Aerial fiber-optic slack cable storage system

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Preformed Line Products (PLP) has developed its Fiberlign In-Span (FIS) storage system as a way to speed up and simplify the storage of aerial fiber-optic slack cable. The FIS system's Cable Capture Tabs are a unique design element that allows an installer to clip the loop of cable into place, rather than using the traditional method of securing the cable using multiple cable ties.

First, the installer clips the cable into the tabs, and then pulls the storage bracket to the back of the loop. Once the storage bracket is in its final position, the cable is secure and the installer can work hands-free installing the few cable ties needed to complete the job. The streamlined installation process saves time and money, claims PLP. Further, FIS can be hung from either an All Dielectric Self-Supporting (ADSS) or lashed messenger cable.

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Key features of the FIS system include the following: 12” (305mm) diameter storage bracket accommodates cable diameters up to 0.60” (15mm); 16” (406mm) diameter storage bracket accepts cable diameters up to 0.80” (20mm). Multiple cables can be stacked vertically, providing large storage capability in a small profile. Installers can choose from a full range of accessories, including hanger brackets, cable ties, cable guides, and abrasion protectors.

“With the FIS, we wanted to improve upon the storage brackets already on the market, and we designed the unique Cable Capture Tabs feature with the installer in mind," comments Dustin Whapham, PLP Product Support Technician.

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