Air blown fiber optic cable

 Air blown fiber optic cable breaks through the limitations of the existing duct cable installation technology, can greatly improve the utilization efficiency of the duct hole and is easy to expand. As a professional air blown fiber optic cable manufacturer & supplier, we specialize in designing, manufacturing air blown fiber optic cable, and providing customized services for our customers!

  • Indoor and outdoor application
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  • OEM service can be provided
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air blown fiber optic cable

Easy to strain, sprain, and scratch the optical cables when laying? How to improve the utilization efficiency of existing pipe holes? How to save labor and construction costs? How to improve installation efficiency? Air-blown optical cable came into being.

Air blown fiber optic cable (ABF), also known as air blown micro cable, is a fiber cable that can be installed in tiny ducts without excavation by air-blown installation technology. It is known for its small outside diameter and high core capacity, and is designed to be used in backbone networks, metro networks and access networks to meet the demand for high speed bandwidth while reducing the cost of ducting infrastructure construction and lowering the purchase cost of fiber optic cable lines. It is an advanced solution for FTTx network, it effectively saves costs for splicing joint and distribution management.

Air Blown Fiber Optic Cable Feature

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fully utilized holes

The optical fiber assembly density is high, and the tube hole resources are fully utilized by laying reusable sub-tubes.

future expansion

The fiber optic cable can be blown in batches with the increase of communication business to meet the needs of users in a timely manner. It is convenient to adopt new types of optical fibers in the future and maintain technically.

Low initial investment

saving up to 65% to 70% of the initial investment compared with traditional network construction methods.

reducing construction cost

It can be used for newly deployed HDPE main pipes or existing PVC main pipes, and can be connected to new users without affecting the normal operation of optical cables that have been opened.

save labor cost

It is easy to expand in parallel and vertically, reduce the workload of trenching, and save the cost of civil engineering.

high efficiency

The air blowing speed of the micro cable is fast and the air blowing distance is long, and the laying efficiency of the optical cable is greatly improved.

air blown fiber optic cable Products

Air blown fiber optic cable is divided into two structures: unitube air blown fiber optic cable and stranded air blown fiber optic cable. The unitube air blown fiber optic cable has a small count cores(6-48 cores) and small diameter. The air-blown micro-optical cable with a large count cores(6-144 cores) adopts an all-dielectric loose-tube stranded structure.

Air Blown Micro Cable Unitube

Air blown micro cable is ultra-lightweight in small diameter to be blown into a micro duct. Fiber bundle of this cable is formed by curing optical fiber or fillers into photosensitive resin in a certain arrangement. And outside extruding a special low friction sheath. It is designed for metro feeders or access networks. The micro cable provides a lower initial investment and the flexibility to install and upgrade to the latest fiber technologies.

  • Perfect cable structure with high fiber density
  • Small diameter and lightweight
  • HDPE sheath, enhancing the blowing performance
  • Allowing to blow out and replace with new cables to keep technical superiority
  • Allowing to cut micro ducts anywhere anytime for branches without influences on other cables, saving manholes, hand holes, and cable joints

Blown Fiber Optic Cable Stranded Micro Cable For Metropolitan Network

GCYFY blown fiber optic cable is suitable to be installed in crowded metropolitan area network pipelines. It performs well in improving the utilization ratio of pipe holes and avoiding destructive excavation in the past. It is designed with loose tube construction. The tube is filled with a water-resistant filling compound. A fibre reinforce plastic locates in the center of the core as a non-metallic strength member. The tubes (and the fillers) are stranded around the strength member into a compact and circular core. The cable is completed with a PE sheath.

  • Small diameter, lightweight, easy to bend when laying by air-blowing equipment, easy to operate
  • All non-metal structures, no need to be grounded, low friction coefficient sheath material and structure design, long-distance air blown laying
  • Full use of pipe hole resources, construction speed is fast
  • Allowing to blow out and replace with new cables to keep technical superiority
  • Avoiding destructive excavations and no need to pay high fees for deploying permission, applicable for constructions in crowded metropolitan area networks
  • Allowing to cut micro ducts anywhere anytime for branches without influences on other cables, saving manholes, hand holes, and cable joints
  • Loose tube filled with special waterproof compound
  • Using dry type of water blocking material, the whole section of water resistance, to prevent the optical cable vertical seepage

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Air Blown Fiber Optic Cabling

Fiber optic cable blowing is a highly efficient and safe method for installing fiber optic cable. It involves a pressurized blowing system that utilizes both pulling force and pushing force to guide the fiber optic cable through the duct like air, ensuring smooth and reliable installation.

Blowing Fiber: Push It Forward.

Blowing fiber, also known as jetting, is when a machine is used to float fiber optic cable through the conduit run by using highly pressurized air to push it forward. While the set-up is more extensive, blowing fiber is great for long distances and can go thousands of feet.

Blowing Fiber: Here’s The How-To.

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Applications for air blown fiber optic cable

In the FTTH network, it is used as the feeder section to introduce the optical cable. Air blown fiber optic cable is suitable for application in the backbone network, metropolitan area network and access network, to realize the expansion of the existing communication pipeline, solve the problem of terminal access, and provide reserved pipe holes for future use after expansion. Blown fiber and micro tubes are equally suitable for outdoor use as well as indoor use. For indoor applications, flame retardant micro tubes are used.

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FTTH access network


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Cable installation by using high speed air flow combined with additional mechanical pushing force is called as
“blowing or jetting”. Cable blowing is the process of installation of optical fiber cable into a pre-installed duct. Compressed air is injected in the duct inlet after few hundred meters of cable is pushed into the duct. Compressed air flows at high speed through the duct and along the cable.

Method 1: High air speed blowing
This method requires pushing the cable with tractor mechanism by traction rollers in blowing device for a few hundred meters and then introducing compressed air to make the cable inside the ducts remain in floating condition, which reduces friction between the cable outer surface and duct inner wall by reducing area of contact.

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blowing method
Method 2: Push/Pull (Piston) blowing
In this type of blowing unit, an air-tight piston is attached to the front of the cable. The air pushes this piston, and the piston “pulls” the cable. Installers should be aware that a pulling force exists in piston blowing, and the pulling force shouldn’t cross the maximum cable tension. This method is preferred for larger size ducts (32/40mm and 42/50mm) and in “straight” trajectories to achieve longer cable blowing distance.

blowing method

The procedure for fiber optic cable blowing typically involves the following steps:

  • Prepare the conduit by cleaning it and ensuring that there are no obstructions or damage.
  • Attach the cable to the blowing head and lubricate the cable with a gel to reduce friction.
  • Insert the blowing head and cable into one end of the conduit.
  • Use a blowing machine to introduce pressurized air into the conduit, pushing the cable through the conduit.
  • Monitor the progress of the cable as it is blown through the conduit, checking for any issues such as snags or kinks in the cable.
  • Once the cable has been blown through the entire length of the conduit, use a pulling eye to pull the cable through the last few feet of conduit to ensure that it is properly seated.
  • Perform a continuity test to ensure that the cable is functioning properly.
  • Cable blowing is an efficient method for installing cable in long runs of conduit, and it can be used for both new installations and retrofits.

However, it is important to ensure that the conduit is in good condition and that the cable is properly lubricated and attached to the blowing head to avoid damage to the cable during the installation process.

Air blown micro fiber optic cable is a fiber optic cable designed for use in air-blown fiber optic systems.

These systems use compressed air to blow small-diameter fiber optic cables through tubes or ducts, allowing them to be quickly and easily installed without requiring specialized equipment or labor-intensive techniques.

Air-blown micro fiber optic cable typically has a small diameter, less than 1 mm, and is made of a flexible material, such as plastic or rubber. This allows it to be easily blown through tubes or ducts and bent around corners or other obstacles.

Air-blown micro fiber optic cable is commonly used in telecommunications and broadband applications.

The minimum order quantity of fiber optic cable is 1km. Because the outside diameter needs to be adjusted before producing.
This process will waste dozens of meters of raw material.

Yes. As long as we confirm the Pantone color code, we can produce the sheath color you request.

Yes. We have Fujikura, Corning SMF 28e, and other brands fiber to choose from.

Yes. We will have a dedicated process engineer to interface with you to understand the specific situation and give our production advice.

Yes. We can print company information or logos on fiber optic cables upon request.

Under 100 km, it takes 4-5 days to produce. under 500 km, it takes 7-10 days to produce.

All fiber optic cables will come with a test report. If you encounter any quality problems, we replace them with new ones free of charge.

We have a special laboratory for high temperature, salt spray and vibration testing.

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