Wire Armored Metal Tube

Fibercore provides fiber in wire armored metal tubes, enabling further robustness to the FIMT. FIMTs are prone to kinking and crushing, so are typically not used as a standalone product. With the addition of a high strength stranded wire layer over the FIMT, the handling characteristics improve tremendously along with crush performance and tensile strength.

The tube construction incorporates stainless steel components to provide improved corrosion resistance and an optional outer polymer jacket is also available upon request. Typical applications for wire armored metal tubes are for tactical applications (deploy/re-deploy), hydrological studies, industrial sensing, power cable monitoring and more applications.

    Product Variants Explained
    • Enables further robustness to the FIMT
    Temperature Ratings (°C) 85
    (Higher temperature ratings available upon request)
    Construction 316L Stainless Steel tube
    316L Stainless Steel wires
    Optional outer sheath (polyamide, polyethylene and other types upon request)
    Up to 8 optical fibers
    Diameter Range 2.1mm to 4.8mm
    Weight Range 18kg to 46kg
    Maximum Operational Tension 750N to 2600N
    Minimum Bend Radius 20xDiameter
    Technical Bulletins