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PowerMax® PFV


  • Good resistance to fatigue
  • Plastic polymer cushions strands, distributes internal stresses and keeps out dirt
  • Proprietary 8-strand construction
  • Good abrasion resistance
  • Keeps lubricant in, allowing internal movement between wires and strands


PowerMax® PFV

PowerMax® PFV is plastic impregnated with plastic polymer applied at high pressure which cushions the strands, distributes internal stresses, keeps in wire rope lubricant and keeps out dirt and debris. This polymer doesn’t melt or soften from the heat of normal operating temperatures. It’s also virtually unaffected by sunlight and cold weather.

An 8-strand wire rope created to provide operating characteristics essential to hoist ropes, PowerMax PFV is only available from Union.  Our proprietary metallurgy was utilized in developing special rod chemistry requirements to provide optimum wire characteristics for mining ropes. The technology combines all aspects of rope manufacturing in one cohesive process that assures a product that’s second to none.

With eight outer strands, PowerMax PFV is more fatigue resistant than 6-strand ropes of the same diameter, plus, its greater surface area puts plastic in touch with contact surfaces, reducing wear and abrasion.

PowerMax PFV Strength and Weights Chart (inches)

Minimum Breaking Force
(tons of 2000 lbs)
2 3/810.5274
2 1/211.7302
2 5/812.9331
2 3/414.1361
2 7/815.4392
3 1/818.2458
3 1/419.7492
3 3/821.3529
3 1/222.9564
3 5/824.5602
3 3/426.2641
3 7/828.0680
4 1/831.7762
4 1/433.7803
4 3/835.7846
4 1/237.7890
4 5/839.9934
4 3/442.0978
4 7/844.31025

Union, a WireCo WorldGroup brand, produces wire rope and special rope assemblies for a variety of applications – each with their own exacting specifications. We employ the most experienced, talented, licensed engineers in the industry to design solutions for your application. Nine manufacturing operations and seven distribution centers in North America, plus manufacturing facilities in Germany, Poland and Portugal, give our customers unparalleled support and global reach. Find out for yourself why Union wire ropes have proven themselves time and time again in the field. Union: Tested, Tough & True.