New Website Details Fiberguide’s Optical Fibers and OEM Assemblies

Stirling, N.J. (August 29, 2012) – Fiberguide Industries has launched a newly redesigned website to assist customers with product selection. The new website, www.fiberguide.com, streamlines visitors’ access to updated specifications and application notes on the company’s full line of optical fibers and fiber assemblies.

Fiberguide Industries’ newly redesigned website.

Fiberguide Industries’ newly redesigned website.

Visitors to the site can review technical specifications, including power handling requirements and mechanical data on silica and buffer materials, to help select the right optical fiber. A new applications notes page contains case studies that review a variety of previous photonics challenges and how they were solved.

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Fiberguide’s New FD-80 Laser Connectors Provide Unmatched Power Handling

Laser polished fiber face maximizes power transmission

Stirling, N.J. (August 21, 2012) – Fiberguide Industries’ new FD-80 high power keyed connector delivers unprecedented power handling up to 750 watts. The new assembly is designed for the demanding power requirements of industrial laser systems used for cutting, drilling, marking and welding.

Fiberguide’s FD-80 high power keyed connectors for industrial laser applications.

Fiberguide’s FD-80 high power keyed connectors for industrial laser applications.

FD-80 connector assemblies are constructed from all silica optical fibers with core sizes from 100µm to 1500µm. An epoxy-free cantilevered nose design isolates fibers from the connector, allowing safe dissipation of thermal energy without burning the surrounding material. Connectors have a laser polished fiber face to promote better power transmission and reduce risk of damage to the end face.

Fiberguide’s connectors are available with anti-reflective coating and various sheathing options to best fit environmental conditions. Optional integrated mode stripping removes stray cladding power for systems requiring enhanced performance.

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Fiberguide Industries Appoints New President Patricia Seniw

Stirling, N.J. (March 21, 2012) – Fiberguide Industries has named Patricia Seniw its new president. As president, Seniw will oversee the company’s day-to-day operations, as well as investigate opportunities for future growth. Fiberguide, a Halma company, is a manufacturer and global supplier of optical fiber and assemblies for use in the medical, aerospace, defense, scientific and industrial markets.

President of Fiberguide Industries, Patricia Seniw.

President of Fiberguide Industries, Patricia Seniw.

Seniw has been with the Halma group for the past nine years. She joined in 2003 as the Divisional Finance Director for the company’s Elevator Division. Since then, she has held several VP roles in sales and finance with other Halma subsidiary companies. Seniw holds a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacology from the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada) and a Master of Business Administration from McGill University (Montreal, Canada).

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Mode Stripping SMA Cables for High Power Laser Systems

Fiberguide’s new line delivers up to 350W for material processing applications

Stirling, N.J. (September 29, 2011) –  Fiberguide’s new line of high power mode stripping SMA cable assemblies provides a higher power alternative to traditional laser delivery cables for high power laser welding, marking, cutting and drilling equipment. The assemblies have also proven effective for use as diode laser pigtails in diode pumped solid state (DPSS) systems.

High Power SMA cable assemblies from Fiberguide Industries.

High Power SMA cable assemblies from Fiberguide Industries.

Most similar products are unable to operate above 150W (200µm core) without active water cooling. Fiberguide’s new line is designed to handle more power and survive at higher temperatures with a passive, air-cooled design. An integrated mode stripper dissipates up to 25W of power from the cladding, ensuring a clean output and boosting power handling capacities to 100W (100µm core), 250W (200µm core) or 350W (400µm core), depending on system conditions.

Assemblies have an epoxy free cantilevered nose design, which isolates the optical fiber from the ferrule to prevent thermal and contamination problems. Fiber tips are laser polished for maximum transmission. Cables contain all silica fiber and are available with 100µm, 200µm and 400µm cores for easy integration into existing systems.

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Fiberguide’s Graded Index Fibers Ideal for Telecommunications

Only graded index fibers available with gold, polyimide and aluminum coatings

Stirling, N.J. (January 21, 2011) –  For reliable use in data communication links, Fiberguide Industries provides its AGI™ Series of Graded Index Silica core/ Silica clad optical fibers.

Fiberguide Industries’ AGI™ Series of graded index optical fibers.

Fiberguide Industries’ AGI™ Series of graded index optical fibers.

The AGI Series offers the high bandwidth of single mode fibers with the convenient termination of step-index multimode fibers.  The result is a fiber with good bandwidth that can be used with lower cost light emitting diodes, making it a popular choice for medium distance data communication links such as local area networks (LANs).

Fiberguide Industries is the only supplier of graded index silica fibers to offer premium coatings for reliable performance in extreme temperature conditions such as polyimide (-190ºC to +350 ºC), aluminum (-269ºC to +400 ºC) and gold (-269ºC to +700ºC).  Fibers are also available in a variety of sizes to fit customer applications.  The AGI Series 50/125 is available with core diameters from 50µm ± 3µm and clad diameters from 125µm ± 1µm/-3µm.  The AGI Series 62.5/125 has core diameters from 62.5µm ± 3µm and clad diameters from 125µm + 1µm/-3µm.

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New Line of Single Fiber Assemblies from Fiberguide Industries

Selection of protective sheathing and fiber optic core sizes to fit customers’ needs

Stirling, N.J. (September 14, 2010) – Allowing the use of fiber optics in potentially damaging environments, Fiberguide Industries introduces its new standard line of single fiber assemblies.  Fiberguide’s assemblies have proven effective in a number of scientific and industrial applications ranging from light measurement, process monitoring and control, to UV-VIS spectroscopy, chromatography and fluorescence.

Single fiber assemblies with furcation and monocoil sheathing from Fiberguide Industries.

Single fiber assemblies with furcation and monocoil sheathing from Fiberguide Industries.

Single fiber assemblies are available with two choices of chemical resistant, non-magnetic sheathing to fit customers’ needs.  For general purpose use, Fiberguide’s furcation tubing is comprised of a Kevlar reinforced PVC sleeve over a polypropylene tube.  Furcation tubing is non-conductive and protects fibers with a liquid-tight seal.

For more specialized applications, Fiberguide offers stainless steel monocoil sheathing.  The monocoil is vacuum compatible and resistant to tight bending, crushing, cutting, kinking and high temperatures.

Both standard cable designs are rated for use at ambient temperatures.  Single fiber assemblies are available with core sizes ranging from 50µ to 1000µ and wavelengths from deep UV (DUV) to UV-VIS and VIS-IR.  Assemblies are also available upon request with ST and FC connectors, numerical apertures of 0.12 and 0.26, and continuous lengths up to 50 meters.

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Fused Silica Capillary Tubing from Fiberguide Industries

Polyimide coating can withstand temperatures up to 360ºC

Stirling, N.J. (August 17, 2010) – Delivering reliable operation in demanding conditions, Fiberguide Industries introduces its new line of fused silica capillary tubing.  The new line of tubing has proven effective in a number of scientific applications including protein characterization, small molecule and genetic analysis, proteomics, DNA sequencing and fragment analysis.

Fiberguide Industries’ fused silica capillary tubing.

Fiberguide Industries’ fused silica capillary tubing.

Fiberguide’s capillary tubing is manufactured from high purity synthetic quartz with a protective coating of polyimide.  Applied to the outer surface of the tubing, polyimide has an upper temperature limit of 360ºC.  A wide variety of standard I.D.’s are available, from 2µ to 700µ and O.D.’s from 90µ to 850µ.  Non-standard sizes can also be manufactured by request.

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Halma Announces Record Earnings and Strategy for Continued Expansion

$150m earmarked for acquisitions

Cincinnati, OH (June 22, 2010) – Halma p.l.c. (www.halma.com), the leading global safety, health and sensor technology group, has announced record results with profits up 9% to $125m and revenue rising by 1% to $665m. The UK-based group, which includes Stirling-based Fiberguide Industries, Perma Pure in Toms River, and Boonton’s Bio-Chem Fluidics, has posted strong financials to raise shareholder dividends by 7%, the thirty-first consecutive year of increases.  Halma’s 11 US subsidiaries generate about 30% of its revenue.  The company plans to augment its organic growth efforts through acquisition of complementary technology companies, as it has done for many years.

Halma’s subsidiaries operate in three main market sectors: Health and Analysis, Infrastructure Sensors, and Industrial Safety, creating shareholder value with consistent organic growth and sound acquisitions.  Halma companies operate as independent entities under the day-to-day direction of their local management, while reaping the capital and network benefits of a larger multi-national parent.

The company is seeking successful and profitable companies that are closely allied to any of its current market sectors although photonics, water, fluid technology and health optics are a particular focus. It has $150m earmarked for acquisitions.

Andrew Williams, Chief Executive of Halma, commented, “In recent years, Halma has generated significant organic growth momentum through increasing investment in management development, new product development and establishing platforms for growth in Asia.  We have considerable resources to support investment in further acquisitions to accelerate growth in our chosen markets.  We can comfortably deploy up to $150m on acquisitions should we find the right opportunities.”

Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Halma is a holding company of approximately 35 worldwide subsidiaries that develop and manufacture products to improve quality of life for people worldwide. The company’s business groups focus on industrial safety, health and analysis and infrastructure sensors.

To present potential acquisitions opportunities, please contact David Leighty, Group Acquisitions Executive, USA, (david.leighty@halma.com), Tel: 1-732-244-1858.

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Fiberguide Names Teddy Li Tan as Area Sales Manager in China and Taiwan

Stirling, N.J. (June 14, 2010) – As part of an ongoing effort to grow its sales organization, optical fiber leader Fiberguide Industries has named Teddy Li Tan the Area Sales Manager for China and Taiwan.

Teddy Tan, Fiberguide Area Sales Manager in China and Taiwan.

Teddy Tan, Fiberguide Area Sales Manager in China and Taiwan.

Tan will be based at Fiberguide’s Shanghai office and will seek out new opportunities and applications for the company’s optical fiber and fiber optic assemblies.  Tan is responsible for building a local customer base and maintaining it through sales and support.

Before his position with Fiberguide, Tan was Sales Account Manager for Wesi Technology (Shanghai, China), a semiconductor/MEMs/Solar equipment supplier.  Tan holds a Master of Science from the University of Wollongong (Wollongong, Australia).

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Gold and Aluminum Coated Fibers from Fiberguide Industries

Metal jacket series of optical fibers can withstand temperatures up to 700°C

Stirling, N.J. (May 25, 2010) – Delivering reliable operation in extreme conditions, Fiberguide Industries provides its metal jacket series of gold and aluminum coated optical fibers.  These fibers have proven effective in a number of applications including avionics/ aerospace, Raman spectroscopy and Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) for down-hole oil and gas operations.

Fiberguide’s Gold and Aluminum coated fibers for performance in extreme conditions.

Fiberguide’s Gold and Aluminum coated fibers for performance in extreme conditions.

Originally developed for ultra high reliability telecommunications, the metal coating preserves the fiber’s mechanical strength and provides resistance against static fatigue caused by long term tensile loading.  Gold and aluminum coated fibers also can withstand a wide range of temperatures, with aluminum coated fibers rated from -269°C to +400°C and gold rated from -269°C to 700°C. 

Gold or aluminum coating can be applied on continuous lengths to a wide variety of multimode, step index, graded index and single mode fibers.  Core to clad ratios of 1.1, 1.2 and 1.4 are available with numerical apertures of 0.12 and 0.26.  Non-standard sizes can also be manufactured by request.

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