Access buffer tubes midspan

Ripley’s Micro Midspan Access Tool gives the buffer-tube wall a precision shave.

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The Micro Mid-Span Access Tool (MSAT) from Ripley “provides quick and easy midspan access to smaller buffer tubes within fiber-optic cables without fiber damage,” the company says. “The tool design will accommodate a range of interchangeable inserts, from 1.3mm up to and including 1.8mm.”

Users access the fiber by precision “shaving” of the buffer tube wall, Ripley explains, adding that using the MSAT enables consistent and reliable buffer-tube access without the need to adjust the tool insert or blade.

The MSAT includes a double-sided blade and locking lever mechanism, which provides constant pressure to the two body halves, thereby ensuring a precise and consistent shaving operation, Ripley says.

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