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 Koncentrik-V2 Ferrule Concentricity and Connector Tuning


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The new KONCENTRIK-V2 is a modular measurement system. Several mechanical modules adapt on it so that either fiber or ferrule eccentricity measurements can be performed.

 

The Ferrule end-face geometry characteristics are key factors to the quality of patch-cords interconnections. While interferometry measurement tools can measure some of these characteristics (Radius of polishing, Apex-offset, Fiber height), they cannot measure the eccentricity of the fiber core with respect to the ferrule outer envelope. Fiber-core eccentricity can have various origins such as fiber cladding to core eccentricity, ferrule envelope to bore eccentricity and unmatched fiber diameter to ferrule bore diameter. The result of eccentricity is a loss in optical power at interconnections and therefore a loss in performances.

 

With this module, KONCENTRIK-V2 measures the eccentricity of the fiber core with respect to the ferrule outer envelope of a connector with a 0.15m precision. It also measures the position of the core with respect to the connector key with a few degrees of precision. Applications Production of Reference and Master patchcords. Tuning of connectors so as to reduce the random mating insertion loss of fibre optic assemblies.      Download Koncentrik-V2 connector product datasheet

                                                     
Applications
Production of Reference and Master patchcords. Tuning of connectors so as to reduce the random mating insertion loss of fiber optic assemblies.

 

Key Features :
Measure 2.5mm and 1.25mm PC-type connectors.
Ferrule end-face visual inspection at x400 magnification
Accurate and repeatable measurements.
User adjustable quality level for high-speed measurements.
Easy calibration Koncentrik Software
Measurement data in Excel
Statistics on measurements available

USB 2.0 interface



 
Parameter
Precision
Range
Eccentricity measurement
0.15m
0 to 100m
Indexing measurement
Up to 1
0 to 360
Measurement Speed
 
10 sec+ (user variable)
Magnification
 
x400
Wavelength
 
450nm
Power requirements
 
12 V external PSU

Link to PC

 

USB2.0, no cards necessary


 

Koncentrik-V2 Ferrule Concentricity and Connector Tuning

 



With this module, KONCENTRIK-V2 measures the eccentricity of the ferrule bore with respect to the ferrule outer envelope with less than 0.15m uncertainty. Other measured values are the angular position of the bore with respect to the connector key (tuning applications), the bore diameter and non-circularity errors of both the ferrule outer envelope and the ferrule bore.

 

 

 

    Download Koncentrik-V2 ferrule product datasheet

Measure ceramic and metal PC-type ferrules
Ferrule end-face visual inspection at x400 magnification
Automatic measurement + re-positioning of ferrule at tuned position.
Ferrule envelope & bore shape-error measurement
Accurate and repeatable measurements
User adjustable quality level for high-speed measurements
Easy calibration KONCENTRIK Software
Measurement data exported in standard CSV format
Statistics on measurements available

 

 



 
Parameter
Precision
Range
Eccentricity measurement
0.05m
0 to 100m
Indexing measurement
Up to 1
0 to 360
Measurement Speed
 
3 sec+ (user variable)
Magnification
 
x900
Ferrule Outside
 
1 to 4mm
Ferrule Inside
 
5 to 500um
Power requirements   12 V external PSU

Link to PC

USB2.0, no cards necessary


 

 

 

 

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