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ABB Chooses IRphotonics Infrared Fiber for Remote Sensing
By Robotics Trends Staff - Filed Feb 27, 2008
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IRphotonics, a leading provider of infrared fiber and materials, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract by ABB to supply Infrared Optical fiber assemblies for use up to 2500nm for their remote, multi-cell extractive fiber-optic based analyzer systems. These analyzers allow remote real-time monitoring of continuous and batch processes in the refining, chemical, pharmaceutical, food and semiconductor industries.

“We are extremely proud to be selected as ABB’s infrared fiber supplier for selected remote fiber-optic based analyzer systems,” states IRphotonics’ CEO, Eric Geoffrion. “Due to the demanding environment these analyzers will be operating in, the technology development and selection process was the most rigorous that IRphotonics has ever experienced and took almost six month to complete. We are excited to be involved with a world-class company such as ABB and we look forward to the deployment of their first units.”

Andreas Strauch Director Product Line Management at ABB Group Analytical Business stated, “We have investigated numerous infrared transmitting fibers and IRphotonics had the best technical solution to allow us to expand the spectral range of some of our fiber-optic based analyzer systems to 2500nm and beyond.”

About ABB
ABB ( is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 109,000 people.

About IRphotonics
IRphotonics, Inc. is a designer and manufacturer of technologically sophisticated infrared fibers and glass for precision use in industrial, medical, defense, and aerospace applications. The company has developed a patented manufacturing process for the production of high quality fluoride glasses and fluoride fibers that have a high transparency in the infrared region of the optical spectrum. For more information on IRphotonics’ high-quality optical fibers, visit

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