AFL adds lighter aluminum coil bracket for fiber splice enclosures
AFL has introduced a new aluminum coil bracket for splice enclosures including its Opti-Guard and SB01 products.
AFL has introduced a new aluminum coil bracket for splice enclosures including its Opti-Guard and SB01 products. The new aluminum unit is 25 percent lighter in weight than the previous unit, which was initially manufactured with steel that required palletizing and stacking for shipment. The new construction makes the bracket easier to handle and install onto structures.
The new bracket consists of three-pieces, is easy to assemble and ships in a box preventing damage to the unit. Further, the bracket now includes banding slots, added to the vertical body extrusion portion of the unit for more versatility in the attachment schemes to the structures.
The aluminum coil bracket supports AFL’s SB01 and Opti-Guard splice enclosures and stores extra lengths of ADSS or OPGW. The Opti-Guard splice enclosure accommodates up to 504 single fusion splices. Easy to maintain and re-enter, the enclosure is light weight and mounts to many types of structures. The SB01 enclosure can store up to 25 feet of buffer tubes with 144 fiber splice capacity. Manufactured of iron and steel, this enclosure is weather and bullet-resistant.
“We listened to our customers and engineered the aluminum coil bracket to help field technicians install faster. What was once a two or more person installation is now a one person installation,” comments Matthew Welborn, applications engineer for AFL’s accessories division.