Custom Optical Fiber Draw Towers

Heathway Products Division of the N.M. Knight Company Inc along with Controls Interface Limited and the former Heathway Ltd management can supply New Fiber Draw and Re-Draw Equipment for Silica Based, Chalcogenide, Fluoride and Structured glasses for drawing in to both fibers and canes.

Fiber Draw Towers can be supplied to a height of 8+ Meters and as short as 3 meters with single sided or double sided structures as well as slim style designs

The tower control is a fully integrated system built around an Omron plc and motion control system and includes a SCADA package as the main operator interface, a data logging system is also included to assist with post draw analysis of the fiber.

Extra pc hardware and software is included that enables our engineers to access the system via the internet enabling them to resolve issues and carryout minor upgrades without the need for a site visit.

Equipment supplied includes the following:

  • Tower Structure
  • Preform Feed
  • Manual or Automatic XY Preform Positioner
  • Preform Chuck
  • Preform Pressurization
  • Draw Furnace with temperatures ranging from 200 to 2200 degree C
  • Fiber Diameter Gauge
  • Cane Draw Diameter Gauge
  • Start-Up Tractor
  • Pressurized Coating Systems
  • Gravity Fed Split Die Coating System
  • Variable Power UV Curing System
  • Thermal Curing Oven
  • Concentricity Monitor
  • Tension Monitoring
  • Take-Up Capstan
  • Drum Winder
  • Control System with SCADA Package
  • Class 100 clean Air boxes

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