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Optical fibre for factory automation, process control apps

Posted: 18 Oct 2013 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:automation? process control? optical fibre?

Polymicro Technologies has uncloaked an optical fibre featuring a low -OH synthetic fused silica core, PolyClad hard polymer clad and ETFE buffer/jacket. The Polymicro 200/230 PolyClad Optical Fibre accommodates short-to-medium distance data communications in factory automation and process control applications and withstands harsh-temperature, chemical and radiation environments, detailed the Molex subsidiary.

Crimp and cleave compatible and Euro RoHS compliant, the 200/230 PolyClad fibre features a large 200?m core and high numerical aperture for easy termination and high coupling efficiency to the light source. Connector offsets are minimised down to 5?m due to the high clad/core diameter ratio. With tensile strength of 150kpsi, minimal bend radius of 10mm (short-term) and 16mm (long-term), and typical attenuation of 6dB/km at 850nm and 10dB/km at 650nm, the Polymicro fibre is extremely dependable even in harsh environmental conditions.

The 200/230 PolyClad fibre is geared for a range of high performance short-to-medium distance data communications in a broad spectrum of factory automation and process control applications. These include those found in chemical plants, refineries, avionics, automotive, production and manufacturing plants, mobile platforms, wind turbines, power plants and PLCs.

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