Fiber Optic Wire Management

By: CableOrganizer®

With the increased use of fiber optics in industries today, much focus is placed on installing and managing fiber optics and fiber optics safety. Complex wiring requirements for companies and organizations are handled more efficiently and economically with fiber optic wire management systems. Fiber optic networks can also accommodate numerous types of communications cabling.

The fiber optic system offers flexibility to the workplace by enabling the change of a conference room overnight, to a multi-media business center. It also makes upgrading easier and empowers a facility to accommodate new communication technology.

But without proper wire management, fiber optics networks will be more of a hassle than a help. Read some of our tips below about fiber optic wire management.



Wire enclosure applications that blend into walls or ceilings offer an affordable and attractive solution for industrial, residential, or commercial environments. For consistent data transmission in fiber optics, this application provides a 1-inch bend radius. In the industrial environment, maintaining the precise bending requirements of fiber optic cables ensures noise reduction and better performance.

Harness wraps and cable ties, which bundle and protect cables and cords while limiting the bend radius of the fiber optic cable, are great products as well.

Another wire management product that is economical, lightweight, and flexible is the wire loom. It protects fiber optic wires from vibration, puncture, and abrasion.

Techflex® braided sleeving can help route and organize fiber optic cables. Among types that may be suitable for fiber optic cable management include: expandable monofilament nylon sleeving, nylon multifilament braided sleeving, F6® Flat is a wrap-around flat sleeving with a split construction that can accommodate existing harnesses in tight spaces. Flexo® Heavy Wall is another braided sleeving that provides abrasion resistance to protect optical fibers.

For areas with significant foot traffic, there are cord covers made specifically for fiber optic cables, which can withstand heavy loads for maximum protection. These keep fiber optic cords hidden and covered.

In outdoor applications, conduit is often used when optical fiber is routed underground.

The Panduit® FiberRunner® Cable Routing System is a durable PVC constructed, cable enclosure system. This protective system has a 2-inch minimum bend that protects fiber optic cabling. It is easy to install tool-free, thanks to the system’s QuickLock couplers.


Fiber optic cables are often subjected to many harsh indoor/outdoor environments such as radiation, extreme heat, corrosion, vibration, high electromagnetic interference, excessive cold, and high radio frequency interference. But with the proper wire management system, your cables can be protected from these environments.

For protection against tension and temperature changes in more harsh environments, the fiber is placed into semi rigid tubes. This allows the cable to stretch, but not the fiber. Fiber optic cables are also designed for protection against damage from water and can still function if water molecules are under the cable’s outer jacket.

Provide more safety in the workplace with the many available fiber optic wire management products. Keep workplace floors clear and safe from cords and cables with products that cover, hide, and protect them. Tripping hazards can also be avoided with fiber optic cord covers.

Use special fittings to reroute cables around corners and elbows. This will ensure proper installation while also keeping your wires safe and out of sight.

If you’re not sure where to start with your fiber optics network or if you need a dependable wire management strategy, hire an installer that specializes in the type of fiber optic network you’ll need for maximum benefits.

CableOrganizer® offers an array of cable management products, along with fiber optic cables, testers, and other fiber optic supplies.

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