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Vytran® Fiber Recoaters with UV Curing Lamps


  • Recoat Spliced Fibers for Full Protection and Flexibility
  • Available with Manual or Automatic Recoat Injector
  • 50 mm or 100 mm Maximum Recoat Length

VHH500

Bottom Fiber Block Insert (Sold Separately)

PTR303B

Fiber Recoater for Manual Recoat Injector, 50 mm Recoat Length

PTR304

Fiber Recoater with Automatic Recoat Injector, 100 mm Recoat Length

RM430A

Mold Assembly for Manual Recoater (Sold Separately)

VHH000

Top Fiber Block Insert (Sold Separately)

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Building a Complete Fiber Processing System?

To build a complete system, you will need to purchase a base unit plus additional components that are dependent upon the size of the fiber being processed. We recommend that you contact us prior to ordering for assistance with choosing a system and all the necessary components. This also allows us to install and factory-align all system components within the base unit prior to shipping, ensuring optimal performance out-of-the-box. 

To take advantage of this assistance, please e-mail us directly at techsupport@thorlabs.com and a representative will contact you shortly.

Fiber Recoaters with UV Curing Lamps
Item # Mold Assembly Recoat Injector Max Recoat Length
PTR303 Manual Automatic 50 mm
PTR304 Manual Automatic 100 mm
PTR303B Manual Manual 50 mm
PTR304B Manual Manual 100 mm
Filter Holder in Stabilized Lamp
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Thorlabs' Fiber Recoater Indicating the Mold Assembly, Fiber Holding Blocks, and Fiber Holding Block Inserts

Features

  • Recoat Fusion-Spliced Fibers to Protect Splice and Restore Flexibility
  • Manual and Automatic Recoat Injector Options
  • Fully Programmable Using the Included Controller
  • Push Buttons on Recoaters Start and Stop Recoat Process
  • 50 mm or 100 mm Maximum Recoat Length
  • Durable Quartz Mold Plate Capable of >10 000 Recoats
  • Replacement Components Sold Separately Below

Thorlabs' Vytran® Fiber Recoaters restore the coating to a fusion-spliced fiber. The recoat material is injected through a cross-channel in the top plate into the mold assembly. Recoaters with manual mold assemblies and UV halogen lamps are available. Our manual recoaters use a hinged top that can be opened and closed by hand. The split-quartz mold's surface is coated to prevent any recoat material that migrates between the plates from curing and forming imperfections on the finished recoat.

Each recoater uses a volumetric dispensing pump to inject the recoat material into the mold cavity. This pump is available with an automatic injection system (item #s PTR303 and PTR304) or a manual injection system (item #s PTR303B and PTR304B). The recoated fiber is then cured with an ultraviolet (UV) halogen lamp. The fiber recoating process restores the buffer coating to a stripped fiber, giving it the same flexibility as when originally manufactured. Unlike standard heat shrink protection sleeves, a recoated fiber can be handled and coiled normally, without risking the fusion-spliced section of fiber.

The recoat process starts with the fusion-spliced section of fiber being placed in the middle of the mold assembly. Once set in position, inserts in the fiber blocks secure the spliced fiber in place. Recoat material is pumped into the cavity and then UV-cured. Due to their ability to restore a fusion-spliced fiber to original condition, fiber recoaters are ideal for manufacturing high-stress or sensitive fibers such as undersea optical fiber cables, submarine communication cabling, fiber lasers, or Distributed Bragg Reflector (DBR) lasers.

We also offer fiber recoaters with UV LEDs for curing the fiber.

Mold Assemblies
The mold assembly is sold separately so that customers can choose the right mold coating diameter for their application. Custom mold coating sizes are available up to Ø900 µm. Pre-installation of the mold assembly at the factory is also available. Contact Tech Support for more information on custom molds or factory assembly.

Inserts for Fiber Holding Blocks
We offer a variety of fiber holding block inserts in order to support a wide range of fiber coating diameters. The inserts cover fiber coatings from Ø125 µm to Ø900 µm; a total of four are necessary for each recoater, two top inserts and two bottom inserts.

Recoat Materials
Thorlabs offers both high-index (item # AB950200) and low-index (item # PC373) recoat materials for use in these recoaters. Recoaters with manual injection pumps (item #s PTR303B and PTR304B) are compatible with both types of recoat material, while manual recoaters with an automatic injection system (item #s PTR303 and PTR304) all other recoaters are compatible with the high-index material only. These recoaters can be customized to work with both the low- and high-index recoat material; please contact Tech Support for more information.

Item # PTR303 PTR303B PTR304 PTR304B
Recoater Type Manual
Recoater Mold Hinged Split Quartz Plates
Recoat Diametera 280 µm, 430 µm, or 600 µmb
Maximum Recoat Length 50 mm 100 mm
Recoat Material High-Index
UV Curable Acrylate
High- or Low-Index
UV Curable Acrylate
High-Index UV
Curable Acrylate
High- or Low-Index
UV Curable Acrylate
UV/Thermal Source Four 10 W Halogen Lamps
(Replacement Item # UVRB, Available Below)
Recoat Injection Automatic Manualc Automatic Manual
Recoat Volume Programmable (µL) Manual Programmable (µL) Manual
Recoat Injection Rate Programmable (≤1.8 µL/s) Manual Programmable (≤1.8 µL/s) Manual
Lamp Delay Timed 5 s (Typical)
Cure Timed 17 s (Typical)
Mold Cleaning Requiremente After Every Recoat
Total Cycle Time 60 s (Typical)
Dimensions (L × W × H) 10.14" × 5.30" × 6.88"
(257.4 mm × 134.6 mm × 174.8 mm)
10.14" × 5.30" × 7.17"
(257.4 mm × 134.6 mm × 182.2 mm)
AC Power 110 - 120 V / 200 - 240 V, 47-63 Hz
Controller Type Handset
  • Custom sizes available; contact Tech Support.
  • Depends on the Mold Assembly (See the Mold Assembly Presentation Below)
  • Replacement Item # PTRRRM, Available Separately Below
  • Programmable with the Controller; Mold Size and Recoat Material Dependent
  • The mold should be cleaned with either acetone or isopropyl alcohol, applied with a cotton swab. If the mold has an accumulation of cured material stuck on the plates, allow the cleaning solution (preferably acetone) about 60 - 90 seconds to soften and lift the material from the surface.

Handset Controller GUI Interface

The VYT300C handset controller is included with the recoaters. It is compatible with Vytran PTR series fiber recoaters and proof testers, as well as Vytran large-diameter fiber cleavers. One handset controller can be used to configure parameters on multiple fiber processing units in succession. Full instructions for using the handset controller can be found in the manual for each device. The screenshots below highlight key features of the graphical user interface.


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The initial screen on the VYT300C Handset Controller gives the option to begin curing. Other menus can be accessed by swiping the touchscreen left or right, or by tapping the options at the top of the screen.

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While curing, the controller displays the parameters defined on the Edit tab and the progress of the cure. The Stop button can be used to end the active cure.

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The suite of tools available through the handset controller includes a record of the total cure time of the machine (under Process Counters) that is not shown on the tablet controller. See the manuals of the compatible fiber recoaters for more information on these tools.

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The handset controller can open, save, delete, export, and import files containing parameters for compatible systems. Exporting or importing a file will require a memory device to be connected to the Program Port of the handset controller.

Product Demonstrations

Thorlabs has demonstration facilities for the Vytran® fiber glass processing systems offered on this page within our Morganville, New Jersey; Shanghai, China; and Exeter, Devonshire offices. We invite you to schedule a visit to see these products in operation and to discuss the various options with a fiber processing specialist. Please schedule a demonstration at one of our locations below by contacting technical support. We welcome the opportunity for personal interaction during your visit!

Thorlabs Vytran Europe
Exeter, United Kingdom

2 Kew Court
Exeter EX2 5AZ
United Kingdom

Appointment Scheduling and Customer Support

Thorlabs' Exeter Office
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Thorlabs China
Shanghai, China

Room A101, No.100, Lane 2891, South Qilianshan Road
Shanghai 200331
China

Appointment Scheduling and Customer Support

Thorlabs' China Office
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Thorlabs Vytran USA
Morganville, New Jersey, USA

1400 Campus Dr
Morganville, NJ 07751
USA

Appointment Scheduling and Customer Support

Thorlabs' Morganville Office
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Posted Comments:
user  (posted 2019-04-18 06:55:32.927)
1.Do you provide any test report for recoater unit? [eg., by including results of two recoatings of a fiber (one HI and one LI acrylate) such as adhesion, tension etc., If not what else (certificate of compliance etc.,) do you provide confirming quality of the product 2.For manual recoat injector ( PTR 303B), how can user programme inject rate, inject amount? These parameters are controlled by manual operation of injector eg., by pressure applied (manually) on syringe piston. 3. Do you provide installation service in India? If so what is additional cost of installation/demonstration?
nbayconich  (posted 2019-04-25 04:56:03.0)
Thank you for contacting Thorlabs. The PTR303B can be easily programmed by the user to change the injection qty, injection rate, fiber diameter used, etc using the tablet & software provided. We have regional Vytran reps that can help provide on site work at your location. A Vytran representative will contact you directly with more information regarding our recoater's testing documentation and services.

The table below outlines the entire PTR series to directly compare the capabilities across the whole line.

Vytran® PTR Series Recoater and Proof Tester Selection Guide
Item # PTR301 PTR302 PTR303 PTR303B PTR403 PTR403B PTR304 PTR304B PTR305 PTR306 PTR306B PTR307 PTR307B PTR308
Type Proof Tester Recoatera Recoater and Proof Testera
Mold Assembly N/A Manual Automatic Manual Automatic
Proof Tester Linear Rotary N/A Linear Rotary Linear
Recoat Injection Pump N/A Automatic Manual Automatic Manual Automatic Manual Automatic Automatic Manual Automatic Manual Automatic
Maximum Recoat Length N/A 50 mm 100 mm 50 mm
Recoat Material High Index
(Item # AB950200)
- - yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Low Index
(Item # PC373)
- - - yes - yes - yes - - yes - yes -
UV Curing Source N/A Halogen Lamps LEDs Halogen Lamps LEDs Halogen Lamps LEDs
Mold Cleaning Requirement N/A After Every Recoat Process Dailyb After Every Recoat Process Dailyb
  • These recoaters are designed to be used with high- or low-index recoater material. Thorlabs also offers the PRL201, which is designed for polyimide-coated fibers.
  • The mold assembly of these recoaters should be cleaned before the first recoating process of the day and then again after the last recoating process of the day.

Fiber Recoaters for Manual Mold Assembly and Automatic Recoat Injector

Included

  • Fiber Recoater
  • Location-Specific Power Cord
  • Handset Controller

Must be Purchased Separately

  • Mold Assembly (One Required)
  • Fiber Holder Top Inserts (Two Required)
  • Fiber Holder Bottom Inserts (Two Required)
  • High-Index Recoat Material (One Bottle Required)

Optional

  • Replacement UV Bulb
  • Replacement Injection Tube
Filter Holder in Stabilized Lamp
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The PTR304 (shown with mold assembly) has a maximum recoat length of 100 mm, while the PTR303 has a maximum recoat length of 50 mm.
  • Compatible with Mold Assemblies for Coating Diameters of 280 µm, 430 µm, or 600 µm
  • Recoaters for Fiber Lengths up to 50 mm or 100 mm
  • Ideal for Low-Volume Manufacturing and R&D
  • Compatible with High-Index Recoat Material

These fiber recoaters use a hinged mold assembly (sold below) to form the mold cavity for recoating. This design allows the recoat material to be injected through a cross-channel in the mold's top plate. Intended for low-volume manufacturing and R&D applications, the mold assembly can be easily swapped out and the process parameters can be easily changed, providing flexibility and adaptability, but requires cleaning between each recoat process.

These recoaters feature an automated pump to inject the recoat material. The amount of material dispensed by the automatic injector is controlled by hand via the top-mounted “Inject” button or programmed into the machine by the included tablet controller. The automatic injector is only compatible with high-index recoat material (sold below); however, an add-on unit that can use both low- and high-index recoat materials is available. Please contact Tech Support for more information. 

When selecting one of these recoaters, both a mold assembly and appropriately sized fiber holding block inserts (two top and two bottom, sold below) must be chosen. The mold assemblies are available for coating diameters of 280 µm, 430 µm, and 600 µm and maximum recoating lengths of 50 mm (item # PTR303) or 100 mm (item # PTR304). Customized recoat diameters up to 900 µm are also available; please contact Tech Support for more information.

The PTR303 and PTR304 recoaters include a controller that both allow the user to program and control the recoater unit (see top left image). Adjustable settings include the inject rate, inject amount, cure time, lamp power, and programming custom recipes. An injection calculator provides an estimate of recoat parameters that can be refined by the user. The tablet is shipped preloaded with files for common recoat parameters, but can store an unlimited number of files; please see the Controller tab for details.

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PTR303 Support Documentation
PTR303Fiber Recoater with Manual Mold Assembly and Automatic Recoat Injector with Handset Controller, 50 mm Max Fiber Recoat Length
$6,312.36
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PTR304 Support Documentation
PTR304Fiber Recoater with Manual Mold Assembly and Automatic Recoat Injector with Handset Controller, 100 mm Max Fiber Recoat Length
$10,847.70
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Fiber Recoaters for Manual Mold Assembly and Manual Recoat Injector

Included

  • Fiber Recoater
  • Location-Specific Power Cord
  • Handset Controller

Must be Purchased Separately

  • Mold Assembly (One Required)
  • Fiber Holder Top Inserts (Two Required)
  • Fiber Holder Bottom Inserts (Two Required)
  • High- or Low-Index Recoat Material (One Bottle Required)

Optional

  • Replacement UV Bulb
  • Replacement Manual Injector (PTR303B Only)
  • Replacement Syringe Barrel
  • Replacement Injection Tube (PTR303B Only)
Filter Holder in Stabilized Lamp
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The PTR304B (shown with mold assembly) has a maximum recoat length of 100 mm, while the PTR303B has a maximum recoat length of 50 mm.
  • Compatible with Mold Assemblies for Coating Diameters of 280 µm, 430 µm, or 600 µm
  • Recoaters for Fiber Lengths up to 50 mm or 100 mm
  • Compatible with High- and Low-Index Recoat Material
  • Ideal for Low-Volume Manufacturing and R&D

These fiber recoaters use a hinged mold assembly (sold below) to form the mold cavity for recoating. This design allows the recoat material to be injected through a cross-channel in the mold's top plate. Intended for low-volume manufacturing and R&D applications, the mold assembly can be easily swapped out and the process parameters can be easily changed, providing flexibility and adaptability, but requires cleaning between each recoat process.

These recoaters feature a manual recoat injection system. The user is required to dispense the recoat material into the mold cavity. This manual injection system is compatible with both low- and high-index recoat material (sold below). Additionally, a replacement injector for the PTR303B recoater is available below. 

When selecting one of these recoaters, both a mold assembly and appropriately sized fiber holding block inserts (two top and two bottom, sold below) must be chosen. The mold assemblies are available for coating diameters of 280 µm, 430 µm, and 600 µm and maximum recoating lengths of 50 mm (item # PTR303B) or 100 mm (item # PTR304B). Customized recoat diameters up to 900 µm are also available; please contact Tech Support for more information.

The PTR303B and PTR304B recoaters include a controller that both allow the user to program and control the recoater unit (see top left image). Adjustable settings include the inject rate, inject amount, cure time, lamp power, and programming custom recipes. An injection calculator provides an estimate of recoat parameters that can be refined by the user. The controller is shipped preloaded with files for common recoat parameters, but can store an unlimited number of files; please see the Controller tab for details.

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
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PTR303B Support Documentation
PTR303BFiber Recoater with Manual Mold Assembly and Manual Recoat Injector with Handset Controller, 50 mm Max Fiber Recoat Length
$5,001.08
Lead Time
PTR304B Support Documentation
PTR304BFiber Recoater with Manual Mold Assembly and Manual Recoat Injector with Handset Controller, 100 mm Max Fiber Recoat Length
$9,548.10
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Mold Assemblies - One Required for Manual Fiber Recoaters

Item # Coating Size Maximum Recoat Length Compatible Recoaters
RM280A Ø280 µm 50 mm PTR303, PTR303B
PTR203a, PTR203Ba
RM430A Ø430 µm
RM600A Ø600 µm
RM280L Ø280 µm 100 mm PTR304, PTR304B
PTR204a, PTR204Ba
RM430L Ø430 µm
RM600L Ø600 µm
  • Discontinued Products
  • Mold Assemblies Compatible with Thorlabs' Manual Fiber Recoaters
  • Three Available Mold Coating Sizes: Ø280 µm, Ø430 µm, and Ø600 µm
  • 50 mm or 100 mm Maximum Recoat Length
  • Comes Installed from Factory when Purchased with Manual Recoater

The Mold Assemblies are composed of split quartz mold plates which, when closed, form the cylindrical mold cavity around the exposed section of the fiber being recoated. They are available for Ø280 µm, Ø430 µm, or Ø600 µm fiber coatings and in maximum fiber recoat lengths of 50 mm (compatible with item #s PTR303 and PTR303B) and 100 mm (compatible with item #s PTR304 and PTR304B). Custom mold sizes up to Ø900 µm are available; please contact Tech Support for more information. Mold assemblies with a 50 mm recoat length feature a lever to assist with opening or closing the mold.

Recoat material (sold below) is injected into the mold assembly by either an automatic or manual injection system. Then, UV light cures the recoat material. Cure times are dependent on the mold size and recoat material, but they range from approximately 12 - 15 seconds for the RM280A mold assembly with high-index AB950200 recoat material to 30 - 60 seconds with the low-index PC373 recoat material. 

When purchasing a manual fiber recoater for the first time, it is necessary to choose a mold assembly that is appropriate for the desired fiber coating diameter. Additional mold assemblies may also be purchased and swapped out by the user. The assembly simply screws to the top of the device, making the removal and install simple and easy. Because of this, our manual recoaters are adaptable and flexible in the field and can be modified to accept varying diameters of fiber quickly. It is also necessary to order the proper inserts (sold below) that best match the fiber diameter being used, whether purchasing a fiber recoater for the first time or updating a current recoater for a different fiber diameter. 

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RM280A Support Documentation
RM280ARecoater Mold Assembly with Lever, Ø280 µm Coating, 50 mm Max Recoat Length
$4,370.67
Today
RM430A Support Documentation
RM430ARecoater Mold Assembly with Lever, Ø430 µm Coating, 50 mm Max Recoat Length
$4,370.67
Lead Time
RM600A Support Documentation
RM600ARecoater Mold Assembly with Lever, Ø600 µm Coating, 50 mm Max Recoat Length
$4,370.67
Today
RM280L Support Documentation
RM280LRecoater Mold Assembly, Ø280 µm Coating, 100 mm Max Recoat Length
$6,600.92
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RM430L Support Documentation
RM430LRecoater Mold Assembly, Ø430 µm Coating, 100 mm Max Recoat Length
$6,600.92
Today
RM600L Support Documentation
RM600LRecoater Mold Assembly, Ø600 µm Coating, 100 mm Max Recoat Length
$6,600.92
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Inserts for Fiber Holding Blocks - Two Top and Two Bottom Required

Compatible Fiber Buffer/Coating Diameters & Recoaters
Item # Top or Bottom Nominal Diameter Minimum Diameter Maximum Diameter Compatible Recoaters
VHH000 Top - 90 µm 660 µm  PTR305,
PTR303, PTR303B,
PTR304, & PTR304B

PTR203b, PTR203Bb, PTR204b, PTR204Bb, PTR205b
VHH900a Top 900 µm 700 µm 1000 µm
VHH100 Bottom 100 µm 90 µm 110 µm
VHH125 Bottom 125 µm 113 µm 137 µm
VHH160 Bottom 160 µm 144 µm 176 µm
VHH250 Bottom 250 µm 225 µm 275 µm
VHH300 Bottom 300 µm 250 µm 350 µm
VHH400 Bottom 400 µm 350 µm 450 µm
VHH500 Bottom 500 µm 450 µm 550 µm
VHH600 Bottom 600 µm 540 µm 660 µm
VHH900Sa Bottom 900 µm 810 µm 990 µm
  • Custom mold sizes are available for Ø900 µm fiber coatings for both our automatic and manual fiber recoaters. Please contact Tech Support for more information.
  • Discontinued Products
  • Fiber Block Inserts for Thorlabs' Fiber Recoaters
  • Compatible with Fiber Coating Diameters from 90 µm to 990 µm
  • Choose Two Top Inserts and Two Bottom Inserts

For all the recoaters sold above, the proper set of inserts needs to be selected. A total of four inserts (two top and two bottom) are required for a full unit. The inserts are seated in and secured to the fiber holding blocks. They can easily be swapped out for different sizes, allowing our recoaters to adapt quickly should different fiber coating sizes be desired. These inserts are compatible with fiber coatings ranging from Ø90 µm to Ø990 µm.

Custom sizes are available; please contact Tech Support for additional information.

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VHH000 Support Documentation
VHH000Top Insert for Fiber Holding Blocks, Flat
$54.11
Today
VHH900 Support Documentation
VHH900Top Insert for Fiber Holding Blocks, Clearance Slot for Large-Diameter Fiber
$172.06
Today
VHH100 Support Documentation
VHH100Bottom V-Groove Insert for Fiber Holding Blocks, Ø90 µm - Ø110 µm Coating
$172.06
Today
VHH125 Support Documentation
VHH125Bottom V-Groove Insert for Fiber Holding Blocks, Ø113 µm - Ø137 µm Coating
$172.06
Today
VHH160 Support Documentation
VHH160Bottom V-Groove Insert for Fiber Holding Blocks, Ø144 µm - Ø176 µm Coating
$172.06
Lead Time
VHH250 Support Documentation
VHH250Bottom V-Groove Insert for Fiber Holding Blocks, Ø225 µm - Ø275 µm Coating
$172.06
Today
VHH300 Support Documentation
VHH300Bottom V-Groove Insert for Fiber Holding Blocks, Ø250 µm - Ø350 µm Coating
$172.06
5-8 Days
VHH400 Support Documentation
VHH400Bottom V-Groove Insert for Fiber Holding Blocks, Ø350 µm - Ø450 µm Coating
$172.06
5-8 Days
VHH500 Support Documentation
VHH500Bottom V-Groove Insert for Fiber Holding Blocks, Ø450 µm - Ø550 µm Coating
$172.06
Today
VHH600 Support Documentation
VHH600Bottom V-Groove Insert for Fiber Holding Blocks, Ø540 µm - Ø660 µm Coating
$172.06
Today
VHH900S Support Documentation
VHH900SBottom V-Groove Insert for Fiber Holding Blocks, Ø810 µm - Ø990 µm Coating
$172.06
Today

Recoat Materials - Choose Appropriate Material

Item # Recoat Material Compatible Recoaters
AB950200 High Index PTR303, PTR303B, PTR304,
PTR304B, PTR305, PTR403, & PTR403B
PTR203a, PTR203Ba, PTR204a, PTR204Ba, & PTR205a
PC373 Low Index PTR303B, PTR304B, & PTR403B
PTR203B& PTR204Ba
  • Discontinued Products
  • AB950200: High-Index Recoat Material
  • PC373: Low-Index Recoat Material

Thorlabs offers UV-curable acrylate recoat materials to be used in our PTR series fiber recoaters. We offer both high-index (item # AB950200) and low-index (item # PC373) material in 1 oz bottles. The high-index material can be used in all recoaters (except the PRL201), whereas the low-index material can only be used in recoaters with the manual injection pump option.

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AB950200 Support Documentation
AB950200High-Index Recoat Material, 1 oz
$287.84
Today
PC373 Support Documentation
PC373Low-Index Recoat Material, 1 oz
$419.86
Today

Replacement UV Bulb for Manual Recoaters

Compatible Systems

  • PTR303, PTR303B, PTR304, and PTR304B Manual Fiber Recoaters
  • PTR306, PTR306B*, PTR307, and PTR307B Manual Fiber Recoaters with Proof Testers
  • FFS2000 and FFS2000PT Fiber Preparation and Splicing Workstations
  • FFS2000PM and FFS2000WS Fiber Preparation, Splicing, and Proof Testing Workstations
  • Discontinued PTR203, PTR203B*, PTR204, PTR204B*, PTR206, PTR206B, PTR207, and PTR207B* Recoaters

*Older models of the PTR203B, PTR204B, PTR206B, and PTR207B (sold before 2015) used two different types of UV bulbs (high or low power) for curing the recoat material, depending on whether low- or high-index material was being used. All current models use the high-power UVRB, which can be programmed for high- or low-powered output. For help with replacing the older, low-power bulb, please contact Tech Support.

  • Replacement UV Bulbs for Manual Recoaters Listed to the Right
  • 10 W Tungsten-Halogen Lamp
  • Replacements Sold Individually
    • Four Bulbs Used in 50 mm Length Recoaters
    • Eight Bulbs Used in 100 mm Length Recoaters

The UVRB is a replacement bulb for the Vytran fiber recoaters listed to the right. Recoaters with a 50 mm recoat length are shipped with the four bulbs required for operation and recoaters with a 100 mm recoat length are shipped with eight bulbs.

Based on a schedule of 2000 recoats per month with 15 seconds per recoat, we recommend replacing the bulbs monthly. Instructions for bulb replacement are provided in the manual for each recoater or workstation (available from our website by clicking the red Docs icon next to each base unit item #).

Please note that any fingerprints on the surface of the bulb will shorten the bulb's life; avoid handling the glass envelope of the bulb. If the envelope is touched, clean with a soft lens tissue wetted with acetone or alcohol.

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UVRB Support Documentation
UVRBReplacement Recoat Bulb for Manual Fiber Recoaters, Qty. 1
$55.19
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Replacement Manual Injector and Components

System Compatibilitya
Recoater
Item #
Replacement Parts
PTRRRM
Manual Injector
RRMTA
Injection Tube
RRMS
Syringe Barrel
PTR303B
PTR304B - -
PTR306B
PTR307B
PTR403B
  • These replacement parts are also compatible with the discontinued PTR203B, PTR206B, and PTR207B recoaters.

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The PTRRRM is mounted to a recoater via two 4-40 mounting screws. 
  • Replacement Manual Injector for Dispensing Recoat Material into the Mold
    • For Vytran Fiber Recoaters with Manual Injectors that Use 50 mm Manual Mold Assemblies (See List to the Right)
    • Accepts PC373 and AB950200 Recoat Materials
  • Replacement Injection Tube for Recoaters with Manual Injectors that Use 50 mm Manual Mold Assemblies
  • Replacement Syringe Barrel for Manual Injectors

The PTRRRM Manual Injector and RRMTA Injection Tube are available as replacement parts for Thorlabs' Vytran Fiber Recoaters with Manual Injectors that use 50 mm manual mold assemblies; compatible systems are listed to the right. We also offer a replacement syringe barrel that is compatible with all of our Vytran fiber recoaters with manual injection systems.

The injector can be mounted to compatible fiber recoaters via two 4-40, 3/32" hex screws on the recoater housing (see photo to the right). To connect the PTRRRM to the recoater mold, tighten the connector at the end of the green plastic tubing, then loosen by a 1/4 turn to allow for rotation.

The injector is equipped with a distribution valve and two-position selection lever for directing the flow of recoat material. A knurled dispensing screw with an internal plunger acts as a syringe for the recoat material. To fill the syringe, point the lever downward (i.e., toward the recoat bottle), then rotate the knurled dispensing screw counterclockwise until it spins freely to fill the syringe (shown in the photo to the right). Then, to inject the recoat material into the mold, point the lever horizontally (i.e., facing the knurled screw) and rotate the screw clockwise until near the end of the travel range is reached. Avoid bottoming out the dispenser as this may damage the internal plunger; also take care when re-engaging the threads to avoid cross threading the dispensing screw. Several fill/inject steps may be needed until air is displaced within the system. Use lens tissue and an acetone or alcohol cleaning solution to collect any excess recoat material that flows from the mold.

The RRMTA injection tube and RRMS syringe barrel are available as replacement parts for the PTRRRM manual injector. The injection tube should be changed out if the knurl fitting breaks off the end, it leaks recoat material, or a clog forms that cannot be cleared with acetone. If the syringe no longer injects or an excessive number of air bubbles are visible in the recoat material (even after flushing the system), the syringe barrel should be replaced. A 5/16" thin spanner wrench is required for securing the syringe onto the recoat injector. Detailed installation instructions are provided in the support documentation, which can be found by clicking on the red documents icon () next to each item number.

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PTRRRM Support Documentation
PTRRRMReplacement Injector for Vytran Recoaters with 50 mm Manual Mold Assemblies and Manual Injectors
$1,327.76
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RRMTA Support Documentation
RRMTAReplacement Injection Tube for Vytran Recoaters with 50 mm Manual Mold Assemblies and Manual Injectors
$350.00
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RRMS Support Documentation
RRMSReplacement Syringe Barrel for Vytran Recoaters with Manual Injectors
$625.00
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Replacement Injection Tube for Recoaters with Manual Mold Assemblies and Automatic Injectors

Compatible Systems

  • PTR303, PTR304, and PTR403 Manual Fiber Recoaters, Automatic Recoat Injector
  • PTR306 and PTR307 Manual Fiber Recoaters with Proof Testers, Automatic Recoat Injector
  • Replacement Injection Tube for Dispensing Recoat Material into the Mold
  • Compatible with Vytran Fiber Recoaters with Manual Mold Assemblies that Use Automatic Injectors (See List to the Right)
  • For Use with AB950200 and PC373 Recoat Materials

This replacement injection tube is compatible with Thorlabs' Vytran Fiber Recoaters that use Manual Mold Assemblies and Automatic Injection Systems (Item #s listed to the right). Though each system comes with an injection tube installed, it may need to be replaced if the knurled fitting breaks off the end, it leaks recoat material, or a clog forms that cannot be cleared with acetone.

Detailed installation instructions for the RRATA injection tube are provided in the support documentation, which can be found by clicking on the red documents icon () next to the item number.

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RRATA Support Documentation
RRATAReplacement Injection Tube for Vytran Recoaters with Manual Mold Assemblies and Automatic Injectors
$350.00
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Replacement Handset Controller


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Screenshot of VYT300C Controller When Used with the PTR303B

Compatible Systems

  • LDC401(A) Fiber Cleavers
  • LDC450B Portable Fiber Cleaver (Included with this Unit)
  • PTR303(B), PTR304(B), PTR306(B), and PTR307(B) Manual Mold Fiber Recoaters
  • PTR305 and PTR308 Automatic Mold Fiber Recoaters
  • PTR403(B) Fiber Recoaters (Included with These Units)
  • PTR301 and PTR302 Fiber Proof Tester
  • Replacement for Included Controller
  • Provides Full Functionality for Compatible Systems (See Compatible Systems List to the Right)
  • Intuitive GUI
  • Capacitive Touchscreen

This handset controller is available as an replacement for the included controller. A single handset controller can be used with multiple systems; after configuring parameters to one fiber processing unit, the controller can be disconnected and then connected to a different unit, of the same or a different type, to configure its parameters. 

The handset controller must be connected via the included cable in order to use it. The controller automatically turns on when the connected system is turned on. Upon startup, the handset controller will always read parameters from the connected system; i.e., the parameters that appear on the screen will always be the parameters that have been uploaded to the connected unit. If the parameters read from the unit match the parameters of the most recently opened file on the handset controller, the screen will display the file name.

In addition to the Open File, Save File, and Save File As options available with the tablet controller, the handset controller allows files to be deleted, exported, and imported. Exporting or importing a file will require a memory device to be connected to the Program Port of the handset controller.

Instructions for using this controller can be found in the manuals for the compatible Vytran systems.

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VYT300C Support Documentation
VYT300CHandset Controller for LDC401(A) Cleavers, LDC450B Portable Cleaver, PTR30x(B) and PTR403(B) Recoaters, and PTR30x Proof Testers
$895.00
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