In order for fiber-optic rotary joints (FORJs) to perform as intended, it’s essential for all of their optical and mechanical components to be manufactured with utmost precision. Fortunately, there is one company that you can rely on to meet this requirement: SPINNER. To ensure top quality, we apply ultra-high standards every step of the way, from design across sourcing of the materials to state-of-the-art production and meticulous assembly and testing.
SPINNER offers multi-channel fiber optic singlemode rotary joints with up to 109 channels. They are ideally suited for use in offshore and FPSO applications while delivering clear competitive advantages.
SPINNER FORJs are completely passive and therefore have a very high MTBF value while being very stable and robust. The high number of individual passive channels makes active multiplexers superfluous, which leads to a significant improvement in the safety and service life of the overall system. At the same time, the time-consuming testing and verification with safety certificates for the software and its active components is eliminated or significantly reduced.
As an OEM, SPINNER has sub-assemblies for multi-channel applications for the floating production and offshore (FPSO) market. Especially for this area, we have thus extended our proven multi-channel rotary couplings up to 109 channels, significantly exceeding the traditional upper limit of 52 channels.
SPINNER offers multi-channel fiber optic singlemode rotary joints with up to 109 channels
SPINNER Swivels for FPSO Applications Download brochure (2 MB)
SPINNER also supplies both off-the-shelf and customized combinations of fiber optic and RF rotary joints for offshore and subsea applications. You can count on getting the intelligent, innovative solutions you need.
Regardless of where in the world you are located, you can count on us to support you with topnotch fiber-optic rotary joints and multiplexers, electrical slip rings, rotary joints for media, and hybrid joints for demanding offshore and subsea uses.
One common use of fiber-optic rotary joints is for conveying communication or sensor data through winches. It goes without saying that they have to be extremely robust for these applications. SPINNER builds fiber-optic rotary joints to reliably withstand shocks and vibrations and ensures this with thorough testing. Available with 1, 2, 3 - 4, 3 - 8, 7 - 21, or 21 - 109 channels and any fiber type (single-mode, multi-mode or thick-core), they transmit signals with negligible return (reflectance) losses.
To maximize the benefits of its FORJs, SPINNER also carries highly compact, outstandingly reliable multiplexers able to convert RS-422, HD-SDI 1.5 Gbit, HDI-SDI 3.0 Gbit, video, Ethernet, GigE and other data protocols.
SPINNER’s portfolio includes a range of special-purpose FORJs for data transmission at high speeds and/or in EMI/EMC-sensitive environments.
Also available from SPINNER are hybrid joints that combine high voltage slip rings with FORJs. Although these systems are mostly used above water, we also offer excellent choices for underwater applications with pressure compensated units.
Slip rings are electromechanical devices for transmitting power and electrical signals between two structures, one of which is stationary while the other rotates. The second of the two can either rotate around its own axis a defined number of times, or else turn by an angle smaller than a complete revolution, for example 60°. It can pass electric current or data while rotating.
SPINNER FORJ 1.17/1.17pc: designed for communication with ROVs operating at depths down to 4500 m
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