AFL (Lowell, MA and Spartanburg, SC) has introduced the family of NOYES FOCIS PRO automatic fiber inspection solutions. The FOCIS PRO System consists of the DFD1 Touchscreen Tablet, the DFS1 Digital FiberScope and the new SimpleView™ PRO software. Capable of centering a fiber image, identifying critical core, cladding, adhesive and contact zones while detecting and tallying the types of defects found, this software analyzes a typical fiber in under five seconds. Its Zoom/Pan feature combined with a large, clear display enables users to identify the smallest particles, scratches and imperfections. Unique to FOCIS and FOCIS PRO products is the patent-pending paired image feature which allows users to make immediate fiber cleanliness comparisons. With the FOCIS PRO, users can capture and save up to 1,000 fiber images, review images on-site and share images via USB memory sticks or SD flash cards. 

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This article first appeared in the March, 2013 issue of NASA Tech Briefs Magazine.

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