Fiber proof testers are created to apply a set load to Fiber coloring machine to be able to test the potency of the spliced fiber. Our fiber proof testers can be found in both linear and rotary designs, for both proof and tension testing. Fiber proof testers are available for single mode, multimode, and polarization-maintaining fibers. Choose from dedicated, standalone systems or multipurpose designs that are also able to stripping, cleaning, cleaving, splicing, or recoating.
Fiber Recoaters with Proof Testers offer easy, integrated methods to recoat and test fusion-spliced fibers. The fiber recoating process restores the buffer coating to your stripped fiber, offering more flexibility compared to a heat-shrink protection sleeve, enabling that it is handled and coiled without damaging the fusion-spliced section. The integrated linear or rotary proof tester allows users to right away test a recoated fiber with a pre-determined load and find out the long-term longevity of the fiber. Because of their capability to restore a fusion-spliced fiber to near original condition, these systems are best for applications such as undersea optical fiber cables, submarine communication cabling, fiber lasers, or Distributed Bragg Reflector (DBR) lasers.
This process starts with the fusion-spliced portion of fiber being placed in the midst of the mold assembly (see image to the correct). Once placed in position, inserts within the fiber blocks secure the spliced fiber set up. Recoat material is pumped into the cavity and after that UV-cured. The recoated fiber can then be tested by pulling onto it up to and including pre-determined load.
Recoater and Mold Assembly Options – Recoaters can be found with either a computerized or manual mold assembly. The automatic mold assembly features pneumatic control of the mold plates and it is optimized for high-volume manufacturing applications. Manual mold assemblies, on the contrary, use hinged mold plates that offer more flexibility and are ideal for low-volume manufacturing or R&D applications. An automatic or manual volumetric dispensing pump and injection method is used to inject the recoat material in to the mold cavity.
The PTR208 automatic recoater comes standard with a mold assembly for Fiber drawing machine; For the manual recoaters (Item #s PTR206, PTR206B, PTR307, and PTR307B), the mold assembly is sold separately in order that customers can select the right mold coating diameter for application. Custom mold coating sizes can be purchased up to Ø900 µm. Pre-installing of the mold assembly in the factory can also be available. Contact Tech Support for more information on custom molds or factory assembly.
We offer both high-index (Item # AB950200) and low-index (Item # PC373) recoat materials to use during these recoaters. Recoaters with manual injection pumps (Item #s PTR206B and PTR307B) are suitable for both kinds of recoat material; all other recoaters are appropriate for the top-index material only. Our manual recoaters having an automatic injection system (Item #s PTR206 and PTR307) may be customized to work with the low- and-index recoat material; please contact Tech Support to learn more.
Proof Tester Options – The PTR206, PTR206B, and PTR208 Fiber Recoaters have an integrated linear proof tester, which takes the fiber up to and including predetermined load (20 N) and after that releases it. The linear proof tester uses uojthk same fiber holding blocks as the recoater and therefore the fiber will not need to be moved before testing. The PTR307 and PTR307B Fiber Recoaters include an integrated rotary proof tester, which could perform both proof and tension tests (?89 N). One list of proof test grips is included; replacement proof test grips can be found below in packs of 10. Each testing process is fully programmable via the included handset or tablet controller, allowing the consumer to pick parameters such as the load, the speed at which the burden is used, and also the hold time.
Inserts for Fiber Holding Blocks – Along with the above, we offer many different inserts for use inside the fiber holding blocks from the recoaters to be able to support a variety of SZ stranding line. For recoaters using a rotary proof tester, the inserts are suitable for fiber coating diameters in a range between 125 µm to 900 µm. For recoaters with a linear proof tester, the inserts cover a range for fiber coatings from Ø250 µm to Ø900 µm.