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Mass Production Polishing Machines

Connected Fibers offers polishing machines from Seikoh Giken and NTT for mass production of single and MT style ferrule assemblies.

SFP 560A

 

Seikoh Giken’s SFP-560A provides high volume assemblers with an ultra
ruggedized polisher.

This system offers the multiple benefits of IPC (Independent Pressure Control) for high capacity polishing of single fiber connectors along with DPC (Dynamic Pressure Control) for MT fiber assemblies.

 

Benefits

Open workspace design allows the use of fiber handling fixturing for rigid or multi-fiber cable configurations.

IPC mode: Independent Pressure Control- High Capacity, Mega-Axis Single-Fiber polishing

DPC mode: Dynamic Pressure Control (Pat. Pending - Pneumatic, Pressurized Turntable for Multi-Fiber, Arrays, and Waveguides

Active monitoring of Speed, Pressure, and Time

Process programmable (up to 60 processes)

Data Transfer via USB Interface

Backwards Compatible with SFP-550 Legacy fixtures
and processes

 

Application                      Cable Assembly Manufacturing

Applicable Types            FC, SC, ST, LC, MU, D4, E2000, MT (8° or 0°) and MT-RJ 

Polish Types                     UPC, APC and Flat

Pressure Control            2N to 200N in DPC mode

Platen Size                        5 inch

Dimensions                      9.85”  x 12” x 9.45”

Weight                              48.5 lbs

Power                               100~120VAC, 50/60Hz

                                            220~240VAC, 50/60Hz

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SFP 550C

 

The new Seikoh Giken SFP-550C HD Series provides high volume assemblers with an ultra ruggedized polisher for 24/7/365 operation. Re-designed for mechanical durability, low operational costs and reduced maintenance requirements.  These features offer near zero downtime for maximum return on investment.

 

Benefits

New Water-Proofed Platen and Support Ring Prevents Liquids from entering the machine.

New Protective Coating on Platen and Support Ring prevents wear and extends service life.

New “Pit Crew” design allows fast and simplified replacement of the pressure-post spring.

Cost effective polishing processes are easy to follow and easy to clean.

Polish up to 48 axis per load to reduce time and costs.

Precision polishing to GR-326 end-face specifications.

 

Application

Cable Assembly Manufacturing

Applicable Types

FC, SC, ST, LC, MU, D4, E2000, MT (8° or 0°) and MT-RJ 

Polish Types

UPC, APC and Flat

Polishing Method / Speed

1.8rpm Rotation & 100rpm Revolution (Patent #4979334)

Platen Size

5 inch

Dimensions

9.85”  x 12” x 9.45”

Weight

40 lbs

Power

100~120VAC, 50/60Hz

220~240VAC, 50/60Hz

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SFP-550S3 Fully Programmable Polishing Machine

 

The new Seikoh Giken SFP-550S3 HD Series provides high volume assemblers with an ultra ruggedized polisher for high volume operations. Re-designed for mechanical durability, low operational costs and reduced maintenance requirements.  These features offer near zero downtime for maximum return on investment.

 

It features a full function, programmable LCD touch panel for setting and modification of multiple polishing processes allowing unlimited customization of  detailed parameters pertaining to connector type. Additionally, it features a slow start function, user controlled, programmable turntable speed and voltage-free power input for world-wide versatile installation.

The most notable feature is the unique auto polishing time distribution which allows the polishing time to gradually change after each use of the polishing film. Compensating for wear on the film  provides a uniform removal of material from the ferrule and fiber resulting in a finished assembly that easily meets international standards for endface geometry whether it is the first time the film has been used or the fifth time. 

 

Benefits

New Water-Proofed Platen and Support Ring Prevents Liquids from entering the machine.

New Protective Coating on Platen and Support Ring prevents wear and extends service life.

New “Pit Crew” design allows fast and simplified replacement of the pressure-post spring.

Cost effective polishing processes are easy to follow and easy to clean.

Polish up to 48 axis per load to reduce time and costs.

Precision polishing to GR-326 end-face specifications.

By adding the Center Pressure Module, the machine can be converted to an advanced multi-fiber polisher for MT connectors.

 

Application

Cable Assembly Manufacturing

Applicable Types

FC, SC, ST, LC, MU, D4, E2000  MT, MT-RJ 8° or 0°,

Ferrule Only & Pin Termini

Polish Types

UPC, APC and Flat

Polishing Method

/ Speed                               

5 to 200rpm Rotation 

0.1 to 2.0rpm Revolution (Patent #4979334)

Platen Size

5 inch

Dimensions

10.2”  x 12.6” x 11.6”

Weight

41 lbs

Power (Autosense)

100~240VAC, 50/60Hz

 

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SFP-550E3 HD Fully Programmable Polishing Machine
 

The SFP-550E3 Polisher Series is Seikoh Giken's mid-range polisher offering a competitively priced, high volume programmable mass production model.  With an improved design that results in easier maintenance and machine robustness the  typical cost of ownership is much lower than previous SFP-550 series machines.

 

This model features a Multi Timer on the LCD Touch Panel (4 timers). In addition, it features simplified polishing process programming (8 steps each x 12 processes). Polishing speed is variable from 70rpm to 200rpm for revolution and rotation speed is automatically adjusted based on this speed.

A a Center Pressure Module can be added to this model that converts this machine to  multi fiber polisher for MT assemblies.

Benefits

New Water-Proofed Platen and Support Ring Prevents Liquids from entering the machine.

New Protective Coating on Platen and Support Ring prevents wear and extends service life.

New “Pit Crew” design allows fast and simplified replacement of the pressure-post spring.

Cost effective polishing processes are easy to follow and easy to clean.

Polish up to 48 axis per load to reduce time and costs.

Precision polishing to GR-326 end-face specifications.

By adding the Center Pressure Module, the machine can be converted to an advanced multi-fiber polisher

 

Application

Cable Assembly Manufacturing

Applicable Types

FC, SC, ST, LC, MU, D4, E2000  MT, MT-RJ 8° or 0°,

Ferrule Only & Pin Termini

Polish Types

UPC, APC and Flat

Polishing Method

/ Speed                               

70 to 200rpm Rotation 

0.1 to 2.0rpm Revolution (Patent #4979334)

Platen Size

5 inch

Dimensions

10.2”  x 12.6” x 11.4”

Weight

41 lbs

Power (Autosense)

100~240VAC, 50/60Hz

 

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SC Fixture
MT Fixture
Polishing Track
NTT ATP-3000 Fully Programmable Polishing Machine

 

In a typical rotation type polisher all of the connectors being polished pass through the same place on the polishing film. If there is a small amount of abrasive particle or foreign substance that could cause a bad end face in one connector, then the quality of the majority, if not all of the connector end faces in the process could be affected adversely. In the ATP polisher series the polishing tracks are unique for each connector, so even if there was some foreign material on the film, there is no adverse affect on the other connectors. With our individual polishing track mechanism, the external quality of the connector end face produced provides a very high percentage first pass rate.

 

Unique to MT polishing each  ferrule has it’s own spring pressure. This allows for  high first past yield  and consistent geometry results and negates the need to measure ferrule length before loading if re-work is required. On competitive systems it is necessary to  load ferrules with very similar ferrule lengths during re-work to ensure even pressure. This is a very time consuming process in a production environment.

 

In addition, connecting the ATP-3000 to a PC allows you to align the polishing tracks, enabling you to get the optimum settings to match the special situations and specifications of any polishing procedure.

 

Benefits

 

No waste caused by having to discard unused sections of your polishing film due to unique polishing track.

ATP Series Independent Pressure System negates the requirement to control ferrule length, simplying re-work, especially for MT style ferrules.

Fully programmable recipes can be generated on PC and then downloaded to machine.

Precision polishing to GR-326 end-face specifications.

 

Application

Cable Assembly Manufacturing

Applicable Types

FC, SC, ST, LC, MU, D4, E2000  MT, MT-RJ 8° or 0°,

Ferrule Only & Pin Termini

Polish Types

UPC, APC and Flat

Polishing Method

/ Speed                               

5 to 200rpm Rotation 0.1 to 2.0rpm Revolution (Patent #4979334) to 0 to 270rpm Rotation 10 to 600sec per one cycle back and forward (US Patent #20130331008A1)

 

Platen Size

5 inch to 5.5 inch square

Dimensions

10.2”  x 12.6” x 11.6”

Weight

41 lbs

Power (Autosense)

100~240VAC, 50/60Hz

 

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