Fiber Optics Manufacturing & Production Equipment

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage, Optics & Photonics, Textile Industry Products

Latest BOBST Developments in Gravure Technology for Coating Applications Presented during Symposium and Open House in Italy

September 29, 2015

A latest generation aluminium coating line at Bobst Italia's production plant in San Giorgio Monferrato, ready to be delivered to its new owner in Europe, provided the perfect opportunity for BOBST to hold a major two-day event that would gather in Italy local and international players from the converting industry. The symposium sessions were held in the morning at a conference venue in... Read More

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

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage, Optics & Photonics, Safety & Security Equipment

Maxcess Wins Technical Excellence Award

April 13, 2015

Tidland 360 Degree Blade Guard wins AIMCAL Technical Excellence Award Camas, Wash. — Tidland, a global leader in slitting and winding solutions for the web handling industry, was recently awarded the 2015 AIMCAL Technical Excellence Award for its 360 Degree Blade Guard. Praised as a simple solution to operator safety, the Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators... 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

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics, Portable Tools

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

Machinery & Machining Tools, Optics & Photonics

ETSM Unveils New Foil Winding Machine, Expands Business Footprint

May 6, 2013

Guelph, Ont.  – ETSM Technical Services, for almost 30 years a leader in the custom design and manufacture of coil winding equipment and metal fabrication services, has created a new Foil Winding Machine, destined to ease customers in a variety of industries, including coil winding. The new machine by ETSM builds on two previous machines from the company, and can now wind to three foils.... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Optics & Photonics, Packaging Equipment

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, Material Handling & Storage, Optics & Photonics, Printing & Duplicating Equipment, Textile Industry Products

Metso to Supply Grade Conversion Rebuild from Newsprint to Lightweight Coated Grades for Norske Skog in Australia

December 20, 2012

Metso will supply Norske Skog with a grade conversion rebuild from newsprint to lightweight coated (LWC) grades of their PM 2 machine at their Boyer mill in Tasmania, Australia. The rebuilt production line will be fully operational after several phases of rebuild during the first quarter of 2014. The value of the order will not be disclosed.<4444>The main target of the rebuild is to convert the... Read More

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

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

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission, Optics & Photonics

Learn How to Solve Tough Processing and Packaging Challenges, and Build a Better Performing Machine, Faster, with Kollmorgen at PACK EXPO 2012

September 20, 2012

Visit booth 7566 to learn how Kollmorgen motion and automation technology, and 70+ years of application expertise, can help OEMs get to market faster with a superior performing machine<4444>RADFORD, VA - Kollmorgen is exhibiting its family of high-performance motion systems, components and services in booth 7566 at PACK EXPO 2012, from October 28 - 31, 2012, at McCormick Place in Chicago,... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

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

Optics & Photonics

Vytran to Feature Compact, Semi-Automated Optical Fiber Splicer at CLEO: 2012

May 3, 2012

Morganville, New Jersey - Vytran, an innovative supplier of optical fiber splicing and processing solutions, will feature its newest optical fiber splicer, "CAS-4100," and show a selection of other high-performance fiber processing equipment, at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) 2012 exposition (booth #1426). CLEO: Expo is scheduled for May 8-10, 2012, at the San Jose... Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Machinery & Machining Tools, Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics

Parkinson Technologies to Feature Winding, Slitting, and Melt Filtration Technology at NPE 2012

April 12, 2012

West Hall, Booth No. 6269 - Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida, April 2-5<4444>Woonsocket, RI - Parkinson Technologies Inc. will feature numerous products and technologies at its exhibit at NPE 2012, being held in Orlando, Florida from April 2-5. The company will show its latest winding, slitting and melt filtration product offerings for the plastics and converting markets. ... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Optics & Photonics

PTi to Showcase Innovative 'Dryer-Less' PET/PLA Sheet System at NPE 2012

February 8, 2012

AURORA, Ill. - Processing Technologies International (PTi), a leading global manufacturer of high-performance sheet extrusion machinery, will feature its unique "dryer-less" twin-screw sheet extrusion production system at NPE 2012: The International Plastics Showcase, April 1-5, 2012 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. At its booth (#6885), the company will also show its latest... 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