Welding of optical fibers as the future of welding

With the development of telecommunications and its importance in the industrial world, we see a growing demand for durable connectors. No wonder that companies wanting to guarantee their existence and position on the market, need and reach for professionals in the field of installation and welding of optical fibers. What does an ideal installer need and how to become one?

  1. Fibre optic welder - its operation is the essence and purpose of an installer's existence. Familiarity with fibres, measurement calculations, the working environment... these all affect the end result, but nothing will be done without full knowledge of the equipment, which unfortunately is not always universal. In the work of a welder we may have to deal with different models, not all will perform equally, so it is crucial to become familiar with as much equipment as possible. The quality and performance of a welder will vary depending on the price, but also and above all on the welding skills.
  2. Know the fibres - Fibre optics are made of fibres which vary in their energy transmission. The determinant of power loss is their geometry, i.e. the diameter of the modulus field and the centricity of the core with respect to the sheath. We also differentiate them by the type of modulus, it can be of shifted dispersion, bend-resistant or multimode. A lot of information, but correctly measured parameters fibres are crucial to the subsequent welding process, it is worth bearing this in mind.
  3. Health and safety is fundamental - for this, you should not forget about your own health. If you decide to work as a welder, it's worth paying attention in workshops and lessons so that you don't get burned later....
  4. Maintenance - cleaning of the optics, v-grooves and chucks, and on top of this the cyclical replacement of electrodes, depending on the manufacturer of the welder (these vary in durability). When cleaning, I recommend using products with soft bristles soaked in alcohol for best results. While this may seem like a lot of factors to take care of in order to maintain the quality of the work, it is also about our own safety at the same time.
  5. Evaluation - After each installation, the completed weld should be visually inspected. We can use the welding machine itself for this, which (if it has such a function) will show us the an estimate of the diagnosis.

This is a general overview of what needs to be taken care of in a fibre optic installer's job, and if you are a layperson or considering a welding job or have a group of installers under you, please take advantage of our offer.

The Operator Training Centre (OSO) organises fiber optic welding courses. They will teach you everything I have listed in the step-by-step welder silhouette. They require you to be at least 18 years old and have at least a basic education. On completion of the course you will receive a certificate in both Polish and English - honoured here and abroad. If you are considering sending your employees on additional courses they offer a discount for larger groups.

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