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Fiber Optic Center Announces Fiber Blowing Solutions

Fiber Optic Center, Inc., (FOC), an international leader in distributing fiber optic components, equipment and supplies and recognized as one of the most technically savvy fiber optics companies in the world, announces a new line of Fiber Blowing Solutions to address challenges in existing infrastructure and in the ground.

FOC’s staff of Technical Experts are expanding their product solutions and expertise into the area of cable blowing for optical fibers and FTTH challenges.  Working to provide solutions for issues in the field, FOC is excited to offer the following cable blowing machines for optical fibers: MINIFLOW RAPID, MULTIFLOW, MICROFLOW and POWERFLOW found here:

  • MINIFLOW RAPID is compact and efficient, capable of installing fiber cable at speeds up to 100 m/min. and up to a distance of 3.5 km.  With stainless steel and anodized aluminum construction for rugged conditions, the MINIFLOW continuously monitors the pushing force applied on the fiber cable to make stopping the drive wheels possible before the cable is damaged.
  • MULTIFLOW is for blowing multiple and many different combinations of duct and micro ducts. It is possible to install micro ducts and fiber cables using either air or water. With water assisted cable blowing you can achieve higher pressure, which is particularly advantageous when installing multiple micro ducts at once or lager cables.
  • Protection technology MICROFLOW has a unique protection technology that stops the machine if the fiber cable meets an obstacle.  The stop occurs because the cable gets bent inside the blowing machine, this is registered by a sensor and the motor stops. The machine will also stop automatically if the motor exceeds the preset maximum torque level. In both cases the machine stops immediately so the fiber cable does not get damaged.  After the protection technology has stopped the machine, it will automatically start up again. It will try 3 times total to get through the obstacle, if it still has not succeeded it will come to a full stop.
  • POWERFLOW can blow cables with a speed up to 80 m/min. It is possible to blow distances up to 10 km and install fiber optic cables using either air or water. With water assisted cable blowing you can achieve optimal results, especially when installing larger cables or blowing long distances.

FOC continues to serve the industry’s technical needs through the weekly helpful tips, Q&A through online AskFOC tool, and technical blogs and articles on the greatest challenges.  The following are technical discussions we have published in partnership with Fremco on Fiber Blowing:

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