Increased Fiber Density and Improved Cabling Coiling for Performance You Can Count On
The AccuRoll Dry Core (DC) Rollable Ribbon (RR) Cable features rollable ribbon technology, the newest optical fiber ribbon design from OFS. To form these ribbons, 250 μm fibers are partially bonded to each other at intermittent points. This design not only enables mass fusion ribbon splicing but individual fiber breakout is also easier than with flat ribbons. These ribbons can be rolled and routed similarly to individual fibers to facilitate use in smaller closures and splice trays.
The completely gel-free design also helps to reduce the time required for preparation for splicing.
The construction of the AccuRoll DC RR Cable begins with its dry central core tube, which contains a gel-free, water-blocking tape and up to 36 individually numbered 12-fiber rollable ribbon units (12 to 432f) or with 144f bundles containing 12 individually numbered 12-fiber rollable ribbon units (864f). This central tube provides enhanced ribbon protection beyond that of other flexible ribbon cables. Surrounding the central tube is an additional layer of water-blocking tape and an optional layer of armor. Completing the construction of the AccuRoll DC RR Cable is a durable polyethylene (PE) jacket with integrated metallic or dielectric strength members. Ripcords are strategically located beneath the jacket for easy cable entry.
The AccuRoll DC RR Cable offers twice the fiber density of comparable flat ribbon cables in a familiar and cost-effective outside plant cable design. In addition, the combination of rollable ribbons and a gel-free construction makes this cable smaller and lighter in weight than comparable standard flat ribbon cables.
The AccuRoll DC RR Cable is optimized for blown and pulled installations and also offers excellent kink and crush performance. These features combine to make this cable a natural choice for underground, direct buried and lashed aerial deployments.
Features and Benefits
• First and only central core rollable ribbon cable design with linear strength elements and a central core tube as a protective layer around the ribbons
• Robust and familiar central core cable design optimized for strength and cost effectiveness
• Maximum cable length offerings based on processing parameters and design
• Metallic cables among the smallest, high-density armored cables available today
• Optimized for mid-sheath openings and access networks for all outside plant cable markets
• Fiber counts from 12-864