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CBS Cable Blowing Machines

CBS Cable Blowing Machines

CBS Range of Cable and Fibre blowing machines.

Our range of specialist blowing machines offer the fastest and most reliable method of installing cable and fibre into tubes and ducts. From our highly versatile Tornado, which can fulfill any cable blowing need from 6-32mm and has proven itself around the world, to the AccelAir2, which is our most compact unit and offers a portable solution for all smaller fibre blowing requirements.

C-1250 Tornado

The Tornado is the largest and most powerful in our range of cable blowing machines and has been designed to be a safe and effective method of installing cables from 6-32mm into ducts ranging from 25-63mm o/d. It’s sturdy design and ease of use means that is has proven highly successful, not just in the UK, but all over the world including Europe, Africa and the USA, where it can withstand even the most extreme climate and terrain. The system is driven by a hydraulic petrol powerpack, whist compressed air feeds the cable through with the aid of the hydraulically powered drive belts, which provide maximum cable protection.

C-1900 Jetstream

The Jetstream is one of our newer machines, having gone into production in 2014 after successful trails with our agent in Belgium. The unit is built with maximum cable protection in mind thanks to its double belt drive system, which installs cables ranging from 4-20mm into duct diameters 12-50mm. Power by a 32cc hydraulic motor, the JetStream offers high performance and reliability. The Jetstream has proved highly successful both in the UK and Europe, and more recently in the Middle East where it was more than capable of coping with the extreme conditions. Supplied with it’s own carry case the JetStream is easy to transfer between jobs and can be fitted with an optional Inlet and layflat hose which is smaller and lighter – taking up less room and making it easier to use.

C-1700 Airstream

Using a compliant, double belt drive system, which provides maximum cable protection, the AirStream is trusted by installers for fast and efficient installations. Table-top design and single person operation with safe, easy to operate ergonomic controls combines with low maintenance and high reliability to form the machine’s key features. The unit is adjustable to suit cable ranges from 2.5-11mm installed into tube sizes of 5-18mm. It has proven most popular in the UK and European markets, with the equally reliable pneumatic version also available.

C-1800 AccelAir2

The smallest in our range of blowing machines, the AccelAir2 offers a compact and simple but reliable method of installing even the smallest of fibres of up to 3mm into tubes up to 10mm diameter. Sophisticated buckle protection prevents damage to smaller fibres up to 1.6mm, enabling the unit to install at speeds of up 100m/min. The unit comes with its own handheld carrycase with storage for the remote, spare battery and required accessories therefore enabling easy transportation and storage. Mostly popular within the UK and European markets with technicians installing fibre to the home.

Klein Tools Range of Cable Cutters

Klein Tools Range of Cable Cutters

CBS now stock a range of wide range of Klein Tools, including a variety of cable cutters. Established in 1857, Klein have always prided themselves on providing a wide range of high-power and high-performing tools, ideally suited to the needs of their now worldwide customer base. So, whether you need a cable cutter for telecommunications or for power industry work, Klein are bound to have the right tool for the job.

Ratcheting Cable Cutters

K-63060 Ratchet Cable Cutter, 260mm long: Quick action ratchet cutter for cutting copper wire up to 18mm and aluminum wire up to 22mm. This cutter features a hold-open spring that allows for rapid cutting while the quick-release lever permits the blade to open as the tool is being used. Hardened steel blades for lasting strength and sharpness. NOT suitable for cutting steel or ACSR.

K-63607 Ratchet Cable Cutter ACSR: Ratchet-action design of this ACSR Cutter provides maximum leverage with minimum effort. Forged, heat-treated, shear-type blades cut copper, aluminum and ACSR. Long steel handles have heavy vinyl grips for comfort and slip-resistance. Patented two-step ratchet mechanism requires fewer strokes per cut. Selectively-hardened blades and reduced hand force make it easier to cut ACSR up to 170mm², Copper up to 185mm² and Aluminium up to 300mm².

K-63750 Ratchet Cable Cutter, 308mm long: The high-leverage ratcheting mechanism allows for single handed cutting of larger diameter copper and aluminium cables up to 28mm. Hardened steel blades for lasting strength and sharpeness. Quick release lever opens blades easily in every position. NOT suitable for cutting steel or ACSR.

K-63711 Open Jaw Ratchet Cable Cutter: This ratcheting cable cutter is specifically designed to work in confined spaces. The high-leverage ratcheting mechanism allows for single handed cutting of copper up to 20mm and aluminium up to 25mm. Hardened steel blades for lasting strength and sharpness. Quick release lever opens the blades easliy in every position. NOT suitable for cutting steel or ACSR.

K-63800ACSR Ratchet Cable Cutter: These ACSR Racheting Cable Cutters are equipped to cut ACSR up to 22mm, copper up to 25mm, aluminium up to 31mm and guy wire up to 12mm. They have high-leverage ratcheting mechanisms for easier cutting, and can be locked when not in use. Plastic covered handles with hand guards for comfort and grip.

K-63700 Heavy Duty Ratchet Cable Cutter: Ratchet-action design of this heavy-duty Ratcheting Cutter provides maximum leverage with minimum effort. Forged, heat-treated, shear-type blades cut steel and ACSR up to 31mm diameter. 24″ long steel handles have heavy vinyl grips for comfort and slip-resistance. Blade-advance knob quickly rotates the blade to engage the cable or other material being cut.

Cable Cutters

K-63050 High Leverage Cable Cutter: The Klein Tools high-leverage cable cutter cuts aluminum, copper and communications cable. Cable-gripping shear-type jaws and a high-leverage design provide exceptional cutting capability. Through-hardened, not case-hardened, cutting surfaces are longer-lasting. NOT suitable for cutting steel or ACSR.

K-63041TH 25″ Standard Cable Cutter: Klein Tools Standard Cable Cutters are lightweight, yet efficient. They feature replaceable hook-jaw blades that grab and hold cable while the shear-cutting action makes clean cuts. Cuts soft cable up to 35mm, copper up to 240mm² and aluminium up to 300mm². The jaws are made of forged tool steel with a black-oxide finish for long life. The exceptionally strong fiberglass handles have heavy vinyl grips for added comfort and slip resistance.

K-63045 32″ Standard Cable Cutter: Cuts soft cable up to 44mm diameter, 500mm² copper and 600mm² aluminium. They feature replaceable hook-jaw blades that grab and hold cable while the shear-cutting action makes clean cuts. The jaws are made of forged tool steel with a black-oxide finish for long life. The exceptionally strong fiberglass handles have heavy vinyl grips for added comfort and slip resistance.

Bolt Cutters

Steel Handle Bolt Cutters: All-purpose, center-cut jaws for soft, medium, and hard metals. Forged, alloy tool steel jaws are precision ground for sure, efficient cutting and long life. The red steel handles have heavy vinyl grips with flat grips ends for 90-degree cuts. Available in 14, 18, 24 or 36″.

Standard Fibreglass Handle Bolt Cutters: All-purpose, center-cut jaws for soft and medium material up to 14mm, and hard metals up to 11mm. Forged, alloy tool steel jaws are precision ground for sure, efficient cutting and long life. Lockplate reinforcement prevents jaw bolts from loosening or turning, keeps jaws in correct alignment. The red fiberglass handles have heavy vinyl grips with flat grips ends for 90-degree cuts.

Klein Tools Cutters and Pliers

Klein Tools Cutters and Pliers

Klein Tools specialises in the making of the world’s finest pliers and cutters … tools that stand up to the demands of the professionals who use them everyday. Klein’s pliers and cutters are job-matched for every kind of work professionals complete; designed and built to exceptional quality standards that date back to 1857.

Side Cutting Pliers

Klein Tools’ Side-Cutting Pliers offer unique handle tempering to absorb the ”snap” when cutting wire, reduced handle wobble, induction hardened cutting knives and cross-hatched knurled jaws for heavy-duty cutting power across all jobsites.

K-D20009NE Heavy Duty Side Cutting Pliers: These Lineman’s Side-Cutting pliers feature induction hardened cutting knives for long life. The 2000 series blades are designed for heavy-duty cutting of ACSR, screws, nails, and most hardened wire. The high-leverage design provides 46-Percent greater cutting power than other plier designs.

K-D20009NETP Lineman Fish Tape Pulling Pliers: These Lineman’s Side-Cutting pliers feature a built-in channel to quickly and easily pull 3mm or 6mm flat steel fish tapes without damaging the wire. Cutting knives are induction hardened for long life. 

K-D2139NETT High Leverage Side Cutting Pliers: Even a small object falling from a height can cause serious injury or damage.These side cutting pliers feature a split ring for tethering pliers while working at height. All of the features of Klein pliers plus the added safety of a tether ring. The high leverage design provides greater cutting and gripping power. 

K-D2139STT Rebar Work Pliers with Tether Ring: These Ironworker’s pliers easily twist and cuts soft annealed rebar tie wire and features a split ring for tethering pliers while working at height. All of the features of Klein pliers plus the added safety of a tether ring. The high leverage design provides greater cutting and gripping power.

K-D2017CSTT Slim Rebar Work Pliers with Tether Ring: These slim Ironworker’s pliers easily twist and cuts soft annealed rebar tie wire and features a split ring for tethering pliers while working at height. All of the features of Klein pliers plus the added safety of a tether ring. The high leverage design provides greater cutting and gripping power.

High Leverage Diagonal Cutting Pliers

Klein Tools’ Diagonal-Cutting Pliers offer professionals many benefits, including plastic-dipped handles for all-day comfort and easy tool identification, reduced handle wobble, induction-hardened cutting knives and beveled cutting edges perfect for close cutting.

K-D2288TT High Leverage Diagonal Cutters: These high leverage diagonal cutters feature a split ring for tethering pliers while working at height. All of the features of Klein pliers plus the added safety of a tether ring. The rivet is closer to the cutting edge for greater cutting power while the angled head design allows for easy access in confined spaces. Short jaws and beveled cutting edges allow close cutting of wire.

K-D2489STT High Leverage Diagonal Cutters for Rebar: These ironworker’s pliers feature a split ring for tethering pliers while working at height. All of the features of Klein pliers plus the added safety of a tether ring. The high leverage design provides greater cutting and gripping power. 

Pump Pliers

Klein Tools Pump Pliers: These pump pliers offer versatile positioning with a parallel jaw opening for a range of apllications to maximize torque while a secure tongue and groove design provides excellent gripping power when handling small nuts and bolts and other hard-to-reach objects. The jaws are induction hardened for strength and long wear. Available in various sizes from 6 to 16 inch with tether ring for extra security when working from height.

Tool Tethers

K-TT1

  • Maximum working capacity of 10-pounds (4.5 kg)
  • Relaxed length: 812.8 mm
  • Stretched length: of 1524 mm

K-TT2

  • Maximum working capacity 7 kg.
  • Triple-locking carabiner for additional security
  • Relaxed length: 813 mm
  • Stretched length:  1295 mm

CBS in Saudi Arabia

CBS in Saudi Arabia

June 2019: 

Pictured above, Sales Manager James Shaw with our agent who cover Saudi Arabia and Dubai, Elfit Arabia. Over a 4 day visit, starting in the capital Riyadh, James worked with Elfit and some of their customers in various areas of the country to cover extensive training on the running and maintenance of their recently purchased Jetstream Cable Blowing Machines. The visit also included a conference where James was able to speak futher to the Elfit sales team about the benefits of buying from CBS. Until recently the Jetsream had not been tested extensively in the Middle East so this provided CBS with an excellent opportunity to see how the machine copes under such extreme conditions of heat and dust. The visit proved successful, with both Elfit and their customers impressed with the machines performance and ease of operation.

Oakham School Students win Innovation Award

Oakham School Students win Innovation Award

A group of students from Oakham School have a won a prestigous ‘Innovation Award’ after working with our design team on improvements to the Airstream Cable Blowing Machine as part of the Engineering in Education Scheme (EES). The team of 5 students, pictured with Technical Manager Andy Sibun, Managing Director Robert Davidison and Mechanical Design Engineer Arron Graham, were tasked with improving the already reliable Airstream after MD Robert, who had previously heard about the scheme, contacted the school offering them the chance to work on a project with CBS. The School has a long history of working with local engineering firms to take part in the scheme, which specifically challenges students to work with an engineering company to solve a real-world problem, and CBS would be keen to work with the school again on future projects.  To read more click on the link below.

https://www.oakham.rutland.sch.uk/Oakhamians-win-Engineering-Innovation-Award?returnUrl=/Latest-News