Crimp, and Cleave optical fiber termination is a breakthrough technology developed by OFS for applying connectors to HCS® (Hard Clad Silica) and GiHCS® (Graded-index Hard Coat Silica) optical fibers. The process of installing crimp and cleave connectors requires no specialized skill, takes minutes to learn, and the connectors assemble quickly and easily, requiring no messy epoxies and no polishing.
With a few simple tools, SC, V-Pin, ST, SMA, or F07 connectors can be installed on HCS and GiHCS-based optical fiber cables in minutes or less. Crimp, cleave, and leave.
OFS Crimp & Cleave is designed specifically for HCS and GiHCS optical fibers with 200/230µm hard polymer cladding. These optical fiber are manufactured by applying a proprietary hard polymer material over the glass that acts as a cladding. This polymer material also makes the fiber rugged, crush resistant, flexible, and strong, creating a durable anchor surface for the crimped connector.
To learn more, please view this brief video to see connectorization with an SC style Crimp and Cleave connector.
You may download the instruction booklet at right that corresponds to the fiber size and connector type you will be using.
Insertion Loss Test Kits are available to allow you to check for insertion loss and determine whether or not your termination passed the requirements.
Please call our Technical Support for more questions on Crimp and Cleave Technology and your applications. 1-860-678-6636
We provide full-service repairs for the various Crimp & Cleave Termination tools we sell for use with our fiber—both regularly scheduled maintenance and recalibration as well as any covered warranty items are handled by our trained technicians.
Please call the location you select prior to returning any items for maintenance.
OFS Technology (Hangzhou) Ltd.
HuanChen Xi Lu 20#
ZheJiang, HangZhou 310006
Tel: +86 571 87087000
All other locations, please choose either France or Germany.
SEDI Fibre Optiques
6, rue Jean Mermoz
ZA de St. Guénault
91080 Courcouronnes FRANCE
Contact: Mr. Hervé Aube
Tel: +33 (0) 1 69 36 64 12
1 888 438 9936 toll-free
OFS Specialty Photonics Division
55 Darling Drive
Avon, CT 06001 USA
|Temperature Range||Chemical Resistance||Abrasion Resistance||Radiation Resistance||UV Resistance||Flame Retardance|
|PFA||-200 to 260 °C||Excellent||Very Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent|
|FEP||-100 to 200 °C||Excellent||Very Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent|
|ETFE||-125 to 150 °C||Excellent||Excellent||Very Good||Excellent||Excellent|
|PVDF||-50 to 150 °C||Excellent||Excellent||Very Good||Very Good||Excellent|
|PEEK||-55 to 240 °C||Excellent||Excellent||Good||N/R||Excellent|
|Thermoplastic Elastomer||-50 to 120 °C||Good||Good||N/R||Excellent||Very Good|
|PVC||-40 to 105 °C||N/R||N/R||N/R||N/R||Very Good|
|Nylon||-65 to 105 °C||N/R||Very Good||N/R||N/R||N/R|
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