Glass & Optical Fiber

Fast Flow Control and Metering for Glass and Optical Fiber Applications

Alicat’s mass flow and pressure controllers enable the world’s most precise and robust glass and optics manufacturing processes. Alicat mass flow instruments can quickly accommodate changes in the process conditions of your fiber draw, preform or glass making process. Whether you are creating chemically strengthened glass or making novel active fiber optic cable, Alicat’s mass flow and pressure controllers can help ensure the highest precision and quality for your glass and optics manufacturing processes.

Optical Fiber and Preform Manufacturing

Improve your current controls for creating high quality preforms, fiber optic cable, and ribbonized fiber optic cable.  The fiber optics industry has unique requirements for precise chemical deposition, accurate burner gas control, and pressure-controlled polymer extrusion.

Alicat’s exceptional repeatability, precision and speed ensure that control is accomplished rapidly, increasing throughput and quality of optical fiber and ensuring that processes meet demanding quality requirements.


Glass Manufacture and Shaping

From manufacturing the latest chemically hardened glass, to ensuring proper formation and temperature control of glass manufacturing, Alicat can help. With pressure drops less than 0.1 psi available even low pressure applications get accuracy up to 0.6% of reading.  Many industrial protocols are available for easy automation and data logging. All Alicat controllers are customized to your specific needs, ship within a few weeks and have a lifetime warranty.


Alicat products for preforms, fiber optic cables, ribbonized fiber, and glass shaping.

MC Series Mass Flow Controllers

PC Series Pressure Controllers

  • PC Series Standard Pressure Controllers
  • PC3 Series Pressure Controllers with Remote Sensing
  • PC Series Differential Pressure Controllers