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Measuring fiber geometry on large core specialty fibers and connectors
Erwin Gelderblom, FOC EMEA Business Development Technical Where the telecommunication industry standardized their optical connectivity performance with visual, optical and geometrical measurements, the specialty fiber industry traditionally performs only a visual...
Key specifications of connectors
The connector’s specifications dictate the quality of its performance and long-term reliability. That’s why it’s imperative to purchase high-quality connectors. Lower-quality connectors with lax tolerances can lead to optical performance issues such as high Insertion...
Cross-Sectioning Fiber Optic Connectors: An Effective Diagnostic Method to Identify Defects and Resolve Process Issues
Fiber Optic Center Technical Paper: Cross-Sectioning Fiber Optic Connectors:An Effective Diagnostic Method to Identify Defects and Resolve Process IssuesIn the decades since optical fibers were first sketched on a drawing board, our industry has seen many exciting...
The “Ideal” Fiber Height for a Fiber Optic Connector – and How to Achieve It
Fiber Optic Center White Paper: The "Ideal" Fiber Height for a Fiber Optic Connector - and How to Achieve ItFiber height is a critical geometry parameter (along with Radius, Angle/Apex, and Key Error), which directly impacts the optical performance of the connector in...
Specific reasons our industry has not been automating the production of connectors
QUESTION:  Are there specific reasons our industry has not been automating the production of connectors?   ANSWER:     There are two key reasons our industry has not been automating the production of connectors: We’ve been able to reduce the...
Troubleshooting tips specific to Key Error
If your values are not within standard deviation, possible causes include: The interferometer adapter for the connector housing (not for the ferrules) does not hold the connector housing properly. This can happen when the adapter is old, because the metal parts will...
AFL Showcasing new TAPLINK™ Connectors at SEE Trade Show
Spartanburg, SC – June 19, 2019 – AFL, an industry-leading manufacturer of fiber optic cable, equipment and accessories, is exhibiting at the SEE 2019 Annual Conference being held June 26-28 and showcasing its new TAPLINK Wedge Connectors along with Swage Grounding...
AFL Releases TAPLINK™ Distribution Connectors for Conductors
Spartanburg, SC – June 17, 2019 – AFL, a manufacturer of transmission, substation and distribution accessories, plus fiber optic cable, connectivity and equipment, is launching a new family of TAPLINK wedge connectors. Used to tap a conductor to a main line...
A full automation solution in the connector assembly process
QUESTION: Is there a full automation solution in the connector assembly process?   ANSWER: When discussing automation solutions in the connector assembly process, we must talk frankly about the typical connectivity process.   FOC’s President and...
Implementing a cross-sectioning capability IN-HOUSE
When you implement a cross-sectioning capability IN-HOUSE, this enables you to conduct routine audits and rapid failure analysis. Implementing a cross-sectioning capability in-house, in your own testing environment We can help you set up the equipment, then train you...

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