LISLE, Ill.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Molex Incorporated has successfully developed a Polymicro optical fiber comprising a low -OH synthetic fused silica core, PolyClad™ hard polymer clad and ETFE buffer/jacket. Featuring high tensile strength and minimal bend radius for high reliability, Polymicro 200/230 PolyClad Optical Fiber accommodates short-to-medium distance data communications in Factory Automation and Process Control Applications and withstands harsh-temperature, chemical and radiation environments.
“The Polymicro 200/230 PolyClad fiber delivers superior performance coupled with resistance to harsh temperatures, chemicals and radiation that can lead to fiber degradation and shorten product life.”
“Optimized at 650 and 850 nm with typical attenuation of less than 10 and 6 dB/km, respectively, our new broad spectrum 200µm hard polymer clad fiber features a tensile strength of well over the industry standard of 150 kpsi and minimal bend radius for high reliability,” states Imke Kuester, business development manager, Molex. “The Polymicro 200/230 PolyClad fiber delivers superior performance coupled with resistance to harsh temperatures, chemicals and radiation that can lead to fiber degradation and shorten product life.”
Crimp and cleave compatible and Euro RoHS compliant, the 200/230 PolyClad fiber features a large 200µm core and high numerical aperture for easy termination and high coupling efficiency to the light source. Connector offsets are minimised down to ≤5µm due to the high clad/core diameter ratio. With tensile strength of ≥150 kpsi, minimal bend radius of ≥10 mm (short-term) and ≥16 mm (long-term), and typical attenuation of ≤6 dB/km at 850nm and ≤10 dB/km at 650nm, the Polymicro fiber is extremely dependable even in harsh environmental conditions.
The 200/230 PolyClad fiber is designed for a range of high performance short-to-medium distance data communications in a broad spectrum of factory automation and process control applications. These include those found in chemical plants, refineries, avionics, automotive, production and manufacturing plants, mobile platforms, wind turbines, power plants and PLCs. For more information about the 200/230 PolyClad fiber, please visit: www.molex.com/polymicro/opticalfibers.html.
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