KM-III IS AN EXCEPTIONAL STATIC ROPE

For rappelling, caving, rescue, fixed-rope applications, hauling, and life-safety applications. Our unique polyester sheath differentiates KM-III from other static ropes. The polyester sheath is balanced with a nylon core to limit rotation, bouncing, and stretch with exceptional UV resistance. The sheath is braided with 32 strands to provide optimum sheath/core ratio. This allows for an incredibly smooth sheath, higher tensile strengths, and superior handling characteristics.


BENEFITS

KM-III is NFPA and CE EN 1891 approved, and comes with an NFPA certification tag and CE labels. This is one of the most durable static ropes available, with the handling and knotability you expect.

APPLICATIONS

Vertical Lifeline, Rappelling, Caving, Canyoneering, Work Positioning, High Lines.

COLOR

White with blue tracer, Orange with blue tracer, Green with blue tracer, Blue with white tracer, Solid black, OD green

SIZES

5/16”, 3/8”, 7/16”, 1/2”, 5/8”

TECHNICAL INFO

Material: Nylon core with Polyester cover
Splice: None
Temperature: Nylon melts @ 419° F Polyester melts @ 480° F

KM III LOW STRETCH KERNMANTLE ROPE
Size 5/16″ 3/8″ 7/16″ 1/2″ 5/8″
NFPA TEST RESULTS
Diameter (mm) 8.0 9.5 11 13 14.5
Approved Class Escape Rope* Light Use Light Use General Use General Use
Min. Tensile (kN) 21.4 27 35.1 46 51
Tensile (lbs) 4,800 6,070 7,900 10,340 11,460
CE TEST RESULTS PER EN 1891
Diameter (mm) 8.6 9.8 11.5 13 14.5
Sheath Slippage (mm) 2 1 -7 2 Not
Elongation 2% 3.2% 1.0% 2.1% tested
Sheath % of Mass 55.4% 46.5% 45.3% 49.0% for
Core % of Mass 44.6% 53.5% 54.7% 51.0% CE
Mass / Length (g/m) 56.1 66.9 92.9 121.1 Compliance
Static Strength w/o termination >18kN Pass >18kN Pass >22kN Pass >22kN Pass
Static Strength w /termination >12kN Pass >12kN Pass >15kN Pass >15kN Pass
Approved Type B B A A
Sheath Material Polyester Polyester Polyester Polyester Polyester
Core Material Nylon Nylon Nylon Nylon Nylon
Shrinkage <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%

* 8mm KMIII personal escape rope is only available in white

 


 

KM III MAX

KM-III Max has a well balanced, low rotation, unique twill design. It is a perfect static rope for work placement and smooth descents. Our KM-III Max features our TPT construction that results in a smoother cover reducing drag and creating a more fine control on descents. The smooth, low profile sheath allows for better braking, faster ascending, and exceptional abrasion resistance. Originally designed for work placement applications, KM-III Max is an excellent choice for heavy exposure fixed lines, big wall hauling, caving, and a variety of rescue applications.

SIZES

3/8”, 7/16”, 1/2”

Material: …….. Polyamide core with Polyester cover

3/8″ 7/16″ 1/2″
Tensile 6,070 7,900 10,350
Weight 4.4 5.9 7.8
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