Pre-connected Air Blown Fiber


Pre-connected air blown fiber (ABF), consisting of fibers encapsulated in a round multi-layer, high-performance coating. The connected ABF is delivered on lightweight reels, optimized for use with the Ribbonet® fiber blowing tool. The ABF is made of bend-resistant G657A2 fiber. The pre-connected ABF is available with 2 or 4 fibers and with 1 to 4 connectors.

Features and Benefits

  • Extra strong and durable design
  • Smooth, low-friction sheath
  • 2, 4, 6, 8 or 12 fiber G657A2 bend resistant fibers
  • Extra wide operational temperature range
  • Water and Ice tested
  • Pre-connected on lightweight reels or
  • Bulk delivery in PANs
  • State of the art blowing performance
  • Adapted for the Ribbonet® blowing tool

Pre-terminated Fiber Reels

In real life installations, the single most time consuming step in the installation of a fiber optic network is the fitting of connectors. The Ribbonet® system offers the unique option of using Air Blown Fiber with pre-terminated connectors. The connectors are mounted on the fiber and tested in a clean-room production environment. This will ensure a quick and trouble free installation since no time consuming fitting of connectors at the end user location is needed during installation.

Fiber Types

The new Hexatronic Air Blown Fiber is designed with durability and performance in mind. The unique design offers a combination of properties previously not available on the market. A sturdy fiber unit with state of the art fiber blowing performance increases the installation success rate and provides quick and problem free installation. The air blown fiber is available with single mode bend resistant G657A2 fibers. The Air Blown Fiber unit is colored dark blue to ultimate visibility when installed in semi-translucent microducts.


Hexatronic’s new high performance Air Blown Fiber Unit for the Ribbonet® system will minimize initial investment and at the same time provide a future proof network that is easy to expand, upgrade and maintain. The main application areas are for fiber access networks such as Fiber To The Home (FTTH).

Ribbonet® Air Blown Fiber is optimized for installation into micro/multi-ducts by blowing. For optimum blowing performance, use the Hexatronic installation tool LTT 179 2011.

The Air Blown Fiber is delivered on lightweight Styrofoam reels, pre-terminated with connectors, or bulk delivery lengths in PANs.

Technical Specifications

  • Types: 2 or 4 fibers, G657A2
  • Connector Options: SC, SC/APC, LC, LC/APC
  • Standard lengths: 30, 50, 70, 100, 150, 200, 250, 300, 350, 400, 500…1000m