A-Series Special Purpose Cables

Optical Cable Corporation has produced many special-purpose military tactical field cable designs to meet particular environmental, mechanical, or system requirements. Some have evolved into standard products. Others are fully developed, have been produced for specific applications, and are readily reproducible. All the specialty cables are based on our extensive and well-proven tight-buffered technology. Generally, for Optical Cable Corporation, they are straightforward implementations of proven designs, or combinations thereof. Your custom cable requirements, though new, can be easily implemented with assurance of success.
Land and Air Rapid Payout Cable

Applications:

  • High-speed land or air-deployed cable
  • Land deployments up to 60 mph (100kph)
  • Air deployment up to 130mph (210 kph)

Features:

  • Hard elastomeric pressure-extruded outer jacket to ensure mechanical integrity under stress
  • Designed to withstand crush and impact after deployment
  • Land-deployable cables are commonly 2.5mm and 2.0mm
  • Long, continuous lenghts
Payout Cable

Applications:

  • Payout from precision coil packs
  • Detailed design is based on the environment, payout speed, cable length, and cable physical properties

Features:

  • Precise outer jacket diameter tolerances
  • Relaticely stiff and hard jacket materials to reduce friction and avoid kinking after payout
  • As strong, crush-proof and survivable as their small size allows
  • 500µm primary acrylate buffer
  • Some include a secondary 900µm buffer
  • Can use 200 kpsi fiber
Simplex Military Tactical Cable

Applications:

  • Temporarily deployed cables that can be retrieved for repeated use

Features:

  • Wide temperature range (typically -55°C to 85°C)
  • 500µm primary acrylate buffer with 900µm secondary hard elastomeric buffer (Ultra-Fox Plus)
  • Excellent crush and impact resistance due to their polyurethane Core-Locked™ outer jacket
  • Strong, lightweight and extremely durable cable
  • 2.5, 2.9, 4.0 and 4.5mm cable designs available depending on the application

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