Designed to minimize bench space and maximize utility, the FiberForge™ is a useful platform for research activities, new product development, and the manufacturing of both standard and novel fiber components. As new applications and markets emerge, there is a need for a versatile method of “forging” new tools.

User-friendly software provides customization of many parameters, allowing unique combinations of heating and pulling. Fiber diameters from 80µm to 400µm can be processed with the FiberForge, covering most fiber optic applications.

Lightel has over a decade of experience in the design and manufacture of coupler workstations for fused biconic taper (FBT) applications. Based on the proven technique of using a high temperature flame as the heating element, our equipment supports the production of commercialized telco and R&D activities worldwide.

Model numberFF-280
InputAC 90-240V, 50/60Hz.
Power Consumption100W Max (with 4 UV lamps on)
Dimensions370.7mm(W) x 208.5mm(H) x 312.9mm(D) w/o windshield
Weight~28 lb (12.5kg)
Built-in Computer
ProcessorGenuine Intel ATOM
Memory2GB DDR2
Serial port (RS232/RS485)Up to 2, 1 occupied
Video outStandard D-Sub
LCD monitorExternal
6 total for pulling, torch, and package movements respectively
Pulling length40mm, maximum span 50mm
Power Meter
Channels2 channels standard, 3 optional
Detector wavelength range800nm to 1700nm
Large dynamic linear power range-70dBm to +5dBm
Gas and Mass Flow Controller
Flow rate0-300sccm
Gas input25-125psi
Additional digital MFC and oxygen diffuser
Vacuum Pump
PowerDC24V, 3 channels, 250mA/ch, 750mA total
UV Lamp
UV sourceUV LED
UV wavelength365nm (UVA)d
ChannelsUp to 4 channels
Hydrogen Generator
H2 purity>99.999%
H2 flow rate0-500 ml/min
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