All devices in this product line are designed for use with industry-common "1.0mm" or "1000µm" core jacketed plastic fiber optic cable. Typical fiber cable has a PMMA (polymethyl methacrylate) core, thin fluorinated polymer cladding layer and at least one jacket, which results in an overall diameter of 2.2mm. Jacket material varies with application, with polyethylene and poly vinyl chloride being the most common.
Compared to many other fiber optic LEDs and photodetectors on the market, Industrial Fiber Optics devices are unique because they require no fiber connector or ferrule, nor do they require a polishing procedure. No connector means reduced installation cost for user. To prepare a fiber, simply cut the fiber squarely with our cutter (IF-FC1).
This product family contains 17 different devices--10 LEDs and eight photodectors. Each device consists of a precision-molded PBT housing and cinch nut with an internal active element such as an LED or photodetector. The PBT housing holds the active element and optimizes the physical and optical connection between the optical fiber core and the active component. The cinch nut holds the fiber in place without requiring the expense and labor of a fiber connection or termination.
Local Area Networks (LANs)
PC-to-Peripheral Data Link
Motor Control Triggering
Reduction of Lightning and Voltage Transient Susceptibility
Intra-Systems Links: Board-to-Board, Rack-to-Rack
Mates with Standard, 1000µm Core, Plastic Fiber Cable
Requires No Optical Design
Internal Micro-Lens for Efficient Coupling
Inexpensive Plastic Connector Housing
Interference-Free Transmission from Light-Tight Housing
Simple Fiber Termination and Connection
Rugged Screw Attachment