Crimp and Cleave Technology for Easy Installation of Optical Fiber Cables

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.

The Crimp & Cleave process makes optical fiber terminations:

  • easy to learn
  • simple to connect
  • repeatable
  • economical

How the solution works:

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.


Three primary steps process (varies by connector type)

  • Remove the cable jacket and fiber buffer
  • Crimp the connector directly on to the fiber cladding
  • Cleave the fiber end

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


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