LOS ANGELES, CA, June 15, 2012 – ASI/Silica Machinery has a history of companies all over the world using our equipment in profitable commercial production.  This production is done safely without a disruptive fire as had occurred in a competitor’s machine. In order to continue the confidence in ASI/Silica Machinery’s equipment and achieve a verifiable safety level, ASI has obtained a UL label on our electrical system and, at our customers’ option, we can do this for their new equipment orders.  ASI/Silica Machinery has built most of the commercially made preform making equipment used in the world today. This equipment is successfully in use at many different companies in day to day production. For the last 10 years our entire business, with one exception, has been based on repeat orders. Over 90% of preform and fiber production made on commercially sold equipment has been done on ASI/Silica Machinery’s equipment.

ASI/Silica Machinery continues to lower the cost of producing fiber with their latest core and clad preform manufacturing equipment and processes.  The lowest cost producer of optical fiber in the world today is powered by ASI/Silica Machinery equipment!

ASI/Silica Machinery’s innovative Dual Spindle Deposition System produces two preforms at a time, more than doubling the km/hr output of previous models, with the additional ability to produce preforms more than double the previous size. The Dual Sintering System offers a unique furnace construction that provides both lower operating costs and a fast heating rate on a small factory floor footprint.  These innovations have led to a repeat order for 10+ machines and process for fiber preform manufacturing equipment.

ASI/Silica Machinery, LLC, founded in 1997, is the global market leader having provided over 100 machines with the related process that are used in profitable preform manufacturing to the optical fiber manufacturing market. Twenty-five of those machines were sold in just the last two years. ASI/Silica Machinery is well established throughout the world, with installations in Europe, Asia and South America.

ASI/Silica Machinery’s unmatched practical and operational atmospheric soot deposition experience for preform core and over-cladding, enables ASI/Silica Machinery to customize the equipment and processes specifically to customers’ needs. Utilizing proven equipment and technology, state of the art 3D CAD modeling, advanced material selections, and drawing on the extensive and practical operational expertise of the management and senior engineering group, ASI/Silica Machinery is the preform capital equipment supplier of choice in the optical fiber market.