GMP’s rugged universal stringing block features high strength and low weight at a value price. When you buy the block, you can select the adapter suitable for your application. With a 2,500 lb SWL, the block can be configured with 5 different mounting options.
Here at GMP Tools, we offer a variety of different cable lashing machines. Each lasher has specific features and unique modifications that provide today’s telecom installers the best possible equipment to complete any cable lashing job effectively and efficiently. Our cable lashers include:
In the world of fiber-to-the-home, installers trust the AirStream Cable Blowing Machine. Featuring a compliant, double drive belt configuration, the electrical-driven AirStream installs micro cables quickly and easily, making it an ideal choice for installers.
The Trailer-Mounted Ramrod Duct Rod Pusher (88900) makes the job of placing lines in old or occupied conduits much easier, with less personnel. The trailer-mounted hydraulically driven, gas powered pusher is equipped with 1000 feet of 1/2 in. diameter toneable duct rod, and it pushes and pulls with forces up to 300 lbs. You can also apply a signal to the toneable duct rod and use a receiver to follow the path the toneable duct rod takes through the conduit system.
Continue reading The Trailer Mounted Duct Rod Pusher: Taking the Drudgery Out of Rodding
GMP offers reliable tools to make handling cable reels on the job so much easier. In this blog, we’ll walk you through some of the most essential pieces of reel handling equipment we have available.
In our first installment, we introduced the microduct override process of installing a new microduct in an innerduct occupied with an existing fiber optic cable. A single microduct or multiple microducts can be placed at one time during an override operation. We also outlined the major pieces of equipment required in an override including the Junction Box. In this installment, we’ll discuss the Junction Box and the other microduct blowing accessories required for a microduct override operation.
As explained in our previous blog Best Practices For Aerial Cable Placement, the stationary reel method may be used when attaching initial cable to a strand (new construction) or when attaching cable to an existing lashed cable and strand (overlash construction). This guide will help you to understand the difference between our standard J2 Lasher and the J2B.
More fiber cable types are on the market than ever before and a contractor’s needs for installing are becoming more varied. The Whisper, adaptable for use with several different fiber cable types, easily meets contractor’s needs in an ever-changing market. For contractors installing at the end of an infrastructure network the Whisper offers unparalleled flexibility and is simple to use, rendering it a worthwhile investment for any contractor to the multiple system operators.
The Super G Lasher (10505) is an upgraded and improved version of GMP’s classic G Lasher. Built to handle the larger bundles required for electrical distribution work, the Super G is capable of lashing cables from about 2-1/2 to 5-1/4 in. (63.5 mm to 133.35 mm) outside diameter or multiple cables up to 5-3/4 in. (146.05 mm) combined outside diameter.
(illustration courtesy of Corning Optical Communications)
Microduct overriding is the process of installing a new microduct in an innerduct occupied with an existing fiber optic cable. A single microduct or multiple microducts can be placed at one time during an override operation. Continue reading Microduct Overriding: Part 1