Top 5 Reasons Why Corporations Use Micro Armor Fiber Optic Cable

Oct 17, 2022

Did you know that a single fiber optic cable can carry 44 terabits of data per second?

That’s a ton of information, and it’s moving at the speed of light. Fiber optic cables are the superhighway for our modern internet. There’s only one problem: the average fiber optic cable is pretty fragile.

This poses an issue when fiber optic cables need to be placed in places where damage could easily occur such as the subsea fiber optic cables that literally connect entire continents to the internet allowing for global communication and connectivity. If the fiber in these fiber optic cables were to break, then communication between many people would be lost.

The answer? An Armored Fiber Optic Cable.

In this guide, we’ll discuss the five armored fiber optic cable advantages for corporations.

  1. Micro Armor Fiber Optic Cables Are Tough

Armored fiber cable might seem pretty self-explanatory. The high quality of this fiber cable allows it to withstand the harsh conditions of any environment.

However, the question is what sorts of conditions would you subject a cable to? 

We’re talking about rain, flooding, and extreme temperatures from desert highs to tundra lows. Coarse dirt, caustic chemicals, and the weight of vehicles.

AIA fiber optic cable (aluminum interlock armor) isn’t built for this level of pressure. Current AIA fiber optic cable providers such as Corning, CommScope, OCC, and OFS do not make an armored fiber that can handle these extremes.

That’s where the TiniFiber Micro Armor fiber optic cable comes in. This stainless steel fiber cable can resist everything from chemicals to rodents to vehicles running it over. Armored fiber optic cables from other brands will balk at everything the TiniFiber handles with ease.

  1. Micro Armor Fiber Cable Is Lighter

The weight of a cable can add up. Especially an Aluminum Interlock Armor (AIA) fiber optic cable. With every few hundred feet of AIA you’ll need a forklift to handle the weight of it on a job site.

This might not seem like such a big deal until you consider the installation process. You’ll need fixtures that can support the weight of handling the cable. Even the mere shipping of the cable will cost more with its heavy weight.

That translates into long hours of labor, and more hands to perform the labor. Which means a higher cost, given the price of the materials to manufacture your standard cable.                     

This is in stark contrast to stainless steel micro armor fiber optic cable which is up to 65% lighter than Aluminum Interlock Armor (AIA) fiber optic cables. To put it into perspective, a single technician with their bare hands can carry the same length of TiniFiber Micro Armored fiber optic cable that would take a forklift to carry AIA fiber optic cable. In the end, you save manpower, labor cost, and mitigate onsite injuries.

  1. Stainless Steel Micro Armor Cable Is Smaller 

The applications for fiber optic cable range from residential applications to heavy-duty industrial use cases. As such, the landscape for installing this cable will vary widely. A cable might need to navigate through narrow ducts or tight subterranean tubes.

The average fiber optic cable is no thicker than other ethernet cables. But when you need the heavy-duty aspect, that necessitates armor. 

The problem is that the Aluminum Interlocking Armor cable is incredibly thick. Stainless steel armored fiber optic cables may offer incredible physical tolerance, but the cost in size might cause logistical issues.

Cables often run in bundles. Thicker cables result in bigger bundles. Bigger bundles result in less space to deploy a cable, especially if you need to fit it through tight channels.

Unless, of course, you have micro armor fiber cable. This variant of armored fiber is 75% smaller than the only other option being Aluminum Interlock Armor (AIA) fiber optic cable. That means you could fit three micro armored cables in the space of a single AIA fiber optic cable.

  1. Micro Armor Cable Is More Affordable

Of all the armored cable benefits so far, the fact that armored cables cost less is a big deal. This becomes apparent when you’re running miles and miles of cable. One 100-foot coil might not make a dent in your budget, but 1,000 feet will.

An aluminum interlocking armor cable requires a lot more material to build. The thick shell it places around the cable is like a hose pipe. Over hundreds of feet of cable, the cost can add up quickly.

That’s not the case with stainless steel armored fiber optic cable. A side-by-side comparison reveals just how much less material the micro-armored cables use.

By using less material in manufacturing, TiniFiber passes on the cost savings to you. Further, you won’t be wasting precious natural resources compared to purchasing from Omni Cable. Earth metals are limited in supply, so it’s best to use an efficient cable design that relies on the use of minimal materials.

  1. Stainless Steel Micro Armor Cable Lasts a Long Time

A supplier of fiber optic cable has a duty to create long-lasting products. Even in industrial applications, a stainless steel fiber optic cable should last for years. 

Regular maintenance is already a significant financial burden. In heavy industry, parts wear out and need replacing. It’s easy to swap out a drill bit, but a thick industrial cable presents an entirely different challenge.

Not only is replacing cable a hassle, but it can also shut down operations. Having to replace a faulty AIA fiber optic cable will only take longer. After all, it’s larger and heavier. 

Expensive, inefficient cable necessitates expensive, inefficient replacement. And as time goes by, this cost mounts up.

Stainless steel micro armor cable is the solution. It lasts for years without complaint through all conditions. It will endure being crushed, kinked, and soaked without hindering data transmission.

You’ve already saved money on a cable that uses fewer materials in manufacturing. Now save money on the costs of routine repair and replacement.

Buy a TiniFiber Micro Armor Cable Today

A heavy-duty industry requires the toughest, lightest, and longest-lasting cable available. Micro armored fiber optic cable provides this solution. It fits in any industrial application and provides a wide range of benefits to its owner.

TiniFiber is the leader in armored fiber optic cable production. Request a quote today, and experience the improvement a micro-armored cable can provide.