TORNADO CABLE BLOWING MACHINE

Tornado Fiber Optic Cable Blowing Machine
Tornado Fiber Optic Cable Blowing Machine

New expanded capacity to include large (1.34″/34mm), high density or high fiber count (1728/3456) cables.

Designed to be safe, fast and effective, the Tornado Cable Blowing Machine installs fiber optic cable into pre-installed innerduct or direct buried innerduct. A conversion kit allows the Tornado to place either 12.7, 12/10mm or 10/8mm micro ducts into innerduct as well.

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, belt drive system controls the fiber optic cable as it is propelled by compressed air through the innerduct. An electronic monitoring system provides read-outs of speed and distance, helps protect cable against damage, and includes an emergency stop button.

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 significantly minimizes any bending of the innerduct and cable. The frame has retractable handles to permit ease of maneuverability, and adjustable rear legs that provide added stability on uneven terrain. This unit comes complete with a gasoline engine powered hydraulic power pack.

Specifications
Operating CapacitiesPneumatic System
Pushing Force: 0-220 lbs. (0-100kg)
Pushing Speed: 0-300 ft/min (0-90m/min)
Cable Size: .24-1.34" (6-34mm) O.D.
Sub – Duct Size: 1/2-2" SDR (12-63mm) O.D.
Air Hose Bore (min): 1 1/4" (32mm)
Operating Pressure: 175 psi (12 bar)
Flow: The air supply should be filtered, cooled and dry
For Ducts with an Inner Diameter of: Minimum Flow Acceptable
@175 psi (12 bar)
0 up to 1" (0 up to 25mm) : 150 CFM (4m³/min)
1 up to 1 1/8" (26 up to 30mm) : 185 CFM (5m³/min)
1 1/8 up to 1 3/8" (31 up to 35mm) : 250 CFM (7m³/min)
1 3/8 up to 1 5/8" (36 up to 40mm) : 375 CFM (10m³/min)
1 5/8 up to 1 3/4" (41 up to 44mm) : 450 CFM (12m³/min)
1 3/4 up to 2" (44 up to 51mm): 700 CFM 19m³/min

 

Ordering Information
P/NDescriptionWeight
GMP Tornado Blowing Machines_Kits Comparison
89000

TORNADO

(202 lbs.) w/ Hydraulic Power Pack (154 lbs.) with one set of duct clamps, duct/cable seals.
356 lbs. (162 kgs)
89003

TORNADO

(202 lbs.) (without Power Pack)
202 lbs. (92 kgs)
89099"BE PREPARED"

TORNADO PLUS

with 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)
89054

TORNADO PLUS

without power pack
89113"BE PREPARED"

TORNADO MAX

with power pack
Tornado kit with ALL available sets of duct clamps/duct seals and cable sizes.
89114

TORNADO MAX

without power pack

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED WITH YOUR TORNADOWHAT'S INCLUDED WITH YOUR TORNADO PLUSWHAT'S INCLUDED WITH YOUR TORNADO MAX

  • Tornado Cable Blowing Machine

  • Hydraulic Power Pack

  • 1 set of duct clamps for duct size of your choice

  • 1 set of duct seals for duct size of your choice

  • 1 set of Cable Collets and Guides for cable size of your choice

  • 1 set of Cable Seals

  • 1 cable seal plug

  • Toolkit

  • Manual


  • Tornado Cable Blowing Machine

  • Hydraulic Power Pack

  • 3 sets of duct clamps for duct sizes of your choice

  • 3 sets of duct seals for duct sizes of your choice

  • 3 sets of Cable Collets and Guides for cable sizes of your choice

  • 3 set of Cable Seals

  • 3 cable seal plugs

  • Toolkit

  • Manual


  • Tornado Cable Blowing Machine

  • Hydraulic Power Pack

  • All sets of duct clamps for duct sizes available

  • All sets of duct seals for duct sizes available

  • All sets of Cable Collets and Guides for cable sizes available

  • All sets of Cable Seals

  • All cable seal plugs

  • Toolkit

  • Manual

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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.

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Suggested Air Compressor Specifications
Duct-IDCFMPSI
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)
Tornado DocumentsTornado Videos
Tornado Operation and Maintenance Manual (Current)How to configure your Tornado Cable Blowing Machine for Cable Blowing Video
Resetting the Counter/rate Meter when getting an error code "EE"Tornado Counter rate meter programming for metric
Tornado Maintenance ScheduleTornado Counter rate meter programming for imperial
Current Tornado Hydraulic Power Pack Horizontal Style with oil cooler - ManualChanging and Tensioning the drive belts on a Tornado
Tornado Hydraulic Power Pack Vertical Style - ManualAdjusting the pressure valve and switch on a Tornado
How to configure your Tornado Cable Blowing Machine for Cable Blowing
Cable Seal ID Chart
How to configure your Tornado Cable Blowing Machine for Micro Duct Blowing
Tornado Spare Parts
Power Pack Spare Parts

Accessories

P/N 34387 4 Lug Chicago Fitting available for compressor
P/N 70554 Optional Inlet Hose 50′ X 1 1/4 in.
P/N 89422 Accessory Air Hose Complete with blow gun and Chicago fitting for direct connection to compressor.
1 1/2 inch NPTF Camlock Coupling - Female for compresser
P/N 30297 - 1 1/2 inch NPTF Camlock Coupling - Female for compresser
50 ft (15m) Layflat air hose with camlock connectors
P/N 27913 - 50 ft (15m) Layflat air hose with camlock connectors
89750 Layflat hose kit
89750 Layflat hose kit
1 1/4 inch Camlock Coupling - Male for Tornado Blowing Machine
P/N27920 - Tornado conversion kit for layflat hose
P/N 34471 Heavy duty steel hub pneumatic wheels available
P/N 89840 Optional Accessory Case stores five complete sets of cable collets, guides, seals
and seal plugs; three complete sets of duct clamps and seals; one set of cable collets and guides and one set of duct clamps and seals
P/N 89168 - Light duty case will store only one complete set of cable collets, guides, seals and seal plugs and two complete sets of duct clamps and seals
P/N 89168 - Light duty case will store only one complete set of
cable collets, guides,
seals and seal plugs
and two complete
sets of duct clamps
and seals
250CFM Compressor Aftercooler
P/N 89060 250CFM Compressor Aftercooler
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400 CFM Compressor Aftercooler
P/N 89065 400 CFM Compressor Aftercooler
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Cable Overblowing Junction
Cable Overblowing Junction
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