Polishing machines for MTP/MPO

QUESTION:  Is Domaille APM-HDC-5300 the only polisher for MTP/MPO? I know normal polishing machines for patch cords and Domaille is one of the more expensive when we compare to others. I understood that Domaille’s technology is very good but I just wondered if...

Over-polishing a connector

QUESTION:   How can I tell I have over-polished a connector?   ANSWER:  Primarily, the indicator of over polished connectors is poor repeat ability in measurements of the return loss and insertion loss. For the majority of “spring loaded ferrule connectors” e.g.;...

Problems with the polishing plates

QUESTION: We have an 8º MT polishing fixture and are getting polished angled less than 7.9º. Is there a problem with the polishing plate?   ANSWER: Assuming you are using high quality polishing equipment, it is most likely NOT an issue with the fixture.  The...

Polishing MT ferrules

QUESTION: We are polishing some 12 fiber MT ferrules and found that the edge fibers (1, 2, 11 and 12) are on the lower end. Is this normal?   ANSWER: While an infinite or perfectly flat radius across all fibers is the goal, it’s next to impossible to achieve...
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