August 2016 - Marine Technology Reporter

MTR100: Focal Technologies Corporation

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Focal Technologies, a Moog Inc. company, has 32 years experience in the marine industry, specializing in providing electrical slip rings, fiber optic rotary joints, hydraulic utility swivels and fiber optic multiplexer solutions for the worldwide marine industry including ROV, seismic, FPSO turret and oceanographic applications. From design to deployment, Focal’s team specializes in providing solutions for the worldwide marine industry, with innovation and performance incorporated along the way.

Product features include hybrid packages that combine fiber, electrical, and fluid rotary joints for harsh environments, explosion-proof / flameproof for hazardous locations and adaptation to customers’ size and mounting constraints. Focal Technologies designs, manufactures and delivers unique FPSO swivels. Typically comprised of electrical slip rings, hydraulic utility swivels and fiber optic rotary joints, swivels are used in a variety of Floating Production Systems (FPS) including buoys, turret moorings and offshore loading towers. The Focal multiplexer product line offers a range of time division multiplexers (TDM) and wave division multiplexers (WDM). These multiplexing techniques can be used to simplify optical transmission systems and reduce cost, improve reliability, reduce weight and enhance performance.
(As published in the July/August 2016 MTR100 edition of Marine Technology Reporter)

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