This physical characteristic of the ferrule will cause an alignment issue: if the ferrule hole is not perfectly centered, the fiber it holds will obviously never be perfectly centered. If you are using ferrules with poorly centered holes, consider purchasing ferrules with more exacting tolerances.
Measuring hole centricity, however, usually requires specialized equipment not commonly used in standard production lines, so you may need to trust the ferrule supplier’s data and shop for the best tolerances.
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Additional resources from the FOC team include:
- Category Resource: FOC Test Page
- Glossary, Acronyms, Military Specifications for Connectors: http://bit.ly/2a2EFn8
- Q&A Resource: email technical questions to AskFOC@focenter.com
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