Soldering Fiber Optics with Induction

Soldering Fiber Optics with Induction

Can fiber optics components be soldered with induction?

Our applications laboratory has considerable experience with a variety of soldering applications and would be happy to review your fiber optics soldering application. 

Induction generates an electromagnetic field in a work coil that induces currents in the conductive material of a workpiece placed within or near the coil. Friction from these currents elevates the temperature of the materials to be soldered.

Benefits of Fiber Optics Sealing  with Induction

Induction meets tight production tolerances delivering precise localized heat to small areas creating pinpoint accuracy. The process increases production rates with faster heating cycles, reduces defect rates with repeatable, reliable heat and eliminates variability from operator-to-operator, shift-to-shift.

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Select from our collection of fiber optics sealing notes, taken from years supporting our customers. Read how we helped to solve their process heating challenges.

image: Soldering Ferrule and Module AssemblySoldering Ferrule and Module Assembly

To heat ferrule and module assemblies for a soldering application in the fiber optics industry.

image: Heating a Kovar Ferrule for Glass SolderingHeating a Kovar Ferrule for Glass Soldering

The solder formed a relatively uniform domed seal around the fiber despite the asymmetry of the open C coil. It took under 10 seconds to heat the part to soldering temperature

image: Hermetic Sealing a Ferrule & Fiber Optic CableHermetic Sealing a Ferrule & Fiber Optic Cable

To heat a Kovar ferrule and fiber optic cable to 297°F within 10 seconds for a soldering application, to form a hermetic seal

image: Solder Fiber Optic Cable to Ferrule & PreformSolder Fiber Optic Cable to Ferrule & Preform

Induction heating provides rapid localized heat only where needed, repeatable, consistent results with clean, controllable joints

image: Hermetically sealing a fiber optic cable in a kovar ferruleHermetically sealing a fiber optic cable in a kovar ferrule

Induction heating provides instant start up time, requiring very little power resources, pin point accuracy, a clean source of heat which is easily integrated into existing automated systems

image: Curing Epoxy On A Laser Diode AssemblyCuring Epoxy On A Laser Diode Assembly

To heat epoxy on a laser diode assembly to 250°F within 5 seconds for a curing application

image: Curing Ceramic FiberCuring Ceramic Fiber

A special steel tube and coil combination is used to build an induction heating oven to cure the fiber on a continuous basis. The ceramic fiber travels in an alumina tube inside a hot steel tube

image: Induction Melting Glass for Fiber DrawingInduction Melting Glass for Fiber Drawing

To heat a metal susceptor vessel to 2200°F within 25 minutes with induction for a fiberglass melting application

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