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Prysmian Group: BU Multimedia Solutions upgrades E-Series central tube cables to 3000 N tensile strength

Extremely tough: Draka central tube cables, more compact, improved tensile strength, same price

Cologne, August 27th, 2019 – BU Multimedia Solutions of Prysmian Group now offers its comprehensive portfolio of E-Series central tube cables with increased tensile strength in compact designs. Tube diameters, hence cable diameters for 24 fibred central tubes has been reduced. More compact designs will lead to cost saving for network channels. The cable specialist has also upgraded pulling strength of its metallic armoured central tube designs in the E-Series from 1,000 N to 3,000 N and for the non-metallic cable types from 1,500 N to 3,000 N as well. Thanks to the higher tensile strength, users benefit from an extended lifetime of the cabled fibres. BU Multimedia Solutions has not increased its prices for these upgraded cable types. The prices have remained the same compared to the previous offerings. Draka central tube cables now meet TIA GR20 & ICEA 640 & ICEA 696 standards as well as European EN 50173-1 and international ISO 11801-1 and IEC 60794-1 standards. The improved robustness of more compact cables with the same costs provide high investment benefits to end users.

Draka's E-Series fiber optic central tube cables are now available with increased tensile strength in a more compact design. Photo credits: BU Multimedia Solutions, Prysmian Group
Draka's E-Series fiber optic central tube cables are now available with increased tensile strength in a more compact design. Photo credits: BU Multimedia Solutions, Prysmian Group

Cables experience pulling during installation and operation. If cable strength is just enough for installation, pulling force can increase fibre strain. This means more stress on fibres and reduced lifetime of fibres in long term. A higher tensile strength increases the quality of the cables. For this reason, BU Multimedia Solutions of the Prysmian Group has made its wide range of fibre optic central tube cables for indoor & outdoor use more robust with more compact designs. Legacy central tube cables with 24 fibres used to have bigger diameter than smaller fibre counts. Prysmian Group, with improved production technologies, offers the same tube diameter for 2 to 24 fibres. Hence, reduced cable diameter for 24 fibred cables. Despite these upgrades, prices remain the same. "When purchasing the new cables, users don't have to dig deeper into their pockets," says Tayfun Eren, Product Manager at Prysmian Group, BU Multimedia Solution. "With upgraded central tube cables, our customers receive outstanding quality in compact designs at a reasonable price, hence greater savings on investments - especially since the installation of fibre optic cables is carried out in the long term.

 

More robust, more compact, more cost-efficient: the upgraded Draka central tube cables offer high investment benefits to end users. Photo credits: BU Multimedia Solutions, Prysmian Group
More robust, more compact, more cost-efficient: the upgraded Draka central tube cables offer high investment benefits to end users. Photo credits: BU Multimedia Solutions, Prysmian Group

 

High tensile strength with compact design

The portfolio includes both non-metallic and metallic armoured central tube cables. The gel filled non-metallic central tube cable types E08a, E10a, E20, E22 and E25 offer an increased tensile strength from 1500 N to 3000 N. BU Multimedia Solutions has even upgraded the E09a non-metallic cable type to 4,000 N and the E14a and E16a non-metallic cable models to 2000 N. The E-series of steel tape armoured central tube cables with the cable types E06a, E07a, E19 and E21 is now also equipped with a tensile strength of 3000 N. In addition, E08a, E10a, E20, E22 and E25 cables will have the same diameter for 2 to 24 fibres. In other means, reduced diameter for 24 fibred cables. Higher tensile strength in reduced diameters provide double benefit to the market.

 

Application range of the central tube cables

The universal fibre optic indoor and outdoor cables E07a, E10a, E14a, E19, E20, E21, E22 and E25 with central loose tube serve as house entry cables for tube laying, LAN communications and as flame-retardant ascending cable in indoor areas. The fibre optic outdoor cables E06a, E08, E09a are used in the primary area (campus backbone), telecom backbones. All cables meet the requirements of ISO 118011, EN 50173-1:2002, IEC 60794-1, TIA GR20, ICEA 640 and ICEA 696. The central tube designs helps to havea low-cost and thin cable construction. The cables are UV-resistant, waterproof, rodent protected and Indoor/Outdoor ones are halogen-free and flame-retardant.

 

"With the new cables, we want to position ourselves more strongly in the market for LAN fibre infrastructures," says Tayfun Eren. "The excellent price/performance ratio of our high-quality central tube cable series support us in the best possible way to achieve this goal quickly."


Prysmian Group

Prysmian Group is the world market leader in power and telecommunications cables and systems. With more than 140 years of experience, sales of over 11 billion euros (pro forma as of December 31, 2017) and around 30,000 employees in 50 countries and 112 plants, the Group is strongly positioned in high-tech markets and supplies a highly comprehensive range of products, services, technology and know-how. In the energy sector, Prysmian Group is active in underground cables and deep sea cabling and systems, special cables for applications in many different industrial sectors and medium and low voltage cables for the construction and infrastructure industry. For the telecommunications sector, the Group manufactures cables and accessories for the voice, video and data transmission industry and offers a complete range of optical fibers, fiber optic and copper cables as well as connection systems. Prysmian is a Milan listed company listed in the FTSE MIB Index.

More information: http://www.prysmiangroup.com


Company Contact

Draka Comteq Germany GmbH & Co KG.

Tayfun Eren

Piccoloministraße 2

51063 Köln

Tel. +49 (0)221 6770
multimedia@prysmiangroup.com

www.prysmiangroup.com

Press Contact

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86150 Augsburg

Sabine Hensold, Tel: +49 821 4508 7917, sh@epr-online.de

Frauke Schütz, Tel: +49 821 4508 7916, fs@epr-online.de

www.epr-online.de

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