OptiPrep™ Polishing System

OptiPrep™ Polishing System

The OptiPrep™ System is designed for production polishing of a wide variety of optical components including Ferrules, Connectors, Waveguides, Silicon V-groove, Optical Chips, Capillary/Glass Lenses, Fiber Bundles, Ribbon Fiber and Bare Fiber

Optical polishing applications rely on specific geometry. The OptiPrep™ features a fixed cam-lock interface reference that is parallel to the plane of the platen. Desired sample angles are obtained based on geometric orientation built into the fixture.

Z-positioning/indexing is displayed on the digital indicator with 1-micron resolution and can be pre-set for unattended operation. Variable speed rotation/limit rotation and oscillation with variable sweep maximize use of the entire abrasive surface.

Adjustable load control expands its capability to handle a range of small (delicate) to large samples.

Applications where the OptiPrep™ is used often require custom fixtures. Please contact Allied for assistance with a current fixture or to design and manufacture a fixture for a complete solution.

Grinder/Polisher Features

  • Variable platen speed: 5-350 RPM, in 5 RPM increments
  • 7" LCD touchscreen with keypad entry to control all functions
  • ¼ HP (190 W) DC motor with durable reduction gearbox provides constant high-torque output
  • Digital timer and tachometer
  • Integrated controls for operation of the OptiPrep™ Positioning Device
  • Clockwise/counterclockwise platen rotation
  • Quick-change platen design, anodized to resist wear and corrosion
  • Corrosion/impact resistant cover
  • Bowl flush to prevent debris build-up
  • Electronic coolant control with adjustable valve

OptiPrep Positioning Device Features

  • Front digital indicator displays real-time material removal/sample advancement
  • Rear digital indicator displays vertical positioning (static) with zeroing function, 1 micron resolution
  • Precision spindle design indexes sample perpendicular to the platen, and can rotate simultaneously
  • Automatic sample oscillation, adjustable sweep with 6 speeds
  • Full or limited automatic sample rotation with 8 speeds
  • Cam-locking system eliminates the need for tools and allows for exact repositioning of fixtures
  • Dimensions: 15" W x 26" D x 20" H (381 x 660 x 508 mm)
  • Weight: 95 lb. (43 kg)
  • Shipping Dimensions: 33" W x 31" D x 15" H (838 x 787 x 381 mm)
  • Shipping Weight: 125 lb. (57 kg)
  • Two (2) year warranty
  • CE Compliant
  • Designed & manufactured by Allied in the USA

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