SG Controls Ltd

Equipment for Optical Fibre Research, Development & Manufacturing

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SG Controls Ltd

SG Controls Ltd, combines extensive process knowledge with engineering and software expertise to produce a full range of tools for the manufacture of Preforms and Optical Fibre.

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Established in 1979, SG Controls, together with the pioneers of optical fibre research in the UK, refined preform production systems and developed the fibre draw process.  The Fibre Optic Industry evolved, became worldwide and SG Controls played a significant role in the supply of optical fibre manufacturing equipment together with important process knowledge to all countries investing in this highly specialised fabrication process.  Research and development continued using in house facilities and today, SG Controls still supplies, upgrades and services equipment around the world.

A number of leading Photonics Research Centres are equipped with SG Controls equipment.

The experience and knowledge acquired over the last 30+ years, together with the expertise of our Process Engineers, Mechanical, Electrical and Software Designers, creates a unique resource which blends together to form one of the most comprehensive and highly regarded product ranges available to the Fibre Optic Manufacturing Industry.

Products range from discreet devices such as a concentricity monitor or bare fibre temperature gauge, through the MCVD and Draw Tower packages, to complete turnkey contracts involving manufacturing facilities with full technical support and final product guarantees.

Regardless of the nature of the product or the size of the contract, we apply the same confidential, flexible and integrated design approach to all of our projects and for all of our clients. 


Fibre Optic Draw Towers for Research & Development, Polymer Fibre Draw Towers, Fibre Optic Draw Towers for High Volume Production, Soft Glass Fibre Draw Towers, MCVD Systems for Preform Production, Proof Test Equipment and Rewind Systems, Gas bulk storage cabinets, Process gas driers, Specialised gas handling systems.


Bespoke Engineering

Engineers and design teams in SG Controls and throughout the Newton Technology Group are always on hand to advise and offer support for any bespoke engineering project. 


Technology Transfer

Independent process experts are often the best people to introduce staff to new technology particularly where existing production schedules cannot be compromised.  SG Controls are process experts and can deliver training and technical transitions either at your site or in the Newton Development Labs.  With a full suite of Optical Fibre manufacturing equipment we can train new staff and re train the more experienced in new techniques with disturbing your current process.

For large manufacturing installation projects a full package of technology transfer can be configured to meet the demands of full factory start up.


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Design and Build

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