SPARTANBURG, SC â€” Milliken Infrastructure Solutions launched the Vis brand, a new line of high performance cable management and infrastructure optimization solutions.
The new Vis product lineup includes:
- Vis Divide, a segmented high-density polyethylene (HDPE) rigid conduit that provides dedicated pathways for the placement of more than one cable in a single conduit without damaging the cables
- Vis Tape, an industrial-grade pull tape featuring long-lasting print legibility and durability, print length accuracy and soft feel.
â€œIn our Vis products, weâ€™ve combined over 150 years of innovation with Millikenâ€™s long and successful history with providing practical solutions for infrastructure challenges. The result is a product line that addresses the modern demands in telecommunications and power cable installation and management,â€ said Dale Willis, vice president for Milliken Infrastructure Solutions. â€œVis Divide and Vis Tape make the deployment of cables significantly easier while offering solutions that will help to reduce cost on every project.â€
Multiple Cables in a Single Conduit
Vis Divide offers a distinct advantage over other HDPE conduits by allowing for the placement of multiple cables into a single conduit. Vis Divide includes a fabric divider molded directly into the conduit that provides operators deployment flexibility and efficiencyâ€”optimizing network infrastructure space and easing cable replacement. By maximizing capacityâ€”thus requiring fewer conduits on a jobâ€”Vis Divide also helps to lower long-term costs of projects by reducing operational costs, including boring/trenching, transportation and replacement.
Like all Milliken products, Vis Divide offers long-lasting reliability. Vis Divide conforms to ASTM F-2160 and ASTM D-3350 standards and specifications. The product is currently available in a 1.5â€ DR 11, 2 cell configuration, but additional sizes and cell configurations are planned line extensions.
Vis Tape was designed using Millikenâ€™s MPrint technology, an entirely new process, which results in an print durability and legibility standard for measurements and other markings. Installers can rely on Millikenâ€™s process for creating Vis Tapeâ€™s highly accurate print lengthsâ€”with sequential markings every two feetâ€”to ensure cable runs are correct each and every pull. Vis Tapeâ€™s non-abrasive coating also helps to prevent conduit damage during cable installations.
Millikenâ€™s Vis Tape features an ultra-soft feel for their durable tape, which eliminates the rigidness commonly found in other tapes and ropes. Vis Tape is manufactured with low elongation properties to reduce snap backs, providing a safer alternative to pull ropes. Millikenâ€™s Vis Tape is available in a standard and detectable version in a variety of tensile strengths, ranging from 1,130 to 2,500 pounds.