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.
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.
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.