Cometₓ-Si, Cometₓ-Mt

Laser Cleaving for Connectors Termination

The most advanced automated solution for polishing, cleaning, and optical inspection of critical fiber optic components, such as planar devices, v-groove fiber arrays, ferrule-fiber assemblies and other components.


Specifications of the Cometₓ-Si & Cometₓ-Mt

Cleave Cycle Time: ~ 6 sec (600 UPH) (including handling)

Fiber Protrusion From The Cured Connector Ferrule (“Stinger” Length): 1mm to 15mm

Cleave Height: 60-90 µm for 1.25 mm ferrule, 80-120 µm for 2.5 mm ferrule, 200 um for MT connector

Cleave Height Repeatability: +/- 20 µm for simplex & MT connectors

Simplex Connectors Supported:

  • 2.5mm and 1.25mm ferrules
  • Flat, Pre-radiused, or Pre-angled
  • APC ferrules: step, cone, or pencil
  • Bare ferrule or assembled

MT Connectors Supported: MTRJ and 8 or 12 fiber MT

Connector Type Changeover Time: < 30 sec

Laser Safety: Class I product (FDA, EC)

General Safety: UL, CE

Power: 100 to 240V AC, 50 to 60 Hz

Operating Temp Range: 10°C to 35°C

Dimensions: 330mm (W) x 590mm (D) x 250 mm (H)

Simplex Connector Before/After Cleave

MT Connector Cleaving Progress

Quality Benefits of Laser Cleaving Prior to Polishing

Removes up-stream variability and “Levels the process playing field”

  • Eliminates operator and tool dependent cleave quality
  • Simplifies the polishing process & removes interdependencies
  • Eliminates cleave related multimode fiber “core cracking”
  • Improves connector reliability – laser “tempers/anneals” fiber endface relieving inherent fiber stresses

Cost Benefits of Laser Cleaving Prior to Polishing

Combines scribing + Denubbing + Epoxy removal

  • Reduces consumable costs
  • Minimizes abrasive consumable cost (1-2 polishing operations eliminated)
  • Eliminates scribe blade wear-out
  • Higher yields
  • Increases throughput (or) reduces headcount

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