Apparatus for assembling optical cable and method thereof

Application Number: 00104988
Application Date: 2000.04.07
Publication Number: 1269516
Publication Date: 2000.10.11
Priority Information: 1999/4/7 JP 99539/1999
International: G02B6/46
Applicant(s) Name: Sumitomo Electric Co., Ltd.
Inventor(s) Name: Aoda Takahiko;suemori Shige;Watabe Yoshiichi
Patent Agency Code: 11038
Patent Agent: zhang zuchang
Abstract The spacer paying-out portion 7 supplies a spacer 2 having a spiral groove in the surface of a long spacer body from a supply reel 1 while revolving around a line axis X – X. The gathering portion 14 forms the optical fiber ribbons 11 within the spiral groove of the spacer 2. The taking-up portion 21 winds the cable core 15 on a taking-up reel 20 while revolving around the line axis. A winding roller 8 (8') having an rotational direction identical to an rotational direction of the supply reel 1 of the spacer 2 and used for winding the spacer 2 or the cable core 15 is installed adjacently before and after the gathering portion whereby to revolve the winding roller around the line axis in synchronization with the revolution of the spacer paying-out portion 7.