Crimp & Cleave & Leave is a technology developed by OFS for applying connectors to HCS optical fiber quickly and easily and with no consumables right at a job site.
With a few simple tools, a V-Pin, ST, SMA, or F07 connector can be installed onto the end of an HCS optical fiber in 3 minutes or less. The results can be verified immediately using a hand-held Insertion Loss Test Kit.
OFS Crimp & Cleave is designed specifically for HCS optical fiber. HCS optical fiber is 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 and thereby creates a durable anchor surface for the crimped connector.
A short Crimp and Cleave Process Video shows termination with an ST style connector.
Complete instructions are included with each termination kit.
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 is a good one.
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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