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A manufacturing line includes an extruder and a dynamic caterpuller system located after the extruder along the manufacturing line. During manufacturing, a fiber optic assembly is produced, where the fiber optic assembly includes a tube containing at least on optical fiber. The tube is extruded via the extruder and loaded via the dynamic caterpuller, which includes a closed pipe through which passes a liquid and the fiber optic assembly. The flow rate of the liquid is different than the speed of the fiber optic assembly through the pipe such that drag is imparted on the fiber optic assembly by the liquid.

Title
Dynamic caterpuller system and method for manufacturing buffer tubes for fiber optic cables
Application Number
13/790407
Publication Number
9122035 (B2)
Application Date
March 8, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 2015
Inventor
Waldemar Stöcklein
Coburg
DE
Agent
William D Doyle
Assignee
CCS TECHNOLOGY
DE, US
IPC
B29C 47/88
G02B 6/44
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