Rugged bulkhead housing suits fibre optic transmitters and receivers

Suitable for industrial, automotive and mass-transit applications, the FDH36 rugged bulkhead-mount housing is designed for fibre optic receivers and transmitters.  The housing from OMC incorporates an ST connector and has been developed as the ST version of its FDH1 transmitter and receiver housing. The FDH36 helps it withstand the harsh operating environments often found in industrial, automotive, mass transit and similar applications, including off-road vehicles, says OMC.

The FDH36 consists of an all-metal, rugged turret design with a square base flange. The flange features mounting holes in each corner and is designed to bolt down firmly to the bulkhead, helping to ensure a robust and secure fixing, explains OMC. As well as offering greater physical resilience than plastic housings, the FDH36’s metal construction also helps with screening against radio frequency interference.

OMC’s commercial director, William Heath, explains: “Our new FDH36 rugged bulkhead housing with ST connector can accommodate our full range of Tx and Rx diodes, helps withstand vibration and is ideal where links have to allow for multiple connect and disconnect cycles”. The company designs and manufactures transmitters, receivers and fibre-optic connectors in-house, and welcomes custom requirements.

OMC’s fibre optic systems are used in braking systems on trains, military radar systems, engine monitoring systems, destructive automotive crash testing, machine vision in robotics, data transmission in CNC machinery in industrial applications, petrol pump control systems at filling stations and other applications across multiple industry sectors.

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