.1 1,150,000 512,640 1,035,000 469,476
4-5/8" 112 14" 336 516.0 767.9 1,300,000 589,680 1,170,000 530,712

AmSteel Blue

Synthetic fiber and rope design and processing technology have continuously made major strides in development to create synthetic rope products that constantly surpass previously established plateaus of performance. The development of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber and our tension-set processing procedure has created an added plus to the continuing replacement of wire rope and its associated disadvantages. Based on our processing improvements and the final rope's performance characteristics we are re-naming Spectron 12 Plus to AmSteel®-Blue which is more reflective of The American Group and the rope's performance.

AmSteel®-Blue is the latest development of UHMWPE fiber in a twelve-strand braided rope utilizing tension-set Parallay® design with our proprietary blue Samthane™ urethane coating. This twelve-strand braided rope yields the maximum in strength to weight ratio and is stronger than wire rope constructions - yet it floats. The other major advantage AmSteel®-Blue offers is it also has the best flex-fatigue and wear resistance compared to products made of HMWPE or post-drawn HMWPE fibers. The product's light weight, flexibility, and fast, easy splicing make it truly a unique product.

Characteristics:

Maximum strength to weight ratio
Lowest stretch twelve-strand
Highest wear and flex-fatigue life
Non-rotational
Floats
Fast and easy to splice
40% to 50% stronger than AmSteel™

Applications:

Mooring Lines
Tug Assist Lines
Face and Wing Wires
Seismic Tow Lines
Winch Lines
Pulling Lines
Specialty Rigging Lines
Wire Rope Replacement

Fiber Content: HMWPE Fiber

Specific Gravity: .98 (floats)

Elastic Elongation at Percentage of Break Strength:

10% 20% 30%
0.44 0.62

0.79

Water Absorption Fiber: None

Size Weight
Dia. Inch Dia. MM Circ. Inch Circ. MM Lbs. per 100 ft. Kg. per 100M Avg. Strength Min. Strength
lbs. kg. lbs. kg.
1/4" 6 3/4" 18 1.6 2.4 9,200 4,173 8,280 3,756
5/16" 8 1" 24 2.7 3.9 13,700 6,214 12,330 5,593
3/8" 9 1-1/8" 27 3.7 5.5 20,445 9,274 18,330 8,346
7/16" 11 1-1/4" 33 4.2 6.3 23,925 10,852 21,533 9,767
1/2" 12 1-1/2" 36 6.4 9.5 36,250 16,443 32,625 14,799
9/16" 14 1-3/4" 42 7.9 11.8 44,660 20,258 40,194 18,232
5/8" 16 2" 48 10.6 15.8 59,015 26,796 53,114 24,092
3/4" 18 2-1/4" 54 13.3 19.8 69,600 31,571 62,640 28,414
13/16" 20 2-1/2" 60 15.8 23.6 81,925 37,161 73,733 33,445
7/8" 22 2-3/4" 66 19.6 29.2 98,310 44,593 88,479 40,134
1" 24 3" 72 23.4 34.9 116,000 52,610 104,400 47,356
1-1/16" 26 3-1/4" 78 27.5 41.0 131,300 59,558 118,170 53,602
1-1/8" 28 3-1/2" 84 31.9 47.4 147,900 67,087 133,110 60,379
1-1/4" 30 3-3/4" 90 36.2 53.9 165,300 74,980 148,770 67,482
1-5/16" 32 4" 96 41.7 62.1 184,150 83,530 165,735 75,177
1-1/2" 36 4-1/2" 108 51.7 76.9 227,650 103,262 204,885 92,936
1-5/8" 40 5" 120 65.7 97.8 283,185 128,453 254,867 115,608
1-3/4" 44 5-1/2" 132 78.4 116.6 334,950 151,933 301,455 136,740
2" 48 6" 144 91.4 136.0 380,625 172,652 342,563 155,387
2-1/8" 52 6-1/2" 156 109.0 162.2 456,750 207,182 411,075 186,464
2-1/4" 56 7" 168 122.0 181.6 537,443 243,784 483,698 219,406
2-1/2" 60 7-1/2" 180 148.0 220.3 588,000 266,717 529,200 240,045
2-5/8" 64 8" 192 167.0 248.5 661,500 300,396 595,350 270,051
2-3/4" 68 8-1/2" 204 187.0 278.3 735,000 333,396 661,500 300,056
3" 72 9" 216 206.0 306.6 830,550 376,737 747,495 339,064
3-1/4" 80 10" 240 261.0 388.0 1,006,950 456,753 906,255 411,077

Tech 12

Tech 12™ is a twelve-strand single braid of Technora® fiber with Samthane™ urethane coating. The product has higher strength and lower stretch than other products constructed of other types of high modulus aramid fibers. The Samthane™ coating creates enhanced wear resistance but allows very fast splicing capability. Tech 12™ has extremely good heat resistance and flex fatigue service life. Its extremely high strength and low stretch offer the opportunity of replacing wire rope in static applications.

Characteristics:

Negligible creep/cold flow
High strength and low stretch
Excellent wear and flexibility
High heat resistance
Excellent dielectric properties

Applications:

Specialty Rigging Lines
Fiber Optic Pulling Lines
Deep Water Lift Lines
High Strength Heat Resistant Slings

Fiber Content: Technora® Fiber

Specific Gravity: 1.39

Elastic Elongation at Percentage of Break Strength:

10% 20% 30%
0.63 0.96

1.2

Water Absorption Fiber: None

Size Weight
Dia. Inch Dia. MM Circ. Inch Circ. MM Lbs. per 100 ft. Kg. per 100M Avg. Strength Min. Strength
lbs. kg. lbs. kg.
1/8" 3 3/8" 9 0.6 0.9 2,800 1,270 2,520 1,143
3/16" 5 9/16" 15 1.3 1.9 5,600 2,540 5,040 2,286
1/4" 6 3/4" 18 1.9 2.8 8,150 3,697 7,335 3,327
5/16" 8 1" 24 3.2 4.8 13,000 5,897 11,700 5,307
3/8" 9 1-1/8" 27 4.3 6.4 18,000 8,165 16,200 7,348
7/16" 11 1-1/4" 33 6.7 10.0 28,000 12,701 25,200 11,431
1/2" 12 1-1/2" 36 8.3 12.4 33,000 14,969 29,700 13,472
5/8" 16 2" 48 13.5 20.1 50,000 22,680 45,000 20,412
3/4" 18 2-1/4" 54 19.3 28.7 65,000 29,484 58,500 26,536
7/8" 22 2-3/4" 66 25.3 37.7 84,000 38,102 75,600 34,292
1" 24 3" 72 31.1 46.3 102,000 46,267 91,800 41,640

Pro-Master

A firm, balanced three-strand construction with superior hand and lock-grip holding capability. This product offers flexibility but keeps its shape under heavy use. The combination of spun and filament polyester develop a rope with low stretch and excellent knot holding. The constructions firmness virtually eliminates the hockling tendency of standard lay three-strand even in long continuous lengths. Pro-Master™ is a superior rope for rigging due to its light weight, low stretch, excellent grip and high strength.

Characteristics:

Stays firm and gives excellent hold / grip
High strength and low stretch
Excellent ultraviolet and chemical resistance
Balanced, hockle-resistant construction

Applications:

Vertical Life Lines
Stage counter weight rope
Arborist Rigging Line
Hand and Block Lines

Fiber Content: Polyester and Polyolefin Fiber

Specific Gravity: 1.24

Elastic Elongation at Percentage of Break Strength:

10% 20% 30%
2.0 3.2

3.9


Water Absorption Fiber: 1-2%


Size Weight
Dia. Inch Dia. MM Circ. Inch Circ. MM Lbs. per 100 ft. Kg. per 100M Avg. Strength Min. Strength
lbs. kg. lbs. kg.
1/2" 12 1-1/2" 36 5.7 8.5 5,800 2,631 5,220 2,368
5/8" 16 2" 48 9.5 14.1 8,200 3,720 7,380 3,348
3/4" 18 2-1/4" 54 12.5 18.6 10,800 4,899 9,720 4,409
7/8" 22 2-3/4" 66 18.0 26.8 15,500 7,031 13,950 6,328
1" 24 3" 72 22.0 32.7 18,700 8,482 16,830 7,634

Stable Braid

Stable Braid™ provides a firm polyester rope that yields high strength, low stretch, and excellent wear. The Duron™ fiber technology which incorporates Samson's Parallay™ plying, a braiding process which orients all the fibers parallel to the axis of the rope, is the reason that Stable Braid™ maximizes performance.

To enhance service life for marine applications Pro-Guard™ marine finish is applied to U.S. Mil. Spec. MIL-R-24677 dated 6 November 1986, Canadian Spec. 40-GP-16M Type 3/MOT, and NATO Class 4020 Supp. 1972.

Characteristics:

Firm, torque-free construction
Low stretch and high strength
excellent dielectric properties
Superior wear resistance - wet or dry

Applications:

Mooring lines and pendants
deep water mooring and retrieval lines
Utility winch lines
T&D pulling lines

Fiber Content: Polyester Fiber

Specific Gravity: 1.38

Elastic Elongation at Percentage of Break Strength:

10% 20% 30%
1.1 1.7

2.7

Water Absorption Fiber: 1% to 2%


Size Weight
Dia. Inch Dia. MM Circ. Inch Circ. MM Lbs. per 100 ft. Kg. per 100M Avg. Strength Min. Strength
lbs. kg. lbs. kg.
1/4" 6 3/4" 18 2.5 3.7 2,800 1,270 2,400 1,089
5/16" 8 1" 24 3.6 5.4 4,200 1,905 3,600 1,633
3/8" 9 1-1/8" 27 5.0 7.4 5,600 2,540 4,800 2,177
7/16" 11 1-1/4" 33 6.3 9.4 7,700 3,493 6,500 2,948
1/2" 12 1-1/2" 36 8.9 13.2 10,400 4,717 8,800 3,992
9/16" 14 1-3/4" 42 11.6 17.3 13,300 6,033 11,300 5,126
5/8" 16 2" 48 14.2 21.1 16,300 7,394 13,900 6,305
3/4" 18 2-1/4" 54 18.1 26.9 20,400 9,253 17,300 7,847
7/8" 22 2-3/4" 66 27.1 40.3 29,900 13,563 25,400 11,521
1" 24 3" 72 36.6 54.5 39,200 17,781 33,300 15,105
1-1/8" 28 3-1/2" 84 45.3 67.4 48,200 21,864 41,000 18,598
1-1/4" 30 3-3/4" 90 53.9 80.2 57,300 25,991 48,700 22,090
1-5/16" 32 4" 96 60.8 90.5 64,700 29,348 55,000 24,948
1-1/2" 36 4-1/2" 108 73.3 109.1 75,100 34,065 63,800 28,940
1-5/8" 40 5" 120 85.9 127.8 87,200 39,554 74,100 33,612
2" 48 6" 144 124.0 184.5 124,000 56,246 105,400 47,809
2-1/4" 56 7" 168 173.0 257.5 166,000 75,298 141,100 64,003
2-5/8" 64 8" 192 225.0 334.8 212,000 96,163 180,200 81,739
3" 72 9" 216 300.0 446.5 278,000 126,101 236,300 107,186
3-1/4" 80 10" 240 375.0 558.1 343,000 155,585 291,600 132,270
3-5/8" 88 11" 264 450.0 669.7 407,000 184,615 346,000 156,946
4" 96 12" 288 525.0 781.3 470,000 213,192 399,500 181,213
4-1/4" 104 13" 312 589.0 871.3 533,000 241,769 453,100 205,526
4-5/8" 112 14" 336 689.0 1025.4 616,000 279,418 523,600 237,505
5" 120 15" 360 788.0 1382.6 698,000 316,613 593,300 269,121

Static Rope

A firm body flexible kern mantle construction designed to meet the demands of rescue, repelling, and specialty rigging operations. It is a balanced non-rotational rope with a high tenacity solution dyed braided polyester cover over a heat stabilized nylon core. Static rope is designed to equal or exceed the 1983 NFPA standard for one and two-person rescue ropes.

Characteristics:

Excellent wear resistance
Good shock mitigation
Maintains firm round shape when working
High strength to weight ratio

Applications:

Rescue Lines
Repelling Lines
Specialty Rigging Lines

Fiber Content: Polyester and Nylon Fiber

Specific Gravity: 1.24

Water Absorption Fiber: 3% to 5%

Elastic Elongation at Percentage of Break Strength:

Load 3/8" 7/16" 1/2" 5/8"
200 lbs 1.7% 1.2% .8% .5%
450 lbs 3.5% 3.0% 2.2% 1.3%
900 lbs 5.9% 5.1% 4.1% 3.0%
Size Weight
Dia. Inch Dia. MM Circ. Inch Circ. MM Lbs. per 100 ft. Kg. per 100M Avg. Strength
lbs. kg.
3/8" 9 1-1/8" 27 4.5 6.7 5,700 2,586
7/16" 11 1-1/4" 33 6.5 9.7 7,800 3,538
1/2" 12 1-1/2" 36 8.2 12.2 10,000 4,536
5/8" 16 2" 48 12.0 17.9 13,500 6,124

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