Plastic optical fiber cables LiteWIRE

Plastic optical fiber cables, (or, more simply, plastic fiber) are optical fibers which transmit luminous signals. Unlike well-known traditional glass optical fibers used for long distance transmissions, plastic fibers are made of polymeric material (plastic) inside. This polymeric material makes this cable particularly robust and easy to use for every one, so it is suitable also for difficult installation situations. Cable termination and reparation require basic electrician tools, which make these plastic cables extremely cost-effective in terms of installation and maintenance.

Advantages of plastic optical fiber

  • like any fiber, it just carries light no electricity: it is an electrical insulator, prevents the risk of electrical shock for installers and users, eliminates groud loops and all electromagnetic interferences, it can be run in the same conduits as electrical wires
  • Easy to terminate and repair with basic electrician’s tools (watch video )
  • Devices for plastic fiber use visible light (LED), no LASER: this means you can see the light coming out of the cable safely (no instruments needed)
  • Fiber diameter is 1mm (much thicker than glass fibers)
  • Fiber tip and connectors can be touched and work also if humid or wet.
  • insensitive to vibrations (so no false alarms) in sensor applications, such as for the protection of air vents.

Attenuation of plastic fiber

A luminous signal transmitted over an optical fiber undergoes three types of  attanuation, which result in a loss of power:

  • attenuation of the material the fiber is made of.
  • attenuation depending on affixing elements of Naria Security, which are essential for the system to work correctly (eg. tensioning bolts), and on elements for possible reparations
  • attenuation depending on preventable external factors, like stresses due to tight curves of the fiber, overtightened cable ties, wrong positioned bolts, over-pulled fiber, etc. (see installation advices)

The systems of Naria Security already take into account the first two causes of attenuation and they also have a margin to compensate part of installation factors.


Machine maintenance with plastic fiber? Contact us!

Plastic fiber optic cables have been employed in industrial machinery for data transmission for several years. When a cable breaks, this can stop a machine and production activities, resulting in heavy economic loss. For this reason, it is necessary to replace it promptly.

Our LiteWIRE plastic fiber optic cable meets the standards required for the cables normally used to transmit data, also inside machines. As cable manufacturers, we are able ship cable spare parts within 24 hours using the fastest and most reliable couriers. If a We can also ship a patch cable terminated with connectors within a few days, depending on the type of connector required.

Our LiteWIRE plastic fiber cable has a jacket containing specific anti-UV filters, which make it resistant to sunlight and suitable for outdoors. LiteWIRE plastic fiber cable is made in Italy according to highest quality standards, which make it possible to transmit data up to a distance of 300m. We can also supply a plastic fiber optic cable with anti-rodent steel armour, and, on request, fiber cables with a jacket that is more resistant to industrial oils or hydrocarbons.

  • Example: Attenuation of fiber installed on a flexible fence (LiteFENCE solution)
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  • LiteWIRE Simplex anti-UV, sunlight resistant
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