Cable installation: Cable Blowing Machine makes micro fiber cable installation fast, efficient

Fiber optic cable: General Machine Products introduces the AirStream Cable Blowing Machine to its line of fiber optic cable placing equipment.

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Utility equipment: General Machine Products Company Inc. (GMP) introduces the AirStream Cable Blowing Machine to its line of fiber optic cable placing equipment. Specifically designed to safely install micro fiber cable into pre-installed 5.0 to 18.0 mm (0.196 to 0.708 inch) OD micro duct, the AirStream will place 2.5 to 11.0 mm (0.098 to 0.433 inch) OD cable at speeds up to 80 M (260 feet) per minute. This, along with its low maintenance and high reliability, makes the AirStream an excellent value.
The AirStream incorporates a tabletop design with easy-to-use ergonomic controls for one-person operation. The unit uses a double belt drive concept, backed by the latest in servo control technology, to provide a secure cable grip with precise torque and speed control. The pushing force, up to 20 kg (44 lbs.) maximum, can be adjusted to suit the cable stiffness.

The AirStream uses compressed air to install micro fiber cable into micro duct in both indoor and outdoor environments. Its electrically operated, double belt drive can be operated in forward and reverse to propel the cable through the micro duct. An electronic monitoring system provides read-outs of speed and distance, and includes an emergency stop capability.

Primary Features Include:

• Compressors are available to accommodate our complete line of Cable Blowing Machines
• On-site training is available with purchase
• Rental and Rent-to-Own programs are available. Contact us for details
• One Person Operation
• Tabletop Design with Ergonomic Controls
• Cable Speed and Distance Monitoring on a Digital Display
• Variable Torque and Speed Control
• Forward and Reverse Operation
• Easy Cable Threading
• Polycarbonate Safety Guard
• Reduced Noise Levels

And with the purchase of any GMP fiber cable blowing machine, onsite training is provided at no additional cost.

Compressors are also available to accommodate GMP's complete line of cable blowing machines. Note: the AirStream requires 110/120 Volt AC service.

About General Machine Products Company
For more than 75 years, the General Machine Products Company is recognized as a premier global supplier of a wide range of products for the telecommunications, power utility and cable television industries, and the contractors who serve them. Product applications include the placement of fiber optic, copper conductor, and coaxial cable both aerially and underground.

GMP aerial cable lashing machines, Adams® continuous duty winches and fiber optic cable pullers are accepted as the industry standard. The complete line of GMP’s 1,100+ products also includes cable reels and aerial blocks, cable cutters, unique RJ plug pressing tools, fiber optic cable blowing equipment, and other specially-designed tools for the data, telecommunications, and power utility markets.

Our facilities include a 100,000-square-foot manufacturing plant located in Trevose, PA, in suburban Philadelphia, and in Rutland, England (its CBS Products, Ltd. unit). Both facilities are equipped with a full complement of technologically advanced machine tools manned by a well-trained team of craftspeople.

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