The fully automated, high-speed fiber preparation unit AUTOPREP 3™ strips, cleans and cleaves a fiber in less than 15 seconds. It is designed primarily for industrial applications, where accuracy, reliability and a high production yield are required.
The AUTOPREP 3™ is used for fast and chemical free fiber preparation of acrylate-based fiber coatings and meets the highest industrial requirements of fast and consistent fiber preparation with extreme cleanliness and high fiber strength. Optimal cleaves are generated by a highly advanced and patent pending cleaving process.
It has a user friendly design. Guided fiber holders easily place the fibers in the correct position and a ”One Touch” go button starts the automatic preparation process.
A controlled hot air flow instantly vaporizes the coating of the fiber. The result is a perfectly stripped and clean fiber. The stripped area is free of debris when viewed at 400x magnification and the strength is typically >30 N (355 kpsi)*. The cleaver produces typical cleave angles of less than 0.5 degrees.
To ensure high quality and repeatability, all processes of stripping, cleaning and cleaving are controlled by the built-in microprocessor. The AutoPrep 3™ is adapted for stand-alone use and is compatible with all leading fusion splicers, using optional adaptors.
|Cladding diameter||80-125 µm|
|Coating diameter||160-400 µm|
|Fiber strength||Typical > 30 N on 125 μm fiber (355 kpsi)*|
|Fiber cleanliness||Free of debris at 400x magnification|
|Cleaving angle||Typical < 0.5 degrees|
|Cycle time||Typical < 15 seconds*|
|Power supply||115 or 230 V AC (50/60 Hz)|
|Compressed air supply||External compressor, 6 Bar, 8 mm instant push-in fitting**|
|Dimensions||320 mm (W) x 310 mm (D) x 200 mm (H)|
NYFORS part number: 80000000
Included in delivery: AUTOPREP 3™ unit, PC Software, RS-232-cable, Manual and Tools.
* Typical, depending on set up, HS splicing is necessary.
**Not included in the delivery.
- Fast cycle time
- 100% clean fiber
- High strength
- Low cleave angles < 0.5 degrees
- Fully automated
- Operator independent
- Automatic fiber waste collection