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Cable Technology Feature Article

June 09, 2010

Timbercon Technology Offers High Quality Fiber Optic Cable Assemblies

By Mini Swamy, TMCnet Contributor

Timbercon, Inc., a fiber optic product and solution manufacturing company provides a vast array of connectivity solutions to the data storage, telecommunications, military, industrial, broadcast and networking industries.
Recently, the company  announced the immediate availability of low pressure overmolding capabilities for fiber optic cable assemblies. Such a design is warranted when field repairability is not a requirement and the harsh environment and stressful conditions require that that the fiber media and terminations need extra protection.
Low pressure overmolding uses a Thermoplastic Polyamide material available in a variety of hardness durometers and colors. Current mold dimensions are approximately 4'x4'x1.5' with future capabilities up to 6'x4'x2'.
Overmolding typically resorts to the usage of environmentally resistant jacketing material as specified above, as they make the cables extremely rugged and can protect the factory terminations from a broad range of environmental and mechanical stress generation mechanisms.
'This capability can be used for breakout transitions, strain relief, encapsulation, connector boots and other harsh environment requirements,' Brendan O'Dea, Design Engineer, said, and added that the technology increased the capability for providing high quality fiber optic cable assemblies for many industries and applications.
O'Dea also said that the company is very excited about the potential requirements from their customers to help solve difficult product designs.
Timbercon (News - Alert) also announced it has expanded its technology capabilities again and has focused on offering the most comprehensive suite of fiber optic solutions, Timbercon announced a technology collaboration with Columbia Gorge Research, the leading research and development company in the field of Fiber Optic Bragg Grating sensor technology..

Mini Swamy is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi