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Flexible automation of fiber optical connector assembly
Author(s): Claus Scholpp; Alexander Ankele
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Paper Abstract

Today's assembly of fiber-optic connectors is characterized by a high manual assembly share. Because of the dimensions of the fiber and the ferrule in the range of 125 micrometers , high precision in the assembly process is required,especially concerning the insertion process of the fiber into the glue- filled ferrule. Still, at present there is no implementation of a process monitoring in the connector assembly to guarantee high and reproducible quality. We will present an assembly cell for an automated insertion process with integrated process monitoring and finally discuss the theoretical aspects behind the process monitoring.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 April 1998
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3289, Micro-Optics Integration and Assemblies, (20 April 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.305474
Show Author Affiliations
Claus Scholpp, Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Produktionstechnik und Automatisierung (Germany)
Alexander Ankele, Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Produktionstechnik und Automatisierung (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3289:
Micro-Optics Integration and Assemblies
Michael R. Feldman; Yung-Cheng Lee, Editor(s)

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