Which cable feeding belt for which purpose
Laying of cables
Note: Due to their conductivity, it is essential you make sure that the steel fish tape never comes into contact with live conductors!
Fibreglass fish tapes are characterised by their excellent thrust and are the preferred choice for use in laying telecommunications and data cables. Fibreglass tapes can be specifically adapted to the various requirements on a construction site; in other words, the thicker the fibreglass tape is, the greater the thrust.
Note: Any buckling must be prevented when thrusting or pulling. Any such excessive bending may destroy the tape in any part.
In order to ensure the fibreglass fish tape is stowed away correctly, Greenlee sells fibreglass fish tapes in Speedy Spinner housing or on Smart Butler reels. Fish tapes with winder cases are recommended for regular use. This means you can quickly remove and pull out the cable and, in doing so, speeds up your work. In addition, the more than 40m long fish tapes are “properly” located and well protected in the housing, which is ultimately beneficial for the product's service life.
When screwed together, these straight rods can also be guided in a precise manner over a longer length. The system is supplemented by various accessory parts, such as LED lamps, magnets or special hooks.
Note: the weakest part on the polyester fish tape is the crimped pulling eye. The strength of such a connection is typically less than the ultimate load of the tapes.
|Material (dia.)||Suitable for pipe dia.||Min. curve radius||Thrust||Breaking strength||Tensile force with start/end sleeve|
|Nylon/Perlon© 3.0 mm||16 - 25 mm||80 mm||+||200 kg||120 kg|
|Steel 4.0 mm||16 - 25 mm||80 mm||+||250 kg||130 kg|
|Fibreglass 4.5 mm||40 - 60 mm||310 mm||+++||1200 kg||200 kg|
|Polyester 4.5 mm||16 - 32 mm||100 mm||+++||250 kg||130 kg|
At a glance:
Steel fish tapes: Highly robust and flexible
Fibreglass fish tapes: Extremely high thrust
Fibreglass pulling rods: Can be used in a precise manner for long sections
Polyester fish tapes: The plastic tape is flexible and has an extremely low frictional resistance