- Published: 27 June 2013 27 June 2013
The BGB axial multi-mode and single-mode fibre optic rotary joints, ‘Optilinc’, have been tested by Deutsch UK Ltd to EN2591-601 (Aerospace series – Elements of electrical and optical connection Part 601: Optical elements – Insertion loss) and to EIA standards.
Optilinc was the first of the new generation of contactless slip-rings to be produced and manufactured by BGB Engineering Ltd. The fibre optic rotary joint (FORJ) is the optical equivalent of the electrical slip-ring. It allows uninterrupted transmission of an optical signal while rotating along the fibre axis. The FORJ is ideal for high-speed data transfer on many applications, in particular data transfer from the nacelle of a wind turbine. Constructed in stainless steel, BGB’s ‘Optilinc’ offers durability, protecting the unit from dust and water ingress to IP68 and is not influenced by vibration, humidity, heat or magnetism. The unit can transfer bidirectional data at a rate up to, and beyond, 10Gb per second, and can be offered with media converters, switches and wavelength division multiplexers to suit users’ protocols and requirements.