AmSteel-Blue is a proven cost-saving replacement for wire rope in key applications where strength, weight, and safety are important. It is recognized worldwide as the standard for single-braid HMPE ropes. By comparison, Amsteel-Blue is only 1/7th the weight of wire and, size for size, the same strength. The reduced weight, high strength, and low stretch make it ideal for tug assist/maneuvering lines. This all adds up to longer service life and reduced costs throughout your operation.AmSteel-Blue is a torque-free, 12-strand single-braid design, with Samson proprietary Samthane coating, which results in cost-saving benefits that can be measured in areas such as fewer crew for most operations, improved crew safety and time; Amsteel-Blue results in more efficient connections and controlled responses. In addition, it easily spliced and inspected.
Quantum-8 was developed to meet customer requests for a lightweight, high strength, torque-free rope that can float and grip a winch or capstan. Lighter and stronger than Proton®-8, Quantum-8 is a unique upgrade. This patented construction utilizes Samson’s exclusive, patented DPX® fiber technology. Quantum-8 has comparable grip to Proton®-8 but unlike Proton®-8 — it floats. Samson’s proven DPX® fiber technology has the best abrasion and cut resistance of all high performance fibers, so rope durability is excellent. Quantum-8 has multiple marine uses as: floating tug stern lines, typhoon or vessel mooring lines, offshore messenger or pick-up lines. Quantum-8 has an orange urethane coating for high visibility as well as additional abrasion resistance.
RP-12 SSR-1200 uses a unique design that combines polyester fiber with our proprietary Ultra Blue bi-polymer fiber in each yarn of the strand. The lightweight Ultra Blue fiber does not absorb water adding significant dry and wet working weight advantages. RP-12 SSR-1200 also has a smooth, non-rotational construction with an excellent coefficient of friction for working off H-bitts for tug assist lines on conventional tugs or tractor tugs without winch drums. A special marine finish is added to enhance RP-12 SSR-1200’s performance.
Saturn-12 represents the next generation in Samson’s 12-strand working lines made with Dyneema® fiber. Saturn-12 has an enhanced coating that improves abrasion resistance and increases residual strength as much as 15–20% when compared with other HMPE lines and their conventional coatings. Saturn-12’s light weight, high strength, and low stretch makes it ideal for quick, efficient connections and controlled response. Saturn-12 has been tested in extreme conditions and is proven to provide a longer service life while reducing costs when compared with standard HMPE ropes available today. A complement to other Samson working lines like AmSteel®-Blue and Quantum-12, Saturn-12 is recommended for tug working lines on drums and as a pendant in ship-assist work. It is not recommended for use on H-bitts, capstans, or cleats due to its very low coefficient of friction.
SSR-301R is the ultimate lockline virtually eliminates slipstick when checking barges. The 3-strand rope construction is a high-strength, lightweight, smooth and controllable checking line that has twice the wear life of standard lockline ropes. This is accomplished by Samson’s unique fiber and internal Resistex lubricant. The core fiber of each strand is 35% stronger than standard polypropylene fiber. The core fiber of each strand then has our internally produced outer cover of high-tenacity filament polyester blended with spun polyester. The outer polyester cover provides excellent wear and heat resistance. The Resistex lubricant constantly lubricates the outer surface fibers when working loads are applied. This constant migration of Resistex to the surface yarns maximizes rope life, allows consistent checking ability, and minimizes heat build-up during checking.
Quantum-X is a 12-strand rope that has been engineered for X'tra performance: better snag resistance, higher coefficient of friction, enhanced cyclical bend over sheave (CBOS), and creep performance that its predecessor Quantum-12. It is lightweight, high-strength, floats, is flexible, and is easy to handle and splice. Quantum-X utilizes Dyneema SK78 fiber and also utilizes Samson's patented DPX fiber technology, resulting in a rope that maintains the advantages of Dyneema®; extreme strength and light weight, cut and abrasion resistance, and adds a higher coefficient of friction for use where enhanced grip is critical.
Dynalene, made of 100% Dyneema® fiber, is a unique product that protects the strength member from abrasion, yet allows the rope to be easily inspected for both internal and external fiber wear. Dynalene is permanently spliced over the rope and acts as a sacrificial cover. It is fully repairable in the field, does not absorb water, and floats.