Air blown microcable stranded loose tube alldielectric commscopes family of costeffective fiber optic micro cables is designed for installations air blown into microducts. Microduct technology provides a costeffective, craftfriendly way to upgrade your network, which can grow on demand by deploying fiber as needed. While blowing methods are used to install individual fibers in tubes in lans, this article will focus on the outside plant installation of jacketed, multifiber cable in duct. Our airblown technology uses the flow of compressed air through the microduct to gently carry the fibre optic cable. Lucky joint construction pte ltd is an authorised reseller of emtelle products of which the fibreflow passive infrastructure system has catapulted the company as the world leader in airblown technology. Blown cable costs less, and saves time, resulting in being the mostefficient choice. As the first to introduce the air blown fiber technology in north america, the futureflex solution offers competitive features and benefits to make it compatible. The value of blown fiber technology in an ftth environment. When new users arrive, more optical fiber is simply blown into the existing channels, or ducts. Jetting is done with a pressure of the compressed air in the order of 10 bar. The first and only blown fiber system on the market to feature dual blowing technologies within a single installation machine, the genlite bof system allows the user to match the technology to the type and severity of the installation route. They can be used in indoor and outdoor applications. Structure and air permeability of melt blown nanofiber.
The converging flow of the meltblown process, diagrammed in figure 5. We also evaluated the blowing performance in collaboration with plumettaz s. Compressed air is injected at the duct inlet and flows through the duct and along the cable at high speed. University of utah requirements change, lightwave corp. Fugal network services presentation of futureflex airblown fiber. After 40 years of efforts, fiberhome communications has always focused on the customers need. The eabf system centers on some of the newest fiber optic technologies available for airjetted fiber installations. The air doesnt so much push the fiber cable as it simply makes it easier for the installer to push by creating a nearly frictionless surface. Spun blown fiber technology is a hybrid process bridging the gap between the conventional meltblowing and spunbond processes. The results demonstrated that some changes occurred in the structure of electret fabrics after treatment under different temperatures. It delivers the best fibersolution for backbone, specialty, fibertothe.
Jan 09, 2017 this is basically how air blown fiber installation works. Os2 single mode fiber optic cable futureflex air blown fiber. Emtelle produces a very small, lightweight, extremely robust passive infrastructure system based on microducts, into which fibre units are later blown. Product number type bend blowable color code 2rpm 258 036xxx 2f, 1xlcu pc 1xlcu pc es12. It maximises the protection for micro cables with a compliant double drive concept, backed by the latest technology in servo controls to provide precise control of torque and speed. A smart city leverages technology to save energy and resources while improving efficiency and connectivity. Jan 17, 2011 fugal network services presentation of futureflex air blown fiber. Atek communicationsalso carries afls abf cable, air blown fiber optic cable,and entire line of loose tube fiber optic cable. Compressed air is injected in the duct inlet after few hundred meters of cable is pushed into the duct. For more information about futureflex or any of our other services please contact our netw. Blownin fiber systems lek technology group, it company.
With respect to energy, the meltblown process requires more energy 78kwhkg than spun bond meltblown processing is more energyintensive because of compressed hot air is used for fiber attenuation. Air blow fiber abf systems claim to offer reduced cost, increased design flexibility and other advantages that cannot be matched by conventional optical fiber cables. Airblown fiber optic cable with swr and wtc technologies. The air blown fiber installation tool is used for the installation of air blown fibers into microducts. More particularly, the invention relates to an air blown fiber tube cable assembly with a central innerduct for receiving pulled conventional cable and a plurality of air blown fiber abf tubes positioned around the central innerduct for receiving air blown optical fiber bundles therethrough. The comparison between air blown fiber systems and. The air stream has been designed to blowin micro cable of o 2,511 mm into tubes of o 518 mm. The intent of the design was to easily accommodate moves, adds, and changes with minimal disruption. Outer diameter mm fiber counts 24,38,72 96 144 216 288 conventional cable air blown conventional cable air blown cable 110 208 257 342 342 40 50 65 90 11 14 16.
The blown fiber system uses compressed air or nitrogen to literally blow or jet lightweight optical fiber microcables. Futureflex air blown fiber sumitomo electric lightwave. Sumitomo electric lightwaves futureflex airblown fiber offers unprecedented ease of installation, flexibility, and cost savings for current and future network requirements. Using a pointtopoint network of high density tubes as a highway, 3000 ft. Accessories with installation of fibres, accessories are required to ease. Installation of optical fiber cable by blowing jetting. Our results clearly showed that the fiber diameter distribution was different from the one observed in a single.
Air assisted fiber optic cable installation friction. One of the most interesting applications of bof is on board us naval ships. Spunblown fiber technology o one or twostep process that involves polymer spinning and fiber bonding. The eabf cable component is the first of its kind for enterprisebased airblown fiber applications. Ever since, the company has developed new and efficient products, pioneering the continued advancement of air blown fiber technology in north america.
Cable installation by using high speed air flow combined with additional mechanical pushing. Futureflex air blown fiber ordering guide by sumitomo. Air blown fiber installation tool contents of ltt 179 2040 kit blowing tool battery charger two liion batteries set of air filter and valve small toolbox with tools and common replacement parts fiber guide sets for up to. With the jetting technique distances per blow of 3. The high speed air propels the cable due to drag forces and pressure drop. Mean fiber diameters mfd along with fiber diameter distribution were investigated. Afl microcore is an advanced blown fiber optic cable system for underground duct networks. The first and only blown fiber system on the market to feature dual blowing technologies within a single installation machine, the genlite bof system allows the user to match the technology to. Spunblown process has a multirow spinnerette like the spunbond. In the 21st century the cable jetting technique is used worldwide, from small optical telecom cables 1. Ducts or conduits offer a highly protective environment for fiberoptic cables. Futurepath is designed for installation using the same tools and equipment that are used for traditional conduit or innerduct. Acronyms refer to master format division 014216 1 list here all applicable acronyms. This paper describes a new type of wrapping tube cable wtc called air blown wtc, which is installed into microduct with blowing.
About 70% of total energy used for hot air, hence it. Microduct technology provides a costeffective, craftfriendly way to upgrade your network, which. The microcore product line is a complete solution with designs suitable for many applications and needs from backbone networks to fttx. Whether the need is for high fiber density or small cable diameter, the microcore range has the solution. Fiber optic cable, microducts, cable blowing jetting. Every day, in the little ways and the big ones, our lives depend on clear, consistent, reliable communication. By deploying smart cameras, sensors, and monitors, city officials are able to. Optional 20 gauge locate wire making locates easy and reliable. Blownin fiber systems lek technology group, it company in. A new infrastructure installation technology called air blown fiber infrastructure facilitates this approach.
Jetting and blowing are two probable airassisted cable installation techniques. The first and only blown fiber system on the market to feature dual blowing technologies within a single installation machine, genlite systems allows the user to match the technology to the type and severity of the installation. Structure and air permeability of melt blown nanofiber webs. Us6104a air blown fiber abf tube cable with central. Afl microcore cable,future flex, sumitomo air blown fiber. Air blown fiber solutions eabf, airjetted cabling by afl. This is basically how air blown fiber installation works. Blownin fiber systems lek offers sumitomo electric lightwaves futureflex airblown fiber system which offers unprecedented ease of installation, flexibility, and cost savings for current and future network requirements. Airblown microcable stranded loose tube alldielectric commscopes family of costeffective fiberoptic micro cables is designed for installations air blown into microducts. The goal of this website is educating students, users, designers, installers or anyone interested in the subject of fiber and cabling for communications systems. It includes almost a thousand pages of materials created by the foa covering the basics to advanced topics on fiber optics and premises cabling. Air blown fiber abf has long been a flexible alternative to traditional.
These fiber bundles are designed for installation into the futureflex airblown fiber tube cable infrastructure. Lucky joint construction pte ltd is an authorised reseller of emtelle products of which the fibreflow passive infrastructure system has catapulted the company as the world leader in air blown technology. If the air pressure is too high, the duct may be kinked, clogged or restricted by some foreign matter. Compressed air is injected in the duct inlet after few hundred meters of cable is. Effect of temperature on the structure and filtration. The intent of the design was to easily accommodate moves, adds, and chan. Blown optical fiber technology provides flexibility in network design, while anticipating and facilitating future changes as the network evolves. Our wireless solutions use the latest dual radio 3x3 mimo technology over the 2. This unique, easytohandle and lightweight tool is designed for optimal performance in. Futureflex airblown fiber catalog 2014 by sumitomo. Advances in spunblown fiber technology and its applications.
Our airblown technology uses the flow of compressed air through the microduct to gently carry the fibre optic. Genlite bof cabling systems from general cable provides the right technology for the right application with its individual and bundled blown optical fiber systems. Fiber optic outdoor cables fiber cable products corning. Jul 02, 2015 the air blown fiber installation tool is used for the installation of air blown fibers into microducts. Cable blowing is the process of installation of optical fiber cable into a preinstalled duct. Commscopes family of costeffective fiberoptic micro cables is designed for installations air blown into microducts. Futureflex airblown fiber solution sumitomo electric lightwaves breadth of product families and solutions combine to provide a complete endtoend passive network that are both a fit for. Spunblown fiber technology is a hybrid process bridging the gap between the conventional meltblowing and spunbond processes. The eabf system centers on some of the newest fiber optic technologies available for air jetted fiber installations. They are typically buried, and then the cables are airblown, jetted, pulled or pushed into the duct.
Air blown fiber fiberoptic product newsspecial feature air blown fiber offers installation advantages in many applications. Installation of optical fiber cable by blowing jetting sterlite. A comparison of conventional fiber and blown cable cabling. The friction of the cable against the duct is reduced by the distributed airflow, and large forces that. Airassisted fiber optic installation was developed and explored in the netherlands as well as the united kingdom in the 1980s. Our discussion focuses on how these measurements provide insight into fiber formation during melt blowing. Fiber diameter, pore size, thickness, areal weight, porosity, crystallinity, filtration efficiency, and pressure drop were evaluated.
C technology called air blown fiber abf out of a tube cell and new fiber blown in. Spun blown process has a multirow spinnerette like the spunbond. Airblown fibre optic system lucky joint construction pte. Poor microduct splices or a malfunctioning air compressor may cause the air pressure to be too low. Futureflex airblown fiber catalog 2014 by sumitomo electric. Ever since, the company has developed new and efficient products, pioneering the continued advancement of airblown fiber technology in north america. Roc drop dielectric cable with fastaccess technology fiber count part number 1 001eb414701df9 sstdrop outdoor, singletube, gelfilled dielectric cable with fastaccess technology fiber count part number 2 002eb414701a20 4 004eb414701a20 6 006eb414701a20 12 012eb414701a20 transmission options code maximum attentuation at.
Air blown fiber solutions eabf, airjetted cabling by. The 72fiber bundle utilizes a 12ct freeform ribbon design for rapid terminations to either single connectors, ribbon fanouts or mpo connectors. The 72fiber bundle utilizes a 12ct freeform ribbon design for rapid terminations to either. Ribbonets air blowing technique uses a patented handheld tool. Jetted blown fiber cable systems overview a jetted blown fiber installation utilizes futurepath bundled microducts as a permanent protected pathway for valuable communications and fiber optic cabling enterprise air blown fiber eabf cables are jetted into the microducts using a system of compressed air or. Airblown fibre optic system lucky joint construction. Disclosed is an air blown fiber optic cable including. Fiber optic products for access networks hexatronic. The present invention relates to air blown fiber abf tube cables. The converging flow of the melt blown process, diagrammed in figure 5. It delivers the best fibersolution for backbone, specialty, fiber tothedesk fttd and fiber tothehome ftth applications. The air blown into the duct where the cable is installed reduces the friction between the fiber cable jacket and the inside wall of the duct. On 5 november 1997, the first fibers were blown into the uss truman cvn75 fiber optic cable plant. Our air blown technology uses the flow of compressed air through the microduct to gently carry the fibre optic cable.1121 1056 1337 1557 715 1208 270 1320 1500 447 358 109 767 594 1009 1137 186 1507 190 257 1608 94 739 1483 249 679 733 882 1649 570 1155 448 20 497 786 1251 953 1483 546 848 431 423 1090 167