SG Controls Ltd manufactures a complete range of MCVD, OVD and VAD products together with all of the associated gas handling and bulk storage systems.
MCVD was the mainstay of preform manufacturing for all fibre types during the early years of optical fibre production. It still is the preferred technique for many of the specialised fibre preforms and special glass preforms.
The MCVD by SG Controls, in all of its various formats, is manufactured in house. From the lathe bed to the special gas valves in the gas systems, the complete system is an SGC design. This approach maintains our quality level and with systems in the field that are over 20 years old, the result is well proven. Enhancements to the control systems and software packages in recent months means that the systems are fully up to date and capable of delivering any preform recipe for the innovative researcher.
Production scale preform manufacture, is support by the SGC VAD system.
Complementary products include the vertical sleeving lathe.