FIBER OPTIC CABLE BLOWING MACHINE
Designed to be safe, fast and effective, even on tough terrain, the “Fiber Jetter” cable blowing machine will move fiber optic cable of 0.23 to 1.25 in. (5.84-32 mm) diameter at speeds to 300 ft./min. (90 m/min.) into pre-installed innerduct or direct-buried duct. It can accommodate innerduct from .47 to 2.48 in. (12-63 mm). A conversion kit allows the Fiber Jetter to place 12.7/10mm, 12/10mm or 10/8mm micro duct into the innerduct.
Comprised of an aluminum air box and cable pusher, the Tornado uses compressed air to install the cable with or without a missile. In operation, the hydraulically powered, caterpillar belt drive system controls the fiber optic cable as it is propelled by compressed air into the duct. An electronic monitoring system provides read-outs of speed and distance, protects cable against duct obstructions, and includes an emergency stop facility.
The air box and cable pusher are mounted on a lightweight, tubular-steel frame that can be tilted at a 30-degree angle to the manhole, which minimizes significantly any bending of the innerduct and cable. The frame has height adjustment to permit ease of maneuverability, and adjustable rear legs that provide added stability on uneven terrain.
Can also be used without the frame, directly from its skid.
The Junction Box Adapter is a necessary accessory for overriding existing cable in an occupied duct (space permitting). One branch attaches to the Tornado for placing the new cable or micro ducts, while the other branch seals off and holds the existing cable in the duct
- 4 gpm @ 1500 psi Integrated oil cooler for extended operation in high environmental temperatures. Unique suction circuit eliminates pulsation damage Swing open frame provides excellent maintenance access to engine and hydraulics
- Included with the Tornado is a convenient toolbox with all the tools needed for use and maintenance of your blower
- All relevant parts and components of the cable blowing machine and the hydraulic power pack are specially treated to resist corrosion
Recommended Compressor: This reliable and efficient rotary screw compressor (see photo left), powered by a diesel engine, provides a maximum working pressure of 175 psi. The air output is filtered and conditioned to optimize the performance of our Tornado Fiber Blower. The maximum free air delivery is 370 cubic feet/minute. The unit is mounted on a two wheeled trailer with brakes and an adjustable towbar. Compressor Aftercooler also available.
|Suggested Air Compressor Specifications|
|0 - 1 in. (0 - 25.4 mm)||150 (4 m3/min.)||175 (12 bar)|
|1.02 - 1.18 in. (25.9 - 29.9 mm)||185 (5 m3/min.)||175 (12 bar)|
|1.22 - 1.38 in. (30.9 - 35 mm)||250 (7 m3/min.)||175 (12 bar)|
|1.48 - 1.57 in. (37.5 - 39.8 mm)||375 (10 m3/min.)||175 (12 bar)|
|1.61 - 1.73 in. (40.8 - 43.9 mm)||450 (13 m3/min.)||175 (12 bar)|
|1.75 - 1.96 in. (44 - 50 mm)||700 (20 m3/min)||175 (12 bar)|
GMP Tornado Blowing Machines_Kits Comparison
TORNADO(202 lbs.) w/ Hydraulic Power Pack (154 lbs.) with one set of duct clamps, duct/cable seals.
|356 lbs. (162 kgs)|
TORNADO(202 lbs.) (without Power Pack)
|202 lbs. (92 kgs)|
TORNADO PLUSwith power pack
Tornado kit with (3) sets of duct clamps/duct seals (1.25, 1.5, 2.00 inch) and (6) ranges of cable sizes ranging from .47 to .95 to cover the range of the most popular cable sizes installed.
|445 lbs. (201 kgs)|
TORNADO PLUSwithout power pack
TORNADO MAXwith power pack
Tornado kit with ALL available sets of duct clamps/duct seals and cable sizes.
TORNADO MAXwithout power pack