The Corning Cable Systems Universal Access Tool (UAT3) simplifies a mid-span access on any Corning Cable Systems single-tube fiber optic cable product, including ribbon cable. Unlike other access tools requiring strength and awkward handling, the UAT3’s design allows controlled movement. Its unique drive mechanism easily pulls the tool along the tube as the T-handle is turned. As the tool passes down a length of tube, two blades on opposite sides of the tool score the outside of the tube. These precise cuts on the outside of the tube may then be split to expose the bundled or ribbon fibers inside.
The UAT3 provides an easy and reliable method to access fibers. The concern of accessing dark fibers among “hot fibers” for adding a customer drop is no longer an ordeal. The UAT3 is compatible with single-tube products having outside diameters of 5 mm to 24 mm.