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RFS Simplifies Installation of OMNI FIT™ Connectors on CELLFLEX® Cables with New, Innovative Universal Trimming Tools
Hanover (Germany), March 7, 2012 — Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), the global wireless and broadcast infrastructure specialist, continues to make cable installations more efficient with the introduction of two new, innovative tools engineered to simplify the process and reduce the time required for installation of OMNI FITTM connectors on CELLFLEX® Cables.
Available in two sizes to accommodate small and large cables, the Universal Trimming Tool Series is engineered to efficiently prepare foam-dielectric coaxial cables for connector attachment. Each tool contains two preset cutting blades designed to efficiently trim the outer conductor and foam dielectric for proper connector installation, and identify the cable jacket cut back position. The integrated chamfer and flare station eliminates the need for individual tools for jacket trimming, deburring and proper flaring.
“These tools provide foolproof cable trimming and are very easy to handle,” said Gerhard Wunder, Product Manager. “All necessary cuts are preset in the tool, so there is no measuring required. And all cuts are predetermined to deliver high quality cable end preparation to meet required tolerances and deliver excellent electrical and mechanical values. This makes cable connector installation more efficient, eliminates the potential for error, and frees up precious installation time that can be used elsewhere.”
The small RFS Universal Trimming Tool is available for CELLFLEX cable sizes up to 7/8”, while the larger version covers cable sizes from 1-1/4” to 1-5/8”. Both tools can be converted to work with other RFS cables and sizes by changing the cutting inserts. In addition, both tools are backwards compatible with discontinued RFS connectors, thereby eliminating the need for installers to carry multiple cutting tools to an installation site.
“We have also future-proofed these tools for long term use,” said Gerhard Wunder. “The integrated inserts can be easily replaced with new versions to accommodate future connector improvements and generations. This makes the tools an indispensable component of an installer’s tool belt.”
RFS’ CELLFLEX and CELLFLEX Lite cables make up the largest corrugated transmission line portfolio in the wireless infrastructure industry. These foam dielectric feeder cables provide a reliable and technically superior solution when used as backbone feeders in cellular radio systems, including GSM, UMTS, CDMA, PDC, WiMAX, and LTE. In addition, they can be used to cable antenna arrays, radio equipment interconnections and jumper assemblies.
To enable quick and hassle-free installation, CELLFLEX and CELLFLEX Lite cables are backed by a complete line of accessories, which includes the industry-leading RFS OMNI FIT connectors. These connectors are designed for high performance, easy installation and full compatibility with all CELLFLEX cables. The entire range of innovative OMNI FIT Premium and OMNI FIT Standard connectors work with both copper and aluminum cables. They provide users with familiar connection options, premium electrical characteristics and reliable, long-life use.
Trademarks:Radio Frequency Systems®, OMNI FITTM and CELLFLEX® are trademarks of Radio Frequency Systems.
Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) is a global designer and manufacturer of cable, antenna and tower systems, plus active and passive RF conditioning modules, providing total-package solutions for wireless infrastructure.
RFS serves OEMs, distributors, system integrators, operators and installers in the broadcast, wireless communications, land-mobile and microwave market sectors. As an ISO compliant organization with manufacturing and customer service facilities that span the globe, RFS offers cutting-edge engineering capabilities, superior field support and innovative product design. RFS is a leader in wireless infrastructure.
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