Fibre protection in factories for uses such as Automated Machine Control, Data Collection and Monitoring.
Production equipment, volumetric and gravimetric devices and CNC machinery are some of the systems that frequently require remote control and monitoring. SCADA systems therefore tend to use multimode optical fibre for data acquisition. The rugged and re-deployable nature of m2fx’s products is well suited to the factory floor or industrial site. The option for differing cable and microduct materials enables the correct option to be made in terms of environmental and chemical resistance. Where a microducted system is used the fibre type and count can be upgraded as the production equipment evolves
Fibre sensors are gradually replacing electrical transducers in a variety of measurement applications. Examples include stress and fatigue monitoring in structures such bridges and towers, seismic assessments on pipelines and other utility assets and fluid containment checks on containers. M2fx cable products are sufficiently lightweight, rugged and flexible to be run into or alongside these structures without impeding their performance. M2fx is happy to work with sensor and/or monitoring system providers to integrate the components of the system
Optical Power transmission
Laser cutting and medical devices, for example, require the safe and reliable delivery of significant optical power to the point of use. When high optical powers are used (typically > 1 W) there is a danger of power leakage and damage to the fibre coatings if the cable is bent too tightly (typically < 10mm diameter). The miniflex construction resists bending to such radii and so limits any power loss and reduces the danger of high power coating damage. In medical applications, particularly, it is important that the power delivery cable is flexible and does not impede the procedure yet is robust enough to withstand impact from surgical tools. In this respect miniflex technology offers a distinct advantage.
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