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PowerMax® PLUS


  • Superior abrasion resistance
  • 50 to 110% service life increase
  • New wire technology for increased toughness
  • Plastic enhancement


PowerMax® PLUS

WireCo WorldGroup has just introduced the PowerMax® PLUS family of drag ropes that increase time intervals between resockets and end-for-ends—typical preventative maintenance procedures for draglines. 

WireCo’s research and development engineers have designed PowerMax® PLUS using new wire technology for increased wire toughness that improves abrasion resistance, and plastic enhancement that protects the rope core from material intrusion and fatigue. The increased service life for these PowerMax PLUS drag ropes minimizes cost of ownership and maximizes value. 

Extensive field trials at coal mines in Wyoming, Texas and South Africa have shown that PowerMax PLUS lasted more than twice as long as their previous drag ropes, resulting in a much lower cost per ton. They were also able to increase the time between rope replacements. That means a better bottom line for the mine.

PowerMax PLUS is part of Union’s PowerMax PLUS family of products for drag ropes which also includes PowerMax PFV PLUS, and PowerMax MD PLUS.

PowerMax PLUS Strength and Weights Chart (inches)

Minimum Breaking Force
(tons of 2000 lbs)
2 3/810.4274
2 1/211.6302
2 5/812.8331
2 3/414.0361
2 7/815.3392
3 1/818.0458
3 1/419.5492
3 3/821.0529
3 1/222.7564
3 5/824.3602
3 3/426.0641
3 7/826.8680
4 1/830.4762
4 1/433.3803
4 3/835.3846
4 1/236.4890
4 5/838.6934
4 3/440.9978
4 7/843.11025

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.