Thorlabs' FT030 Furcation Tubings consist of an outer PVC jacket, Kevlar protective threads, a polypropylene inner fiber tube, and a pull string for fiber insertion. The Kevlar threads that surround the inner tube protect the fiber from damage by cushioning any impact incurred by the PVC outer jacket. As these threads remain in the jacketing after threading a fiber, these jackets are better suited for protecting fibers than our Ø900 μm tubing.
This furcation tubings can be used with SM (yellow standard), PM (blue standard), and MM (orange standard) fibers. The tubing can be removed from the fiber by using the FTS3 Stripping Tool and the T865 Kevlar Cutting Shears. Feeding fiber through furcation tubing can be difficult, so the inner tubes of the FT030 and FT038 feature a pull string to help guide the fiber.Specifications
- Inner Diameter: 1.0 mm
- Outer Diameter: 3 mm
- Color: Yellow
- Operating Temperature: -20 to 70 °C