High precision fiber-core to ferrule-envelope concentricity and indexing measurements.

With this module, KONCENTRIK-V2 measures the concentricity of the ferrule bore with respect to the ferrule outer envelope with less than 0.15µm uncertainty. Other measured values are the angular position of the bore with respect to the connector key (tuning applications), the bore diameter and non-circularity errors of both the ferrule outer envelope and the ferrule bore.

KONCENTRIK-V2 is a modular measurement system. Several mechanical modules adapt on it so that either fiber or ferrule concentricity measurements can be performed.


 

Applications

Production of Reference and Master patchcords by pre-selecting the ferrules. Pre-tuning of ferrules so as to reduce the random mating insertion loss of fibre optic assemblies.

Datasheet

Data-Pixel products datasheet
Tuning application note
Study on the repeatability of concentricity and tuning measurements with the Koncentrik system

Key Features

  • Measure Ø2.5mm and 1.25mm PC-type connectors, other diameters available
  • Ferrule end-face visual inspection at x400 magnification
  • Accurate and repeatable measurements
  • User adjustable quality level for high-speed measurements
  • Easy calibration Koncentrik Software
  • Measurement data exported in standard CSV format
  • Statistics on measurements available

 

Interface

Main interface
Main interface
HTML report
HTML report
*Repeatability Range
Eccentricity measurement±0.05µm0 to 100µm
Indexing measurement±5° if eccentricity > 0.2µm0 to 360°
Measurement Speed3 sec+ (user variable)
Magnificationx 400
Ferrule outside Ø1 to 3.17mm
Ferrule bore Ø5 to 400µm
Power requirements12V external supply
Link to PCUSB2.0, no card required
Temperature10 to 35°C
Humidity5 to 85%, non-condensing
* 1 Sigma values.