Research & Development

Today’s advanced communication networks have their origin in laboratories, universities and research centers. Here, the potential of optical fibers, devices and components are realized. The development of these next generation products require polishing equipment and systems that provide the processing flexibility for experimentation and customization.

Equipment requirements:

  • Polishers must be configurable for various applications ranging from optical connectors and bare fibers, to waveguides and custom components.
  • Precise control over all polishing variables including pressure, speed and cycle times.
  • Simple and intuitive user interface to streamline operation and programming.
  • Manual control modes for process optimization.
  • Programmable functionality for storing polishing procedures and for future modification.
  • Universal interface with base machine for the development of custom polishing fixtures and workholder jigs.