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1. (WO2014207210) OPTICAL FIBER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM WITH STAGGERED CABLE GUIDES

Pub. No.:    WO/2014/207210    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2014/063717
Publication Date: Thu Jan 01 00:59:59 CET 2015 International Filing Date: Sat Jun 28 01:59:59 CEST 2014
IPC: G02B 6/44
Applicants: TYCO ELECTRONICS RAYCHEM BVBA
Inventors: GEENS, Johan
VERMEULEN, Pieter
KEUSTERMANS, Eric, Marcel, M.
VAN NOTEN, Lodewijk
Title: OPTICAL FIBER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM WITH STAGGERED CABLE GUIDES
Abstract:
A cable management structure (100, 200, 300) for an optical fiber distribution rack (10) is disclosed. In one aspect, the cable management structure (100) supports cables extending from an optical fiber distribution element (50) supported by the rack (10). In one embodiment, a plurality of first cable support guides (102a) are vertically aligned along a first plane (190) while a plurality of second cable support guides (102b) are vertically aligned along a second plane (192). As presented, the first cable support guides (102a) are offset from the second cable support guides (102b) such that the first plane (190) is horizontally recessed from the second plane (192). In one embodiment a side channel frame (130) is provided to support the cable support guides (102). In another embodiment, the optical fiber distribution element (50) is provided with linearly spaced mounting arrangements (60) configured for engagement with cable support guides (202, 302).