“PA&E has been manufacturing single-channel and multi-channel fiber-optic connectors for our military, telecommunication, medical and commercial customers for years,” said Ed Phinney, Vice President of Operations at PA&E. “This latest FC/APC bulkhead connector is a great addition to our line and will offer our customers new levels of performance and reliability.”
This new fiber optic connector uses PA&E’s patented Kryoflex® polycrystalline ceramic-to-metal sealing technology to achieve a leak rate less than or equal to 1X10-9 cc/sec He at one atmospheric differential pressure. These connectors provide a minimum return loss of 70 dB and a maximum insertion loss of 0.3 dB per interface. This connector exhibits no breakdown in performance within a standard operating temperature range of -40C to +150°C and is capable of meeting 1,000 mate/de-mate cycles over its service life.
The connector body is made of 300-series stainless steel, which is laser weldable to either aluminum or titanium by means of an explosion-bonded metal transition bushing. The industry-standard FC/APC interface features a zirconia ferrule with an 8° angled convex polish, an anodized aluminum nut and Corning® SMF-28™ single-mode fiber.
For more information about PA&E’s fiber optic connector line or to learn more about Kryoflex®, or the company’s interconnect products, EMI filters and integrated electronic packaging capabilities, contact PA&E at 509-664-8000 or visit us at http://www.pacaero.com.
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PA&E, Inc. manufacturers technically demanding ceramic and metal components and assemblies, hermetic connectors and advanced micro-electronic hermetic packaging for global leaders in the defense, space, medical and commercial industries.