The AZPULL is a time and money saving tool for anyone who installs cable for voice, data, fiber optic networks, video, alarms, paging systems, access control, CATV, music, property or energy management systems.
Our AZPULL cabling tool allows you to pull cable around corners as easily as pulling through conduit. This re-usable tool has no moving parts to cut or pinch the cables. It mounts in seconds when pulling cables , and allows you to keep the cables at ceiling level during the pull. When dressing the cables back (securing them in place), the cables are removed from the tool through a slot conveniently located on the back side of the elbow, and the AZPULL can be removed as quickly as it was mounted.
The smooth inner surface that allows the cables to glide around corners, also preserves the integrity of the cable, by insuring that bends aren't sharper than the cables' "minimum bend radius" rating. By keeping the cables at ceiling level during the installation process, your customers are spared the hazard and inconvenience of having long lengths of cable laid out on the floor. The cable is thus protected from damage by keeping it up high and out of the way while being installed.
Q: How many cables can be pulled through it? A: For cables the size of a CATEGORY 5e, up to around 25 at a time works fine, although it’s equally effective with fewer cables, or even a single cable. For larger cables such as 25pr, 4 or 5 at a time works fine.
Q: Can it be left in place permanently after use? A: Yes, and if it is used in a remote location in a building, it’s fine to leave the cables inside. However, if it’s located in a busy location where you or someone else is likely to pull more cables through it, you may want to consider removing your cables from the pull elbow and dressingthem beside it. This keeps them clear of the next set of cables and reduces the chance of damage to your cables when more are pulled through.
Q: How many corners can be pulled around in the same run? A: In a typical run, 2 or 3 work fine. It helps if you have a helper pulling the cables off the reels or out of the boxes, sothat drag is not added to the pull tension. TIP: To make the cables glide through the Pull Elbow even easier, I take a short length of a candle (just a 1½ “-2” piece of a common household wax candle) and slide it back and forth along the inside of the Pull Elbow, to “wax” the surface that the cables slide over. Justpress the wax against the inner surface of the tube. This takes about a minute to do, and lasts for at least a few months. Ask any skier if they would ski onun-waxed skis.
Q: How is it mounted? A: You can screw it in place, use beam clamps, use cable ties, use vise grips or by using scrap wire.