MARLOW – K.E.R.R/ SNATCH ROPE
The Kinetic Energy Recovery Rope (KERR) was designed and developed by Marlow and British forces to provide fast and effective recovery of armoured vehicles through the transfer of kinetic energy from the towing vehicle to the trapped vehicle. It allows quick and easy deployment for rapid recovery without the need for specialist vehicles. Manufactured using the highest quality UV stabilised high tenacity nylon yarn for maximum energy transfer, K.E.R.R.’s are specified based upon gross vehicle weight and come with a factory spliced 450mm protected soft eye each end.
APPLICATIONS Kinetic vehicle recovery (Snatch Recovery)
MANUFACTURED FROM NYLON: High elongation (gives good energy absorption)
Good resistance to most chemicals
Good UV resistance
TWISTED FIBRE CONSTRUCTION: Improved abrasion resistance
8 STRAND BRAIDED CONSTRUCTION: Optimised pitch to yarn twist – improves strength and longevity
Firmer rounder rope, aids handling
Easy to splice
Flexible product and easily handled
RELATIVE DENSITY: 1.14 Exact figure varies with diameter
CHEMICAL RESISTANCE: Good resistance to most chemicals, except acids (additional information available on request)
UV RESISTANCE: UV stabilised
MELTING POINT: 220°C
SPLICED EYE TERMINATION: Supplied terminated with protected spliced eyes each end
Typical working elongation (for a bedded in a rope):
@ 10% of break load: 15-19%%
@ 20% of break load: 20-24%
To break: 42-48%
|Minimum Static Strength (tonnes)||11.4 tonnes|
|Minimum Static Strength with spliced eye (tonnes)||10.3 tonnes|
|Max vehicle mass (recovering vehicle)||3 tonnes|
|Rope standard||BS EN ISO 1140:2012|
|Test standard||BS EN ISO 2307|
Marlow Ropes Ltd endeavours to ensure that all products are manufactured to the highest standard, these guidelines are not intended and do not create any warranties, express or implied.
Marlow Ropes Ltd expressly disclaims warranties or representations of any kind, express or implied, including the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.
Marlow Ropes Ltd shall not be liable for any consequential, incidental or contingent damages whatsoever stemming from the use of these guidelines.
Marlow Ropes Ltd has a policy of continual improvement which may result in specification and colour changes without prior notice.