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SMX-8QM-Bfor existing customers only

SMX-8QM-B is a white-light interferometer for inspection of single and multi-fiber connectors of ST, FC, SC, LC, MU, MTP/MPO, E2000 (PC and APC) types as well as MT, MT-RJ (PC and APC) ferrules in a single scan. The interferometer features light weight, compact size, resolution of 1.4 micron and wide field of view.

The device connects to a laptop or desktop computer via two USB 2.0 cables and is supplied with the industry-leading MaxInspect™ software for interferometric inspection of fiber optic connectors.

SMX-8QM-B brochure

Features and Benefits

High resolution 2D and 3D surface profiles

Explore surface details as small as 1.4 µm.

Fast measurements

Measure single fiber connector in 1 second and multi-fiber connector as quickly as 12 seconds.

Compact and portable design

Make high quality measurements in the field.

Industry-leading MaxInspect™ automated inspection software

Measure radius of curvature, apex offset, fiber height, core dip, etc.

Microscopy mode

Visually inspect connector end face prior to measurement

Compliance to industry standards

Test per IEC, Telcordia or your own Pass/Fail criteria.

Specification

System

Measurement technique:
non-contact; Michelson interferometry
Lens:
NA = 0.24; reference flatness error < λ/50
Illuminator:
green LED (530 nm)
Field of view:
3.5 × 1.8 mm
Lateral resolution:
1.4 µm
Magnification:
200× (the digital zoom turned off)
Focus:
manual and short range auto
Maximum image size:
2590 x 1940 px
Best suitable for connectors/ferrules (PC and APC):
SC, FC, ST, LC, MU, E2000, MTP/MPO, MT-RJ, MT, SMA

Measurement

Measurement mode:
phase shift and white light
Scanning and calculation time:

Measurement time may vary depending on computer performance and connector end face shape.
1* sec (single fiber)
12** sec (MT12)
* 48 MHz, standard connector
** 48MHz, MT12 connector with small X, Y angles
Repeatability C.F.*:
*Values calculated from 30 consecutive measurements without interaction on connector between measurements (connector fixed).
ROC: 0.9 % (MT12); 0.04 % (SC/PC)
Fiber Height: 0.8 nm (MT12); 0.1 nm (SC/PC)
Angles: 0.0004 deg (MT12); 0.0002 deg (SC/PC)
Apex Offset: 0.04 µm (SC/PC)
Repeatability C.R.*:
*Values calculated from 30 consecutive measurements with removing and inserting connector between measurements (connector reloaded).
ROC: 1.2 % (MT12); 0.05 % (SC/PC)
Fiber Height: 0.9 nm (MT12); 0.4 nm (SC/PC)
Angles: 0.007 deg (MT12); 0.005 deg (SC/PC)
Apex Offset: 1.1 µm (SC/PC)

Recommended Environment

Temperature:
+20°C… +24°C
Pressure:
700 – 850 mm mercury
Humidity:
5 – 75%, non-condensing

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (H × W × L):
92 × 128 × 170 mm (3.62 × 5.04 × 6.69 inches)
Weight:
2.3 kg (5.1 lbs)

Power

Power consumption:
5 V, 0.8 A maximum, charged from PC via two USB cables

System Requirements

Recommended:
Windows 7
Intel Core i5 / Core i7
4GB RAM or higher
Built-in Intel USB 2.0 controller

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