AT BICSI Winter 2017 in Tampa, Florida, MicroCare is planning to introduce FL the Cassette CLEANCLICKER fibre connector cleaner. This cassette cleaner is designed to be economical alternative to more expensive, trigger-operated cassette cleaners.
The Cassette CLEANCLICKER uses a high performance micro-woven fabric for the cleaning ribbon which has high absorbency for removing end-face contamination. The woven material provides excellent dust trap capabilities.
The SticklersCassette CLEANCLICKER fibre connector cleaner can be used either as a dry wipe or with ‘wet-dry’ cleaning. It cleans all female MPO connectors of any fibre count as well as all standard single and duplex fibre connector assemblies. This makes it suitable for field installations, test labs, OEM equipment and cable assembly production, field installers and Installation kits.
The tool is a simple, disposable end-face cassette cleaner in a translucent plastic housing. The device is suitable in that it features manual, user-control of the cleaning ribbon. This enables the operator to perform multiple cleanings on the same piece of ribbon which reduces cleaning costs. The translucent plastic housing also makes it easy for the operator to visually judge the quantity of cleaning ribbon remaining in the cassette, avoiding unpleasant surprises out in the field.
The device also features a shutterless cleaning window. Traditional, more expensive cassette cleaners use a shutter mechanism in an ineffective attempt to ‘protect’ the cleaning ribbon. These tools also require a complex, spring-loaded trigger mechanism to advance the cleaning ribbon and open the shutter to expose the cleaning ribbon. These features also make those tools more expensive so companies refill them, which adds even more costs and logistical worries. All of this over-engineered complexity is not necessary since it does not protect the cleaning ribbon from moisture or dust.
The new Sticklers Cassette CLEANCLICKER tries to avoid all these problems and costs without affecting on performance.