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Koncentrik V2

The Ferrule end-face geometry characteristics are key factors to the quality of patch-cords interconnections. While interferometry measurement tools can measure some of these characteristics (Radius of polishing, Apex-offset, Fiber height), they cannot measure the concentricity of the fiber core with respect to the ferrule outer envelope. Fiber-core concentricity can have various origins such as fiber cladding to core concentricity , ferrule envelope to bore concentricity and unmatched fiber diameter to ferrule bore diameter. The result of poor concentricity is a loss in optical power at interconnect and therefore a loss in performance.

The KONCENTRIK-V2 is a modular measurement system. Several mechanical modules are available so that either fiber or ferrule concentricity measurements can be performed.

Koncentrik Connector

With this module the  KONCENTRIK-V2 has the ability to measure the concentricity of the fiber core with respect to the ferrule outer envelope of a connector with a 0.15µm precision. It can also measures the position of the core with respect to the connector key with a few degrees of precision.

 

 

 

  • Production of Reference and Master patchcords

  • Tuning of connectors so as to reduce the random mating insertion loss of fibre optic assemblies

  • Measure Ø2.5mm and 1.25mm PC-type connectors, other diameters available

  • Ferrule end-face visual inspection at x400 magnification

  • Accurate and repeatable measurements

  • User adjustable quality level for high-speed measurements

  • Easy calibration Koncentrik Software

  • Measurement data exported in standard CSV format

  • Statistics on measurements available

Download data sheet
Specifications

 

Parameter

Repeatability / Reproducibility

Range

Eccentricity (um)                                               

±0.05

0 to 100um

Indexing Measurement

Measurement Speed                                          

±5° if eccentricity > 0.2µm

0° to 360°

10 seconds (user dependant)

Magnification

Wavelength 

                                                               

x 400

450nm

Power Requirements

 

12V external supply

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Koncentrik Ferrule

With this module the  KONCENTRIK-V2 has the ability to measure concentricity of the ferrule bore with respect to the ferrule outer envelope with less than 0.15µm uncertainty. Other measured values are the angular position of the bore with respect to the connector key (tuning applications), the bore diameter and non-circularity errors of both the ferrule outer envelope and the ferrule bore.

 

 

 

  • Production of Reference and Master patchcords

  • Tuning of connectors so as to reduce the random mating insertion loss of fibre optic assemblies

  • Measure Ø2.5mm and Ø1.25mm PC-type connectors, other diameters available

  • Ferrule end-face visual inspection at x400 magnification

  • Accurate and repeatable measurements

  • User adjustable quality level for high-speed measurements

  • Easy calibration Koncentrik Software

  • Measurement data exported in standard CSV format

  • Statistics on measurements available

Download data sheet
Specifications

 

Parameter

Repeatability / Reproducibility

Range

Eccentricity                                                

±0.05µm

0 to 100um

Indexing Measurement

Measurement Speed                                          

±5° if eccentricity > 0.2µm

0° to 360°

3 seconds (user variable)

Magnification

Ferrule Outside Diameter

Ferrule Bore Diameter

                                                               

x 400

1mm to 3.17mm

5 to 500µm

Power Requirements

 

12V external supply

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Download data sheet

High precision fiber to ferrule angular misalignment measurements.

 

The Koncentrik-FarField will enable you to measure the angular misalignment between the fiber and the ferrule axes in an optical connector as per the IEC 61300-3-26 standard. The optical performance (Insertion loss) of a connector is mainly influenced by the fiber eccentricity (measured with Data-Pixel’s Koncentrik-V2) and fiber misalignment (also known as “fiber angle”) and now measurable with Data-Pixel’s Koncentrik-FarField system.

 

 

  • Measure Ø2.5mm and Ø1.25mm PC-type connectors, other diameters available

  • Accurate and repeatable measurements

  • User adjustable quality level for high-speed measurements

  • Measurement data exported in standard CSV format

  • Statistics on measurements available

  • Manufacture ultra low insertion loss cables

  • Quality assurance of ferrules

Koncentrik Farfield

Specifications

 

Parameter                                                        Range

 

 

                                     

 

 

 

Measurement Speed                                      10 seconds (user variable)    

 

 

 

Power Requirements                                      12V external supply

 

                                                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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