Types of Flexible Waveguide

Microtech is a world leader in the design and manufacture of flexible waveguide assemblies. All flexible waveguides are manufactured completely at our facilities, and are available in sizes from WR650 to WR22. If you have a special requirement, please contact Microtech and speak to one of our engineers.

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MTPS Flexible/Twistable Waveguide

Advantages

  • Flexible and twistable
  • Full band
  • Isolates vibration
  • Elongates and compresses

Disadvantages

  • Pressure seal requires jacket
  • Relatively fragile
  • Higher insertion loss

MCKS Flexible/Non-Twistable Waveguide

Advantages

  • Lower cost
  • Rugged construction
  • Full band
  • Less insertion loss than MTP

Disadvantages

  • Pressure seal requires jacket
  • Not twistable
  • Higher insertion loss

MSD/MSB Flexible/Non-Twistable Waveguide

Advantages

  • Seamless (corrugated)
  • No pressure leakage
  • Ideal for high-power applications
  • Tighter achievable radii

Disadvantages

  • Not twistable
  • Single sections limited to 28"
  • Higher cost
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