The OFC 35SF from Nextrom is an axial tension proof testing system designed to test the strength of speciality optical fibres in accordance with international standards.
Developed from the test system for standard diameter fibres, the specialty fibre test system incorporates extended tension ranges for tensile testing and large diameter integrated bending wheels to test fibre strength in eight directions. This provides a highly accurate test system where the resolution is maintained by using multiple tension gauges for different test ranges.
Modified and furnace chemical vapour deposition (MCVD/FCVD) are widely-used methods for the fabrication of high-quality specialty fibre preforms. Now Nextrom, a supplier of systems for optical fibre manufacturing, says its OFC 12 MCVD/FCVD deposition system reduces the production costs of small-scale specialty fibre preforms.
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