OFS is pleased to announce the expansion of its AccuTube+ Rollable Ribbon Cable family to include cables with 432, 576 and 864 fiber counts featuring rollable ribbon technology in a ribbon-in-loose-tube cable design. This expanded product line of 100% gel-free cables will offer both single jacket/all-dielectric and light armor constructions.
Rollable ribbon fiber optic cables are one of the most exciting developments in outside plant (OSP) cabling technology in years. These cables can help users achieve significant time and cost savings using mass fusion splicing while also doubling their fiber density in a given duct size compared to traditional flat ribbon cable designs. Each OFS rollable ribbon features 12 individual optical fibers that are partially bonded to each other at predetermined points. These ribbons can be “rolled” into a flexible and compact bundle that offers the added benefit of improved fiber routing and handling in closure preparation.
Field proven in North America, the original AccuTube Ribbon Cable is well known in the industry for its rugged durability, fiber protection, ease of installation and readily accessible fiber ribbons. This cable design features totally gel-free buffer tubes in a stranded loose tube construction and exhibits superior coiling and handling when compared to other high-fiber-count cable solutions. With a listed 1000 lb. tensile rating and durable loose tube construction, the cable delivers excellent performance in dense metro and harsh environment applications.
The AccuTube+ Rollable Ribbon Cable product line also features cables with 1728 fibers in both single jacket and light armor designs and 3456 fibers in a single jacket construction. All of these cables meet or exceed the requirements of Telcordia GR-20 issue 4.
The expanded-fiber-count AccuTube+ Rollable Ribbon cables are scheduled for commercial availability in May 2018. These cables will also be on display at the 2018 Fiber Connect Expo at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, in Nashville, TN, on June 4-6, 2018.
Please contact your local OFS representative for additional information.