The use of Dyneema® is not confined only to the sailors. Ropes with Dyneema® are replacing steel wire in many varied applications and Marlow as ever are at the forefront of the Dyneema® revolution.Chief among these new applications is wire rope replacement on winches. Originally championed in the recreational 4x4 market, Marlow is now pioneering the use of Winch Lines with Dyneema® in the roadside recovery market and other industrial winching applications. The benefits of replacing steel wire with Marlow's Dynaline winch lines with Dyneema® are as compelling as they are for sailing.
Light weight: Winch ropes made with Dyneema® match steel wire for strength but offer significant improvements in terms of weight and ease of handling.
Unaffected by Water: An obvious benefit is the lack of corrosion that a winch rope made with Dyneema® exhibits. In addition, for offshore winching, the rope remains buoyancy neutal meaning that the winch only needs to lift the load, not the rope.
Unkinkable: Unlike steel wire, Dynaline will not kink and loose strength. In addition, steel wire will crush and loose strength if overlapped on a winch drum. Winch ropes made with Dyneema® will not loose strength when overlapped, crushed or kinked.
No splinters: Handling steel wire often results in wire splinters - no such issues with winch ropes made with Dyneema®.
No recoil: In the unlikely event of a ropes made with Dyneema® breaking, there is virtually no recoil, unlike steel wire where recoil is extremely dangerous.
Extensive trials have also found that Marlow’s Dynaline and D12 winch lines with Dyneema® need to be replaced less frequently than steel wire. The ease of handling, increased safety and improved longevity of Dynaline winch lines are why more and more industries are making the switch.
For more information about Marlow's winch lines with Dyneema® - Dynaline, Dynaline Max and Dynaline Plus visit our Vehicle Recovery section
For other products and applications using Dyneema® visit the following sections and look for the Dyneema® logo Event Rigging, Commercial & Utility,
Defence - Personnel Insertion / Extraction
, Defence - Towing / Recovery