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The Prototype Fiber Optic Connector Polishing Machine



With the staff of Accel Automation, comes past employment experience in developing a prototype automated machine which polishes fiber optic connectors attached to fiber optic cables. Our staff member provided Mechanical Design, Engineering Analysis, Control System Design, and Software Development services to create this machine. Additionally, our staff member is the sole contributor to a US patent pertaining to this machine, US Patent 6918816.

Project Overview

The Prototype Fiber Optic Connector Polishing Machine consists of an array of pads, where each row of pads supports a different grit polishing film. Supported above each row of film is a fixture which holds a row of fiber optic connectors to be polished. The Prototype Fiber Optic Connector Polishing Machine moves the fixtures in a pattern while the pads lift the polishing film up to apply force to the end-face of each connector through the film, thus causing polishing to occur. Upon completion of the pattern, the pads are lowered, and the fixtures indexed to the next position so that each fixture of connectors experiences polishing using different grit film at each row of pads.

Mechanical Design

Our staff member provided the Mechanical Design services required to create:

Engineering Analysis

Our staff member provided the Engineering Analysis services required to:

Control System Design

Our staff member provided the Control System Design services required to control:

Software Development

Our staff member provided the Software Development services required to create:



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