Laser Connectors offer power handling capabilities to 750 W.

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Constructed from all-silica optical fibers with core sizes from 100-1,500 µm, FD-80 high power keyed connector assemblies are designed for 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. Laser polished fiber face promotes power transmission while reducing risk of damage to end face.

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

MUMBAI -- 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 fibres with core sizes from 100microm to 1500microm. An epoxy-free cantilevered nose design isolates fibres from the connector, allowing safe dissipation of thermal energy without burning the surrounding material. Connectors have a laser polished fibre 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.

About Fiberguide

Fiberguide Industries ( [ ]) manufactures a comprehensive line of standard and custom high optical transmission fibres and ultra-precision arrays. The company is a subsidiary of the global technology group Halma p.l.c. ( [ ]), which also includes photonics specialists Ocean Optics ( [ ]), a leader in spectroscopy and optical thin films, and Labsphere ( [ ]), a recognized expert in the light metrology field. Registered by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a Contract Manufacturer and Custom Device Manufacturer, Fiberguide's corporate and optical fibre manufacturing facilities are located in Stirling, New Jersey, with a manufacturing/assembly facility in Caldwell, Idaho.

About Halma

Halma p.l.c. ( [ ]) is an international market leader in safety, health and sensor technology. A public company listed on the London Stock Exchange, it has 4000 employees in 40 subsidiaries worldwide. Halma's subsidiaries make products that protect lives and improve the quality of life for people through innovation in market leading products which make its customers safer, more competitive and more profitable. These subsidiaries are assisting India's economy in areas such as manufacturing, energy, water and waste treatment, the environment, construction, transport and health.

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