Primarily aimed at automatic transfer applications in redundancy systems, the AM-WGS series switches
are particularly suitable for use at civil or military satellite-communications ground stations.
The devices are available in a wide range of rectangular waveguide sizes covering microwave frequencies from 2.6 to 40GHz, typically for applications in the C, X, Ku and Ka bands.
Incorporating a small, lightweight motor, these electrically actuated switches offer tell-back functionality to confirm switch status and can also be operated manually in the event of a localised power failure.
They can be specified with a 12 or 28V operating voltage and a choice of connectors such as SMA, N-type and TNC. Optional features include choke flanges, pressurised waveguide sections, and failsafe or latching operation.
Designed and manufactured at Link Microtek's premises in the centre of Basingstoke, the AM-WGS waveguide switches are fabricated from lightweight Alochromed aluminium and use an industry-standard footprint to ensure compatibility with other suppliers' products. In addition to the standard range, Link can supply bespoke designs to meet customers' specific requirements.