Processing Magazine

Ruggedized, High-Performance Fiber Optic Cables

February 8, 2012

Optical Cable Corporation’s 10 Gigabit multimode, ruggedized tight buffered fiber optic cables are designed to withstand harsh industrial environments found in manufacturing plants, steel mills, petrochemical refineries and chemical plants. With exceptional bend, crush, impact and chemical resistance across a broad thermal operating range, OCC’s ruggedized tight buffered cables speed installation, reduce attenuation loss and maximize network up time at industrial facilities. With a need to move data at Gigabit speeds in industrial applications, high performance fiber optic cable is increasingly migrating from the of air-conditioned office buildings into the harsh industrial environments. The fiber optic cable derives much of its reliability and performance advantages from its basic design. As opposed to loose-tube designs, which only have one thin coating surrounding each optical fiber, ruggedized tight-buffered fibers have two.