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QUALITY FIBER OPTIC TOOLS & EQUIPMENT MAKING YOUR JOB EASIER

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Use our Expertise to Help Make Your Decision.

Why purchase quality tools from FIS?

• Buying a cheap tool for the sake of saving money is always a bad idea.
• You should always consider two things when making a purchase—Price & Quality
• Quality tools last a lifetime and most always perform better.

Do you Have the Correct Tool?

If you have ever worked on fiber optics you know the correct tool means all the difference in the world. Getting the job done correctly and quickly you must rely on the proper fiber optic tools. There are so many tools available and choosing the correct one can be an issue. At Fiber Instrument Sales we pride ourselves on maintaining a huge invento-ry and the knowledge to help you get the correct tool. Almost every facet of fiber installation requires a specialty tool.





HAND TOOLS & TOOL KITS


When stripping fiber optic cable, a professional quality Stripping Tool makes your job easier by providing a clean cut. They assure that the fiber optic jacket strip is accurate and is removed from the cable with precision. These hand tools are made with the professional installer in mind. Utility Knifes allow you to cut safely, with precision. Choose a knife with non-slip, comfortable grip with a quick blade change. A big plus is a 3 position blade for safety. Machined tip Screwdrivers allow for accurate fastener contact. Look for cushioned grips to allow for comfort and torque. Can Wrench, choose a standard size with 3/8 & 7/16. Built in strippers are a plus. Channel Lock Pliers, durable hardened steel a must. Choose wide grip design for a large load bearing area, it will help avoid any slippage which will do damage. Long Nose Pliers with a wide grip are a must these pliers have a habit of slip ping off their intended target. Ergonomic design will reduce fatigue. As with all hand tools always choose a corrosion-resistant finish. Non Contact Voltage Detector makes it easy when checking for presence of voltage. The best versions have bright LED and audible alarm if voltage is present.





CUSTOM TOOL KITS


Looking for something special? We can help. You choose the tools and the carrier. Whether it’s our Standard Hard Case, Backpack Carrier or Soft Case, we will make the kit for you. FIS carries a complete line of quality hand tools to make you fiber optic installation easier.





STRIPPING TOOLS


The right stripper helps makes your job easier. To prepare the fiber for fusion splicing, the protective polymer coating around the optical fiber to must be removed. Whether you use a Manual Mechanical Stripper or a Thermal Ribbon Stripper, we can help you choose the correct tool. Typi-cally, there are two popular types of ways to strip optical fiber. They are mechanical and thermal. In the mechanical method a hand held stripper similar to any other wire stripper is used. However, the fiber optic stripper is designed specifically for optical fiber. These strippers are precise when used correctly. They strip away the fiber coating and expose the fiber without damaging it. When stripping ribbon fiber a thermal fiber stripper is most often used. This stripper is designed to heat the fiber coating and then strip it away.





SLITTER/REMOVAL TOOLS


When the need arises and you want to slit a fiber opti-cal cable at the end or mid-span you need a precision tool. Our Slitters will assist you in making cuts effortlessly. These tools are built to make a horizontal or a rotary cut in the fiber jacket so you can quickly expose the fiber without disturbing or damaging the fiber inside the jacket.





MID-ACCESS TOOL


A mid access tool allows you to easy trouble free access to single tube fiber as well as ribbon fiber optic cable. It splits the buffer tube with no damage.





FIBER OPTIC CLEAVERS


Cleaving is the process in which a fiber is cut with precision. The fiber is not actually cut, this tool scores a precise location on the fiber getting it ready to be cut. Automatic Cleavers are usually best for this job and are the most popular method of cleaving fiber. When a Mechanical Cleaver that is used then a bit more skill is needed. As always, when choosing the correct precision tool, quality is important looking at just price can lead to problems with your installation.





OTDR'S


An OTDR measures loss within an optical fiber. When an OTDR is connected to optical fiber cable it sends optical pulses into the fiber to be tested. It extracts scattered or reflected light from the same end of the optical fiber. This characterizes the fiber. It is looking for faults or defects in the fiber optic cable. This returned signal of reflected or scattered light will indicate the location of the fault that is encountered.





FUSION SPLICERS


A Fusion Splicer is a tool that uses an electronic arc the permanently melt two pieces of optical fiber end faces to form a single fiber. It completes this task by using an electric arc. This provides the most accurate joint alignment between the two optical fibers. These splicers offer fast heating which in-turn means faster splicing times. As well as great precision and performance.





POWER METER & LIGHT SOURCE


The Power Meter & Light Source are used together to measure signal quality, loss and the continuity. The light source sends the light and then the power meter measures the loss of power at the other end. This test is for the average power in the system. It is important to remember test with the same wavelength as the system. If the system is 1310nm then the equipment must be set to that wavelength. The same holds true for 1550nm.





TALK SETS


An inexpensive solution to for communication. These long range talk sets use spare fibers. They are used on multi-mode or single-mode optical fiber during installation or maintenance. Talk Sets are hands free.





FIBER IDENTIFERS


Fiber Identifiers are used to verify whether optical fiber are live or not. This is done by creating a safe attenu-ation in a live optical fiber. The benefit of this item is that this can be done without interrupting signal traffic. A fiber identifier is used both in installation and maintenance of the fiber optic cable.





OPTICAL SPECTRUM ANALYZER


An Optical Spectrum Analyzer measures the power level that is being trans-mitted by each wavelength in a fiber optic cable typically used in CWDM and DWDM networks. The OSA can identify issues with specific wavelengths which can be compared against a baseline measurement to analyze a sys-tems performance over time.





VISUAL FAULT LOCATOR


A Visual Fault Locator consists of a red laser that is injected into an optical fiber. If a fiber has damaged or has a faulty connector as well as any type of damage including breaks, sharp bends or faults the laser will highlight the area that is damaged as the laser leak out.





WIRELESS TEST EQUIPMENT


Wireless Test Equipment is an inexpensive way to quickly identify pinched fibers, a breakpoint, poor connections, bending or bad splices. A red laser injects visible light into a optical fiber. When the red light shows through at a break, it is easy for a tech to spot the problem. It is important to note that that a micro-bends do not allow as much light to escape through the fiber jacket therefore it may be necessary to darken the area to better see the damaged area.





INSPECTION MICROSCOPE/VIDEO


In order to get good optical performance, inspection of fiber ends a fiber microscope is extremely important to your network. You need to look for scratches or any other type of contamination. This piece of equipment will magnify any issues and allow you to easily detect contamination and polish quality.