3SAE EndFace Prep Station II (EPS)

SKU #479075 | MFR #CLV-01-0011
High performance polisher for large diameter fiber processing, 600um to 2000um
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3SAE EndFace Prep Station II

Large diameter optical fibers are increasingly important in the development of new optical technologies. Cleaving these fibers for presents many challenges, more so as the fiber diameter increases. Low angle offsets and smooth, flat endfaces are required. Many fibers are non-round or have internal structures that interfere with conventional cleaving. With some fibers priced in hundreds of dollars per meter, the length of cutoff scrap must be minimized.

The 3SAE EndFace Prep Station meets these challenges with a novel, polishing-based design that now features both flat and angle polishing. The results are consistent, even for shaped fibers. The endfaces are flat and highly polished. The EPS is not an adapted connector polisher – it is a purpose-built LD fiber preparation unit optimized for splicing and other large diameter fiber termination applications.

Choose from a selection of standard programs, or create and store a custom program for a specific fiber. Selectable programs ensure repeatable performance and the bright, clear LCD screen guides the user with the correct action for each step. No special skill or “touch” is required –the EPS’s precision fixturing holds the fibers precisely, and the automated system lowers the fibers smoothly onto the adjustable-speed polishing plate.

A filtered-air final cleaning/drying system is used to dry the fiber after cleaning in the included 3SAE Ultrasonic Cleaner. The 3SAE Ultrasonic Cleaner is a purpose-built ultrasonic fiber cleaner that was designed specifically for fiber applications. Many years of splicing experience went into the functional, ergonomic design that ensures consistent cleaning results. When the preparation process is complete, the fiber endfaces are flat, low-angle, and ready for splicing. Less than 2 mm of scrap length means less wasted expensive fiber and allows more accurate placement of splices and components.

 

Product Features 

  • Angled polishing capabilities
  • Lowest available cleave angles
  • Less than 2mm scrap fiber waste
  • No additional fiber handling system required
  • Operator independent
  • Easy handling
  • No PC required
  • High first pass yield
  • No PC required
  • High first pass yield

 

Technical Specification

  • Dimensions: 299.7 (W) x 292 (D) x 223.5 (H) mm
  • Power Source: External Supply 24 V
  • Compressed Air: Max 95 psi., 0.6 SCMF
  • Fiber Cladding: 400-2000 μm*
  • Cleave Angle: Typical < 0.30°
  • Angle Cleaving: Up to 15° of rotation (from vertical).
  • Cycle Time: Typically 1-3 minutes
  • *Fibers >1000 μm require custom fiber holders, not included.

 

Standard Package and Accessories

 

Product Qty
EPS Series II
 
Power Supply 1
Power Cord 1
User’s Manual  1
350 μm EPS II Single Fiber Holder  
550 μm EPS II Single Fiber Holder  
750 μm EPS II Single Fiber Holder  
1000 μm EPS II Single Fiber Holder  
2000 μm EPS II Single Fiber Holder  
*Custom fiber holder available upon request  
3SAE Ultrasonic Cleaner 1
Power Supply  1
SS Polishing Disc 4
Diamond Polishing Papers 12
Weights 1
4mm to 1/4 inch NPT Adaptor 1
Air Line 6 feet at 4mm 1
Optional Components
 
30um Diamond Lapping Film  
9um Diamond Lapping Film  
3um Diamond Lapping Film  

1um Diamond Lapping Film

 
50 g Weight   
100 g Weight  
SS Polishing Disc  
Air Filter  

 

 

More Information
Manufacturer 3SAE
Manufacturer Part Number CLV-01-0011
Product Series 3SAE EndFace Prep Station II (EPS)
Fiber Compatibility Large Diameter Fiber (LDF)
Industry Aerospace and Defence, Fiber Optic Lasers, Medical, Optical Equipment Manufacturing (OEM), Research
Applications PCF (Photonic Crystal Fiber) Splicing, Fiber Optic End Capping, Fiber Optic Lensing, Fiber Optic Tapering, OCD (Optical Combiner Development), Distributed Temperature and Strain (DTSS)
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