What is cable adjustment?
Cable adjustment involves inserting a cable into a duct or conduit using compressed air to blow or push the cable into place.
Cable adjustment is often compared to the more traditional practice of cable pulling.
When pulling the cable, the cable must be guided through the duct with a winch. Cable pulling involves friction, often with a lubricant for better results.
When the cable is ejected, a compressor machine pushes the cable instead. Cable adjustment has various advantages over cable pulling:
- The ability to implement longer installation distances.
- Bends and other patterns in the trajectory are more easily handled.
- Does not acquire a winch line.
- Can be achieved faster than pulling a cable.
Engineers and skilled workers use cable jets to install many different types of telecommunications and fiber optic cables. This type of process can be extremely useful with new types of cable or bandwidth products like Google Fiber.