Fiber Optics Manufacturing & Production Equipment

Machinery & Machining Tools, Optics & Photonics

Optical Fiber Glass Processors include onboard cleaver.

August 10, 2015

Equipped with advanced fiber measurement software and high-resolution camera for real-time process viewing, Models GPX-3800 and GPX-3850 use proprietary filament fusion technology to create splices and fiber-based fused components such as combiners, tapers, mode converters, couplers, and end caps. GPX-3800 processes fibers with diameters as large as 1.25 mm, while GPX-3850 processes fibers up to 2 mm. In-situ cleaving on both models handles fiber diameters up to 400 microns. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Fiber Distribution Panel boosts datacenter/office speed, efficacy.

July 29, 2015

QRapid incorporates Quareo physical layer management technology comprising connection point identification (CPID) for real-time visibility to network add-ons, moves, and changes. Used in central office fiber deployments, this 1 RU, 48-port or 3 RU, 144-port, rack-mountable panel features RapidReel fiber cable spool and electronics. Functionality enables user to know, in real-time, whether each front port of panel is connected and to what other equipment and port it is connected. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Fiber Recoaters feature automatic operation.

January 12, 2015

Consisting of programmable resin injection quantity and colored/non-colored fiber recoating capability, Models FSR-05, FSR-06, and FSR-07 feature exchangeable molds for common coating sizes, including 196, 255, 280, 450, 670, and 1,000 µm. Model FSR-05 is designed without proof tester, while Model FSR-06 includes proof tester with linear clamping system, and Model FSR-07 incorporates mandrel proof tester. All include PC interface via USB. Read More

Portable Tools, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics

Field Termination Kit targets security market.

April 3, 2014

Designed to meet 10 Gig standards for streaming high bandwidth across Cat6E, Cat6A, and Cat7 cable, P/N 90170 Termination Kit includes 10 Gig Cat6A shielded connectors, Tele-Titan™ Xg Cat6A crimp tool, Cyclops 2 cable stripper, and CT-360 external crimper. Connectors accommodate max cable OD of 0.335 in. and max conductor OD of 0.053 in. Capable of self-adjusting automatically, stripper removes jackets from twisted pair, multicore, and fiber optic cables. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Optics & Photonics

Traverse Winding System features closed loop tension control.

February 26, 2014

Operating inline with existing process, 4-position SMARTWINDER-XL™ supports flat wire speeds to 1,000 fpm. Spools move under fixed input of material to eliminate skewing and ensure wire maintains lateral position from process to spools. For level winding, each position has computerized microprocessor-based electronic traverse for pitch, stroke length, and end dwell. All traverse adjustment settings are accessed through Panel View Touch Screen with SMARTWINDERS™ software. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Fiber Optic Assemblies offer hermetic, feed-through versions.

October 10, 2013

Hermetically sealed assemblies and bulkhead feed-throughs are available in ARINC 801 circular connector format for fiber optic interconnects. Designed for aerospace applications requiring optimal environmental and pressure sealing, fiber optic assemblies can achieve sealing rates in excess of 1 x 10-5 He/sec. Versions are available in all standard shell size/insert arrangements for multi-mode (50/125 µm and 62.5/125 µm) and single-mode optical fiber. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Optics & Photonics

Coreless Winders handle bags, sheets, and industrial products.

June 7, 2013

Available in widths up to 44 in., IW Series can wind rolls up to 11 in. in diameter. Standard unit can produce up to 5 rolls/min, at line speeds up to 250 fpm, while HS high-speed model enables winding at line speeds up to 500 fpm, and special HSE model can run at speeds up to 750 fpm. In addition to IW model for winding bags on roll, Series includes IWP model, with integrated perforation unit, for winding sheets, tubing, or bags and making multiple sheets per roll. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Packaging Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Wire Payoff increases worker safety and productivity.

April 5, 2013

By eliminating need for heavy, cumbersome spools, SIMpull® CoilPAK™ payoff enhances productivity and safety for electrical contractors installing branch circuit wiring. Process used by workers to coil NoLube® SIMpull THNN® wire, contained in sturdy yet lightweight package, provides completely tangle-free pull. Inertia-free pulling facilitates operation, and package with molded carrying handle can lay flat or be stacked directly on floor/lift when wire is being pulled. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Optics & Photonics

Flange Detection System utilizes laser sensor technology.

October 16, 2012

Operating with straight or tapered flange spools, PLC-controlled FA-II eliminates need to adjust reversal stops on Uhing traverse. Laser sensor mounted to traverse continually references distance from spool core to highest point that wire or other material will be spooled. When sensor detects spool flange, reading is not within acceptable variance and signal is sent to pneumatic cylinder which reverses traverse. System accepts materials with round cross-sections and diameters from .004–.079 in. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Optics & Photonics

Scalable Fiber Optic Simulator features removable modules.

August 27, 2012

User-configurable for applications such as physical network emulation and equipment certification, Fiber Lab Flex(TM) Optical Fiber Testing Platform consists of one 19 in. rack mountable instrument that accepts up to 10 removable modules. Each module can be filled with up to 10 km of any fiber type or brand and supplied with any standard connector. This allows for mixing of different lengths while yielding repeatable results. Fully loaded module weighs 4.75 lb and measures 9.5 x 1.5 x 11 in. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Optics & Photonics

Slitting and Spooling System handles flat tissue material.

January 17, 2012

Designed to handle ¼ in. wide material, 10 in. wide system features modular slitting station with cantilevered unwind and separate 16-position Smartwinder(TM) traverse winding section. Slitter is main speed reference for system with range to 750 fpm and supports interchangeable assemblies for shear, score, and razor slitting. Accommodating max 8 in. W x 10 in. OD spool, each traverse winding position has computerized, fully adjustable, servo driven traverse. Read More

Labels, Tags, Signage & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Fiber Laser Marking System features 10 W laser.

March 9, 2010

Model TF410 features 1.06 μm laser light source housed in separate control unit, which can be mounted in 19 in. rack and incorporates 1.06 μm laser light source and buffer memory. Light beam is conducted to system's marking head by optical fiber. Product includes T700W marking program that manages traceability data, links with production databases, and allows for logo marking. Included software also offers materials libraries and log file generation. Read More

Welding Equipment & Supplies, Machinery & Machining Tools, Optics & Photonics

Spool Gun offers features for heavy-duty use.

January 5, 2010

Optimized for soft alloy wire welding in light industrial, automotive, and farm applications, DP 3545-20 Spool Gun comes with 20 ft cable as well as gun barrel and cable suited for IronMan 230 MIG welder's 250 A output. Direct-connect power pin accelerates connection to wire drive system. Offering wire speed range of 200-1,200 ipm, 200 A spool gun weighs 8 lb with cable assembly and uses .030-.047 in. dia aluminum, steel, and stainless steel wire. Read More

Textile Industry Products, Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools, Optics & Photonics

Multi-Unwind/Rewind System features cantilevered design.

October 29, 2009

Cantilevered Multi-Unwind and Rewind System offers auto edge control that is accurate to ±1 mm, and auto jog that allows material to automatically advance when pulled over load cell roll. System's auto run mode automatically unwinds start tension control when tension set point is reached. Configurable, PID-controlled product allows enable/disable, under/over-wind, tapering, and side-lay of each winder. It is suited for webs up to 18 in. wide with 20 in. roll dia and 100 lb roll weight. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Optics & Photonics

Splicing Workstation features portable, configurable design.

June 16, 2009

Using Graphite Filament Fusion technology, Model PSX-3000 produces clean, low-loss splices in standard and large mode area double-clad fibers. True Core Imaging(TM) and Active Alignment technology provide precise core alignment and splice loss determination, while Windows-based laptop PC interface offers configuration and control, and database records all splicing data. Model PSX-3000 can be set up as simple splicer or as integrated system with cleave, clean, splice, and recoat capabilities. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Optics & Photonics

Winding System handles pressure-sensitive coated materials.

April 17, 2009

Measuring 14 in. wide, Smartwinder-XL is designed for slitting and traverse winding materials that require minimum product backbend and lateral movement. Computerized system includes 2-position cantilevered unwind for supply rolls to 48 in. OD with auto edge guide and programmable tension control. Each of 16 cantilevered traverse winding positions accommodates spools up to 20 in. W x 25 in. OD. Operating up to 750 fpm, slitter accommodates assemblies for shear, score, and razor slitting. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Fiber Dome Stubbed Terminal suits aerial/buried applications.

January 6, 2009

Suited for service providers deploying fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) networks, compact 3M Fiber Dome Stubbed Terminal FDST 08 is hermetically sealed and can be deployed in aerial, buried above-grade, and buried below-grade applications. It offers secure protection connections in outside plant FTTP networks and is re-enterable. Various drop termination methods are accommodated, including 4, 6, or 8, 3M External Cable Assembly Module FD Factory Terminated SC/APC or SC/UPC Fiber Drops. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Optics & Photonics

Multi-Reel Rewinder suits high-speed stamping processes.

July 21, 2005

To maximize unattended winding capacity, automatic Wyndamster 3210 incorporates 10-reel operation with side-by-side reel design. It coils any product strip up to 2.5 in. wide and accommodates reels up to 30 in. in dia. Operating at speeds up to 650 ipm, machine can function in overwind or underwind mode; complete conversion from one direction to other takes less than 1 min. Features include tangential feeder and paper interleaf with programmable tension control. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Machinery & Machining Tools, Optics & Photonics

Core Slip Rewinding System provides constant coil tension.

September 20, 2004

Slip Tech system consists of core winding surface made entirely of bearings, which reduce friction between core surface and winding drum. This eliminates excess tension in individual rewound coils during build up, resulting in ability to maintain consistent coil tension because each strip is independently tensioned from core to finished coil OD. Product can also eliminate need for looping pits in some applications. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Optics & Photonics

Multi-Spindle Winder offer max line speed of 500 fpm.

July 16, 2004

Modular Model MS 104 runs either independently or series-coupled with other modules to control entire take-up line. Each module contains 20 moving parts, and all components are accessible from front or rear of unit. With standard tension of 8-32 oz, winder handles packages weighing up to 80 lb and measuring up to 18 in. diameter and 12 in. wide. Adjustable traverse assembly and lay on roller guides make system adaptable to spool or coil winding of flat materials. Read More