The “golden rule” in stripping

Note the cable diameter and jacket thickness for each cable – Stripping cables and fibers is a delicate process. Carefully set your hand tool or machine tool to the right cable diameter and jacket thickness to prevent damaging the inner materials: aramid yarns, inner...

Fiber stripping and damage tips

Fiber Stripping: Damage to the fiber during stripping may not always cause the fiber to break immediately.  It is very possible for a damaged fiber to remain unbroken during the production line processing.  Unless the weakened fiber breaks during production...

Fiber stripping blades

Fiber Stripping: If the blades are dull, coating edge at the stripped boundary may be rough and jagged.  Such a rough coating edge can lead to lateral forces on the fiber when it is inserted into the ferrule holder / ferrule assembly (causing degraded product...

Fiber stripping

Fiber Stripping Tip: Fibers must be stripped of all protective coatings prior to inserting into a connector.  Mechanical stripping, by far the most common method, consists of using tools with sharp, precisely machined metal cutting blades to cut into the...