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NOVA Optical Polishing System

Maximum flexibility for optical surface processing is now available with NOVA™. KrellTech has integrated the proven performance and features of its industry leading Scepter, Trig and FLex polishers into this configurable and cost-effective system.

NOVA™ supports a variety of polishing applications from connectors to waveguides, and bare fibers to custom components. NOVA™ is scalable for R&D projects, high volume production, and the rigors of harsh environments and field installation.




Starting at
$ 9,250
April 2, 2020, 3:25 p.m.
Q
Does the NOVA offer a way to support the cables above the machine while polishing?
A
A set of cable management arms are included with the base NOVA. The NOVA design also allows for the interfacing of custom cable fixtures.
April 2, 2020, 2:49 p.m.
Q
Is it possible to have different inserts for different connectors on the same 8-position NOVA?
A
Yes, an individual workholder fixture can be configured with various connector types and polishing positions.
March 31, 2020, 8:56 p.m.
Q
Is the attached a NOVA polisher?
A
No, it is a SpecPro
March 31, 2020, 8:08 p.m.
Q
I attached a picture of a product I am interested in. Can you tell me the name and part number of the attached?
A
There was no attachment provided.
March 31, 2020, 8:08 p.m.
Q
I attached a picture of polishing film and pads. Will this size work with the NOVA?
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They appear to be all 4" in diameter, so yes.
March 31, 2020, 7:49 p.m.
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Is the attached compatible with a NOVA polisher?
A
No, the workholder in the picture you provided was for a Scepter Polisher.
March 31, 2020, 7:35 p.m.
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How is the z axis lowered to the polishing surface?
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It uses a linear stage that is controlled via tablet.
March 27, 2020, 7:01 p.m.
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Is there a warranty on all parts?
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Yes, up to 1 year.
March 26, 2020, 7:22 p.m.
Q
Is there an emergency switch button?
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Yes
March 26, 2020, 7:13 p.m.
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What is the warranty period?
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1 year on parts
March 26, 2020, 7:04 p.m.
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Is this base capable of interchanging workholder/fixtures?
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Yes
March 26, 2020, 7 p.m.
Q
Are these available for angled MT Connectors?
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Yes
March 26, 2020, 6:22 p.m.
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Do you offer process development?
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We do, however on a basis to basis application.
March 23, 2020, 8:40 p.m.
Q
What film size does NOVA use?
A
4 inch diameter polishing film.
March 23, 2020, 6:37 p.m.
Q
If I have an 8 position polishing jig, can I polish less than 8 connectors?
A
Yes, any number of connectors can be polished.
Jan. 3, 2020, 4:23 p.m.
Q
What is the maximum number of SC connectors that can be polished with NOVA?
A
NOVA can polish 8 SC/UPC or SC/APC connectors.
Jan. 3, 2020, 3:20 p.m.
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What size film does NOVA use?
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NOVA uses 4 inch diameter polishing film, rubber pads and glass disks.

NOVA™ Automated & Multi-Configurable Polishing System PRECISION OPTICAL POLISHING TABLET CONTROL WITH MICROFEED™ SUPPORTS ALL INDUSTRY STANDARD AND CONNECTORS / MIL-TERMINI / FERRULES AIR POLISHING IN MACHINE TELCORDIA COMPLIANT INTERCHANGEABLE FIXTURES FOR WAVEGUIDES, BARE FIBERS AND MORE Maximum flexibility for optical surface processing is now available with NOVA™. KrellTech has integrated the proven performance and features of its industry leading Scepter, Trig and FLex polishers into this configurable and cost-effective system. NOVA™ supports a variety of polishing applications from connectors to waveguides, and bare fibers to custom components. NOVA™ is scalable for R&D projects, high volume production, and the rigors of harsh environments and field installation. NOVA™ workholders feature NOVA’s versatility provides the Bare fiber can be polished at KrellTech’s patented independent ability to support the polishing of variable angles using specialized suspension at each connector many photonic components. A workholders and adapters.= position for controlled pressure and quick change-out of workholder A variety of fiber types from uniform contact. Combined with fixtures provides processing standard singlemode to PM, and NOVA’s Microfeed™ fixture capability for waveguides, optical sapphire to PCF can be processed advancement, connector “air- chips, PLCs, lenses and fiber into wedge and chisel tip shapes. polishing” and epoxy removal can be arrays. A quick swap-out of adapters performed directly in the machine. Workholders utilize a unique allow the polishing of fiber Each position is optically aligned holding mechanism that can diameters from 80um to >3mm. for optimal polish geometry using secure a wide range of Optional video inspection KrellTech’s patented process and component dimensions. The systems monitor the polishing calibration mechanism. Connector polishing angle is adjustable and process and inspect the polished types can also be mixed and matched custom fixtures can be fabricated surface directly in NOVA. in a single fixture. for specialized applications. krell technologies, inc. · tel: (732) 775-7355 · sales@krelltech.com · www.krelltech.com SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES Operational Controller1 Wireless tablet with Android operating system Polishing Pressure Programmable & automated. Linear displacement with micron positioning control. Polishing Speed Program selectable NOVA™ features an intuitive user interface for creating Cycling Timing Program selectable polishing programs. All parameters including cycle time, Polishing Motion pressure and speed settings are easily inputted for all Random orbital component types and desired surface geometries. Polishing Routines (1) Programmable, step by step prompts (2) Microfeed™ controlled advancement A unique “manual mode” allows the adjustment of polishing (3) Manual mode with full process control Film Size parameters in real-time during NOVA™ operation. This feature 4 inch diameter. streamlines process development efforts and facilitates easy Equipment Footprint & Weight 12” x 12” (305 x 305mm) and quick program creation and refinement. 25lbs 1 Wired version available Connector Performance Waveguide Performance Bare Fiber Performance Connector Support2 Component Support Fiber Types All industry standard connectors Waveguides, planar lightwave Singlemode, multimode, PM, Mil-spec termini and ferrules circuits, optical chips, fiber arrays plastic, PCF, chalcogenide, UPC & APC geometries Component Dimension Range6 sapphire and specialty fibers Capacity Width: 5mm to 30mm Fiber Diameter Up to 8 components. Selections Thickness: 0.5mm to 5mm 80um to >3mm be mixed & matched in same Length: >5mm Angle Range7 workholder fixture. Angle Repeatability 0 deg. (flat) to 50 degrees Apex Offset +/-0.3 degrees (X/Y axis along edge) Angle Repeatability <50 microns, maximum Adjustable Polish Angle Range6 ± 0.5 degrees, typical <15 microns, typical 0 deg. (flat) to 45 degrees Radius of Curvature 6 7 Referenced off fiber diameter (i.e. 8° for APC style Custom dimensions and angles available. connector polish). Custom angles available. 10-25 mm, 2.5 mm ferrules 7-20 mm, 1.25 mm ferrules 5-12 mm, APC ferrules Inspection Options Protrusion/Undercut3 50nm to -120 n Real-Time Polishing Inspection Back Reflection4 80x Magnification < -60 dB, UPC In-Line Surface Inspection < -65 dB, APC 400x Magnification (standard) Insertion Loss4 Coaxial Illumination < 0.25 dB, typical Video Signal Process Time5 EIA/NTSC Compatible Approximately 15 sec/connector Switchable Source 2 Polishing performance meets and exceeds Telcordia/IEC. Geometry Measurements specifications, and can be optimized for specific applications. 3 Software for angle, length and Dependent upon radius of curvature. point-to-point measurements. 4 Optical performance may vary between connector manufacturers Specifications subject to change without notice Rev.1, 4/17 5 Singlemode UPC/APC finish. krell technologies, inc. · tel: (732) 775-7355 · sales@krelltech.com · www.krelltech.com

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