AFL offers a fully integrated portfolio of fiber optic solutions

for the mining industry

To improve safety, meet new federal requirements and maximize profitability, the mining industry continues to upgrade its communications and monitoring infrastructure. Mining companies are looking to fiber optic systems as a cost-effective network alternative that will provide world-class communications solutions as well as additional benefits, including greater bandwidth for real-time voice, data and video applications.

While investing in newer information technology infrastructures to meet the requirements of the Mine Safety and Health Administration's (MSHA) Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act, mine owners are looking for ways to leverage the capacity, capability and cost of fiber optic systems to measure and monitor air exchange and communicate in real-time. Coupled with the need to measure and monitor is the need to implement improved production efficiencies and use new sensor technologies and IP cameras. AFL's solution provides tracking and real-time communications for each miner.

  • Fiber optic cable 
    • MSHA-rated fiber optic cable
    • All-dielectric self-supporting (ADSS) cable
    • Indoor/Outdoor loose tube cable
    • Breakout cable
    • Uniflex indoor/outdoor loose tube cable
    • Low smoke zero halogen loose tube cable with thermoset jacket
    • Harsh environment cables
  • Optical connectors
  • Fusion splicers
  • Optical test equipment
  • Cleaning and inspection product
  • Fiber management panels
  • Splicing closures and enclosures

AFL works closely with system integrators responsible for mine maintenance and repair, providing them with everything necessary to clean, inspect, repair, splice and test the fiber optic networks in mines. For reliability, performance and protection, industry leaders turn to AFL for fiber optic products that are designed for use in the most extreme conditions. With more than three decades of experience, AFL is a proven and trusted resource for the mining industry.