How to Use A Fiber Cleaver
A fiber cleaver utilizes an automatic anvil drop for fewer required steps and better cleaving consistency. The automated anvil design can save time and significantly improve the quality of the cleave by eliminating human error and subpar cleaves associated with scribes and manual cleavers. To perfectly cleave optical fibers, perform the following steps: Step 1: Open the body cover and put the stripped fiber on the v-groove. Step 2: Close the holder cover. Step 3: Close the cover and move the slider forward to cleave the fiber. Step 4: Open the cover and check the cleaved fiber. Step 5: Open the holder cover and take out the cleaved fiber. Step 6: Remove the chip of cleaved fiber with a pair of tweezers.
Tips on Choosing Fiber Cleavers
1.Select fiber cleavers according to your application requirements. Fiber cleavers, designed for fusion splicing, need a low average angle that is one degree or less, whereas cleavers appropriate for mechanical connectors require angles below three degrees. To determine whether you require a single-fiber or multi-fiber cleaver before you cleave the fibers at one time.
2.Think twice before purchasing a cleaver built into a splicer. If you intend to purchase the built-in cleavers, you must check whether the cleaver or splicer requires maintenance. It may cause inconvenience to technicians if they lose valuable tools, which can hold up the job at hand.
3.Purchase a cleaver with the latest automation features that can save a lot of labor and time. Fiber cleavers are always continuing to evolve with new and improved features, such as automated fiber scrap collection, automated scoring mechanisms, and the latest automatic blade rotation technology.