OPGW Hardware

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OPGW comealongs are stringing tools designed for pulling optical ground wire up to initial sag tensions.
Downlead clamps are used to secure the OPGW fiber optic cable as it is trained down the pole or tower.
This is a formed wire dead end for optical ground wire cables.
The guide clamp is used to guide OPGW cable down steel towers, steel poles, concrete poles and wood poles to splice locations. The Guide Clamps may be bolted to the tower or poles. Additionally, adapters are available for the steel towers and steel and concrete poles.
The bonding wire is used in conjunction with the AFL HIBUS® and SUME suspension clamps to provide a path to ground from the OPGW cable to the tower. Bonding wires are available in multiple length and lug size attachment options.
AFL offers several configuration assemblies for OPGW single dead end wood pole/H-frame.
Single suspension assemblies for lattice tower are supplied with Y-Clevis, socket eye and suspension clamp assembly.
Assemblies for drilled poles or Vang configurations.
Single suspension assemblies for wood pole are supplied with Y-Clevis, socket eye, shield wire support bracket and suspension clamp assembly.
Guide clamps are typically two groove clamps used to guide the cable to splice locations.
This is a double layer formed wire suspension for optical ground wire cables.
The anti-rotational device provides a means of stringing fiber optic cable without introducing torsion stress.
OPGW Double Dead End Lattice Tower Configuration Assemblies
Double suspension assemblies for lattice tower are supplied with Y-Clevis, Clevis eye, yoke plate and double suspensions accessories.
Double suspension assemblies for wood poles are supplied with socket clevis, Y-Clevis ball, shield wire support bracket, clevis eye, yoke plate and double suspension accessories.
OPGW Single Dead End Lattice Tower Configuration Assemblies
OPGW Single Dead End Steel Pole Drilled or Vang Configuration Assemblies
AFL’s SB01 splice enclosure box provides protection from all types of elements. From weather to bullets, the iron and steel construction requires no additional protective covering. Furnished with four plugged cable ports (2 aluminum and 2 plastic) for either All-Dielectric Self-Supporting (ADSS) or Optical Ground Wire (OPGW) cables, the splice enclosure can be pre-mounted to a structure before completion of the splicing phase.
The bonding clamp is used to ground OPGW to the tower by attaching to the tower grounding wire. Specific requirements vary from one utility to another. The product is an aluminum extruded parallel groove clamp. The clamp is available with one or two bolts, depending on the application requirements.
AFL Insulated Downlead Clamp Assemblies are used to guide optical ground wire (OPGW) and all-dielectric self support (ADSS) cable from the top of the structure to the splice box. Featuring a 15 kV insulator to protect the cable, these Downlead Clamps install easily and provide proper spacing and holding strength without damage to the cable.
Double dead end for drilled steel pole is supplied with socket eye, Y-Clevis ball hot link, 3/4" shoulder eye bolt, 3/4" washer nut, 3/4" MF lock nut and bolted dead end.
Double dead end for Vang configuration steel pole is supplied with socket eye, Y-Clevis ball hot link and bolted dead end.
OPGW Double Dead End Wood Pole H-Frame Configuration Assemblies
Double suspension for drilled steel pole or Vang configuration steel pole.
The Opti-Guard Splice Enclosure from AFL offers an impressive spectrum of features which makes it the best selection for your splice protection needs.
The stainless steel tube straightening tool is used to straighten the stainless steel buffer tubes on stranded stainless steel tube OPGW cables.
AFL's SVD Series Spiral Vibration Dampers are designed to eliminate the damage caused by Aeolian vibration and reduce overall vibration on bare cables.
The AFL dead end is a full-tension termination for optical ground wire cable (OPGW).
AFL downlead clamps are used to guide optical ground wire (OPGW) from the top of the structure to the splice box. AFL’s downlead clamps install easily, provide proper spacing and hold strength without damage to the cable. From poles to towers, AFL offers a full line of OPGW downlead clamps to meet the needs of any application.
The Hinged Bushing Suspension (HIBUS) is designed to reduce the static and dynamic stress at the attachment point on all types of OPGW fiber cables without the use of protective rods. Eliminating the need for the rods was achieved by the use of a unique bushing system that allows the OPGW cable to better withstand the effects of aeolian vibration.
The HIBUS Trunnion is designed to reduce the static and dynamic stress at the attachment point on all types of OPGW fiber cables without the use of protective rods. Eliminating the need for the rods was achieved by the use of a unique bushing system that allows the OPGW cable to better withstand the effects of aeolian vibration.
The unique design of the lightweight AFL Mechanical Suspension supports spans of optical ground wire (OPGW) cable through a wide range of line angle changes. AFL’s Mechanical Suspension installs easily while supporting vertical, transverse, longitudinal unbalanced loads and angle pulls without damaging the cable strands or affecting optical fiber performance.
The 26 kV isolator kit is designed for aerial optical cable system applications in which complete electrical discontinuity is required.
Vibration dampers work to cancel damaging fatigue caused by wind-induced vibration. Most tuned damping devices operate best near their natural frequencies.
The trunnion support clamp is used to secure the OPGW cable to a trunnion type bracket configuration. Either mounted directly to the tower or an insulator, the clamp provides enough force to maintain the designed slip load without causing cable attenuation. For more information, contact factory regarding slip load capabilities.
AFL’s optical ground wire (OPGW) wedge dead end improves the ease and speed of installing OPGW as compared to bolted and formed wire devices. The wedge dead end is sold mostly assembled and only requires connecting three components (the body, top wedge and locking pin) during preparation.