PVI Systems intros automated end-face inspection tools

JANUARY 29, 2009 -- The AVIT family of products enables technicians to locate, image, and inspect the end-face surfaces for scratches, pits, chips, cracks, loose contamination, and other defects.

JANUARY 29, 2009 -- PVI Systems Inc. (search for PVI Systems) recently expanded its AVIT family of products that fully automate fiber end-face inspection. The family enables technicians to locate, image, and inspect the end-face surfaces for scratches, pits, chips, cracks, loose contamination, and other defects. By automatically and precisely inspecting each fiber end face, PVI says the AVIT family helps companies efficiently ensure the quality of each fiber in all of their products.

The AVIT family is designed to significantly reduce labor costs, subjective and inconsistent inspection, and supply chain friction, while providing quantitative test results for each fiber end face. The dual camera system used in some of the AVIT products offers the ability to inspect the quality of the fiber, the ferrule contact zone, or even the entire ferrule for defects, the company adds.

The family consists of three products: the AVIT, the miniAVIT, and the µAVIT. The AVIT interfaces with multiple units under test (UUTs) by means of a fixture receiver for product-based inspections, such as routers, line cards, or bulkhead cables. The miniAVIT, designed specifically for post-polishing, in-process, and final stages of manufacturing, inspects fibers without removing the UUTs from the polishing plate, significantly reducing labor time to inspect, repolish, and rework of any fibers that fail the inspection criteria, according to PVI. The µAVIT integrates into a one-piece flow process to suit lower-volume, high-density MT ferruled fiber inspection.

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