Sumix Simplifies and Speeds Up Inspection of Multi-Fibre Connectors
Sumix Corporation has announced a revolutionary technology for inspecting Multi-fibre Push-On (MPO) connectors. The company’s Manta-W+ fibre inspection microscope is the industry’s only solution offering automated inspection of MPO connectors with analysis and pass/fail testing by capturing all fibre terminations simultaneously.
Multi-Fibre Push-On connectors (MPO) and MTP (a trademark of US Conec) are increasingly used in telecom central office, data center, FTTH, and test and measurement laboratory applications. Each connector supports multiple fibres on a mating surface that is only 2.5 mm x 6.4 mm. Dirty or damaged connectors result in errors and expensive network downtime. Inspecting the end face and verifying each individual fibre has proven to be a challenge for operators.
The Manta-W+ performs an inspection of the entire end face simultaneously, providing a report on each fibre (up to 72), and with its wider view can also inspect the guide holes, which can harbor dirt and debris that can easily be overlooked by other inspection devices.
The Manta-W+, which can be used as a probe and a benchtop microscope (applicable for field use, as well as lab and manufacturing) represents the next evolution of Sumix’s proven, industry-standard platform of fibre scopes, including SMX-Manta, SMX-Manta+ and Scopio series. Manta-W+ supports not just multi-fibre connections, but also all standard types including popular LC, SC, SMA, E2000, AVIM, Mini-AVIM, and many more with an extensive selection of interchangeable tips available.
Regarding the Sumix MPO microsope, the judges of the 2019 Lightwave Innovation Reviews program stated: “Great option for MTP/MPO testing; ability to check up to 96 fibers on one screen is impressive. Broad range of compatible connectors makes it an even more impressive product.”