SAS-400 Optical Fiber Acid Stripper
SAS-400 is a unique hot acid stripper that removes a variety of coating types, including acrylate and polyimide. It can be used to center strip, or “window strip,” a fiber—a common process in fiber Bragg grating manufacture or metalizing fiber. SAS-400 strippers are efficient, safe systems that remove all coating while maintaining the intrinsic fiber strength.
SAS-400 uses hot sulfuric acid to remove a fiber’s coating—a process long regarded as the ultimate stripping method for completely removing the coating while preserving high fiber strength. The acid is distributed via a mini robotic stripping head that automatically performs all steps required to strip and clean the fiber. Waste acid is immediately diluted and stored in a closed container for disposal. SAS-400 systems strip fiber sections as long as 40 mm.