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AFC Brochures Our 20|20 Solutions • 20|20 Industrial Solutions • 20|20 Enterprise Solutions • 20|20 Infrastructure Solutions Our Product Solutions • MTP Low Loss Cabling System • Copper Cabling System • Termination and Test Solutions • Industrial Plug and Play (IPP) Solutions • Fibre Optic Enclosures • Military Cables • Industrial Ethernet and Media Conversion • GPON FTTx Optical LAN Solutions Version 2 © AFC Group Pty Ltd 2015

Fibre Solutions for Harsh Environments AFC offers Australia’s most extensive range of fibre optic solutions. We have solutions to suit all industries and environments, including: • defence • broadcast • industrial • process control • security • utilities • transport • mining, oil and gas We provide solutions that can withstand the harshest environments and meet the most demanding performance requirements. From office and fixed vehicle/vessel applications to field deployable solutions, we know each requirement is unique. That’s why our experts help you to choose the solution that best suits your needs. Our extensive product range coupled with vast experience means we can design, manufacture and implement the right solution for your industrial application. AFC’s range of industrial products are built to withstand extreme operating environments including temperatures from -40°C to 75°C, humidity, dust ingress and variable voltage.

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Connectivity Products Pre-terminated Cable Assemblies AFC manufactures a comprehensive range of high quality pre-terminated cable assemblies in our modern manufacturing facility in Melbourne. They can be made with a vast variety of connectors and cable types to produce virtually any combination. Our pre-terminated cables are ideal for harsh environments because they eliminate the need for difficult onsite termination and tooling. This makes installation easy and keeps the fibres protected. We have: • loose tube, riser, mil-spec, breakout cables and plastic optical fibre (POF) • high quality factory-terminated connectors • fibre protection products for installation and hauling

Expanded Beam (EB) Technology AFC’s expanded beam fibre optic connectors are designed to perform in the most demanding industrial environments. They are perfectly suited for the rigours of tactical military communications, outside broadcasts and petrochemical, mining and offshore systems. The EB technology ensures you receive reliable optical performance in contaminated and extreme environments. AFC is a certified manufacturer and repairer of EB connector assemblies.

What are the benefits of EB technology? • resistant to dust, dirt and other contaminants • fibre is sealed and protected behind a lens • easily cleaned without risk of fibre damage • cable retention mechanism provides strength • hermaphroditic multi-channel connectors

Multi-channel Physical Contact Connectors AFC has a range of multi-channel physical contact connectors for industrial applications, including process control. They are available in different sizes, shell styles, materials and mating mechanisms to suit a wide range of applications and environments. These connectors can accommodate many cable types, including fibre-only, composite fibre and copper for remote powering of equipment. Included in the range are: • ruggedised connector housings • a wide variety of insert configurations and shell sizes • fibre/copper hybrids


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Ruggedised Standard Connectors When you need extra connector protection but not a specialty connector, our standard connectors with special rugged housing are the right solution. AFC offers ruggedised fibre optic connector assemblies and adapters which perform reliably in wide temperature ranges and have superior resistance to chemicals – perfect for industrial environments. Our ruggedised connectors have: • SC, LC and RJ45 standard connector types • various ruggedised housings and bulkheads


• IP rated housings to protect against water and dirt

• Specifically designed for harsh environments • Pre-terminated cables reduce costs and health risks • Wide variety of connector and cable types

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Specialty Cable AFC has a proud history of supplying specialty loose tube and tight buffered cables for harsh environments. We have a broad range of fibre optic cables for high bandwidth transmission of data, video (including High Definition) and audio communications. Our indoor/outdoor cables feature a unique tight buffer coating which provides excellent mechanical and environmental protection for the optical fibres. They are available in a large variety of cable designs and configurations and are field deployable. For extra protection and ease of installation we can supply them on ruggedised cable reels. Our specialty cables have: • long term reliability, security and reusability • superior rodent protection • high crush resistance • chemical and UV protection • compliance to Mil Spec and MSHA standards • high bandwidth capability


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Specialty Enclosures and Cabinets Industrial enclosures must be built to withstand extreme temperatures, shock, vibration, moisture, dust and corrosive surroundings. AFC offers a large range of enclosures and cabinets suitable for all types of environments. We also design custom solutions for specific applications and extreme conditions. Our specialty enclosures and cabinets are • IP rated for extreme environments • custom designed and manufactured • available in stainless steel, zinc or powder coat • wall, rack or DIN rail mountable • field deployable


• pre-loaded for easy installation

• Built to withstand extreme temperatures and environments • Can be pre-configured to reduce installation time • Cables designed to protect against UV and Chemical damage

Fibre Termination and Testing Testing fixed or deployable harsh environment fibre cables is a crucial part of long term reliability and performance. All our cable assemblies are fully factory tested, however harsh environment cables are not immune to damage when exposed to operational extremes. AFC are the experts in testing methodologies and optical performance standards. We have a wide range of fusion splicing and test instruments and accessories available, including: • handheld light source and power meter kits • OTDRs with multimode or singlemode module combinations • handheld loss test sets • heavy duty dust proof and shockproof carry cases to suit all test equipment • reference grade test lead kits with application documentation • visual fault locators for circuit fault finding and identification • Fujikura fusion splicer and cleaver kits • singlemode and multimode compact and ruggedised launch leads

Fibre Inspection and Cleaning Dirt, dust and other particles on fibre connector end faces are the primary cause of problematic fibre networks. Video microscope technology offers quick and easy inspection of fibre optic connectors during installation and maintenance. Fibre inspection and cleaning is recommended at the time of installation and as part of any fault finding exercise. We offer non-flammable, travel safe cleaning solutions for ease of transportation. • IBYC – Inspect Before You Connect • reduce network downtime and failures • reduce troubleshooting • optimise network performance • prevent connector end face damage


• remove oil, grease, dust and other contaminants


• Heavy duty carry cases available to keep out dust and reduce shock • Cleaning products reduce downtime and network failures • Non-flammable cleaning solution allowed on aeroplanes

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IP Networking and Media Conversion AFC’s industrial Ethernet switches, media converters and serial devices provide reliable communications between pieces of equipment. Most of our devices have different mounting options available – from shelf or rack mount to DIN rail brackets. Our industrial rated products ensure your network remains stable and reliable, even in adverse conditions. They feature: • redundant power options (100-240V AC and 12-48V DC) • data redundant link technology • fan-less circuitry • fibre optic, copper and wireless options • power over Ethernet (PoE) technology • comprehensive management options


• GPON Optical LAN solution

• Reliability and performance in the most adverse conditions • Wide range of options for copper, fibre and wireless • PoE option saves the need for remote power

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Accessories Cable Reels AFC offers hand winding cable reels in various sizes and configurations to suit different cable diameters and length requirements. All the cable reels in the range are: • lightweight and portable • made from robust materials • ideal for harsh environments • weather proof They also have the convenience of an auxiliary spool for tail end storage.

Universal Field Splice Kit This field splice kit makes it easy to do fast in-field repairs to damaged multimode and singlemode fibre optic cables in industrial areas. It is re-usable and suitable for repairing up to four fibre cables. They feature: • a universal design for mechanical or fusion splices • high tensile load bearing • fully sealed design

In-house repairs Our dedicated Technical Services team provides advice, maintenance and repair services for many types of connectors including: • MIL 38999 • MIL 28876 • SMPTE • Expanded beam technology




• Dedicated and experienced technical services team • Robust cable reels that are light weight and portable • Universal splice kit for infield repairs

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About AFC Group AFC designs, manufactures and integrates fibre optic and copper communication solutions. We are an Australian-owned and operated company with more than 21 years’ experience serving customers through our national and international branches. We provide high quality innovative and customised communication solutions to a broad range of industries – from data centres and utility companies to underground mines. We’re passionate about our products, our business and our customer relationships. We strive to create professional partnerships that you can trust to deliver value in a custom built communication solution.

Innovation and expertise Innovative product development is the core of our business. We constantly seek to improve and enhance our product range and never stop looking for ways to give you better solutions. Your organisation’s communication needs are unique. That’s why we take the time to listen to your requirements so we can best supply a customised solution. We operate our own high tech manufacturing facility in Melbourne. This means we can respond quickly to your needs and keep lead times to a minimum. More than two decades of experience and peerless technical knowledge means we get the job done right – on time, the first time.

How we’re different We’re passionate about everything we do – from the products and integrated solutions we provide to caring for our customers, staff and suppliers. We believe in supporting the people we do business with by building mutually beneficial relationships. This means we share our extensive knowledge and provide exceptional professional service. AFC has an organisation-wide ‘can do’ culture. Our philosophy is to ‘do it better’ – better than our competitors and better than we did it last time.

We’ve got you covered Our head office is in Melbourne and we operate both nationally and internationally. We have offices and warehouses throughout Australia, as well as Auckland and Hong Kong. Our warehouses carry a large range of stock, but more importantly let us provide professional local service and support. This means we’re well placed to quickly and efficiently deliver the solution you need, when you want it. For added peace of mind our communication solutions are backed by an industry-leading 20 year warranty.

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