A New Dedicated Production Facility Has Doubled Our Fibre Assembly Capacity
We have now launched a new fibre optic assembly facility which will handle the significant increase in demand for high performance fibre-based interconnection solutions that we have been experiencing. As well as fibre-optic patch cords and jump leads the new 1300ft² facility will also be equipped to help customers with their specific fibre optic connector assembly designs.
The new facility will be centred on the Souriau “Elio” high-performance fibre optic system, which we offer as simplex or duplex cables terminated with Elio to Elio, Elio to LC or SC contacts - or any combination - as well as assembly with 8D Series / MIL-DTL-38999 style connectors, back shells and heat shrink boots. The Elio fibre optic solution can handle data speeds from several Mbit/s up to several Gbit/s thanks to its excellent optical performance.
We can supply 8D Series / MIL-DTL-38999 connector platforms with 1 to 24 contacts in a wide variety of shell materials and finishes, including aluminium, composite, stainless steel and bronze with different plating finishes including RoHS Compliant Zinc Nickel & Zinc Cobalt.
These connectors can be used in aerospace and military systems as well as those where high data rates and the need to save weight is important while at the same time providing high resistance to difficult environments.
Our Managing Director Simon Hammerton describes the new facility as being equipped with the latest fibre assembly equipment including automatic fibre optic cable preparation systems and high speed multi-contact polishing machines.
“We have also added another labelling system, more inspection and test equipment and, finally, some new handling and packaging machines to complete the process”, says Simon, adding “and, not to forget the people doing the work, they have helped us obtain the latest IPC certification for fibre cable assembly”.