AFL, a manufacturer of fiber-optic cable, accessories and equipment, announced that it has enhanced its current MicroCore product line by adding the Ruggedized MicroCore and Ruggedized MicroCore with SpiderWeb Ribbon Technology models to its existing offering.
Positioned as an ideal alternative to traditional inside plant central loose tube ribbon cable, "both cables eliminate concerns associated with edge fiber stresses due to preferential bend of encapsulated ribbons," says the company.
The new Ruggedized MicroCore cable consists of an OFNP/FT6 (NFPA 262) or LSZH (including ONFR-LS/FT4/CPR B2ca Rating) flame-rated outer jacket with an installation tension rating of 150 pounds and is qualified to meet and exceed the requirements of the latest Telcordia GR-409-CORE inside plant cabling requirements.
Applications include headend termination to a fiber backbone, termination of fiber rack systems, intra-building backbones, MTP/MPO or MTP to breakout terminations.
“The Ruggedized MicroCore cables represent the highest fiber density solutions available allowing for maximum cable pathway utilization,” comments Michael Houck, product manager for inside plant cables at AFL.
Houck adds, “The SpiderWeb Ribbon options allow for ease of mass fusion splicing field installable connectors such as AFL’s FUSEConnect and works seamlessly with AFL’s Wrapping Tube Cable OSP trunk cables.”
AFL offers a robust fiber-optic cable product line that includes the company's Optical Ground Wire, ADSS, Loose Tube, Premise, Harsh Environment cables, and more.
Photo: AFL's Spider Web Ribbon (SWR) technology