For each connector body, the connector manufacturer specifies the crimp tool, die set (hexagonal or round die), crimp sleeve, and crimp force to achieve the best crimp and maximum pull force for that assembly. It’s absolutely critical to use the proper tools and components. The connector manufacturer’s engineers designed this “match made in heaven” with mechanical tolerances in mind. The part of the connector that is crimped usually is not smooth – it is textured and rough, because this increases the contact surface area. Such details contribute to the maximum pull force of the total assembly.
READ THE FULL BLOG ARTICLE HERE: Proper crimping techniques are critical when terminating fiber optic connectors
Additional resources from the FOC team include:
- Category Resource FOC Crimp Page
- Glossary, Acronyms, Military Specifications for Connectors: http://bit.ly/2a2EFn8
- Q&A Resource: email technical questions to AskFOC@focenter.com
Have questions about this FOC Tip?
Contact FOC with questions at: (800) 473-4237 / 508-992-6464 or email: FiberOpticCenter@focenter.com and we will respond ASAP.
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