We offer tools for a large variety of different types of fibre processing:
This includes the stripping of fibre claddings, the cleaning and cleaving of fibres, and splicing or polishing, depending on the application. Microscopes and/or interferometers are used in the analysis of fibre end surfaces.
We have tools available for all stages of processing, both for field applications and applications in the laboratory. We cover the entire range of fibre diameters to 1.2 mm.
Fibre cleave tools for high quality fibre cleaves.
High quality fibre breaks are the yardstick for fibre optical cleave tools. Further criteria include easy handling, speed, and flexibility. Our standard devices are made for perpendicular and slant (4°-12°) breaks. For the so-called large core fibres we offer a cleave tool that can process fibres with a core diameter of 200 µm to 1500 µm.
The I-Cleave is used to cleave large-core fibres that have a core diameter from 200 µm to 1500 µm, resulting in cleaves that are perfectly perpendicular to the optical axis.
A diamond tip is used to make a small cut on the outer diameter of the fibre, and the fibre is then broken by applying longitudinal force along the optical axis.
The I-Cleave was developed to avoid putting any undue strain on the fibre. With the help of V-groove jigs all fibre core diameters from 200 µm to 1500 µm can be securely mounted in a fixed position.
With the I-Cleave it is possible to cleave polyimide fibres directly through the coating without having to remove the polyimide buffer - which would be costly and time consuming. If the user is cleaving only polyimide fibres a modified clamping kit will be proposed.
The diamond blade inside the fibre "cleaving knife" is at least fifty times sharper than the best razor blade.
The same technology used in stationary cleaving tools now comes in pen size. With this cleaving knife fibres can be cut easily and effectively. The fibre breaks cleanly and reliably at the position scratched by the diamond. All it takes is an axial pull. A subsequent treatment of the clean break is very easily done and can even be omitted.
The diamond blade can be hidden in the tip of the tool to prevent you from cutting apart those important documents you just wanted to sign.