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BivarOpto rolls out cutter for POF, FLP cables

Posted: 17 Jun 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:plastic optical fiber? pof? flexible light pipe? flp? fiber cutter?

BivarOpto, the Optoelectronics Division of Bivar Inc., has released a palm-sized fiber cutter that is designed exclusively for cutting or stripping plastic optical fiber (POF) and flexible light pipe (FLP) cabling.

Molded from ABS plastic, the miniature HandyPro Fiber Cutter measures 4.45-by-2.84cm and accurately cuts 1mm and 2mm fibers, including native or sheathed fiber, or glass cabling, utilizing an integral stainless steel blade and precision alignment to accurately strip fiber sheathing or cut fibers, fitting comfortably in the palm of the hand.

"Many of our newest customers have requested a simple, yet accurate way to strip or cut optical fiber cable or Bivar's flexible light pipes," said Anthony Vilgiate, VP of Strategic Business Development at Bivar. "This small unit provides a convenient way for development engineers or techs in the field to get the job done, when more sophisticated stripping or cutting equipment isn't readily available."

Stripping of POF or clad fibers is achieved by rotating the cutter around the fiber, resulting in a smooth score of the sheathing without cutting or damaging the native fiber. By applying even pressure to the upper section of the cutter, the cutting function is precise and smooth, preparing the fiber for proper insertion into receptacles.

The HandyPro fiber cutter is available from stock, priced at $2.95 each when ordered in 50-piece quantities.





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