Belden Inc. released a cable solution in a league of its own. On Tuesday, the leading global supplier of specialty network solutions unveiled the OptiTuff Mini Fiber Cable. Fewer layers in the cable and the removal of metal armor makes this cable smaller, lightweight, and more flexible than other cables in its class.
The product manager for fiber optic solutions for Belden Kikie Kunplin calls the cable remarkable since the cable is “made of advanced, ruggedized thermoplastic instead of a metal material.”
In a recent press release, Belden boasts the OptiTuff Mini Fiber Cable is up to 90% lighter and up to 70% smaller in diameter than metal-armored cables.
The cost-effective alternative cable is easier to install than its metal armored counterpart. Its anti-kink properties and a small bend radius provide the flexibility to handle tight, challenging turns.
Belden put the OptiTuff Mini Fiber Cable to the test, putting the cable through extreme conditions. Tests include being stapled to a wall, driven over with a 9,000-pound forklift, and endure the weight of a 31-pound data center tile being dropped on it. The results came back with no major damage or performance issues.
The new cable features innovative, all-dielectric armor, providing superior durability while delivering similar mechanical properties similar to metal armored products. No grounding or conduit required means installers will save time and end-users save money. The OptiTuff Mini Fiber Cable combines the durability of metal-armored solutions with the performance and ease of non-armored solutions for data-center and other applications.
To learn more about Belden’s OptiTuff Mini Fiber Cable solution, check out their website.