MicroCare Corporation will introduce the Sticklers brand Cassette CleanClicker at the BICSI Winter Conference and Exhibition, taking place January 23-26. “The cassette cleaner is designed to be an economical alternative to more-expensive, trigger-operated cassette cleaners.” The Cassette CleanClicker uses a high-performance microwoven fabric for the cleaning ribbon, which has high absorbency for removing endface contamination, the company explained. “The woven material provides excellent dust-trap capabilities,” MicroCare added about its new fiber endface cleaning tool.
It can be used either as a dry wipe or as part of a wet/dry cleaning process, MicroCare noted. It cleans all female MPO connectors of any fiber count, as well as standard single and duplex fiber connector assemblies. “This makes it ideal for field installations, test labs, OEM equipment and cable assembly production, field installers and installation kits,” the company added.
MicroCare describes the Cassette CleanClicker endface cleaning tool as disposable in a translucent housing. The device is unique in that it features manual, user control of the cleaning ribbon. “This enables the operator to perform multiple cleanings on the same piece of ribbon, which reduces cleaning costs,” the company said. “The translucent practice housing also makes it easy for the operator to visually judge the quantity of cleaning ribbon remaining in the cassette, avoiding unpleasant surprises out in the field.”
It also features a shutterless cleaning window. MicroCare declared, “Traditional, more-expensive cassette cleaners use a shutter mechanism in an ineffective attempt to protect the cleaning ribbon. These tools also require a complex, spring-loaded trigger mechanism to advance the cleaning ribbon and open the shutter to expose the cleaning ribbon. These features also make those tools more expensive so companies refill them, which adds even more costs and logistical worries. All of this over-engineered complexity is not necessary since it does not protect the cleaning ribbon from moisture or dust. The new Sticklers Cassette CleanClicker tool avoids all these problems and costs without sacrificing performance.”