Patent Number: 7,103,253

Title: Optical fiber coating removing device

Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide an optical fiber coating removing apparatus which can remove coating from an optical fiber preform without damaging the optical fiber surface. The apparatus is excellent in workability because positioning or the like for coating removal easily. The invention provides an optical fiber coating removing apparatus for holding coating 1b of an end portion of an optical fiber 1 between a pair of coating removing blades and removing the coating 1b from the optical fiber 1 with the pair of the blades. In each blade 11, 11', a blade pressing plate 12, 12', a semicircular blade 13, 13' having a semicircular eating blade portion 13a, and a flat blade 14, 14' having a straight-line eating blade portion 14a having a triangular section are integrally laminated onto a blade bearing plate 15, 15' in that order. The coating 1b is removed without damaging the surface of the optical fiber.

Inventors: Mizuno; Shunichi (Kanagawa, JP), Hattori; Kazunari (Kanagawa, JP)

Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.

International Classification: G02B 6/00 (20060101); B26D 1/00 (20060101); H02G 1/12 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018