Fiber Optic Center offers the best solutions for manufacturing fiber optic cable assemblies. At the polishing step, the specific polishing machine you choose will significantly impact the process because they all utilize different methods to apply pressure, different patterns of motion to use the complete area of the film, and different lengths of time:
- Pressure – Methods to apply pressure include pneumatic pistons, mechanical clamps, pulling, and pushing.
- Different motion of the abrasion film – Some polishing machines use a circular motion, some use a figure-8 motion, and most use a two-axis spinning-and-rotation motion (essentially, a continuous spiral moving over the surface).
Fiber Optic Center works with our customers to make sure their manufacturing procedures produce the highest quality jumpers at the most effective cost basis through on-site polishing process development (tighter control on geometry, reducing film cost and increase capacity).