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QUESTION: 

Is there a trick to keep the polishing film from moving?

 

ANSWER:  

When fiber optic cable assembly houses set up a new polishing machine and establish their polishing process, they often find that film slipping or coming off the pad is an issue. To provide uniform polishing, film should never move on the polishing pad. If the film moves with the revolutions of the polishing machine’s platen (the turntable), then you’re not accomplishing anything.

Everything may be spinning, but you’re not actually polishing the connectors. It’s extremely important to overcome this issue! In fact, this is the first thing I show people when I teach them how to polish connectors.  

 

READ THE FULL BLOG ARTICLE HERE: Polishing FAQs: What to do (and what NOT to do) in your fiber optic cable assembly polishing process

 

 

  Answered by AskFOC Technical Team May 6, 2019

 

 

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