Cometₓ-Si, Cometₓ-Mt

Laser Cleaving for Connectors Termination


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

• 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

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

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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