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Harsh Environment Fiber Optic Cable

Technology evolves at a relentless pace. The need for highly efficient, error-free data transfer has extended into many industries. AFL’s portfolio of Fiber Optic cables suitable for deployment in the Harshest of environmental conditions extends from highly-flexible, cut-resistant Deployable cables to Double-Jacket Double-Armor Loose-Tube outside plant cables. These solutions provide the Bandwidth, Performance, and reliability required in cutting-edge Passive applications.

Fiber optics are particularly useful in the industrial market because of their unique properties. Unlike copper cable, fiber optic cabling is resistant to electromagnetic interference (EMI), making it an ideal option for environments involving high voltages or machinery with variable frequency drives. Fiber optic cables do not conduct electricity, nor do they ignite in the presence of flammable materials, making them a safe alternative to traditional wiring. AFL offers specialty fiber cables which deliver predictable, repeatable and durable performance in the most demanding conditions, including those where high temperatures, chemicals and radiation exist.

Passive networks based on Fiber Optic technologies are rapidly being deployed in ever-increasingly challenging environments such as Industrial Facilities, Mines, and other environments where extreme conditions exist. Be it ultra-low temperature operations or repetitive motion applications, AFL has a Fiber Optic cable solution for you.

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A non-toxic and economical bittering agent incorporated directly into AFL's Rodent Deterrent Cable Jackets reduces damage from rodent gnawing, while still offering the ruggedness expected from AFL's tactical and fiber optic cables.
Breakout cables combine multiple fiber flexibility with the strength of individually jacketed fibers.
Armored Tight Buffered CPC Cables incorporate 4 to 144 fiber count CPC cables in a UL listed, jacketed, aluminum interlocking armor.
Indoor/Outdoor Tight Buffered cables are specified for campus network cabling between buildings where interbuilding lengths are short enough that the installer can recognize savings from the lower costs of terminating tight buffered cables.
Indoor/Outdoor Tight Buffered cables are specified for campus network cabling between buildings where interbuilding lengths are short enough that the installer can recognize savings from the lower costs of terminating tight buffered cables.
AFL's Indoor/Outdoor Breakout Cables are perfectly suited for rugged applications and installations requiring increased performance.
Acting as the backbone for most of today's fiber based systems, stranded fiber optic cables play a critical role in the high speed network.
AFL's Armored Loose Tube Single Jacket/Single Armor fiber optic cables are designed to provide high fiber counts with the flexibility and versatility required for today's most demanding installations.
AFL's Armored Loose Tube Double Jacketed/Single Armor fiber optic cables are designed to provide high fiber counts with the flexibility and versatility required for today's most demanding installations.
AFL's All-dielectric Rodent-Resistant cable is designed specifically for environments that have an increased risk of rodent infestation and disturbance.
The AFL family of FAA-compliant fiber optic loose tube cables is specifically designed for airport and related installations that must comply with meet U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements.
Indoor/Outdoor stranded loose tube combines the robust mechanical and environmental characteristics of an outside plant cable with the flexibility of an inside plant riser cable.
AFL Tactical Tight Buffered fiber optic cables are ideal for use in installations where extreme environmental conditions are present and require a solution that may be retrieved for later use.
AFL now offers high fiber count Indoor/Outdoor Riser Cables.
Rugged and easy to use, AFL's Copper/Fiber Composite cable consists of flexible stranded Copper conductors and integrating communications links utilizing Fiber Optic technologies.
LL-Series products provide the communications networking market with a cabling solution that combines Indoor/Outdoor features plus the addition of low-smoke and and low-toxicity.
Consisting of thermoset (XLPO) jacket, AFL's LX-series of low-smoke zero-halogen (LSZH) loose tube cables are specifically designed for harsh environments.
The LA-Series fiber optic cable is design to operate reliably at temperatures as low as -50C and up to +70C. The optical fibers high protected in gel-filled tubes and surrounded with a jacketing system comprised of two layers of highly flame and chemically resistant low-toxicity (LSZH) polyments and a high impenetrable aramid yarn matrix. The cable line meets IEEE 383, CSA FT4 and NEC/NFPA OFNG-LS performance standards.
AFL's Indoor/Outdoor Breakout Cables are perfectly suited for rugged applications and installations requiring increaseed performance. Low-Smoke Zero Halogen rated I/O Breakout cables are available from 2 - 24 Count with variable sub-cable dimensions to support specific termination and routing requirements.
AFL’s Industrial Loose Tube Cables are designed for high reliability in heavy industrial and harsh environment applications. Featuring a formed metallic armor, the cable offers superior crush resistance and a high degree of flexibility. Flame retardant and wrapped in a UV stabilized LSZH jacket, this series is highly resistant to common industrial environment chemicals. With an OFCG-LS listing, the cable is suitable for both indoor and outdoor industrial installations.
Indoor/Outdoor Riser Breakout cable suitable for Harsh Environment and High Performance cable installations.
AFL Armored Tactical Tight Buffered Cables are ideal for use in installations where extreme environmental conditions are present.
AFL's braided armored tactical breakout cables are ideal for use in harsh environment applications requiring a rugged deployable cable solution. This reduced diameter, light weight, and high strength cable features a tough abrasion resistant polyurethane jacket that offers exceptional performance through a wide range of temperatures.
AFL's BU series tactical breakout cables are ideal for use in harsh environment applications requiring a rugged deployable cable solution. This reduced diameter, light weight, and high strength cable features a tough abrasion resistant polyurethane jacket that offers exceptional performance through a wide range of temperatures.
AFL’s new Micro-Tactical Fiber Optic Cable combines the ruggedness of military tactical cable designs with the ultra-high fiber density of AFL’s micro-cable technology.
AFL’s tactical copper/fiber composite cables are ruggedized and easy to use in rapid deployment networks and other applications requiring high mechanical performance standards, environmental exposure, or dynamic end use where low voltage power and high speed fiber optic communications are combined.
AFL’s new Tactical+ fiber optic cables with StrataJac® encapsulation set a new standard for extreme environments. The Tactical+ cable combines the performance of a rugged industrial jacket compound with the reliability of a military cable design.
Indoor/Outdoor Armored Tight Buffered CPC Cables incorporate two to 72 fiber count CPC cables in a jacketed, aluminum interlocking armor. Jacketed aluminum interlocking armor provides the best balance of ruggedness, flexibility and low weight.