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CGP-14

CGP-14 Gas purifier removes impurities from reaction gas to a level acceptable in fabrication of optical fiber preforms by MCVD or similar vapor phase deposition process. Use of high purity gases in optical fiber preform fabrication is essential for low related to hydroxyl contamination (water peak). In fiber drawing or MCVD furnace operation, oxygen gas has to be eliminated from inert gas flow. Optacore has developed a set of devices for purification of gases in optical fiber and preform fabrication process.

Read more in CGP-14 (PDF) documentation.

POL-02

POL-02 Polariscope is an inevitable tool in optical fiber production, enabling analysis of core preforms prior to sleeving, finished sleeved preforms or quartz tubes / rods. It is used to detect bubbles, inclusions, cracks, strain regions and other defects in glass structure. Light source and view lens assembly can slide freely along the preform length and permit observation of deposition pattern or inclusions. Defect position is read from the sliding rule at pointer tip.

Read more in POL-02 (PDF) documentation.

QTS-95

QTS-95 quartz tube and preform storage cabinet is an accessory used in preform fabrication facilities, to store quartz tubes, rods and preforms safely and in clean environment. Quartz rods and tubes are stored in horizontal position and are traversed by flow of clean air, preventing contamination by particles and providing excellent means for organization of stock. While primarily intended for clean, washed or etched glass, cabinet can serve well also for organizing inlet and exhaust tubes and technical quartz glass pieces, used in MCVD, FCVD, PCVD, OVD or VAD production environment.

Read more in QTS-95 (PDF) documentation.

MPS

MPS is a system for measurement of attenuation on a preform slice, as a function of radial position, at a chosen wavelength. This method is most often used in determination of active dopant content in rare earth-doped preforms.

Read more in MPS (PDF) documentation.

QSG-93

QSG-93 Quartz surface grinder is used in reshaping of optical fiber preforms for different application, like laser fiber fabrication, special polarization maintaining fibers, fan-out fiber assemblies, preforms with highly elliptical internal layers, etc. Due to high precision it can be used to polish machined surfaces to very high quality by grinding.

Read more in QSG-93 (PDF) documentation.

QCG-94

QCG-94 quartz centerless surface grinder is used in fabrication of round quartz or other glass rods and pieces, like boron stress rods in production of gyroscope PM Panda fibers. Other application includes preform reshaping and removal of outer glass layers in special optical fiber preform fabrication.

Read more in QCG-94 (PDF) documentation.

QCS-90

QCS-90 quartz cutting saw is an essential tool in fabrication of optical fiber and preform; it is used in preparation of substrate quartz tubes and in handling preforms prior or after fiber drawing. Proper cutting of substrate and other tubing is important for the quality of end product. Good, perpendicular cuts, without splinters and cut surface damage lead to exact and reliable welding and stubbing, important for fabrication of straight preforms.

Read more in QCS-90 (PDF) documentation.

FPT-55

The FPT-55 line is designed for proof testing and rewinding of standard and special optical fibers. Fiber strength is tested by applying tensile stress to the fiber between two capstans. Modern, brushless AC technology is used all drives for minimal maintenance needs and low total cost of ownership. Compact design reduces floor requirement and installation time by built-in electronics and control system.

Read more in FPT-55 (PDF) documentation.