Vytran Introduces Compact Automated Optical Fiber Cleavers for High-Volume Manufacturing

September 23, 2013
Morganville, New Jersey, September 23, 2013 – Vytran, a leading supplier of innovative optical fiber splicing and processing solutions, introduces the “CAC-400” and the “CAC-400-A”—compact, automated, large-diameter optical fiber cleavers. CAC-400 systems combine Vytran’s industry-leading cleaving technology with a host of new features to allow automated high-volume production of fiber lasers, fiber-based medical and sensing devices, and other fiber components and assemblies.

“We created our CAC-400 systems to suit the challenges of manufacturing next-generation fiber-based devices in high volumes,” said David Douglass, Vytran product line manager. “We began with a foundation of field-tested tension-and-scribe cleaving technology, and then added features such as an ultra-simple user interface, remote control and system monitoring, a compact package, and our new ‘Precision Cleave’ technology to ensure exact cleave positioning and very high facet quality.”

Douglass added, “We also designed CAC-400 systems to pair seamlessly with our CAS-4000 Series optical fiber splicers, creating an efficient, high-performance cleaving/splicing cell tailor-made for integrated manufacturing.”

The CAC-400 produces flat cleaves with high-quality end-face finishes on standard and specialty fibers from 60 to 600 microns in diameter. The CAC-400-A is a specialized model for creating both flat and angled cleaves. All CAC-400 systems are equipped with Vytran’s Precision Cleave™ technology for superior cleave positioning, cleave consistency, and mirror-like facet quality.

CAC-400 systems can be used as stand-alone tools or paired with CAS-4000 Series splicers, sharing common transfer clips, cleave/splice files, and a control interface. CAC-400 systems are controlled through an ultra-simple graphical user interface on a standard web browser. They feature a large built-in, user-expandable applications library. CAC-400 systems are also equipped with Vytran’s E-Splice™ technology to allow around-the-clock remote system access for operation, monitoring, service, and data export for statistical process control.

About Vytran
Vytran is a leading supplier of innovative semi-automated and fully automated fiber fusion splicing and glass processing solutions for the telecom, fiber laser, sensing, medical, aerospace, and specialty fiber products markets. Vytran technologies are designed to reduce customers’ risk, speed their products to market, and lower their cost of ownership. The company’s patented filament fusion technology is paired with industry-leading machine monitoring and control capabilities to provide process control unattainable with other fusion splicing methods. These technologies, along with innovations in fiber cleaving, recoating and proof testing, make Vytran a leader in reliable, precision equipment for high-volume optical fiber assembly and specialty fiber processing. Vytran is a member of the NKT Group.

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