Armoured fibre optic cable
Alker armoured fiber
Protecting fibre optics with an armouring solution is one of the most successful ways to improve the reliability and extend the in-service life of an assembly.
As a pioneer in fibre optic innovation, design and manufacture, Alker produces a range of high-quality armoured fibre optic cable solutions specifically suited for harsh environments. This includes applications requiring a fibre optic cabling infrastructure to work in extreme temperatures, wet or dry environments or even enduring extensive vibration.
We can protect down the length of the assembly and we can even offer extra protection to the end-face of the fibre optics.
• Sacrificial adaptors connected to the fibre end-face of an assembly will extend its life
• Spares, extra fibres within a breakout used once an original fibre is damaged
• Waterproofing part of an assembly for the ROV industry
• Lightweight designed assemblies used in aviation and UAV markets
• Inspection and cleaning kits extend the life of your equipment
• Fibre optic re-termination kits designed for emergency onsite repairs
• Hybrid fibre optic cabling which includes both copper and fibre optics
• Insurance designed to repair or replace damaged fibre optic assemblies.
Stainless steel armouring
At Alker we provide stainless steel armouring solutions to suit a range of different cables and diameters. Helping to protect against the different elements your cabling and infrastructure will be exposed to. Our Micro Armouring™ range is a great solution for applications which have certain weight limitations or are located within confined spaces. Between 1.5mm to 3mm diameters, this is specifically designed armouring that provides a high level of protection to your existing cabling.
We can also provide solutions for larger applications, suited for 4.5mm through to 25mm diameter for either single or multi fibre assemblies. This range is the perfect choice for fibre optic looms or harnesses, which can include both fibre and electrical contacts.
Retro Fit Armouring Service
Delicate Fibre Optics a problem? We can help protect and increase the longevity of existing installations with our Retrofit Armouring Service. Available for all modes of fibre’s including single-mode, multimode and polarization-maintaining, to name but a few.
From 1.5mm to 9mm stainless steel armouring as standard, with other specifications available on request. Jacketed and CST armouring (corrugated steel taped) also available.
Alker have developed our range of Armoured Fibre Optics in order to protect your fibre’s from the harshest of environments and we specialise in bespoke UK design and manufacture of fibre optic armoured assemblies.
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As a specialist in fibre optic manufacturing, we offer a comprehensive range of high-quality products. You can purchase many of our products online. To protect your fibre optic assemblies in harsh environments, we offer four grades of armouring to suit any environment. We offer armoured optical fiber cables such as 6mm armoured cables, 4mm armoured cables, 3 core armoured cables as well as many more options. If you can not find the product that you need or need to discuss a bespoke solution please contact us. All of our assemblies are manufactured in our facility in Surrey, UK
We ensure quality, reliability, and safety for complex and sensitive fibre optic assemblies in spacecraft engineering and research.
Armoured assemblies, inspection and cleaning solutions are proven to add value to your military assets.
We deliver highly specialised and customised products and assemblies to fit the scope and rigorous requirements of the aerospace industry.
Alker operates at the forefront of research and innovation through its network of collaborations with universities and research centres around the world.
We help develop ideas into products and we manufacture components for complex biomedical projects: from sensing and laser to biotechnology.
Alker provides a range of products and solutions for the renewable energy sector, including micro armoured assemblies. These solutions are suitable for solar, wind and power plants.
Nuclear industries require trusted, reliable fibre optic solutions designed to perform in mission critical harsh environments.
Alker provides fibre optic components used in flow management, sensing, oil exploration and drilling equipment.
From reverse engineering of obsolete parts to complete redesign of new solutions for complex projects in the transport sector.
Innovation, integrity and excellence are the pillars and values of Alker
Richard Alan Kershaw
It is difficult to express my admiration for the level of ability that exists within your organisation to not only restore full optical functionality, but to also manufacture additional parts to actually improve the original design. Well done and thank you for a job perfectly executed.
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Our brief to Alker was to design & manufacture fibre optic assemblies in preparation for our ultrasonic sensor technology to be used in harsh and extreme environments. Despite the challenge and changing requirements, Alker was always very accommodating with the aim of providing consistently high-quality service in a short time frame.read more