Serial Real-time Communications System (SERCOS) is an international standard for high-speed motion control networking.
Plastic optical fiber is able to withstand extreme ranges of operating temperatures.
Electrical-to-optical converter for Fast Ethernet networks using 4B5B coding schemes. Part FF-FB1M2SFPRA.
When a plastic optical fiber undergoes a physical change, such as bending, the light passing through it undergoes changes that are detectable, allowing it to be used as a sensor.
FiberFin fully supports the Broadcom Versatile Link family of connectors and compatible POF accessories.
FiberFin produces SMA cable assemblies to SERCOS specifications using OEM connectors and Mitsubishi Eska® GHCP or GHTT plastic optical fiber.
Industrial networks have taken advantage of the properties of plastic optical fiber for decades, using IEEE 1394, Ethernet/IP, and other networking standards.
Plastic optical fiber can withstand heat, direct sunlight, and, with the right components, dust and moisture. Image: MINING.com / Flickr (source) (CC BY 2.0)
Because POF is made of insulating materials, it can provide electrically isolated data links in environments and applications where electrical isolation is critical. Image: NAVFAC / Flickr (source) (CC BY 2.0)
lastic optical fiber is the medium of choice for data links in manufacturing equipment. Image: Kitmodo Marketplace / Flickr (source) (CC BY 2.0)
Plastic optical fiber offers complete immunity to EMI, because it is made entirely of insulating materials.
POF brings several key advantages over copper and glass to every application that it is used in. Image: verkeorg / Flickr (source) (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Plastic optical fiber is resilient to physical strains, making it the superior choice for industrial data.
Media converter for homes and businesses, allowing easy implementation of POF networking. Part FF-MCE300T-109.
Professional installer kit for AVAGO RedLink latching connectors. Part FF-STDHPINSTL-K.
Ethernet copper/POF media converter for industrial applications. Part FF-MCE1002-OPT.
Plastic optical fiber’s physical resiliency and immunity to interference lends itself to especially well to industrial applications, including high-speed network links, robotic motor control, and harsh operating environments.