Fiber optics can be used in a wide variety of industrial applications. Fiber optic Cables are not susceptible to the Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) that Copper wire is subjected to. Fiber optic cables can be placed directly next to industrial equipment with zero interference.
Through the use of media converters, devices that convert other systems to fiber, SWITCHING over from copper wires to Fiber Optics is an easy transition.
Industrial fiber optics also need to be manufactured to withstand a wide Range of environmental stresses including high/low temperatures, EMI and installation in hazardous areas.