January 9, 2018
HARTING’s new expanded beam assemblies are designed to provide reliability and durability for high bandwidth transmission over fiber optics in the harshest, dirtiest operating environments. Potential users, the company says, span a range of industries and activities from tunnel boring, mining, oil and gas, power generation and transmission to outdoor broadcast and festival setups, even shipbuilding and container ports.
The cable assemblies’ high bandwidth and rugged design allows the HD video signals used in the vision systems controlling boring machines and associated equipment to be safely and securely transmitted, often over long distances.
The fiber is safely packed in a connector housing that cannot be affected by dust, water or other environmental factors. This ruggedized, 2 and 4 fibre channel, IP-68 rated (in both mated and unmated condition), fiber optic offerings is designed for a temperature range of -40C to +85C.
“It’s easy to install and maintain, and as a genderless connector, regular disconnection and re-connection of the cabling is easier than with standard fiber optic cabling,” the company said in a release.