Harting expands beam fiber optic cable assemblies for harsh environments
December 17, 2017
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Dec. 16, 2017 – Harting says its new expanded beam assemblies are designed to provide “excellent reliability and durability for high bandwidth transmission over fiber optics in the harshest, dirtiest operating environments.”
Suitable for a range of industries and activities, such as tunnel boring, mining, oil and gas, and power generation, the cable assemblies boast the high bandwidth and rugged design needed for HD video signals used in the vision systems to control boring machines and associated equipment. Harting says with the expanded beam assemblies, the fiber is safely packed in a connector housing that cannot be affected by dust, water or other environmental factors. The IP68 rated (in both mated and unmated condition) fiber optic solution is designed for a temperature range of -40 to 85 degrees C.
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