Optical Fiber Inspection System

Identifies defects in fiber optic material during manufacturing on a draw tower. This high resolution system uses two line-scan cameras mounted at 90 degrees to each other, each equipped with a microscope objective. High powered LED’s are used to illuminate the fiber as it passes through inspection zone. Cameras are mounted on linear slides for auto-focus control.

This system, developed for a major manufacturer of fiber optic material, identifies defects as small as 20um in optical fiber moving up to 40m/min.

User defined analysis criteria
3.5 um max camera resolution
Automatic focus adjustment
Supports fiber diameters from 80-400 um
Fiber speeds up to 40 m/min
Includes offline analysis and validation software tools

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