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?

  • Fiber optic splicer - its operation is the essence and purpose of the installer. Handling the fibers, measurement calculations, working environment ... all this affects the final result, but we will not do anything without full knowledge of the device, which unfortunately is not always universal. In the work of a welder, we can deal with different models, not all of them will work the same, so it is crucial to get acquainted with as much equipment as possible. The quality and efficiency of the welder will vary depending on the price, but also on the skill of the welder.
  • Know the fibers - we make optical fibers from fibers that differ in terms of energy transmission. The factor that determines the power losses is their geometry, i.e. the diameter of the mode field and the centricity of the core in relation to the shell. We also distinguish them according to the type of mode, they can be with shifted dispersion, resistant to bending or multimode. A lot of information, but correctly measured fiber parameters are crucial for the further welding process, it is worth remembering.
  • Health and safety is the key - but you shouldn't forget about your own health. If we decide to work as a welder, it is worth being careful during workshops and lessons so that you do not burn yourself ...
  • Maintenance - cleaning the optics, v-grooves and holders, and in addition periodic replacement of the electrodes, depending on the manufacturer of the welding machine (these differ in durability). When cleaning, I recommend that you use soft-bristle products soaked in alcohol for best results. While these may seem like many factors that should be taken into account in order to maintain the quality of work, it is also about our own safety.
  • Assessment - a visual inspection of the weld seam should be made after each installation. We can use the same welding machine for the same, which (if it has such a function) will provide us with an estimated diagnosis.

This is a general outline of what should be taken care of in the work of a fiber optic installer and if you are a layman or are considering the work of a welder or have a group of installers under you, take advantage of the offer Operator Training Center.

SPA organizes 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 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. All training will be held in the Training Hall in Warsaw's Ursus, at 5/272A Gierdziejewskiego Street.

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