AFL Showcasing Overhead Electrification and Fiber Optic Systems at APTA 2021

Spartanburg, SC – AFL, an industry leading manufacturer of fiber optic cable, equipment, and accessories, is exhibiting at the APTA Expo in Orlando, Florida, November 8 – 10. Visit AFL in booth #3743 to see its transportation system solution including rail overhead electrification assemblies and components, underground connections, wiring, fiber optic cabling, system monitoring and critical system hardware.

AFL manufactures complete electrification Overhead Contact Systems (OCS) solutions comprised of thousands of available components primarily from our very own Dossert® and Ohio Brass® product lines. These products are built for high-speed rail, light rail, streetcar/tram, historic trolley, electric trolley bus, and various 3rd rail applications. Assemblies include familiar requirements for cantilevers, balance weight systems, fixed terminations, and numerous in-span hardware solutions. Components include all necessary pipe and wire fittings to build complete assemblies including clamps, pulleys, insulators, hangers, links, splices, dead ends, fabricated supports, suspension cables, brackets, hinges, etc.

AFL will showcase its Dossert® line of connectors used in underground installations. The MICON product line consists of connectors, limiter assemblies and accessories. MICON connectors are pre-insulated for secondary network cables and feature tin-plated copper alloy bus with a covering of Myprene rubber. MICON Limiter assemblies consist of tee connectors, tap assemblies, insulating caps, couplers, terminals and more. AFL’s underground connectors are ideal for locations such as pull-boxes, damp locations, underground installations, tunnel walls, and various other compromised applications whereby large cable bend radius requirements may restrict critical power installations and cause the need for extensive cost. AFL offers a wide variety of MICON accessories.

As the industry leader of fiber optic solutions, AFL offers a full line of cabling systems that meet the needs of rail applications and optimizes the network infrastructure critical for communications, signaling, security, system infrastructure monitoring and positive train control. Part of this solution is the new Fujikura 90S+ core alignment fusion splicer with Active Fusion Control (AFC) technology. This technology improves splice losses for fibers that possess a poor cleave angle and prevents bad splices due to a poorly maintained cleaver. The 90S+ can be used in multiple field splicing applications.

Visit booth #3743 at the APTA Expo to learn more about AFL’s Rail System Solutions and to see demonstrations of the Fujikura 90S+. To learn more about AFL, its products and services, visit

About AFL
Founded in 1984, AFL is an international manufacturer providing end-to-end solutions to the electric utilities, wireline and wireless network operators, cloud content providers, and enterprise markets as well as industrial markets which support oil & gas, mining, defense and more. The company’s products are in use in over 130 countries and include fiber optic cable and hardware, transmission, rail transit OCS and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectivity, test and inspection equipment, fusion splicers and training. AFL also offers a wide variety of services supporting data center, enterprise, wireless and outside plant applications.

Headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit Follow us on LinkedInXFacebook, and read our blog.

Corie Culp
Public Relations Manager