21 Feb Fiber Optic Splicing Truck Cap: What’s Included?
12 Products Included in Our Fiber Optic Splicing Truck Body
We’d like to let you in on a few of the features your cap could incorporate. The Fiber Optic Splicing Truck Body is comprised of many different products.
1. Clamping Ladder Rack
A locking side mount ladder rack will be installed on the exterior driver’s side of the Splicing Capsule. It makes your ladder easily accessible when parked and safely secured while driving. Unlock your ladder by simply raising the leavers on the bottom of the rack and sliding up. Once you have released the ladder, lifting it slightly will unhook your ladder from the top mounts. Then you’re ready to get more done!
2. Amber Beacon
This rotating amber beacon light will let the public know when you are at work, keeping you safe. It has 912 lumens … but what does that really mean? This Flashlight Guide does a great job at explaining what lumens are. They also provide the chart below so you can make a more informed decision on how many lumens you may need.
After checking out this chart you can see that the LED beacon used on the Fiber Optic Cap is nearly as bright as a car headlight. This provides a great range of visibility to let road users know there are workers ahead.
3. Fiber Optic Splicing Truck Body Window
The Fiber Optic Splicing Cap also has a window cut out. This camper-style window provides natural light for increased visibility. As well as a view of your surrounding work area. By lifting the clip, you can slide the glass panel to open it. The window screen will protect your work area from insects and small debris.
4. Low Profile AC Unit
Controlling the temperature when working with fiber optic cables is extremely important for your tech’s safety. When parked in the hot sun, they risk heat stroke. This is why we have added a rooftop low profile air conditioning unit with 9200 BTU/hr.
Yet, again we run into a term that without being involved in the HVAC industry, could mean nothing to you.
As you can see from Compact Appliance’s chart above, roughly 1000 BTU/50 sq. ft. is needed in smaller spaces. This cap comes in two different sizes, either 365 or 375 sq. ft. So at 9200 BTU/hr, your capsule will have sufficient temperature control without sacrificing the AC unit’s lifespan.
Air conditioning is truly an added bonus when choosing Sterling’s Fiber Optic Capsule. Our one piece fiberglass cap is the only one on the market tough enough to withstand the installation and weight of the unit.
5. Fiber Optic Splicing Truck Body Access Door
One of the most important aspects of this capsule is the Fiber Optic Access Door. The door cut out is in the back of the unit. It will allow you to open the larger portion and bring in your cables. Once you have the bulk of them inside, you can close the larger door and keep the smaller portion open. It provides better temperature control for safety as well as your technician’s comfort.
6. Fiber Optic Splicing Truck Body Puck Lock
With theft on the rise, you’ll want to ensure your assets are safe. Our puck locks will secure the door of your capsule and keep your tools safe. As you can see in the photo, the puck lock will be attached to a hasp on the left door with the right door overlapping. The hasp goes through a slot in the right door and prevents someone without a key from opening your capsule.
6. Fiber Optic Splicing Truck Body Generator Compartment
Our Fiber Optic Capsule includes a generator compartment with a slide-out tray and vented locking door. Your generator will be completely sealed off from the interior work space. This provides noise and fume control. The compartment door is vented and will allow for any residual gasses to exit even after it is closed.
For easier access the generator compartment comes with a slide out tray. Simply push the latch, slide the generator out and plug it into the capsule for power! Check it out in the video below.
7. Power Distribution Center
The combination 120VAC/12VDC power distribution center provides you all the power you need. Accordingly, it distributes power to the receptacles at the work bench and by the charger. The charger is powered by the 120-volt system and provides 12VDC to the interior and exterior lighting systems. Specifically, this includes the beacon and dome lights mentioned in the previous posts.
8. No Slip Rubber Mat
The fiberglass capsule is comparable to a hard shell. It wouldn’t be very comfortable or safe to stand and walk on all day. With this in mind, we added a ½” Rubber Mat to the cap floor. The rubber material helps provide a better grip in wet conditions as well as a softer standing surface. The sills in the surface of the rubber mat further improve grip.
9. Fiber Optic Splicing Truck Body Shelf Unit
Store your most valuable tools. On the right side of the capsule, we’ve added a 4-tier aluminum shelf. It is regularly 48” long to provide storage space at the rear often used for fresh air blowers. Alternatively, you can choose an extended 60” shelf. We generally add a locking door to provide more security for costly equipment like your fusion splicer. Removable parts-keepers and hooks for hanging safety equipment, cables, ropes etc. are popular as well.
10. LED Lighting
If you’re a Fiber Optic Splicing Technician, you will know how important it is to see what you’re doing. Working with small optic fibers in the dark would not be an easy or safe task. For this reason, our cap includes LED lighting placed strategically above the Work Bench. The 18” dome light has 800 lumens to provide you clear visibility at any time of the day.
11. Clamp System for Fiber Optic Splicing Truck Body
This capsule can go anywhere a truck can go. In fact, many of our customers bring their caps into rural areas. It is important that your cap is properly secured to your vehicle on rougher terrain. As a safety precaution, we recommend checking the clamping system every three months.
12. Fiber Optic Splicing Truck Body Work Bench
With the intricate work you do as a Fiber Optic Splicer, you need a dedicated work area. The Splicing Capsule includes a work bench. The bench is placed on the left side of the capsule, the same side as the access door and window. It provides the space you need to have a clean area for splicing. Furthermore, underneath the counter top there is a shelf to provide additional storage for tools and supplies.
There you have it, 12 reasons for you to switch from a splicing trailer to Sterling’s Splicing Cap. Every feature in the Fiber Optic Splicing Capsule has been implemented to ensure we are doing all we can to make your job easier. When we make your job easier, we are helping you get more done.