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Flex-X 9

  • Crush resistant
  • Abrasion resistant
  • Greater surface area
Flex-X 9

Flex-X 9 features compacted strands and swaging for extra drum crushing resistance and increased stability. Its high density strands deliver extra strength and resistance to abrasion. Flex-X 9 is manufactured with a dual compaction process to produce a compact cross-section with minimum voids and greater surface area on outer wires that contact drums, sheaves and the rope during operation. The high-density compacted strands minimize nicking at strand-to-strand contact points. Flex-X 9 was specifically designed for boom hoist applications where drum crushing is a challenge.

Flex-X® vs. standard rope of similar construction:

Flex-X designs reduce drum scrubbing between the lead line and the previous wrap.   The smooth contact creates less interference, less metal loss and wire deformation. The increased surface area of Flex-X can be seen in the comparison of the contact points of a standard 6x26WS and Flex-X as shown.  Testing Backs Superiority

Flex-X vs 6x26



Flex-X 9 Strength and Weights Chart (inches)

Minimum Breaking Force
(tons of 2000 lbs
1 1/82.9382.7

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