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Communications needs in manufacturing plants

Manufacturing plants and operations are each unique in their own way. In this article, we will discuss many of the communications opportunities that can equip new and existing buildings with more agile, resilient, and intelligent digital infrastructure. Manufacturing system architects are leveraging wired, wireless, and optical transport supporting robots, machine vision, production line machines, product transport, sensor arrays, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and distributed Internet of Things (with future artificial intelligence management overlays) to increase process intelligence, agility, safety, and reduce defects and operational expenses.

Infinera and Corning Achieve 800G Across 800 Kilometers with ICE6

Infinera and Corning demonstrated 800G single wavelength transmission with Infinera’s sixth-generation Infinite Capacity Engine (ICE6) technology across 800 km on Corning’s TXF® optical fiber. This record-breaking achievement was accomplished using Corning’s state-of-the-art TXF fiber, an ITU-T G.654.E compliant, ultra-low-loss, silica-core fiber with large effective area and the advanced features of Infinera’s vertically integrated ICE6 technology.

Mixing it up with hybrid cables

It’s challenging to make the right decision on passive infrastructure deployment in the presence of incomplete information on future transmission technologies and future network architectures. One tactic to deploy hybrid cables to account for potential disruptions that next-generation transmission technologies may bring. A hybrid optical fiber cable is one that features two or more different fiber types within the same physical construction to provide greater flexibility for the network operator.

Overcoming the challenges of cleaning high-density fiber connections in giant data centers

The higher the fiber count of the cable, the more vulnerable the connectors and end faces are to contamination. All connectors are inherently dirty because of the moving parts like springs, connectors, and latches, all of which generate wear debris. Therefore, to get absolute reliability and uninterrupted service from any UHCF network it is important that all connectors are cleaned and inspected to meet IEC 61300-3-35 standards prior to installation. This helps avoid potential fiber network problems such as insertion loss (weakened signal), back-reflection (signal is diverted back to its source) or a complete system shut down.