Line of flexible waveguides
Flexible waveguides operating 40 GHz over nine bands help fix common alignment issues in waveguide systems.
Flexible waveguides operating 40 GHz over nine bands help fix common alignment issues in waveguide systems. These flexible waveguides, also known as "flexguides", are most commonly deployed as a pliable signal conduit in misaligned waveguide systems where traditional rigid waveguide sections are no longer possible to use. Fairview's flexible (and twistable) waveguide family consists of 36 models ranging in size from WR-137 as low as 5.85 GHz to WR-28 up to 40 GHz. Typical VSWR for these flexible waveguides ranges from 1.05:1 up to 1.35:1 depending on waveguide size and frequency and insertion loss performance is as low as 0.07 dB. These waveguide sections can flex in both the E and H planes and will also twist, making them a great solution in many different types of applications.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey