Fiber Cable Stripper Wire Stripping Plier and buffer stripping tools used to remove the primary fiber coating and cable jackets.
Fiber Buffer Stripping Tools: Used to Remove the Buffer from an Optical Fiber, for Ø80 to Ø1550 μm Clad Fibers
Furcation Stripping Tools: Used to Remove the Fiber Jacket from an Optical Fiber, for Ø400 μm to Ø3.8 mm Fiber Jackets
Connector Crimp Tool: Used to Crimp SMA, FC, SC, and ST Connectors
Kevlar Cutting Shears: Carbon Steel Blades Used to Cut through Kevlar Fibers
Fiber Gripper: Provides a Secure Hold without Damaging the Fiber
Fiber Optic Disposal Unit: Offers a Safe Solution for Disposal of Cleaved Fiber Ends, Epoxy and Syringes, and Other Sharp Objects
Stripping is the act of removing the protective polymer coating around optical fiber in preparation for fusion splicing. The splicing process begins by preparing both fiber ends for fusion, which requires that all protective coating is removed or stripped from the ends of each fiber. Fiber optical stripping can be done using a special stripping and preparation unit that uses hot sulphuric acid or a controlled flow of hot air to remove the coating. There are also mechanical tools used for stripping fiber which are similar to copper wire strippers. Fiber optical stripping and preparation equipment used in fusion splicing is commercially available through a small number of specialized companies, which usually also design machines used for fiber optical recoating.
When stripping fiber optic cable, a professional quality stripping tool makes your job easier by providing a clean cut. A fiber stripper should have hardened stripping jaws that are manufactured with tight tolerances. They assure that the fiber optic jacket strip is accurate and is removed from the cable with precision. These hand tools are made with the professional installer in mind. Handles have a ergonomic design for further precision. To make coating removal even easier our tools are preset at the factory. No further adjustments are needed. Whether it is a dual or tri jacket, thermal, tube or replacement blades the choice is yours. We have a complete line of hand tools for the right job.
A fiber stripper should have hardened stripping jaws that are manufactured with tight tolerances. They assure that the fiber optic jacket strip is accurate and is removed from the cable with precision. These hand tools are made with the professional installer in mind.
A precise stripper is utilized to remove the buffer coating of the fiber itself for termination. There are three types of fiber strippers available, known as the Miller Stripper, No-Nik and Micro-Strip. These three can work equally well, and most techs choose the one they are most acquainted with. The Miller stripper is used on the left thus has the disadvantage of being “right-handed”, Which is considered to be the most rugged. The No-Nik is careful with the fiber but requires careful cleaning.
Most strippers are “sized” for the fiber coatings to be removed. So ensure you have the proper stripper for the fiber being stripped. Whichever stripper is used. Care must be taken to not nick the Fiber during the stripping process as it can cause cracks that may lead to fiber failure sometime in the future. Strippers require careful cleaning and immediate replacement if they become damaged or worn.