Air Blown Fiber (ABF) Installation Tool

Description

The Air Blown Fiber Installation Tool is used for the installation of Air Blown Fibers into micro-ducts. This unique, easy-to-handle and lightweight tool is designed for optimal performance in combination with all available fiber units and microducts in the Ribbonet® Air Blown Fiber System. The tool uses both compressed air and an electric motor to feed the fiber. An adjustable magnetic coupling limits feeding force on fiber to avoid damage in case of a sudden stop. The motor speed and direction is controlled by a trigger switch on the handle.
The tool is delivered with a case including Nozzles for 3/2mm, 5/3.5mm and 7/3.5mm microducts.

Features and Benefits

  • Class leading installation performance in combination with Hexatronic Air Blown Fiber
  • Installation speed of up to 150 m/min
  • Portable and Lightweight
  • Easy to use and virtually calibration free design
  • Low noise
  • For all Hexatronic Air Blown Fibers 1-12 fibers
  • For microduct dimensions 3, 5 and 7 mm.

Design

The blowing tool consists of a body that guides and feeds the fiber unit into the microduct. The tool uses both compressed air and an electric motor to feed the fiber. An adjustable magnetic coupling limits feeding force on fiber to avoid damage in case of a sudden stop. A Li-Ion battery pack, fitted in the tool handle, powers the motor. The motor speed and direction is controlled by a trigger switch on the handle. The tool is designed to be used with Hexatronic Air Blown Fibers only. Fiber units with 1-12 fibers can be installed. Nozzles for 3/2mm, 5/3.5mm and 7/3.5mm microducts are included. The blowing tool is normally fed with dry compressed air. The compressed air is connected to the tool with a ¼” standard (CEJN) quick connector. For optimal installation performance, an air flow of 80 l/min and a nominal pressure of 8 bar is required. For shorter distances, a smaller compressor or a portable pressure canister with a reduction valve can be used. For very short distances (up to 50 m) such as in small multi dwelling units, the fiber can be fed by the integrated electrical motor only, without using any compressed air supply at all.

Applications

The Air Blown Fiber Installation Tool is used for the installation of Air Blown Fibers into microducts. This unique, easy-to-handle and lightweight tool is designed for optimal performance in combination with all available fiber units and microducts in the Hexatronic Ribbonet® Air Blown Fiber System.

Technical Specifications

  • Type: Air blown fiber (ABF) installation
  • Supported products: Hexatronic ABF 2-12 fiber, 3-7mm microducts
  • Capacity: ≤150 m/min