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SMX-8QMfor existing customers only

SMX-8QM is a white-light and phase-shift interferometer for inspection of MT, MT-RJ, MTP/MPO (PC and APC), SMA connectors/ferrules in a single scan. The interferometer features high testing speed, compact design and a large field of view with the ability to test 16 fibers per row and up to 120 fibers per single scan.

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 brochure

Features and Benefits

High resolution 2D and 3D surface profiles

Explore surface details as small as 2.2 µm.

Largest field of view of up to 5700 μm

Measure connector from guide hole to guide hole.

Fast measurements

Measure multi-fiber connectors as quickly as 6 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.

Compliance to industry standards

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

Specification

System

Measurement technique:
non-contact; Michelson interferometry
Lens:
NA = 0.15; reference flatness error < λ/50
Illuminator:
green LED (530 nm)
Field of view:
5.2 × 3.8 mm
Lateral resolution:
2.2 µm
Magnification:
100× (the digital zoom turned off)
Focus:
manual and short range auto
Maximum image size:
2590 × 1940 px
Best suitable for connectors/ferrules (PC and APC):
MT, MT-RJ, MTP/MPO, 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.
6* sec (MT12)
* 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: 0.7 %
Fiber Height: 1.2 nm
Angles: 0.0004 deg
Repeatability C.R.*:
*Values calculated from 30 consecutive measurements with removing and inserting connector between measurements (connector reloaded).
ROC: 0.8 %
Fiber Height: 1.3 nm
Angles: 0.005 deg

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

Accessories

Connector Fixtures see All Fixtures

SMX-F-MTP/MPO-APC-F

MTP/MPO APC female connector fixture for measuring MTP/MPO female connectors with APC end face.

SMX-F-MTP/MPO-APC-M

MTP/MPO APC male connector fixture for measuring MTP/MPO male connectors with APC end face.

SMX-F-MTP/MPO-PC-F

MTP/MPO PC female connector fixture for measuring MTP/MPO female connectors with PC end face.

SMX-F-MTP/MPO-PC-M

MTP/MPO PC male connector fixture for measuring MTP/MPO male connectors with PC end face.

SMX-F-MT/PC

MT/PC ferrule fixture for measuring ferrules with PC end face.

SMX-F-MT/APC

MT/APC ferrule fixture for measuring MT ferrules with APC end face.

SMX-F-SMA/PC

3.2/SMA connector fixture for measuring SMA 905 and SMA 906 connectors

SMX-F-MTRJ/PC

MTRJ/PC ferrule fixture for measuring MT-RJ ferrules with PC end face.

SMX-F-MTRJ/APC

MTRJ/APC ferrule fixture for measuring MT-RJ ferrules with APC end face.

Sample Images