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Step Index Optical Waveguides In Automated Concrete And Concrete Elements Production Requirements Results Of Application And Experience
Author(s): Wolfgang Habel
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Paper Abstract

As is the case in other industrial branches, automation of production flow lines in the building industry also requires an interference-proof and reliable data communication between hardware installed close to the production proceess and the control units in the control room area. In particular, the presence of electromagnetically inteference-intensive plants compels to utilize the optical waveguide technique for an economically justifiable solution to the communication problem. The special question will be whether the optical waveguide with its advantageous properties as well as the components pertinent to them in the raw ambient process fields of the building production plants will be employable with a permanent operational reliability and how the technological particularities of assembly and commissioning may be accomplished under these conditions. As a result of investigations into selected application cases an optical waveguide communication module was developed and tested within the framework of applied research for being utilized under the hard conditions typical for production. The same applies to necessary assembling applicances which allow a qualitative glueing of optical fibres under more difficult assembly conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 January 1990
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1085, Optical Fibres and Their Applications V, (30 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.953005
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Wolfgang Habel, Institute of Technology and Mechanization (ITM) (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1085:
Optical Fibres and Their Applications V
Ryszard S. Romaniuk; Mieczyslaw Szustakowski, Editor(s)

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