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ASKFOC_web2-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 we can use another brand or not.


ANSWER: Your question is understandable as there is a significant price difference. There are options, assuming you do not need the top computerized model. The APM-HDC-4000 would give you the same performance for less with almost the same process controls.  The initial purchase will still be more expensive than other polishing machines, but with the 4000 you will benefit from the lowest production cost by spending less money on inspection and rework. Rework is very expensive on MTP assemblies and, according to our customers, other machines are over 30% more expensive on reworks.   Also, work-flow and process times are optimized with the Domaille platform, further decreasing your continual manufacturing costs.

Please note my Blog, Polishers: Discussion on Expense and Top Technology (https://focenter.com/polishers-discussion-on-expense-and-top-technology/)

SM6AskFOCIconAnswered by AskFOC Technical Team December 6, 2015


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