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POLARIS

Polaris is a high-end benchtop microscope for visual inspection, analysis and certification for both single and multi-fiber optic connectors in production and lab settings. The Polaris was designed for critical examination of the polished fiber end faces and may serve as a reference system to check inspection results of lower resolution microscopes on the production line.

  • 6.4mm x 6.4mm field of view
  • 0.2μm defect detection
  • 1320X magnification
  • Auto Pass/Fail reporting
Parameters Specifications
SENKO Part Number POLARIS
Primary Use Single Fiber

Multi-Fiber connectors

Type Benchtop
Inspection Field 6.4mm x 6.4mm
Defect size detection 0.2μm
Optical resolution 0.56μm
Magnification¹ 1320x
Focus Autofocus/ Manual
Camera type Digital, USB 3.0
Power source AC adapter
Cable USB 3.0
Compatible with Desktop PC, Laptop
Dimensions (H × W × L) 125 × 154 × 200 mm

(4.92 × 6.06 × 78.74 inches)

Weight 4.6 kg

(10.14 lbs)

1 Calculated for 24’’ screen (1920 × 1080)

 

POLARIS INSPECTION FIXTURES

12, 24, 48, and 72 fiber MT ferrule with a flat polish

16 and 32 fiber MT ferrule with a flat polish

Senko Part Number: PLR-F-MT/PC

PLR-F-MT-PC

12, 24, 48, and 72 fiber MT ferrule with an angle polish

16 and 32 fiber MT ferrule with an angle polish

Senko Part Number: PLR-F-MT/APC

PLR-F-MT-APC

12, 24, 48, and 72 fiber MPO connector with a flat polish

Senko Part Number: PLR-F-MPO/PC

PLR-F-MPO-PC

 

12, 24, 48, and 72 fiber MPO connector with a angle polish

Senko Part Number: PLR-F-MPO/APC

PLR-F-MPO-APC

NIST
International Electrotechnical Commission

Yes. POLARIS’ inspection tips are designed to accept both pinned and unpinned MT ferrule and MPO connectors. The part numbers for the current features for multi fiber end faces are listed in the Applications section. There are other inspection fixtures available.

For more information on POLARIS, please contact your local Senko sales representative or email us at sales@senko.com.

The dimensions of the POLARIS benchtop scope are 12.5 cm (4.9”) × 15.4 cm (6.1”) × 20 cm (7.8” ) and weights 4.6kg (10.14 lbs).

For more information on POLARIS, please contact your local Senko sales representative or email us at sales@senko.com.

YES! If you are considering the purchase of a high performance inspection scope like our POLARIS, you want to make sure the inspection scope will be able to meet your needs with accurate and reliable measurements. The best way to verify if the POLARIS will meet your requirements is getting an evaluation unit in your hands. The Senko team will work with you through each step of the process. The first step to get started is to talk with your local Senko sales representative or email us at sales@senko.com.

POLARIS was designed for critical examination of the polished fiber end faces for MT ferrules and MPO connector systems to serve as a reference system to check the inspection results of lower resolution microscopes on the production line. This makes the POLARIS ideal for use in R&D and scientific labs that demand the most accurate measurements of submicron surface features.

For more information on POLARIS, please contact your local Senko sales representative or email us at sales@senko.com.

No. The MPO Verifier module is made for the MANTA series inspection scopes. Please contact your local SENKO sales rep or email us at sales@senko.com if you are looking for a solution for confirming MPO polarity and verifying continuity with the POLARIS inspection scope.

The POLARIS inspection scope’s typical inspection times for MT end faces are:

  • 36 secs for a 12 fiber MT end face
  • 46 secs for a 16 fiber MT end face
  • 64 secs for a 24 fiber MT end face