QUESTION:

What are the most common issues regarding APC polishing geometry?

 

ANSWER:

To ensure optimum performance between mated pairs of APC connectors, it is important that the ferrule endface geometries meet or exceed industry-accepted endface geometry standards (1). The most common issues that polishing process engineers face regarding APC polishing geometry usually involve the Apex Offset and Angle measurements. There’s quite a bit of complex trigonometry to mathematically “prove” the geometrical consequences involved in forming and measuring a curved angle across a conical or cylindrical object (the ferrule). But it’s not necessary to delve too deeply into complex math. Simplified diagrams are sufficient to help polishing process engineers visualize the basic principles at work, enabling them to better control their polishing process to meet the product’s geometry needs.

 

Footnote:

  • Telcordia GR-326; IEC 61755-3-2

 

READ THE FULL BLOG ARTICLE HERE: APC Polishing Advice to Improve Apex Offset and Angle Measurements

 

 

ADDITIONAL CONTENT & RESOURCES:

 

 

 

  Answered by AskFOC Technical Team June 6, 2019

 

 

Have a technical question for Fiber Optic Center?

Please email your question to AskFOC@focenter.com and we will respond ASAP.

In addition to replying, we will post your question and our answer here on focenter.com.  Everyone remains anonymous when we post so feel comfortable asking.  You can also search your question and others in our content search.

AskFOC@focenter.com