Blowing Head Equipment & Accessories


Sumitomo Electric Lightwave’s cable blowing head is used to blow the compact fiber optic bundles through the tube cable on a stream of air or nitrogen gas. Installation is completely stress-free, eliminating the damage that can occur when traditional fiber is pulled through the network.


  • System consists of a payoff stand on which reels of fiber bundles are placed; a blowing head used to direct the fiber bundles; a pressure regulator and air source
  • Air source is either compressed air or bottles of compressed nitrogen
  • Pressure regulator with 0-200 psi output pressure
  • Fiber bundles are blown at rates up to 150 feet per minute. Speed is controlled by air flow rate through motor

To rent a blowing head from Sumitomo Electric Lightwave, please contact our Customer Service team at 1-800-358-7378.

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