Timbercon intros fiber-optic cleaning kit
August 29, 2006 -- The company says the kits contain everything needed to correctly clean and maintain fiber and connectors in preparation for mating, splicing, and termination.
Timbercon, Inc. has introduced its fiber-optic cleaning kit product line. The company says the kits contain everything needed to correctly clean and maintain fiber and connectors in preparation for mating, splicing, and termination.
According to the company, the fiber-optic cleaning kit provides technicians with the materials necessary to ensure that fiber and connectors are properly cleaned, thereby remaining unsusceptible to the loss that typically occurs when fibers are improperly prepared.
Several levels of cleaning kits are offered, ranging from an economy level kit, for occasional connector cleaning and maintenance, to a complete kit, for frequent cleaning of multiple connector and/or fiber types.
The economy kit includes Hydrosorb wipes and solvent in a carrying case. The complete kit allows for multiple cleaning methods for any connector type, and includes Cletop type A and B cleaning cassettes, replacement tape, solvent, 1.25-mm and 2-mm swabs, Kim wipes, and Hydrosorb wipes in a carrying case.
"Prior to connecting, splicing or terminating fiber, it is of utmost importance that the fiber and/or connector are clean, free from dirt and residue," comments Sean Gitt, director of marketing for Timbercon. "Whether your application is splicing/termination preparation or routine maintenance, each cleaning kit is designed to provide a simple and efficient means for achieving optimum results."