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In brief - Fastening, Joining and Assembly

In brief - Fastening, Joining and Assembly

TRA-BOND F114 is a clear, low-viscosity epoxy material developed for fiber optic assembly and repair applications. This high impact material adheres to most substrates, including glass, plastics, and ceramics. F114 provides excellent resistance to thermal shock, says Tra-Con. This two-part system is easily mixed and cured at room temperature, although the cure can be expedited with heat. Applications for TRA-BOND F114 include small volume potting involving plastic or glass fibers, lenses, and other optical components.

The PPR-10 push rivet fits a square or a round hole making it a universal part. The rivet is recommended to fit a 0.250-inch diameter hole or a 0.220-inch square hole with a panel thickness range of 0.140 to 0.200 inch. The rivet is made of a strong and durable Nylon material, and can be removed by hand, screwdriver, or tools provided by Richco Inc.

Envirotight sealed fiber-optic connectors are fabricated from high quality corrosion resistant materials, and are engineered to withstand total immersion in liquids, claims Three E Laboratories Inc. The ferrules and alignment sleeves are made of precision machined zirconia, while the connector and adapter bodies are fabricated from 316 stainless steel, and the O-rings are available in Viton and Tefzel. The connectors are sealed front and back, and keyed with a screw-type mating mechanism to insure repeatable connections.

Ribbon Clips from Micro Plastics Inc. handle ribbon cables commonly used in personal computers, and other flat cable bundles up to 23/8-inches wide and 1/4-inch thick. The clip pushes into 3/16-inch diameter mounting holes, with a spacing of 11/4 inches. The part has a secure integrally molded latch, which can be opened if the cable must be removed. And the clips are molded out of tough electrically insulating nylon 6/6.

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