Traditionally, flexible tubes were used to protect transmission cables against rodents or vandalism in telecommunication installations.
Today, optical fibers are used more and more to transport information around the globe or within buildings. Since fibers are fragile, and the investments need to be protected, flexible tubes play then an important role.
Optical fibers protected with metal flexible tubes resist destructive bending, crushing, accidental destruction, rodents or vandalism… underground, in buildings or in server farms.
We provide stainless-steel tubes, with inner diameters starting with 1.2mm, providing a long-term and corrosion-free protection to the fibers.
Gooseneck and Micro-Gooseneck tubes are often used in microphones and headphones. They keep their position and can be bent repeatedly.
Popular products in communication and broadcast applications:
Several optional sheathing methods are available such as PVC, PUR (Polyurethane), Olefin or Silicon.
Flexible tubes can protect the light. On many industrial or medical applications, light or laser light is conveyed through light conducting fibers.
Flexible tubes can be used to protect these fibers against destructive bending, cutting, crushing, accidental destruction… on industrial machineries, laboratory or measurement equipment, medical or dental equipment, etc.
We provide stainless-steel tubes, with inner diameters starting from 1.2mm (on our popular Square Locked profile), which provide a long-term and corrosion-free protection to the fibers. For specific applications, we can also provide our tubes with aluminum or titanium.
Popular products used for photonics applications:
Several optional sheathing such as PVC, PUR (Polyurethane), Olefin or Silicon are available.
On request, fiberglass braiding can be proposed to increase the resistance of the tube to high pulling forces.
For high-power laser cutting application, additional copper wires can be added to the fiberglass yard for safety purpose.
|||Metal flexible tubes have been used successfully since many years for medical or dental applications. We have developed several innovative products, which can:
Popular products for medical applications:
Several optional sheathing with Medical Grade such as PUR (Polyurethane) or Silicon can be proposed.
On request, fiberglass or stainless steel braiding can be proposed to increase the resistance of the tube to pulling forces. Stainless steel braiding can also provide insulation against HF emission.
For many years, flexible metal tubes have been used for "shower" hoses. Our company has developed strong know-how in this domain and provides its high-quality products to numerous manufacturers, not only for shower hoses, but also high-end fixtures for kitchen in private homes and also in catering applications.
Some of our popular products for this application:
Tubes with interlocking and waterproofness have been designed to match the requirement of the plumbing industry. The Interlocked (ILT) tube keeps its bending position and can be fitted with cotton or Pyromex yarn and resist to water pressure.
Screw tubes (ST) in copper or aluminum have been design to realize heat exchange of fluids in many types of industrial, computer or medical applications.
Gooseneck and Micro-Gooseneck tubes have been developed to match some of the most stringent requirements of the lighting and airline industries. These tubes are used in light fixtures, provide great adjustment flexibility and keep their position, repeatedly. Our products can withstand over 100,000 bending cycles without problem.
Popular products in lighting applications:
Stand Tubes and Micro Stand Tubes are available with various finishing, plating, painting or sheathing. Contact us for further information.
Flexible metal tubes are providing protection to hoses and cables used in many different applications in automotive powertrain, power generation or transportation. They act as protector or provide structural reinforcement where required.
Increased optical fibers usage to transfer sensitive and vital data in trains, airplanes or ship vessels requires particular protection.
Several flexible tubes product frequently used:
Different sheathing such as Flame Retardant Polyurethane or Silicon are available as option.
For very specific applications, aluminum or titanium can be proposed instead of the standard stainless steel.