Multi Taper 500

CO2 laser-based fiber taper machine for various fiber types, capillaries and bundles

  • Fast temporal and spatial adjustment of heating zone during glass processing
  • New level of flexibility during fusion and tapering of fibers
  • Various taper shapes – precisely controlled
  • For different glasses and polymers
  • For fiber bundles and capillaries
  • High process reproducibility
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Machine key features

CO2-laser heat source
  • Precisely controlled heating process
  • Spatially and temporally modulated heat source enables:
    • Various taper shapes
    • Adjustable (taper ratio / taper length)
    • Precisely control of optical properties
  • Contamination-free heat source
  • Process temperature of fiber adjustable
  • No maintenance and calibration of heat source (advantage against electrodes and filaments)
  • Real-time process control ensures low optical losses
  • No process gases or compressed air
Automation technology
  • Open PC-based Beckhoff automation technology
  • PC-based real-time controller with windows interface
  • High process repeatability
  • Permanent recording and control of process data
  • Easy export and evaluation of process data, pictures and videos
  • Easy machine integration in existing infrastructure
  • Remote process control and monitoring
  • Customized user surface
  • Connection to all common fieldbuses
    Data communication with user interfaces and other programs (Microsoft standards: OPC, OCX, DLL, etc.)
Fiber Taper/Combiner Applications
  • Fiber laser and amplifier
  • Tapered glass capillaries (e.g. multi-mode-components)
  • Mode field adapter for laser or amplifier
  • Mode field adapter for transversal mode cleaning
  • Tapered fiber amplifier
  • Fiber sensing
  • Supercontinuum generation
  • Industrial, Scientific, Optical Metrology
  • Photonics, Telecom, Oil & Gas industry, Biomedical
Technical data
Laser power
Up to 50W
Automation technology
Open PC-based Beckhoff technology
Maximum travel length of both axes
500mm
Flexible width of heating zone
Approx. 5 to 30mm
Process heating power
Adjustable in milliseconds
Dimensions
1200 x 500 x 350mm (L x W x H)
Operation conditions
15°C to 40°C
Optical inspection
High resolution camera
Feature
Integrated fiber cleaving tool

All listed parameters are typical values specified at room temperature. Specifications are subject to change without notice.