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Everything You Should Know About Fiber Blowers

December 20, 2021

Having good quality fiber blowers is an asset for any technician. Using equipment of the highest quality is of the essence for pulling optic fiber cables across a great distance in the shortest possible time. The fiber cables have to be pulled safely without causing any damage to them. Any damage caused to the cable can lead to a loss of time as they will have to be entirely removed and replaced. 


How do fiber blowers work?


Fiber cables need to be fit into telecommunication ducts and micro ducts with precision. Cable blowers use compressed air to shoot the optical fiber across long distances accurately. Using traditional methods for cable pulling is time-consuming and demanding. In addition, it requires a significant workforce leading to more expenses. 


Components of a cable blower machine


Following are some of the essential components required for the effective functioning of cable blower machines. Damage to any of these components can significantly affect the machine's performance. This is why maintaining the machine is necessary for its long life. Let's take a look at the main components of a fiber blower. 


  • Adjustment and lubrication system
  • Belt feeder
  • Baseplate
  • Cable meter counter
  • Blowing head
  • Air compressor connection
  • Cable guidance


Types of blowing machines


Cable blowing machines are categorized depending on their power units. Following are two of the major types of blowing machines.

  • Pneumatically powered: This type of cable blowing machine is usually lightweight and easy to operate. The engine is pneumatically powered. Compressed air is used for effectively pulling cables across long distances using this type of cable blowing machine. 
  • Hydraulically powered: The cable feeding unit and hydraulic power pack are the two main components in this type of cable blowing machine. Hydraulic-powered machines are the most commonly used type of fiber blowing machine. Pneumatically powered and hydraulically powered are the two common types of fiber blowers. This blog from AMAC Equipment highlights everything you should know about fiber blowers.


For fiber blowers of the best standard, you can depend on AMAC Equipment. We are the premium providers of aerial equipment, as well as, parts and services for cable installation applications. Contact us today to learn about everything we can achieve with you.