AFL receives seven new patents.

Spartanburg-based manufacturer AFL has received seven patents for developing new products and technologies within the cable and connectivity division, accessories division, and test and inspection division, according to a news release.

AFL's cable and connectivity division received four of the patents that include:

a method to apply an aluminum coating layer to the core of copper wire;

a composite micro-cable optimized to be jetted into the existing coax cable sheaths after the core had been extracted;

an optical fiber furcation transition assembly that accepts a variety of flat drop fiber optic cables, and

PoliMOD, a field-installable optical module with configurable cable attachment.

The accessories division received two patents:

a swage high voltage cable terminal which eliminates the deviation-prone additive method and expands upon a tried-and-true process from the transmission product line with the resultant profile and product finish being...

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