Armare s.r.l.
via Meucci, 3 - Z. I. Aussa Corno
33058 San Giorgio di Nogaro (Udine) - ITALY

Cutting-edge torsional cables
usable with any type of furler

Armare Ropes Torsional Cables are designed, built and tested in our laborstory, with cutting-edge techniques and machinery that allow a precise evaluation of the torsional static and cyclic resistance, simulating the behaviour of the cables on board. The technological development has enabled the design and realization of a wide range of structural torsional cables, which permits the application of this technology also for the winding of luffed headsails like code zero sails, drifter, solent and staysails. Torsional cables have now become essential on any cruising or racing boat, offering incomparable performance, higher than any other textile cable/rope.

Fibers and terminals

Standard cables are made of the same fibers used for single cables: PBO-Zylon®, or Dyneema® SK99, Dyneema® DM20, Kevlar® 49. The cables can be supplied either with a couple of terminals AT or with one terminal AT and one other specific terminal for lashings. When using a specific terminal for lashings the cable must be shorter than the sail. Then it is connected to the drum fork by a structural lashing made of Dyneema® rope of the appropriated diameter and length.

Principle of the traditional winding, so called, because the torque transmission happens from the bottom upwards. The sail is secured with a lashing on both end of the cable; the torsional force is applied to the drum and the textile cable transmits the torque along the cable until the opposit end (at the top) and the sail begins to wrap from the bottom to the top.

In this case, the tack of the sail is fixed to the drum through one free tack swivel: the torsional force applied to the drum is transmitted almost instantly to the swivel at the top and it causes the winding of the sail from the top to the bottom. When the winding is completed, the halyard can be released and the sail can be easily traversed and stowed.

Case studies

All the cables can be built on specific requirements of designers, based on parameters of breaking load (ton) or stiffness (ea). They can be used with all modern and sophisticated furling systems and the terminals are pre-drilled to the exact size, In order to hold the pins of the furler.

BOTTOM UP FURLING COMPOSITE CABLES - CASE STUDIES

BOAT

CABLE

FIBER

W.L.

LENGTH

DIAMETER

WEIGHT

 

[-]

[-]

[Ton]

[mm]

[mm]

[Kg]

XC45

Code 1

Kevlar

2,5

20000

14,0

4,0

POGO 40S2

Stay sail

Kevlar

3

11500

14,5

2,7

POGO 40S3

Structural Code Cable

Kevlar

5

16500

17,5

5,0

XP44

Code Cable

Kevlar

5

19500

15,5

4,8

EDIMETRA 65'

Code Cable

Kevlar

5

29500

16,5

8,2

NAUTA 70'

Code Cable

Kevlar

5,3

22000

19,0

8,0

SOLARIS 58

Code Cable

Kevlar

7

25000

18,5

8,8

SWAN 68

Code Cable

Kevlar

7

28000

16,0

9,2

MYLIUS 18e25

Code Cable

Kevlar

7,5

26000

18,5

9,3

VISMARA 80

Code Cable

Kevlar

8

30000

19,5

11,8

POGO 50

Structural Code Cable

Kevlar

8,3

19500

20,0

8,0

CAT 30'

Code Cable

PBO

1

15000

8,0

1,0

CLASS 40

Code 0

PBO

2,5

18000

12,0

3,0

OPEN 50

Stay sail

PBO

3

12000

13,0

2,2

CLASS 40

Struct. Forestay

PBO

4,3

16000

15,0

3,72

COOKSON 50

Code Cable

PBO

5

23400

15,0

5,52

OPEN 50'

Struct. Forestay

PBO

8

18000

15,0

4,99

IMOCA 60

Code Cable Solent

PBO

10

23500

20,0

8,37

CAT 55'

Code Cable

PBO

12

18000

19,0

7,45

SWS 82

Code Cable

PBO

12

34000

19,0

12,5

TOP DOWN FURLING COMPOSITE CABLES - CASE STUDIES

J122

Top Down

Kevlar

2,5

18000

13,0

3,3

X41

Top Down

Kevlar

2,5

18500

12,0

3,0

XP44

Top Down

Kevlar

3,5

19500

14,0

4,1

X50

Top Down

Kevlar

4

23000

15,0

5,7

GS60

Top Down

Kevlar

5

24500

15,5

6,2

SOLARIS 72

Top Down

Kevlar

6,5

26000

16,0

8,9

WALLY 80'

Top Down

Kevlar

7

33500

17,0

13,2

NEO 400

Top Down

PBO

5

18500

13,0

3,5

TORSIONAL PBO CABLES

PBO CABLE

CODE

BREAKING LOAD

MAX

WORKING LOAD

DIAMETER

WEIGHT

 

[Kg]

[Kg]

[mm]

[Kg/m]

ATPB 06 

6.000

1.500

10,50

0,113

ATPB 10

10.000

2.500

12,70

0,173

ATPB 15

15.000

3.750

14,50

0,213

ATPB 20

20.000

5.000

15,60

0,248

ATPB 25

25.000

6.250

17,20

0,280

ATPB 30

30.000

7.500

18,70

0,313

ATPB 35

35.000

8.750

19,50

0,351

TORSIONAL KEVLAR CABLES

KEVLAR 49

CABLE CODE

BREAKING LOAD

MAX

WORKING LOAD

DIAMETER

WEIGHT

 

[Kg]

[Kg]

[mm]

[Kg/m]

ATK49  06

6.000

1.500

12,70

0,136

ATK49  10

10.000

2.500

14,80

0,208

ATK49  15 

15.000

3.750

16,80

0,256

ATK49  20   

20.000

5.000

18,70

0,298

ATK49  25

25.000

6.250

19,60

0,336

ATK49  30

30.000

7.500

21,20

0,376

ATK49  35

35.000

8.750

22,50

0,421

NFC TECHNOLOGY

NFC Technology

NFC (Near Field Communication) TAG reading capability is a default feature on most smartphones currently on the market. The smartphone can read the TAGs incorporated inside the terminals of the Armare Composite Cables. By bringing the smartphone close to the terminal of the cable, all the essential information about the cable, i.e. specific technical data and the date of production. In this way, the definition of the intervals of maintenance and service of every textile standing rigging becomes easy and safe.

MAINTAINANCE

Scheduled maintenance:
Armare Ropes commitment

The production of a composite cable follows strict procedures, which assure the complete quality control of each cable. From design to testing, Armare records the technical features of each cable, to be able to deliver to the customer a safe and guaranteed product; depending on the specific use of the cable, Armare contacts the registered client when it is necessary to program a cycle of inspections and service.

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