OpTek Systems has introduced its benchtop laser tool, the LaserCleave. The compact production tool is designed to maximize productivity in optical connector and component manufacturing. Central to the device’s technology is the elimination of mechanical scribing, which is prone to fiber chips and hackle, and the number of polishing steps required for GR-326 Telcordia compliance is reduced. The LaserCleave platform consists of tools for cleaving simplex connectors, bare fibers and multifiber connectors, including ribbon fiber. The device eliminates operator variability in scribing and is designed for short-reach and active optical interconnectivity applications.