This modified version of the manual RECOATER 2 SC™ is equipped with special clamps for recoating applications where only short lengths of fiber are available. A narrower positioning and shorter distance between the fiber clamps than in the standard version enables clamping and recoating of fibers as short as 124 mm without reducing the recoat length itself.
Silicone recoating moulds are available in different sizes to cover a wide range of coating diameters and can easily be exchanged by the operator in a few seconds with no realignment of the system being required. The highly efficient UV LED curing system enables fast processing of both standard high index and specialized low index materials used in various high power applications.
Injection of recoating material is performed manually with a syringe. While this does require a manual user operation, it also ensures flexibility because the user can immediately switch from one type of recoating compound to another (e.g. from a high index material to a low index material) without any need to flush out a recoater reservoir and injection pumping system.
This makes the RECOATER 2 SC™ easy to set up and optimize for such different applications as undersea optical fiber cable manufacturing and high power fiber laser production.
Program parameters are conveniently accessible through the built-in LCD touch screen control. The system can also be accessed via the USB port or Ethernet interface.
- Consistent, high quality results
- Special fiber clamps for recoating short lengths of fiber
- Easy to set up for different optical fiber dimensions and recoating materials
- High and low index recoating
- Linear and mandrel proof testing
- No need for compressed air or vacuum