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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...
Fiber Optic Connector Market 2019 Global Industry Analysis, Emerging Technology, Growth Factors, Future Trends, Segmentation, Sales Revenue by Forecast to 2023
New Bedford, MA, USA, April 5, 2019– Fiber Optic Center, Inc., (FOC), an international leading distributor specializing in helping their customers make the best cable assemblies in the world, posting from Market Watch Fiber Optic Connector Market Forecast Report....
Available supply of specialty connectors has a positive impact on those considering using non-standard fiber sizes
Fiber Optic Center, Inc. (FOC), has stock on the shelf of SMA connectors in over 40 holes sizes from 127 to 2645 um, in volumes of as little as 10 to over 20,000 pieces, depending on design and hole size. On any given day, these can include: 144, 150, 172, 201, 205,...

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