Portable optical-fiber cleaver

May 3, 2012
Vytran says its PFC-400 cleaver uses tension-and-scribe technology to produce flat, clean, low end-angle cleaves.

The PFC-400 portable optical-fiber cleaver from Vytran cleaves standard and specialty fibers. The company says it is intended for use in telecom, fiber-laser, aerospace, defense, medical, sensing and research applications.

Vytran president and chief executive officer Jean-Michel Pelaprat says the PFC-400's "precision cleaving provides a key building block for the high-quality splices typical of CAS and other Vytran splicing systems." It uses so-called tension-and-scribe cleaving technology, which Vytran says produces flat, clean, low end-angle cleaves. The company adds that the cleaver can be used with virtually any splicer, but shares a transfer clip with Vytran's CAS-4000 Series splicers, which "allows the user to easily move an optical fiber from the PFC-400 to a CAS splicer without compromising fiber positioning," Vytran says.

The battery-operated cleaver weighs 2.4 pounds, is 3x6x5.9 inches in dimension, and can be used on fibers ranging from 80 to 200 microns.

Find manufacturers of fiber cleavers in the Specialized Tools section of our Online Buyer's Guide.

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