Guide holes and fiber holes quality assurance in multi-fiber ferrules

Measure Angles and Parallelism of Guide Holes along with the standard geometry parameters using Side+Front View technology

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What is the Side+Front View method?

The patented new approach for the inspection of MTP/MPO patch cords and its unique MTP/MPO fixture design provide simultaneous interferometric scanning from two perspectives: Side and Front views.

The Side+Front View method allows for measurement of endface angles with respect to average guide pin orientations. In addition, X/Y angles and parallelism of guide holes are calculated in compliance with IEC 61755-3-32 standard that requires guide holes parallelism to be better than 0.012mm and the endface angle with respect to the average of the guide holes to be within tolerance of ±0.15 degree.

The technology also addresses the many variables which influence the results of MTP/MPO geometric measurements while reducing both the need for precise ferrule positioning and attention to cable management.

What are the benefits?

  • Non-contact method reduces risk to guide holes;
  • Reduction of operator-error;
  • Measurements un-affected by cable strain;
  • Increased accuracy by independence of the ferrule parameters;
  • User-friendly calibration and verification;
  • Control of additional IEC parameters defining guideholes quality.

What equipment do I need?

MAX-SVF-series fixtures can be used with either Sumix MAX-QM+ or MAX-QUANTUM model interferometers.

MAX-SVF-MPO-APC-M

Fixture for testing endface geometry of male MTP®/MPO patchcords, APC type, and measuring angles and parallelism of the guide holes. It can be used for testing of female MTP/MPO patchcords, APC type, if pins are inserted manually. Suitable for 16-32 fiber and 12-72 fiber MTP/MPO.

MAX-SVF-MPO-PC-M

Fixture for testing endface geometry of male MTP®/MPO patchcords, PC type, and measuring angles and parallelism of the guide holes. It can be used for testing of female MTP/MPO patchcords, PC type, if pins are inserted manually. Suitable for 16-32 fiber and 12-72 fiber MTP/MPO.

MAX-SVF-MT/APC

Fixture for inspecting endface geometry of MT/APC ferrules (with pins inserted) including guide hole angles and parallelism. Suitable for 16-32 fiber and 12-72 fiber ferrules.

MAX-SVF-MT/PC

Fixture for inspecting endface geometry of MT/PC ferrules (with pins inserted) including guide hole angles and parallelism. Suitable for 16-32 fiber and 12-72 fiber ferrules.

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Inspect Angles and Offset of Fiber Holes, Angles and Parallelism of Guide Holes using True Position™ fixture

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What is special about the True Position™ fixture?

True Position™ fixture from Sumix provides for interferometric scanning from the side perspective and replaces time-consuming procedures carried-out by high-cost stationary equipment (like 3D computed tomography) to ensure the quality of bare MT ferrules and their compliance with the industry standards.

Applications
  • For ferrule manufacturers to control and certify geometry of bare ferrules.
  • For patchcord manufacturers to perform receiving inspection.

Live view of bare MT ferrule with pins and fibers inserted

True Position™ measurement report

What equipment do I need?

MAX-TP-MT fixture and MAX-QUANTUM interferometer.

MAX-TP-MT

Fixture for measuring angles and offset of fiber holes, angles and parallelism of guide holes of bare MT ferrules. Suitable for 16-32 fiber and 12-24 fiber bare ferrules.

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