Typical static ropes are made on 16 - or 32 - carrier machines with less twist in the cover yarns. These ropes have a much coarser, bumpier hand, which exposes much of the yarn to abrasion causing early rope retirement.
Sterling's unique sheath produces a rope with a more supple hand, making it easier to deploy during rescue operations.
The smoother sheath finish reduces vibration allowing for more control during lowering and extrication procedures. And, with the 48-carrier sheath, less yarn is exposed to abrasion, giving you a longer lasting rope. In addition, with less bulk in the sheath, Sterling can add more yarns to the core giving you a stronger rope.
Sterling 1/2" (12.5mm) SuperStatic2
- Weight (lbs/100'): 6.8
- MBS Rating (lbs): 9,284
- MBS Rating (kN): 41.3
- Elongation at 300 lbs (%): 2.0
- SWL (10:1 in lbs): 928
- NFPA G (General Use) Rated
SuperStatic 2 ropes have a single or double tracer twisting around the rope in one direction. Sterling HTP Ropes have a single or double tracer twisting around the rope crossed by a single tracer in the opposite direction. Tracer colors may vary.