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Introduction to Fiber Optic Cable Assembly Manufacturing Part 3: The 101 on Connector Types
Recognizing that there are quite a few connectors on market that are actively being used in fiber optic installations, there are  also some older types and discontinued connectors, not being used in the main stream of data and telco markets, but used in more...
Introduction to Fiber Optic Cable Assembly Manufacturing Part 2: Key components of Fiber Optic Connectors and Key Specifications of Connectors
Key components of Fiber Optic Connectors and Key Specifications of Connectors This article series introduces engineers and technicians to various aspects of the production process to manufacture world-class fiber optic cable assemblies (also known as fiber optic patch...
AFL and SENKO Enter into a License Agreement for the SN® Connector
Seattle, WA and Spartanburg, SC - October 20, 2020 – AFL and SENKO Advanced Components, Inc. (SENKO) announce the signing of the SN Technology Transfer and Patent License Agreement for SN Connectors and Adapters. With this agreement, AFL will begin the manufacturing...
Measuring fiber geometry on large core specialty fibers and connectors
Where the telecommunication industry standardized their optical connectivity performance with visual, optical and geometrical measurements, the specialty fiber industry traditionally performs only a visual inspection on their fibers assemblies.   The need for...
AFL Receives Two New Patents
Spartanburg, SC – January 22, 2020 – AFL, an international manufacturer of fiber optic cable, equipment and accessories, was awarded two new patents over the past quarter for technology and developments in Optical Connectivity and Apparatus (OCA) products.The first...
Key specifications of connectors
The connector’s specifications dictate the quality of its performance and long-term reliability. That’s why it’s imperative to purchase high-quality connectors. Lower-quality connectors with lax tolerances can lead to optical performance issues such as high Insertion...
Cross-Sectioning Fiber Optic Connectors: An Effective Diagnostic Method to Identify Defects and Resolve Process Issues
Fiber Optic Center Technical Paper: Cross-Sectioning Fiber Optic Connectors:An Effective Diagnostic Method to Identify Defects and Resolve Process IssuesIn the decades since optical fibers were first sketched on a drawing board, our industry has seen many exciting...
AFL Issued 12 Patents for Technology and Product Development
Spartanburg, SC – October 14, 2019 – AFL, an international manufacturer of fiber optic cable, accessories and equipment, received 12 patents over the past quarter for technology and product developments in fiber optic cabling, fusion splicing, test equipment and...
Specific reasons our industry has not been automating the production of connectors
QUESTION:  Are there specific reasons our industry has not been automating the production of connectors?   ANSWER:     There are two key reasons our industry has not been automating the production of connectors: We’ve been able to reduce the...

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