Amphenol Fiber Systems International (AFSI) has designed the next generation “longwall communications” deployable fiber optic connector. By responding to specific customer needs and leveraging the family of AFSI TFOCA-II® connectors, the GoldRush® series of fiber optic connectors was born. These innovative interconnect solutions have become an enabling technology for “digital mining.” AFSI’s GoldRush® connectors address specific mining requirements for the future of intelligent mining.
The GoldRush® connectors are the only Mining Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) certified fiber optic connectors for use in underground mines under Title 30 CFR, Part 18.
The heart of the GoldRush® family of deployable fiber optic connectors is the TFOCA-II® termini, featuring “sealed” free floating termini. This revolutionary design enables GoldRush® connectors to seal against high humidity and moisture conditions while allowing full axial and orbital movement of the mated termini, providing the lowest possible insertion loss.