The Universal Workholder (UVG) from Krell Technologies (Morganville, NJ) is designed to polish any fiber optic component that incorporates a UPC-style ferrule with a diameter between 1.25 mm and 3.2 mm. The fixture works with industry-standard connectors: SC, FC, ST, LC, MU, E2000, and SMA. M29504, TFOCA, and ARINC 801 mil-spec termini and contacts can also be loaded in the device.
The UVG integrates independent suspension and optical alignment at each component position. Independent suspension permits automated air polishing and provides equalized pressure distribution for each component. Optically aligned positions yield Telcordia compliance for endface geometry. In addition to standard connectors and termini, the UVG can accommodate many devices that integrate lightguides.