Clearfield offers a number of microduct accessories to help install and complete a project.
The FieldShield Assist Module is a hand-held, cordless drill-powered tool used to push FieldShield Fiber into unoccupied FieldShield Microduct. The Assist Module incorporates an integrated clutch that engages when resistance reaches a threshold that could damage the cable. This helps to eliminate potential catastrophic damage due to buckling or folding of the fiber. Cable can be pushed 500 feet within OSP rated duct through four 90 degree turns or 300 feet when pushing in plenum duct for an inside plant environment. When used in conjunction with the integrated pull string that comes standard in all FieldShield ducts, push/pull methods can provide longer distances.
The duct cutter is used to make a clean, flat cut on any of Clearfield’s microduct products. It resembles a cigar cutter in that it has a fixed blade that is attached to a hinged mechanism to “cleave” the duct. This provides a clean cut that is suitable for insertion to a coupler.
Microduct De-Burring Tools are designed to make chamfering the inside of microducts simple, helping to ensure pushing and pulling are smooth operations. It is used after a cut has been made to the microduct and prior to inserting a cut microduct into a coupler. The purpose of the de-burring tool is to form a conical shape on the inside surface of the microduct that, after insertion into a coupler, allows the fiber to glide between microducts with ease.
End caps are airtight caps used to keep debris out of the end of the microduct when pulling duct through existing conduit and plowed holes, sealing the end of the conduit temporarily. The end cap is a clear cap that installs much like the couplers providing an airtight seal.
FieldShield Aerial Microduct Attachments provide the quickest and easiest way to attach FieldShield Figure-8 Microducts. Simply strip away the jacket from the support strand on the microduct to accommodate the dead end or aerial splice and wrap the attachment onto the strand for a secure and permanent installation.
There are many situations where two microducts need to be coupled together to continue the conduit pathway. Regardless of whether the microduct was cut after initial installation or if the duct pathway simply needs to be continued, the FieldShield Microduct Repair Kit provides all the components to properly couple two microducts. For toneable duct, the kit includes components to ensure tone wire circuit integrity for ground locating.
The FieldShield Pull Sock provides a pulling eye to install pre-terminated SC pushable assemblies and blunt drops using the integrated pull string that comes standard in all FieldShield Microducts. The pull sock grips the outer jacket of FieldShield Optical Cables by compressing while under tension.