AFL optimizes short-to-midspan aerial fiber-optic cabling

AFL announced the expansion of its All-Dielectric Self-Supporting (ADSS) product line with the introduction of its Flex-Span ADSS, an aerial fiber-optic cable engineered for the most demanding environmental conditions.

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AFL announced an expansion of its All-Dielectric Self-Supporting (ADSS) product line with the introduction of its Flex-Span ADSS, an aerial fiber-optic cable engineered for the most demanding environmental conditions. According to the company, the Flex-Span product also allows for a broader combination of fiber counts and span lengths, providing greater flexibility in product selection and design options.

Similar to its standard ADSS cabling, AFL says the new Flex-Span line uses dry-core technology and contains gel-filled buffer tubes that are S-Z stranded for easy mid-span access. Deployment of the Flex-Span cabling requires no support or messenger wire; with the cabling, network installation efficiency is thereby eased, contends AFL.

The Flex-Span cabling is available with up to 144 fibers and any type or combination of single-mode or multimode fibers within the cable. Span lengths are between 50 to 1100 feet and recommended for use with helical wrap style hardware.

“As AFL expanded its ADSS cable solution, we focused on the needs of our customers,” explains Jon Potter, product manager for AFL’s cable line. “Flex-Span is a customizable, highly optimized solution that is easy-to-use and ideal for aerial applications where short to mid-span length is needed.”

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