CLEARFIELD FS-ASSIST-T FIELDSHIELD ASSIST MODULE WITH MOUNTING TRIPOD FOR MICRODUCT BLOWING 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.
Kinking and folding-proof due to integrated clutch, buckling of cable and catastrophic damage is eliminated providing a worry-free installation for pushes up to 500 feet for OSP rated cables and 300 feet for inside plant installations utilizing FieldShield Plenum microduct. When used in conjunction with integrated pull string that comes standard in all FieldShield ducts, push/pull methods can provide longer distances. Glare resistant integrated counter provides installer with accurate, instant feedback on distances pushed.
Features & Benefits
Easy and intuitive use: Simply open, clamp duct, insert FieldShield Optical cable, close latch and apply a drill driven 1/4” hex socket
Torque-limited clutch helps prevent folding, buckling and kinking of fiber
Assist module prevents high compression loads on fiber during installation
Glare resistant LCD display cover improves visibility in direct sunlight
High-impact resistant polyurethane designed to be weather resistant for OSP environments
Tripod mount threading
Integrated LCD counter gives installer instant feedback on distances pushed in feet or meters
Works with 10 mm OD microducts and FieldShield Pushable Optical Fiber with diameter of 3 mm and 4 mm
Assists in delivering pre-terminated fiber in a small footprint eliminated time and higher skilled splicing labor
Most economical, tech-friendly pushing machine on the market
Individual serialization and labeling of each unit to track factory repairs and service