Product News: Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics

Keyed Laser Connectors handle power up to 750 W.

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Press Release Summary:

August 24, 2012 - Constructed from all silica optical fibers with core sizes from 100-1,500 µm, Series FD-80 meets demanding power requirements of industrial laser systems used for cutting, drilling, marking, and welding. Epoxy-free cantilevered nose design isolates fibers from connector, allowing safe dissipation of thermal energy without burning surrounding material. To promote power transmission and minimize risk of damage to end face, connectors have laser polished fiber face.

Fiberguide Industries, Inc.

1 Bay St., Stirling, NJ, 07980, USA

Original Press Release

Fiberguide's New FD-80 Laser Connectors Provide Unmatched Power Handling

Press release date: August 21, 2012

Laser polished fiber face maximizes power transmission

Stirling, N.J. - Fiberguide Industries' new FD-80 high power keyed connector delivers unprecedented power handling up to 750 watts. The new assembly is designed for the demanding power requirements of industrial laser systems used for cutting, drilling, marking and welding.

FD-80 connector assemblies are constructed from all silica optical fibers with core sizes from 100µm to 1500µm. An epoxy-free cantilevered nose design isolates fibers from the connector, allowing safe dissipation of thermal energy without burning the surrounding material. Connectors have a laser polished fiber face to promote better power transmission and reduce risk of damage to the end face.

Fiberguide's connectors are available with anti-reflective coating and various sheathing options to best fit environmental conditions. Optional integrated mode stripping removes stray cladding power for systems requiring enhanced performance. For additional information on Fiberguide products and services, including new data sheets to assist with fiber selection, contact Fiberguide toll free at 877-490-7803, email info@fiberguide.com or visit www.fiberguide.com.

This Press Release and an archive of all company news can also be found on the Fiberguide News Blog at; http://halmapr.com/news/fiberguide/ Company Profile:
Fiberguide Industries, Inc., a Halma company, is a leading supplier of specialty optical fiber and optical fiber assemblies with offices in 11 countries and sales in over 30 countries. The company's gold and aluminum coated fibers and precision array capabilities make it the manufacturer of choice for high temperature environments, and demanding OEM assemblies and array specifications. Fiberguide is ISO 9001:2008 certified at its manufacturing locations in the U.S. and China.

Company Contact:
Steve Wilkes
Fiberguide Industries
3409 E. Linden St.
Caldwell, ID 83605
USA
Tel: +1 208.402.2064
Fax: +1 208.454.0563
E-mail: info@fiberguide.com
Website: www.fiberguide.com

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