Features & Specifications

  • The Tornado Cable Blowing Machine is designed to be safe, fast
    and effective, even on tough terrain, the Tornado cable blowing machine will
    move fiber optic cable of 0.23 to 1.34 in. (5.84-34mm) 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.
    . A conversion kit allows the Tornado to place 12.7/10mm, 12/10mm
    or 10/8mm micro duct into the inner duct. (sold separately)

    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 (sold separately)

    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

    Operating Capacities

    Pushing Force: 0-220 lbs.

    Pushing Speed: 0-300 ft/min (0-90m/min)
    Cable Size: .24-1.34″ (6-34mm) O.D.
    Sub – Duct Size: 1/2-2 1/2″ SDR (12-63mm) O.D.

    Pneumatic System

    Air Hose Bore (min): 1 1/4″

    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

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