The Tornado Cable Blowing Machine allows for fast and efficient cable installation in any terrain. This machine works with cables ranging from 0.23-1.34 inches (5.84-34mm) to quickly install wire into a pre-installed innerduct or a direct-buried duct. To accommodate other cables, conversion is available to work with 12.7/10mm, 12/10mm, and 10/8mm making this machine suitable for an array of jobs. The Tornado Cable blowing machine is fast and will install the cable at a speed of 300 ft/min to maximize job efficiency.
An aluminum air box and cable pusher are the backbones allowing the Tornado Cable Blowing Machine to install the cable with or without an existing missile. While the machine is operating, a hydraulically powered caterpillar belt controls the way the fiber optic cables are driven into the air ducts. An electronic monitoring system generates read-outs of the speed and distance of the cable, while also protecting the cable from any obstructions that may arise and being able to facilitate an emergency stop.
The machine sits on a lightweight tubular-steel frame able to be tilted at a 30-degree angle to reach manholes. Bending and strain on the wires are significantly reduced with this feature of the machine. Further, the height of the frame is adjustable so the entire machine is easy to maneuver and able to adjust to any terrain. However, the frame can be removed, and the machine is able to be used independently. Job convenience and efficiency were heavily considered when developing this cable blowing machine.
A variety of accessories are available for the Tornado Cable Blowing Machine. The Junction Box Adapter will be a necessity for jobs where an existing cable needs to be overridden in an occupied duct. This device allows for the attachment of branches; one branch to attach to the machine to install a new cable, and a second branch seals off the existing cable. A 4gpm at 1500 psi integrated oil cooler is an option for machines that will be in operation for extended periods of time in high temperatures. This feature uses suction to eliminate pulsations of the machine to minimize damage and maintain easy access to the engine and hydraulics. Each Tornado Cable Blower comes with an accommodating toolbox and tools that may be needed to maintain the blower. The machine and any accompanying accessories are made to withstand the corrosion that comes with jobs.
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