The APC-8000 features a superior fixture-to-platten locking mechanism and other design enhancements giving the user consistent polishing results at high production volumes. The fixture-to-platten locking mechanism confines motion to vertical plane, eliminating horizontal movement in the fixture that may cause damage to the fiber. Polishing results are consistent and yield end face geometry exceeding GR-326-CORE standards.
The polisher also features an improved safety cover assembly forming an enclosure around the fixture to confine water within the polishing area. As a result, the machine does not require frequent maintenance and lubrication. Like previous models, the APC-8000 features a dual concentric drive motion for multi-axis polishing, with a wider range of speeds for greater control over the polishing cycle and throughput. Polishing can be done at higher speeds, without compromising quality.
The APC-8000’s expanded software capabilities and safety features make it easy and safe to use. It features a step-by-step automated guidance system, digital display indicating operating conditions, and emergency stop button. The software stores up to 35 recipes, with 10 polishing steps per recipe.
Fixtures for the APC-8000 hold between 12 and 36 connectors or ferrules depending on connector type.