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This external testing guarantees the unerring objectivity and authoritative compliance of all test results. The EN standard prescribes both emission and immunity requirements for laboratory, measurement, and control equipment. This unit has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device. Throughout its life, fber connectors must be inspected, analyzed and cleaned to maintain an acceptable level of functionality. By developing and introducing the equipment and software to inspect, analyze and clean fber connectors, Westover Scientifc is able to provide a comprehensive solution to the performance and preservation of fber optic interconnects.

This manual will cover the basic terms and concepts of fber optic connectivity followed by the operational and functional use of FiberChek. Fiber connectors come in various types and have diferent characteristics for use in diferent applications.

The main components of a fber connector are detailed below: Body Houses the ferrule which secures the fber in place. Utilizes a latch and key mechanism that aligns the fber and prevents the rotation of ferrules of two mated connectors. Ferrule Thin cylinder where the fber is mounted and acts as the fber alignment mechanism; the end of the fber is located at the end of the ferrule.

Fiber Cladding Glass layer surrounding the core which prevents signal in the core from escaping. Core The critical center layer of the fber. It is the conduit by which light passes through. Multiple Fibers Ribbon Fiber Connector Ferrule Fiber Simplex Fiber Connector If dirt particles get on the core surface the light becomes blocked, creating unacceptable insertion loss and back-refection. Furthermore, those particles can permanently damage the glass interface, digging into the glass and leaving pits that create further back-refection if mated.

To further complicate matters, loose particles have a tendency to migrate. Scratches that touch the core are problematic because they create unacceptable back refection. Moreover, the naming or archiving scheme is user-defned, making the documentation and record keeping process manageable and entirely customizable to ft your needs. It also introduces the basic tools for set-up and instructions for key operational procedures.

Calibrate: Calibrate the system with a pristine connector or artifact. Step 2 Note: You can select Open to download directly into a default temporary folder computer-defned , however this method is not recommended.

After completion of download, select Open to unzip and extract the. Continue to Software Installation. Download Complete Step 5 8 2. You will be given instructions to do this after you have installed the FiberChek software.

Please install the software frst. Step A Step B Note: If you do not accept the license agreement the installation process will terminate and FiberChek will not be installed on your computer. Select Finish to complete installation and proceed to Hardware Installation.

Note: You can access the Release Notes anytime after installation from the downloaded installation fles. When you plug the image capture device into an open USB port for the frst time, Windows.

Found New Hardware prompt will appear automatically to guide you through the installation process. What do you see in the FiberChek main window? Only one program at a time can use the image capture device. You will not be able to view live video images if you open FiberChek while another program is already using the image capture device. However, you will be able to open and view previously saved image fles. To resolve this problem, close the program s using the image capture device and restart FiberChek.

If no, exit FiberChek and install the device driver. Note: If you encounter any problems or have any questions regarding download, installation, operation or troubleshooting, please contact Westover Scientifc Technical Support see Contact Information on page If no, connect the microscope and restart FiberChek.

Is the Probe LED turned on? If no, remove any connector from the Probe tip and point the Barrel Assembly on the palm of your hand. If there is no light shining on your hand, there may be a hardware problem with the Probe or a power issue with the USB port on your computer. If the microscope illumination is on but you are still getting a blank black screen, please verify that the most current version of the video card driver in your Blank Black Screen computer is installed.

Video card drivers are available for download via the computer manufacturers web site. Did the computer just come out of Standby or Hibernation? The VGA drivers of certain computers are known to have problems when coming out of suspend power mode. It identifes and characterizes defects and their location relative to the fber core and provides a PASS or FAIL result according to the preconfgured failure criteria. Settings for failure criteria can be pre-programmed by the user to recognize and analyze various defects that are present on or around the fber.

These user-defned criteria settings are within the Profles see Section 4. As diferent types of contamination are located and identifed, FiberChek measures the size of each individual defect and determines the PASS or FAIL result of the fber according to the parameters pre-confgured for each Profle setting. Since defects on or near the core surface typically afect the transmission of light the most, they must be examined most aggressively.

FiberChek defnes the concentric areas around the core as Zones see Section 4. Used in conjunction with Westovers FBP Probe Microscopes and image capture modules, FiberChek is an efective and sensible solution for automated inspection and analysis of optical fber end-faces.

Plug In 2. Open 3. Focus 4. Test 5. This button also allows the user to toggle between a live and frozen image. Profle This drop-down menu lists the stored inspection profles that have been pre- programmed in FiberChek as well as any other user-defned profle settings that are created and saved.

Fiber This menu displays the various types of fber. It is essential that the type of fber selected matches the type of fber to be inspected.

Magnifcation Note: This feature only applies when using Westovers dual magnifcation probe microscopes. A factory-installed Magnifcation Control on the probe microscope performs this switch between high and low magnifcation. Select the magnifcation type to correspond with the probe setting to optimize the image display.

This option opens the Print dialog that allows the user to send the image to a designated printer. Save As This menu contains sub-menus which include: Calibrate Password Protect Acquisition Device Company Information Extract Archive Note: These sub-menus will be explained in the following sections.

Help This option opens the softwares Help menu. Step 7 To manually adjust cross hair To Calibrate Select fber type see Fiber Type table below. Select Options Select Calibrate Start at the systems default cross hair position by clicking Snap to Estimated. FiberChek will automatically estimate the edges of the fber for the Top Left, however at times manual adjustments to cross hair position may be required use arrows under Cross hair position.

The same as above applies to the Place Bottom Right dialog. Click Finish. A set of pre-programmed factory Profles are included with FiberChek. These settings are in accordance to industry surveys and consensus. New Profles can also be created based on user-defned parameters. To get to the Edit Profle menu Select Profles From the Profles menu, highlight the desired Profle and select Edit profle Descriptions of each parameters are listed below: 4.

E Create an exclusive Name for the Profle. Password Protect to secure access to predetermined Profle settings. Determine the number of Zones 06 for analysis. Defne the fbers Cladding and Core diameters.

Sensitivity levels are explained below. Find scratches in the cladding zone or to disable the criteria altogether as well as sensitivity scale. Choose the failure criteria limits for epoxy ring. Coarse Polish Used when evaluating connectors that are terminated and polished by hand in feld use. In-service Connectors Used when evaluating factory terminated and machine polished connectors that are in feld use. UPC Post-polish Used when evaluating factory terminated and machine polished connectors.

Sensitivity Levels.


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