The RECOATER 2 XL™ is designed for recoating applications where the protective acrylate coating needs to be restored on long lengths of stripped fiber. It accommodates special silicone moulds that enable recoating of fiber sections up to 100 mm long.
Like the standard length moulds, they are available in different sizes to cover a wide range of coating diameters. They can also easily be exchanged by the operator 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.
These features make the RECOATER 2 XL™ ideal for production and research applications where long sections of stripped optical fiber of different diameters and with different coating materials needs to be recoated in a highly flexible way.
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.
- Extended length recoating up to 100 mm
- Easy to set up for different optical fiber dimensions and recoating materials
- High and low index recoating
- No need for compressed air or vacuum