These polishing rubber pads are designed for use with the APC Series High Volume Polishers, and are compatible with most circular polishing machines currently available on the market. All consumables are certified for hardness and parallelism, and are available with durometer specifications and color coding found below. Polishing rubber pads suitable for field installable connector polishing are also available.
DUROMETER (SHORE A)
|Orange||30 +/- 2.5||0.01||+/- 0.05||+ 0.00/-0.02|
|Burgundy||40 +/- 2.5||0.01||+/- 0.05||+ 0.00/-0.02|
|Red||50 +/- 2.5||0.01||+/- 0.05||+ 0.00/-0.02|
|Rust||55 +/- 2.5||0.01||+/- 0.05||+ 0.00/-0.02|
|Blue||60 +/- 2.5||0.01||+/- 0.05||+ 0.00/-0.02|
|Dark Blue||65 +/- 2.5||0.01||+/- 0.05||+ 0.00/-0.02|
|Violet||70 +/- 2.7||0.01||+/- 0.05||+ 0.00/-0.02|
|Brown||75 +/- 2.7||0.01||+/- 0.05||+ 0.00/-0.02|
|Green||80 +/- 3.0||0.01||+/- 0.05||+ 0.00/-0.02|
|Gray||85 +/- 3.0||0.01||+/- 0.05||+ 0.00/-0.02|
|Black||90 +/- 3.0||0.01||+/- 0.05||+ 0.00/-0.02|
|Glass||N/A||0.005||+/- 0.05||+ 0.00/-0.02|
Manufactured to the tightest of tolerances, these Polishing Fixtures are used for polishing all industry standard fiber optic connectors. Available in one-piece connector or ferrule-only fixtures.
SENKO Polishing Films are available with surface textures and particle density to suit the end user’s performance requirements. Films are lot tested for quality, consistency and longevity. A range of films are available for epoxy removal, grinding, fine polish and cleaning of industry standard fiber optic connectors and ferrules.
The LongLife Diamond Series is used to grind and polish the connector endface to a smooth surface as illustrated in the figures below (please refer to Polishing-1 and Polishing-2).
The LFD Diamond Series is used to grind and polish the connector end face of fiber optic connectors and ferrules. The films feature consistent particle deposition with surface textures and particle density that provide the end user with excellent performance results, and a long polishing life.
|PRODUCT||PARTICLE SIZE||BASE MATERIAL THICKNESS|
|SFP-550 (SG)||APC SERIES (SENKO)|
|POLISHING PROCESS||FILM||TIME||FLUID||FILM||TIME||FLUID||GRAM FORCE PER CONNECTOR||RPM|
FOS-01 is a highly efficient final polishing film manufactured using an advanced coating technology. This superior polishing film is formulated using ultra-fine particles which are uniformly deposited on a polyester film surface, without irregular height protrusions. FOS-01 is specifically designed for polishing fiber optic connector ferrules used in high performance applications. This film delivers a scratch-free connector end face as illustrated below.
|Particle Size||< 0.1µm|
|Coating weight (g/m2)||6.0|
|Film surface roughness (µm)||0.15|
|Return loss (dB)||< -55 dB|
|Fiber height (nm)||0 ~ 50|
|Radius of curvature (mm)||10 ~ 25|
|Apex offset (µm)||< 50|
*This is sample data only. Results depend on a variety of factors including polishing procedure, fiber type, ferrule material/type, and other factors. Results also vary from machine to machine.