Lightel Announces Gliding Plasma Fiber Coating Stripper



RENTON, Wash., January 23, 2017 — Lightel® today announced that its new gliding plasma fiber coating stripper is available for shipping.

Based on our Gliding Plasma Striping Technology, Lightel has developed the GPST-1000 stripper for quick and easy optical fiber coating stripping. The GPST-1000 allows operators to effortlessly strip almost all types of fiber coatings, including the most stubborn ones such as carbon or polyimide.

This unit supports both end-stripping and window-stripping with adjustable stripping lengths. The strip is clean with sharp edges. The non-contact process maintains high fiber tensile strength while eliminating the risks associated with chemical stripping and blade-based mechanical systems.

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About Lightel

Incorporated in 1999, Lightel Technologies was founded to bring advanced optical components, and equipment to the optical communications, aerospace, and sensor industries. Lightel maintains its headquarters in Renton, Washington, with additional manufacturing facilities for high volume, cost sensitive production offshore. Our products are sold worldwide, with distributors in key locations to offer the best customer services possible.

Since the initial passive component product development, Lightel has emerged as a technology leader several key product areas, including Fused Biconic Taper (FBT) coupler workstations, a full line of FBT components, Thin Film Filter (TFF), and other micro-optic components, video microscopes for inspection, cleaning, test and analysis.

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