Amherst Hot Stripper is a tool designed to remove polymer coatings from within 40 mm of the end of silica optical fibers, in preparation for fusion splicing. The configuration of this tool accepts the 30 mm x 70 mm fiber holders used with the Ericsson fusion splicer. The standard blade assembly will strip coatings from 150 µm to 900 µm O.D. from fibers with 125 µm cladding diameter.
Power supply and fiber holder are not always available.