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Standard Ceramic Ferrule

What is a ceramic ferrule?

Optical ferrule plays a significant role in Fiber Connectors as well as Fiber Patchcord. With the characteristics of low insertion loss required for optical transmission, a low value in elasticity coefficient, excellent strength and high resistance to changeable environments, the ceramic ferrule is usually used in optical connectors.

Having the high durability and the highest levels of dimensional control, these kinds of optical fiber ferrules are available to all fiber applications designated in TIA/EIA-568-B.1 cabling architecture standards. Ceramic ferrule, which is essentially zirconia materials, owns brilliant control over the size. This kind of optical fiber ferrules enables efficient polishing with greater repeatable geometry and a finer surface finish. Proper fiber alignment in zirconia ceramic ferrules is assured through state-of-the-art precision molding/machining of the ferrule ceramic to ensure full contact of fiber ends. 


Fiber Ferrule Types

Standard Ferrules


Standard ferrules are typically used as sub-components within standard fiber optic connectors, but can also be integrated into various specialized applications. They are made of zirconia ceramic, which offers the highest performance and durability of all ferrule material types. All Standard Ferrules are precision manufactured according to strict quality standards. Non-standard ferrules are designed to meet unique requirements for a wide range of applications, including medical, military, or scientific integration. Non-standard ferrules are also made of zirconia ceramics, with inside diameters from 80 microns to 750 microns, in lengths from 2.5mm to 22.4mm, and with features such as multi-step, countersinks, flats, slots, grooves, and chamfers.

SC/SM/PC With Flange
  • SC Singlemode PC(Chamfer) Tip

  • OD 2.4990mm, Concentricity 1.0um

  • ID 0.125/0.126mm, Length 10.5mm with CU/SUS Flange

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SC/SM/PC With Flange
SC/MM/PC With Flange
  • Ceramic Standard Ferrule SC Multi-Mode PC(Chamfer) Tip

  • OD 2.4990mm, Concentricity 4.0um, ID 0.126~0.130mm

  • with CU/SUS Flange

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SC/MM/PC With Flange
SC/SM/Cone With Flange
  • Ceramic Standard Ferrule SC Single-Mode Cone Tip

  • OD 2.4990mm, Concentricity 1.0um, with CU/SUS Flange


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SC/SM/Cone With Flange
SC/SM/Step With Flange
  • Ceramic Standard Ferrule SC Single-Mode Step Tip

  • OD 2.4990mm, Concentricity 1.0um, with CU/SUS Flange

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SC/SM/Step With Flange
SC/SM/PC
  • Ceramic Standard Ferrule SC Single-Mode PC(Chamfer) Tip

  • OD 2.4990mm, Concentricity 1.0um, without Flange

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SC/SM/PC
SC/MM/PC
  • Ceramic Standard Ferrule SC Multi-Mode PC(Chamfer) Tip

  • OD 2.4990mm, Concentricity 4.0um, without Flange

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SC/MM/PC
ST/SM/PC
  • Ceramic Standard Ferrule ST Single-Mode PC(Chamfer) Tip

  • OD 2.4990mm, Concentricity 1.0um

  • Ferrel Length 12.7mm without Flange

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ST/SM/PC
ST/MM/PC
  • Ceramic Standard Ferrule ST Multi-Mode PC(Chamfer) Tip

  • OD 2.4990mm, Concentricity 4.0um

  • Ferrel Length 12.7mm without Flange

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ST/MM/PC
SMA/SM
  • Ceramic Standard Ferrule SMA Single-Mode Flat Tip

  • OD3.174mm, Concentricity 1.0um, ID 0.125/0.126mm, Length 12.7mm without Flange.

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SMA/SM
LC/MM With Flange
  • Ceramic Standard Ferrule LC Multi-Mode Flat Tip

  • OD1.2490mm, Concentricity 4.0um, ID 0.126~0.130mm

  • Length 6.5mm with CU/SUS Flange.

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LC/MM With Flange
LC/SM/APC With Flange
  • Ceramic Standard Ferrule LC Multi-Mode APC Shape Tip

  • OD1.2490mm, Concentricity 1.0um, ID 0.125/0.126mm 

  • Length 6.5mm with CU/SUS Flange.

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LC/SM/APC With Flange
MU/MM With Flange
  • Ceramic Standard Ferrule LC Multi-Mode Flat Tip

  • OD1.2490mm, Concentricity 4.0um, ID 0.126~0.130mm

  • Length 6.5mm with MU Flange.

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MU/MM With Flange

Originated from the first ceramic ferrule manufacturer in mainland China in the 1990s

T&S’ predecessor HNK, a Sino-Japanese joint venture was founded by T&S’ co-founder and now the chairman Mr. Jimmy Chang with his Japanese partner in the early 1990s in Shenzhen, China. That’s the first ceramic ferrule manufacturer in China. The core technology team of HNK created T&S in 2000, and inherited the most advanced ceramic ferrule manufacturing technology and continues to refine all along the way. The core technology has been the benchmark in the top manufacturing field of ceramic ferrule over the years.

T&S' extrusion and machining processes ensure ceramic ferrules with high concentricity at both ends, and high-precision inner and outer diameters. Optical ferrule are used for applications including optical connectors, attenuators and fiber stubs.

Based on the accumulation and achievements in high-precision processing of ceramic ferrule over the years , T&S also provides equipment components and jigs to meet various needs of our customers.

Standard Optical Fiber Ceramic Ferrule FAQs

What is the core free grade B ferrule?

The connector made of this kind of fiber optic ferrules can directly meet the requirements of grade B connector random matching without tunning. The grade B connector made of this kind of fiber optic ferrules has great advantages in cost and performance.

How to detect the concentricity of fiber optic ferrules?

Generally, there are two types, one is contact type (probe detection), the other is non-contact (optical detection). In the early stage, it is mainly probe detection. At present, the mainstream plug-in manufacturers use optical detection. Compared with the probe detection, the optical detection accuracy is higher, the IL correspondence between the selected plug and connector is better, and the secondary pollution can be effectively avoided.

Standard for ceramic ferrule?

YDT 1198.1-2014 technical specification of ferrule for optical fiber connector part 1: ceramic ferrule

How many grades are there in the standard fiber optic ferrule?

SM can be divided into three grades: A / B / C, in which A / B / C level fiber optic ferrules corresponds to grade A / B / C connectors. MM has not been classified.

What is the bending strength of ceramic ferrule?

SC / LC requirement > 1200Mpa


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