SG Controls Ltd

Equipment for Optical Fibre Research, Development & Manufacturing

In brief

Newton Technology Group plc

SG Controls Ltd

Engineering and machinery for the optical fibre industry

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Optical Fibre High Speed Draw Towers

High Speed Production Draw Towers.

Optical fibre draw tower for economic high speed production

The production of telecom fibre is a highly competitive area and the economics of the draw process are under constant scrutiny with the smallest of engineering changes often showing significant benefit.  SG Controls Ltd, maintains a large proportion of the draw tower engineering as an "in house" process and as such is able to react quickly to market requirements and implement design changes very quickly

The High Speed Draw Tower from SG Controls is perhaps the most advanced optical fibre production platform available from an independent equipment supplier.

High Speed:  Has been 2500m/min for some years now and is well proven in a number of production facilities.

High Capacity:  The SGC tower is running processes using all of the larger ppreform sizes being produced by the "glass" manufacturers in standard preform or RIC/RIT formats.



5m preform strokes and longer

Full capacity pick and place handling of 300kg preforms

High speed dual drum winders

Minimum maintenance coating systems


No SGC tower is fixed in it's design until the customer requirements are embedded into the technical specification.  If you have a "wish list" then contact SGC for a detailed discussion

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

New products often require new production facilities.  If your short term or long term development plan includes an upgrade or new facility then the Newton Technology Group may already have the designs on the drawing board.  With Joint Venture experience and a full project management team available our Advanced Project Technology Company might be your next partner.