Press Release Summary:
FC-DRY(TM) HP self-sealing fiber optic connector uses 300 series stainless steel for connector and coupler body and precision-machined zirconia for coupler ferrules and alignment sleeves. Connector assembly protects fiber optic termination from wet environments and particulate and withstands 1000 psi with typical light loss of 0.3 db. Units handle temperatures from -40 to +85Â°C and are available for single or multimode fiber and come with straight UPC or angled APC ferrules.
Original Press Release:
FC-DRY(TM) HP Fiber Optic Connector
Kulpsville, PA (March 2003) - A new FC-DRY(TM) HP self-sealing fiber optic connector is now available from Greene, Tweed Technologies.
The FC-DRY(TM) HP uses corrosion and chemical resistant 300 series stainless steel for the connector and coupler body while the coupler ferrules and alignment sleeves are precision-machined zirconia. The keyed index connection incorporated in the FC ensures perfect reproducible termini alignment everytime. The unique design of the Greene Tweed FC-DRY(TM) HP assembly completely protects the fiber optic termination from wet environments and
particulate that can interfere with transmission and degrade optical performance.
The FC-DRY(TM) HP has been tested to 1000 PSI with a typical light loss of 0.3 db and a maximum light loss of 0.5 db. The new connector system is designed to operate in hostile environments such as water, ice, humidity and corrosives and can handle temperatures from -40 to +85°C.
FC-DRY(TM) HP watertight connector systems are available for single or multimode fiber and can be supplied with either straight UPC or angled APC ferrules.
Greene, Tweed is a leading global manufacturer of high performance seals and engineered components. The company specializes in developing customized solutions for applicalions in aerospace, medical and biotechnology, fluid handling, industrial, oilfield, and semiconductor industries. Greene, Tweed combines over a century of technical expertise and commercial knowledge to provide customers with engineered solutions for their applications. For additional information, contact Greene, Tweed Technologies, Inc., 2075 Detwiler Road, P.O. Box 305, Kulpsville, PA 19443 or visit our web site at gtweed.com.