1005 Newman Avenue Seekonk, MA 02771

1005 Newman Avenue

Seekonk, MA 02771

 

(508) 761-9161

Stripping Procedures

Micro-Strip Tool

Soft-Strip Tool

Micro-Strip® stripping tools from Micro Electronics, Inc. strip buffered fiber up to 2360µm, and jacketed fiber up to 3.5 mm quickly and easily.

Thermal stripping tools from Micro Electronics, Inc. utilize the patented non-nicking Soft-Strip® stripping tool system.

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Non-Thermal Stripping Procedure

PROPER TOOL SELECTION

Select the proper tool and components for

either fiber stripping or jacket stripping by

referring to the tables on the back page. If

necessary, install proper fiber guide, fiber

guide lock and cutter blade set.

 

STRIPPING PROCEDURE

(BUFFERED OPTICAL FIBER

USING MS-1-FS TOOL)

 

1. Hold tool in one hand, fiber in the other. Keep handles in fully expanded position. Insert

fiber through fiber guide until end aligns with

rule markings to match desired strip length.

 

2. Squeeze handles closed. Cutter blades are

now scoring the buffer or coating.

 

3. While maintaining a slight pressure to keep

the cutter closed, withdraw fiber from tool,

completing the stripping process.

PROPER TOOL SELECTION

Select the proper tool and components for

either fiber stripping or jacket stripping by

referring to the tables on the back page. If

necessary, install proper fiber guide, fiber

guide lock and cutter blade set.

 

STRIPPING PROCEDURE

(BUFFERED OPTICAL FIBER

USING MS-1-FS TOOL)

 

1. Hold tool in one hand, fiber in the other. Keep handles in fully expanded position. Insert fiber through fiber guide until end aligns with rule markings to match desired strip length.

2. Squeeze handles closed. Cutter blades are now scoring the buffer or coating.

 

3. While maintaining a slight pressure to keep the cutter closed, withdraw fiber from tool, completing the stripping process.

1. Insert correct fiber/wire through guide and into support channel to desired strip length.

 

Note: Never leave tool with latch in locked

position. This can cause Delrin spring to take set, preventing handles from opening fully. When stripping hard, tough or thick jackets, it is necessary to use latch bar. Lock bar out of the way by tightening the screw.

2. Close handles. Blade set cut almost through the insulation without ever touching the fiber/wire.

 

3. With handles closed, pull fiber/wire or cable from tool. Always a precision strip length. Fiber/wire is never nicked or damaged.

 

Thermal Stripping Procedure

Strip outer jacket (if any) using the Soft-Strip

non-thermal tool. Install and connect battery(s), or install and connect AC adapter. Install proper cutter blade set, fiber guide and fiber guide lock.

 

HEATER OVEN

Unit is activated when handles are closed. Close handles only when stripping. Check heater operation by closing handles firmly for no longer than ten seconds. Nose end of heater should be warm to the touch.

 

After stripping operation, remove heater oven from tool and clean with the brush provided (spring assembly in later models include automatic scrap ejector). Reinsert, making sure that heater oven is pushed completely forward toward the blade area and snaps into place. The 2˝ heater oven area should be visible at front of tool so operator can monitor positioning and preheating of coating.

PROCEDURE

1. Insert fiber through fiber guide and into

heater oven to desired length. Be sure

buffered fiber is flat in the oven channel.

Always allow at least 1/8˝ gap from fiber tip

to end of oven channel. Otherwise, heater

oven movement will cause fiber to buckle

up and out of the heating zone.

2. Close handles completely. Blades are

precisely aligned for concentric scoring

without cladding, core, or conductor

damage. Heater oven is automatically

activated to start the softening process.

3. Keep handles closed (AA 10-20 seconds,

6-V or AC adapter 4-8 seconds) for optimum softening. Then, begin to pull the fiber, slowly increasing pull force until coating releases from the fiber. Remove the fiber from the tool with a smooth, even motion.