First we mount special sleeve on one of the fibres and then the coating is being removed by a mechanical stripping tool. It is safe, inexpensive and creates a well-defined coating termination.
In order to prevent a potential failure, all fibres exposed to the chemical solvent are being thoroughly cleaned after stripping with lint-free cotton or alcohol-soaked pad.
A fundamental step in obtaining an acceptable fusion splice is proper fibre-end preparation.
Fibre-end angle can be different, which mostly depends on our customer’s splice loss requirements, so we use mechanical well-controlled cleavers to make the right angle.