Q&A ROUNDUP

NOVA Optical Polishing System

June 29, 2022, 9:41 p.m.
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PM fiber alignment: how well in angle can you set the stress axis? Another way, when I couple two fibers together what the cross coupling will be. Thanks
A
Using our SV10 Surface Inspection Videoscope combined with our measurement software, PM stress member alignment repeatability is about +/-1 degree.
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FLex Waveguide Polisher

June 24, 2022, 6:41 p.m.
Q
Can this unit also polish FC connectors?
A
Accessories are available to convert the fixture to support FC connectors.
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Radian™ Bare Fiber Polisher

June 8, 2022, 12:55 p.m.
Q
What is the smallest diameter fibre the Radian Machine is capable of polishing?
A
Radian supports a fiber outer diameter range from 80um to >3mm.
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SpecPro™ Connector Polisher

March 31, 2022, 9:07 p.m.
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How do you maintain the height of the platen during spinning? Basically my concern is if the platen is wobbling or randomly going up and down, it will damage the fiber. Thanks!
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Our rotating platen (in which polishing film is placed on a glass disk/rubber pad) lies directly upon the polisher baseplate. Both consist of aluminum that is ground to a high level flatness tolerance. Additionally, a quality control run-out measurement inspection(i.e. up/down movement) is perform
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Universal Connector Fixtures

March 31, 2022, 1:53 p.m.
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What is the drifference between a work holder and fixture?
A
Both terms are used in the polisher industry to describe the same device that holds connectors, termini, adapters, etc., and engage with a base polishing machine.
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