Fiber Optic Equipment Calibration & Maintenance Services

Stay compliant with industry standards
by taking advantage of our full-service calibration lab

Stay compliant with industry standards by taking advantage of our full-service calibration lab. All equipment is inspected, calibrated to NIST traceable standards, and verified to be in conformance with the manufacturer's specifications. All calibration services include a calibration certificate and the turn-around time is typically 7-10 days upon receipt of the equipment and payment for standard services.

Contact for more information: 1.800.5000.FIS(347), Outside the U.S. +1-315-736-2206

  • The American Standards Lab, a division of Fiber Instrument Sales, offers some of the most competitive pricing and lead times in the industry.
  • FIS holds the certification of ISO 9001-2015. This certification along with a calibration certificate ensures your equipment will meet the industry's highest standards.
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Full Service Fiber Optic Equipment Calibration You Can Count On

It's fairly simple but important.
The NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) defines a measurement so that both the item being measured (your equipment) and their measurement is a match. In other words, your equipment is calibrated against the standards that are set by this federal agency. The calibration has been verified through an unbroken chain of documents.


What is an unbroken chain of documents? 
Your piece of equipment is compared to our piece of equipment which in turn was compared to a piece of equipment from the NIST which is within a stated tolerance. The NIST set the tolerance and it is correct. Our equipment was compared to the NIST equipment so we know ours is correct. Finally, yours is compared to ours and found to be correct. That is an unbroken chain. This unbroken chain which is traced back NIST standard for accurate measurement is how uniformity is maintained.


Why should I care?
You want to reduce the uncertainty in your measurements and increase your customers' confidence in the information you provide them. In short, the fiber you installed was installed correctly and has minimal loss.


Even better. We are ISO 9001-2015 Certified.
This important compliance indicates our company's excellence in product quality and service. ISO (International Organization for Standardization) often calls for us to test instrumentation so we have a documented NIST certification. ISO is the world's largest non-governmental developer of standards.

 

Did you know that according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, a fusion splicer on average earns $56,750.00 annually?

That number can go up near $100,000 for more specilaized job sites. Now just think if your splicer fails you...you are losing a nice piece of the pie! Losing money is one issue, slowing down the job is another. To ensure your unit is always in prime condition and awaiting your next job, remember to have that little companion serviced. Take advantage of the time when you are between jobs, by sending your gear to Fiber Instrument Sales so we can ensure it is in working correctly making sure it will not fail you when needed most.

Ignoring regular service can cost you. Not only thosands in repair, but even more down time on the job. On average a repair can take up to four weeks. For a seasoned splicer operator that can be thousands of dollars lost, not to mention a delay in the job.

What do we see when a unit comes in that has not been serviced as scheduled?

  • Contamination/Damaged V-Grooves
  • Dirty Camera Lenses
  • Dust on the camera board
  • Damaged or misaligned electrodes
  • Debris inside the unit causing motor issues

All of which will cause inferior splices. Something no one wants with their installation. Can you prevent all or some of these issues? Absolutely! The reality is, after time in the field, especially under harsh conditions, these issues are going to happen. No one can prevent the months of dirt and debris from getting into these machines.

Generally, it is recommended that a splicer should at least be serviced annually. However, depending on your working conditions, units require some love and attention after just one job! You the technician, are the first line of defense. You are the one who uses it. Often you can tell if it is not working at optimal performance. If you believe it needs some work, even though it may have been serviced a few months ago, then trust your technical experience. In the world of splicing, it is always much better to be safe than sorry.

Your signal will suffer. Ignore the service on your equipment and the quality of your splice will suffer. In our lab here at FIS, we can perform general maintenance on the most popular fusion splicers in as little as five days. If your machine needs repairs we will also work directly with most manufacturers. We can handle the entire process for you. Regardless of whether a large or small service issue or repair FIS will make sure the job is done quickly, correctly with no effort on your part. Send it in we will do the rest!

Fiber optic testing has become at the forefront of today's applications. Today there is an ever-increasing demand for new as well as existing fiber optic networks. There is a need for faster networks. Customers not only want this service, but they are also demanding it. As this demand increases so does the pressure on our existing infrastructure. The last issue you want is a network not working up to capacity. You need to know if your network is performing the way it should. Certification of today's networks requires the right equipment in correct working order. Individual fiber components need to be tested. This includes connectors, fiber cable and splices. Good test equipment properly calibrated will help you determine if you have an excessive loss in the network. As the demand for bandwidth increases, your test equipment must be maintained. Testing with faulty equipment will cost you time, money, and make unhappy customers.

 

 

 

 

 

Calibration

Stay compliant with industry standards by taking advantage of our full-service calibration lab.

All equipment is inspected by American Standards Lab, a division of Fiber Instrument Sales, Inc. will be calibrated to NIST traceable standards and verified to be in conformance with the manufacturer's specifications. FIS holds the certification of ISO 9001-2015. This certification along with a calibration certificate ensures your equipment will meet the industry's highest standards.  Turn-around time is typically 7-10 days upon receipt of the equipment and payment for standard services. All calibration services include a calibration certificate.

Contact for more information: 1.800.5000.FIS(347), Outside the U.S. +1-315-736-2206

Calibration Pricing

All calibrations come with a certificate ensuring your equipment meets the industry’s highest standards.

Calibration FAQ's

Answers about test equipment calibration.

Pre-Owned Equipment

Choose a certified pre-owned fiber optic equipment and get a free calibration or maintenance service on us.

Articles To Read

Calibration: When & Why

OTDR Service/Connector Repair

Fusion Splicer & Cleaver - A Calibration Team

Questions?

Jesse Simonds
Calibration & Pre-Owned Equipment Manager
jsimonds@fissales.com
317-737-2114

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