Miniflex products protect Eurofighter data communications infrastructure

FRAMLINGHAM, England, 29 Nov 2006. Avionics integrators working on the joint European aerospace project, the Eurofighter needed a way to protect the data communication infrastructure such as cockpit displays and pilot information services. They found their solution from Miniflex Ltd. in Framlingham, England.

FRAMLINGHAM, England, 29 Nov 2006. Avionics integrators working on the joint European aerospace project, the Eurofighter needed a way to protect the data communication infrastructure such as cockpit displays and pilot information services. They found their solution from Miniflex Ltd. in Framlingham, England.

Optical fiber protection tube (OFPT) products from Miniflex consist of hard plastic tubing made flexible through patented Miniflex process. It is available pre-slit to assist retro-fitting or alternatively with fiber pre-installed to suit customers' needs.

Applications for OFPT include defense, aerospace, industrial automation, automotive, and fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP).

Key features of Miniflex OFPTs include a hard protective covering for fiber optic cables that is nevertheless flexible and easy to install; a flexible plastic conduit with low crush resistance, an irregular internal surface, and no specific bending protection; and smooth bore crucial in avoiding damage to the fiber.

The Miniflex TuffNut Cable is an optical fiber cable made using the same technology as Miniflex's OFPT product. The cable comprises of fiber and the 3-millimeter OFPT as a cable designed to deliver higher mechanical performance than existing cables.

It also facilitates fast installation by pushing due to its rigid flexibility and low friction construction. This product has recently been developed for the FTTP market but has application in other markets including the automotive, industrial automation, defence and aerospace.

For more information contact Miniflex online at www.miniflex.co.uk.

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