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Techniques when using stripping tools
Damaging inner materials when stripping any layer of the cable, is a ticking time-bomb.   A fiber which has been scratched on the outer diameter may indeed function perfectly well for some time. Stress points from which cracks in the glass can propagate over time,...
Aramid yarns and Good stripping techniques
Aramid yarns.  These strength members are also known by the trade name Kevlar®).   They provide tensile strength to the finished cable assembly (they are crimped to the connector body, so that any pull stress applied to the cable after it is connectorized will be...
Use the proper strip template when stripping for connectorization
Use the proper strip template when stripping for connectorization – All connector types are not designed exactly the same, and will have specific strip-length requirements for Aramid Yarn and Buffers.  Most connector will have a “stripping template” available to...
When stripping multi-layer cables for connectorization, does each layer need to be stripped individually?
QUESTION: When stripping multi-layer cables for connectorization, does each layer need to be stripped individually?    ANSWER: It important to consider that when stripping multi-layer cables for connectorization, each layer must usually be stripped...
The “golden rule” in stripping
Note the cable diameter and jacket thickness for each cable – Stripping cables and fibers is a delicate process. Carefully set your hand tool or machine tool to the right cable diameter and jacket thickness to prevent damaging the inner materials: aramid yarns, inner...
‘Do No Harm’ from the tips and techniques when using stripping tools
“First, Do No Harm”:   I want to emphasize the importance of not damaging inner materials when stripping any layer of the cable. This is most important when removing the Buffer materials directly protecting the optical fiber.   If the blade of the strip tool contacts...
Common layers and what to consider when stripping
QUESTION: Does FOC have information on common layers and what to consider when stripping?   ANSWER: Without question, good stripping techniques in your fiber optic cable assembly process are imperative. What happens if you damage the fiber during this production...
Fiber stripping and damage tips
Fiber Stripping: Damage to the fiber during stripping may not always cause the fiber to break immediately.  It is very possible for a damaged fiber to remain unbroken during the production line processing.  Unless the weakened fiber breaks during production...
Miller Adjustable Armored Cable Slitter available at Fiber Optic Center, Inc.
New Bedford, MA, USA, October 5, 2018 – Fiber Optic Center, Inc., (FOC), an international leading distributor specializing in helping their customers make the best cable assemblies in the world, announces the Miller Adjustable Armored Cable Slitter for 0.315" to...
Jonard Rotary Cable Stripper joins the FOC Hand Tool Family
New Bedford, MA, USA, October 5, 2018 – Fiber Optic Center, Inc., (FOC), an international leading distributor specializing in helping their customers make the best cable assemblies in the world, announces Jonard Rotary Cable Stripper joins the FOC Hand Tool Family The...

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