Optical fiber is an excellent vehicle for high-speed data transmission as long as light transmission is efficient – even across connector assemblies. This translates to a need to polish connector end faces to optimize performance. Increasingly, with the adoption of newer fiber configurations, as well as ever-tightening specifications, automation of the polishing process is a necessity. ULTRA TEC provides a leading range of polishers to the fiber optic industry — from manual polishing and low production of single patchcords, through ‘in the field’ polishing, right up to mass production on our FIBERTEC machine.
MEETING THE CHALLENGE
FTTx is our hand-held polisher for retro-polishing i.e. polishing connectors that have been previously installed, to bring them up to current industry specifications. FTTx is supplied as a fully-configured unit, ready to be used with your choice of connector holders. A bench-top stand is even included, so FTTx can be quickly turned into a polishing lab machine.
The CTC polisher offers the same great polishing specs as FTTx, however it is provided in a sturdy bench-top configuration for small to medium production. UT-Minipol-1 is a single position machinewith the widest range of holders availabe — even bare fibers.
Mass production polishing is handled by FIBERTEC — our new workhorse system for cable houses, factories and larger scale user.
R&D AND Production
For users who are primarily interested in bare fibers, ULTRA TEC offers the NANOpol Bare Fiber Beveling Machine and, for more precision and control, the ULTRAPOL range: the ULTRAPOL End and Edge polisher allows for polishing of bare fiber (and special connectors etc.) ends from 0 to 10 degrees; the ULTRAPOL Fiberlab Polisher offers the means to sculpting, or lensing, the end of the fiber.
Fiberlab Microscope offers QC Checks on sculpted fibers, and also the option of a camera to views the fiber / polishing lap interface.
We offer a wide range of lapping films — many of which are in stock. Whatever your fiber optic polishing requirement, ULTRA TEC has the tools you need to enhance your results.