KrellTech

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KrellTech
11 Evergreen Ave
Neptune City, NJ
United States
07753
Website: www.krelltech.com

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20 November 2023
KRELLTECH INTRODUCES THE GEO SYSTEM
Revolutionary Polishing Platform Addresses the Processing Challenges of PICs and Waveguides Neptune City, NJ: KrellTech, the leading manufacturer of optical polishing and inspection equipment, announced today its new GEO™ Processing System. GEO™, based upon the proven NOVA™ polisher, is specially configured to address the unique requirements and processing challenges of the emerging photonic integrated chip (PIC) industry. Its workholder fixtures provide adjustable mounting mechanisms to accommodate varying chip dimensions, while taking into consideration the fragile and sensitive waveguide surface features. Flat, angled and multi-faceted geometries can be formed on optical chip edges and endfaces. Chris Bruno, Vice President of Engineering, has directed the design efforts of the engineering team behind GEO™. “Krell has always tackled the more challenging photonic applications, ranging from bare fiber polishing and shaping, to esoteric medical devices and optical probes. The new technologies we developed for these applications have been incorporated and optimized in GEO™ to solve the specialized demands posed by PICs and waveguides.” GEO™ can manipulate chip positioning and movement to a micron level. “This enables precise material removal while maintaining critical lengths”, says Bruno. “Combined with GEO™’s unique “microfeed” advancement feature, superior dimensional tolerance control can be achieved and maintained on a consistent basis.” GEO offers wireless tablet control using a familiar Android interface for ergonomic operation. A “manual” mode is ideal for initial process development, whereas “programmed” modes allow for seamless deployment into production environments. While accurate and repeatable polishing is a must for PIC optical performance, its quality must be verified and assured. Geo™ integrates vision systems to accomplish the task of quality assurance while PIC chips and optical waveguides are still loaded in the workholder fixture. A profile videoscope allows viewing of the polishing process in real time with the ability to measure final geometries and monitor material removal. Polished surfaces can also be scrutinized with GEO™’s in-line inspection videoscope. Hence, GEO™ is its own workcell, transforming its operating technician into both a processer and QA inspector. “KrellTech has had a history of product innovation and has become the “go-to” company for emerging optical industries”, added Bruno. “The introduction of GEO™ solidifies Krell as the leader in photonic innovation.” About KrellTech For over 30 years, USA-based KrellTech has manufactured advanced polishing systems and equipment for processing photonic components in markets ranging from telecom to industrial sensing, and bio-medical to avionics. Our innovative approach to optical processing integrates polishing operations with in-line inspection techniques for immediate quality feedback, reduced material handling and increased throughput. Krell’s experience spans all termination disciplines from bare fiber to connectors, and waveguides to photonic chips. Equipment features and performance address application requirements demanded by high-volume manufacturing to the harsh environments of the aerospace industry. The company works closely with customers from initial design concepts, process optimization, and final implementation. This development method results in products that comply with, and exceed industry standards including Telcordia, IEC and rigorous Mil-specs. For more information visit www.krelltech.com
20 November 2023
Gator - Optical Fiber Cleaner
Product Summary Bare Fiber Cleaner Gator™ is a cleaning tool for prepping fibers prior to fusion splicing procedures, connector termination, bare fiber polishing, and inspection tasks. Simply compress around a stripped fiber and pull to removed debris and residual buffer coating material. Tweezer design with soft lint-free cushioning conforms around fiber and eliminates breakage.
20 November 2023
KRELLTECH EXPANDS MANUFACTURING AND ENGINEERING FACILITY
KRELLTECH EXPANDS MANUFACTURING AND ENGINEERING FACILITY Foundation To Streamline Manufacturing, Enhance Product Design and Maximize Customer Support Neptune City, NJ: KrellTech, the leader in the manufacture and sales of photonic polishing and inspection equipment, announced today that it has just completed the final expansion phase of their manufacturing and engineering facility. Construction has more than doubled the floorspace originally occupied by these departments. Growing demand for fiber optic polishing machines has necessitated additional production resources to enable a higher level of efficiency, resulting in reduced shipment lead times. New fabrication equipment will also bring machining capabilities in-house for faster component turn-around and superior product quality control. Additional engineering labs will accelerate new product introduction. Chris Bruno, Vice President of Engineering, believes that his design group can now tackle the newest optical applications and their demanding requirements. “Over the past ten years, optical applications have shifted to new technologies such as photonic integrated circuits (PIC), fiber optic gyroscopes (FOG), medical devices, and quantum computing. Each of these present new engineering challenges that KrellTech is uniquely positioned to tackle,” Bruno said. Plans are also in the works to increase KrellTech’s technical staff. “We also factored the need to add new engineers to our team,” he added. “We have many exciting ideas in the pipeline that will require the best talent available. Keep an eye out for some very creative and revolutionary equipment with features that promise to outperform anything currently on the market.” About KrellTech For over 30 years, USA-based KrellTech has manufactured advanced polishing systems and equipment for processing photonic components in markets ranging from telecom to industrial sensing, and bio-medical to avionics. Our innovative approach to optical processing integrates polishing operations with in-line inspection techniques for immediate quality feedback, reduced material handling and increased throughput. Krell’s experience spans all termination disciplines from bare fiber to connectors, and waveguides to photonic chips. Equipment features and performance address application requirements demanded by high volume manufacturing to the harsh environments found in the aerospace industry. The company works closely with customers from initial design concepts, process optimization, and final implementation. This development method results in products that comply with, and exceed industry standards including Telcordia, IEC and rigorous Mil-specs. For more information visit www.krelltech.com.
20 November 2023
KRELLTECH LAUNCHES LIGHTWORKS SOLUTION GROUP
KRELLTECH LAUNCHES LIGHTWORKS SOLUTION GROUP Announces a new division for tackling the most challenging photonic projects Neptune City, NJ: KrellTech, the technological leader in the manufacturing and sales of optical polishing and inspection equipment announced today the formation of its LightWorks Solutions Group dedicated to customer driven photonic projects. LightWorks consists of select KrellTech engineers with diverse disciplines ranging from mechanical engineering to optical design. It is a highly customer-centric unit, targeting unique applications with the most demanding requirements. Justin Frick, Team Leader, believed that a group separate from KrellTech’s general engineering department would be able to better focus on customer needs. “LightWorks will manage technologically difficult and customer specific projects. This includes assistance during early R&D stages, as well as providing design strategies for higher volume production and manufacturing.” The standard KrellTech optical polishing and fiber optic inspection equipment line is positioned for applications ranging from optical medical devices to fiber optic gyroscopes, and PICs to quantum chips. LightWorks leverages these products’ advanced features and benefits. “Of course, we will draw upon existing and proven KrellTech equipment, modifying operation and enhancing performance to meet a specific project’s demands,” says Frick. “However, our group will be able to focus on specialized design and engineering support.” “KrellTech has had a history of product innovation and the “go-to” company for unique customer applications”, added Frick. “The formation of LightWorks cements KrellTech’s role in being a partner for photonic innovation.” About KrellTech For over 30 years, USA-based KrellTech has manufactured advanced polishing systems and equipment for processing photonic components in markets ranging from telecom to industrial sensing, and bio-medical to avionics. Our innovative approach to optical processing integrates polishing operations with in-line inspection techniques for immediate quality feedback, reduced material handling and increased throughput. Krell’s experience spans all termination disciplines from bare fiber to connectors, and waveguides to photonic chips. Equipment features and performance address application requirements demanded by high volume manufacturing to the harsh environments found in the aerospace industry. The company works closely with customers from initial design concepts, process optimization, and final implementation. This development method results in products that comply with, and exceed industry standards including Telcordia, IEC and rigorous Mil-specs. For more information visit www.krelltech.com.