FLex Waveguide Polisher

FLex is capable of polishing a variety of waveguide components such as PLCs, optical chips and fiber arrays. It integrates universal carriers that can accommodate components of various dimensions, as well as the ability to polish at variable angles. An optional in-line videoscope allows the inspection of polished surfaces while the waveguide is still loaded in the machine.

Starting at
$ 9,995
June 24, 2022, 6:41 p.m.
Can this unit also polish FC connectors?
Accessories are available to convert the fixture to support FC connectors.
Sept. 21, 2020, 11:31 p.m.
Hello, We are interesting in a polisher but would like to run DI water while polishing. Is this OK to use water with these polishers?
Depending upon the particular application, an individual polishing step may be processed either dry or with water. Water tends to provide better surface finish when used on the final step. Just a couple light sprays of water on the film is sufficient.
April 3, 2020, 9:10 p.m.
Is there a means to monitor the polishing process?
Real-time video monitoring is available with the NOVA system. Please view this product on our website.
March 24, 2020, 8:02 p.m.
Is there an adapter that will convert this polisher into a bare fiber polisher?
Yes, our Bare Fiber Mount converts the waveguide fixture for bare fiber polishing.
Dec. 5, 2019, 9:11 p.m.
Is video inspection available with FLex?
If you require video inspection of waveguides, NOVA will be required.

<div>krell technologies, inc. · tel: (732) 775-7355 · sales@krelltech.com · www.krelltech.com<br></div><div>PROCESSES WAVEGUIDES AND</div><div>OPTICAL CHIPS</div><div>ADJUSTABLE FOR VARYING DIMENSIONS</div><div>FLAT OR ANGLE POLISHING</div><div>SLIDE AND GUIDE™ COMPONENT</div><div>HOLDING WITHOUT WAX OR EPOXY</div><div>OPTIONAL IN-LINE VIDEO INSPECTION</div><div>FLex™</div><div>Waveguide Polisher</div><div>SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES</div><div>FLex™ is designed for the costeffective</div><div>processing of</div><div>waveguides, PLCs, optical chips,</div><div>and fiber arrays. Its universal</div><div>carrier secures a variety of</div><div>component dimensions using the</div><div>unique “Slide and Guide™”</div><div>locking mechanism.</div><div>Components can be polished with</div><div>either flat or angled edges.</div><div>Polishing is controlled via</div><div>precision linear translation and</div><div>adjustable pressure application.</div><div>This produces consistent and</div><div>repeatable polish yields.</div><div>Operational</div><div>Component Support</div><div>Waveguides, planar lightwave</div><div>circuits, optical chips, fiber arrays</div><div>Component Dimension Range1</div><div>Width: 5mm to 25mm</div><div>Thickness: 0.5mm to 5mm</div><div>Length: &gt;5mm</div><div>Polishing Tolerance</div><div>+/-0.3 degree (X/Y axis along edge)</div><div>Adjustable Polish Angle Range1</div><div>0 deg. (flat) to 45 deg.</div><div>Polishing Films</div><div>4 inch diameter</div><div>Polishing Motion</div><div>Random orbital</div><div>Timer</div><div>User adjustable, digital cycle timing</div><div>Power</div><div>AC adapter/9 volt battery</div><div>Size and Weight</div><div>7”x 4.5” footprint</div><div>4.5 lbs</div><div>1 Custom dimensions and angles available.</div><div>The polishing angle is adjustable for</div><div>specialized applications. KrellTech’s SpecVision™ In-line</div><div>Videoscope engages with FLex™ to</div><div>inspect surface finishes while</div><div>components are Specifications subject to change without notice Rev. 4, 6/16 loaded in the polisher.</div><div>FLex’s universal carrier supports a variety</div><div>of component dimensions and does not</div><div>require wax or holding compounds.</div>