The York PK FK11-PM / Ericsson EFC 11-PM Precision Fiber Cleaver produces flat, clean, low end-angle cleaves every time. That means low-loss, high-strength fusion splices, optimum performance of packaged devices, and consistent results in measurement applications. The FK11 will also minimize the time required to make splices and maximize the output of test systems that rely on high-quality cleaves.
The most revolutionary aspect of the York PK FK11-PM / Ericsson EFC 11-PM is the ultrasonic cleaving action. A precision diamond blade is attached to a resonant acoustic-stepped horn. The ultrasonic horn resonance is started and maintained for the duration of the cleaving by an electronic circuit. It is then automatically terminated to preserve battery life.
The ultrasonically vibrating blade moves slowly towards the tensioned fiber on stictionless damped bearings. Cleaving takes place without the compressive stresses and blade intrusion into the fiber that is typical of conventional cleavers. This revolutionary new cleaving technique produces superb planar ends of mirror quality with no hackle.
A stripped and cleaned fiber in the fiber holder is placed in the grooves of the cleaver and is held by a
specially designed low-torsion clamp. Constant tension is then applied to the fiber by lowering the tension lever. Cleaving is initiated by pushing the blade release lever downwards. The design allows cleaving to take place as close to the coating as may be required.
The York FK11-PM / EFC 11 PM fiber cleaver has been designed to
provide trouble-free cleaving over many thousands of cleaves. This design does not require constant
adjustment to stay "in tune". In the event of accidental
damage to part of the diamond edge, the operator can
adjust the blade to bring a new part of the cutting edge
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> Electronically tuned ultrasonic blade
> For multi-mode and single-mode fiber
> End angle consistently < 1 degree
> For laboratory and field use
> Easy to handle
> Provides tension prior to cleaving for a clean cleave, ensuring
no damage to glass.
> Long life with durable blade provides extended use.
> Versatile - cleaves a wide range of fiber types and sizes.
> Clean - no contamination during cleaving.
> Easy-to-use - fast terminations reduce installation or pigtailing costs
> Battery: 9V alkaline (MN 1604) recommended
> Battery life: 10,000 cleaves
> Estimated blade life: >20,000 cleaves
> Fiber diameter: 80-200 µm
> Maximum Fiber Buffer Diameter: 900um maximum
> Minimum Cleave Length: 6mm (.23 inches) approximate
> Cleave Angel Repeatability: < 0.6° typical (95% of cleaves)
> Weight: 1.2 kg (2,6 lb)
> Size: 150 x 150 x 68 mm (6" x 6" x 2 2/3")