Fujikura FSR fibre recoaters
The series is an upgraded version of the company's existing FSR05,06, and 07 models, with new automated features and faster, more accurate performance for industries and applications including specialist R&D institutes, high power laser manufacturers, and optical component production lines.
Each model features a redesigned pump that provides a shorter UV resin injection time and reduces total recoating time typically by around 25%. The new FSR series also has improved recoating length repeatability thanks to the mould, which now includes an air vent on the upper U-groove. The air vent allows the flow of curable material without any air bubbles, which makes recoating consistently more stable and accurate. LEDs have also been added to the mould injection area for increased resin visibility.
The moulds are now equipped with RFID sensors which tell the machines what mould is being used. The machine then uses that information to highlight the available recoating modes applicable to a particular mould or fibre. This new functionality results in a faster set-up process and removes the potential for using incorrect settings, which can cause delays, complications, and the need to carry out work again. LED touchscreen interfaces allow for a more intuitive and versatile user experience, particularly beneficial when the machine is integrated into a desk on a production line.