Polymer optical fibre is easier to handle in reels, says OMC

Polymer optical fibre is now available on 100m spools. They are easier to handle that standard 1km or longer reels, says OMC.

The Handy Packs of polymer optical fibre are available in the most popular sizes for industrial and other fibre optic systems. The 100m length reels of optical fibre are suitable for projects that require shorter datalinks.

Usually polymer optical fibre is supplied as standard on larger reels of 1km or more.  The OMC Handy Pack spools are smaller, lighter and easier for customers to handle and store than these large standard reels. In addition, they are lower cost, an important factor as customers may wish to hold stocks of different sizes and types of polymer fibre but are finding it challenging to predict forward orders and requirements from their own customers.

OMC produces the small handy pack spools in-house and can supply them with four different variations of polymer optical fibre. The choices are 1.0mm core simplex single core with polyethylene or PVC jacket, and unjacketed bare simplex fibre in 1.0, 2.0 or 3.0mm core sizes.  Duplex fibre with polyethelyne jacket is available on 50m spools.

OMC Handy Pack spools are available now to order from OMC’s purpose-built facility in the UK.

Founded in the mid-1980s as The Fibre-Data Group, OMC is one of the longest-established specialist manufacturers of optoelectronics in Europe. The company is headquartered in Cornwall, UK. Accredited to ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 and winners of the UK National Electronic Component Award for Innovation, OMC is a pioneer in the development, manufacture and application of cutting-edge LED and fibre-optic technologies for a wide range of industries and companies worldwide. The company places a major focus on research and development, engineering and innovation.

OMC has four key manufacturing divisions: fibre optics, LED backlights and optical mouldings, discrete optoelectronic components and semiconductor (LED) lighting.


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