Polishing Fixture/Film suits fiber optic installers.

Press Release Summary:

With grooved face, plastic polishing fixture Model 45-342 is suited for use with ST, SC, and FC connectors with 2.5 mm ferrules. Precision manufactured center hole diameter assures that ferrule is kept perpendicular to polishing surface. Aluminum oxide polishing film provides consistency resulting in repeatable connector finishes on ceramic, stainless steel, plastic, and composite ferrules. Single sheet yields range of 10-20 connectors when used in 3-step process.

Original Press Release:

IDEAL Offers Fiber Optic Installers Affordable New Solutions For Polishing ST, SC and FC Connectors

SYCAMORE, IL, December 9, 2002 - Targeting professional fiber optic installers, IDEAL INDUSTRIES, Inc. today announced its Model 45-342, an inexpensive, long-life plastic polishing fixture designed for use with ST, SC and FC connectors with 2.5mm ferrules.

To compliment this introduction, the company is also offering a new line of aluminum oxide polishing films for optimum connector polishing results.

The Model 45-342 is a stand-out among polishing fixtures because of its value pricing and quality design. For example, to assure the ferrule is kept perpendicular to the polishing surface, the center hole diameter was precision manufactured to extremely high tolerance. Another plus to the IDEAL fixture design is a unique grooved face that enhances polishing efficiency and optimal connector performance.

IDEAL polishing films bring a new level of performance to the task, offering excellent lot-to-lot consistency resulting in repeatable connector finishes on ceramic, stainless steel, plastic and composite ferrules. A single sheet typically yields a range of 10 to 20 connectors when used in the recommended 3-step process of 0.5um, 3um and 12um films. These aluminum oxide films are available in quantity of 20 films per sleeve in convenient 3" x 6" sizes. As a further assistance to users, the polishing instructions are printed on the inside of the sleeve, so they can't get lost on a job site.

For more information, contact IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC., Becker Place, Sycamore, Illinois 60178. Or phone 1-800-435-0705, Fax: 1-800-533-4483. On the web, www.idealindustries.com.

IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. has been serving the electrical industry since 1916. IDEAL is one of the world's leading manufacturers of professional quality tools and supplies serving installation professionals in the construction, maintenance, data communications and original equipment manufacturing industries.

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