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Crimping process steps require checklists
Even for a seemingly straightforward process step such as crimping, you need to have good manufacturing procedures, the right tools, good-quality components, and well-trained operators. We encourage you to call Fiber Optic Center if you have questions. We’re here to...
Use the proper crimp tool tip
For each connector body, the connector manufacturer specifies the crimp tool, die set (hexagonal or round die), crimp sleeve, and crimp force to achieve the best crimp and maximum pull force for that assembly. It’s absolutely critical to use the proper tools and...
UC-8039 Crimper with Fiber Optic Die announced
Jonard Tools designed the UC-8039 - Crimper with Fiber Optic Die for use with FC, ST, SC, LC, SMA, and MT-RJ connectors. Made for crimping fiber optic connector collars, this crimper features the following: Ratcheting handle makes it easy to use with minimal closing...
Using the wrong crimp tool can result in a damaged cable assembly
If the wrong crimp tool or die set is used, the crimp will most likely be too hard or too light. A heavy-handed crimp can crush the connector. If this structure is damaged, the glass optical fiber could also be damaged. If the crimp is too light, the aramid yarns can...
Training your crimp operators
Again, each component requires as specific crimp tool, die, and sleeve. Do not mix-and-match components! In some production lines, we’ll see 10 or 15 die sets with various tools – the operator must know which tool to use for each connector. Here’s a tip: Make your...
Advice for best-practice crimping techniques
QUESTION:       What are the best practices for crimping techniques? ANSWER: The crimping process involves the connector body, a metal crimping sleeve (or ring), and the material to be clamped – normally this is the aramid yarns (also...
Concerns about how crimping impacts cable assembly and optical connections
QUESTION:       Does crimping weaken the cable assembly and optical connection? ANSWER: Crimping – a small but mighty step in the production process – strengthens the cable assembly and protects the fiber. Proper crimping techniques help...
Withstanding the pulling that occurs during final production and installation after the crimp step
QUESTION:        After crimping, is the cable assembly able to withstand the pulling that occurs during final production and installation? ANSWER: When properly crimped, the cable assembly has the strength to withstand a reasonable amount of pulling that occurs during...
Finding a step by step for crimping techniques
QUESTION: Are crimping techniques an actual step by step that needs to be followed and does it make a difference if we are slightly inconsistent with part of the process? ANSWER: During the fiber termination process, proper crimping techniques are critical to ensure...
Proper crimping techniques are critical when terminating fiber optic connectors
Marcel Buijs, EMEA Business Development, Technical Sales, Fiber Optic Center, Inc. with over twenty five years in the photonics industry, brings this latest information on making the ultimate fiber optic product and improving process yield. When manufacturing...

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