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FOC Tips: the “golden rule” in stripping

Maintenance:  It’s essential to replace dull tools and maintain machines; they must have sharp cutting edges.  This is the “golden rule” in stripping. Whether you use hand tools or automated stripping machines, in time, the cutting edge will wear. A...

FOC Tips: IL @ 1310 higher than 1550

IL @ 1310 higher than 1550 A connector, or an entire product design, showing a significantly higher Insertion Loss at 1310 than at 1550 indicates a likely problem in core-to-core alignment between the two mated ferrules.   The difference may be...

FOC Tips: fiber stripping and damage

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...