ROSWELL, Ga., March 18, 2015 — Connected Fibers LLC offers an intelligent oven for both horizontal and vertical heat curing of fiber optic termini. The 1Cure is suited for all production environments, and for all industry standard connectors and ferrules with use of heat-cure epoxies. Offering both soak- and ramp-temperature-profile curing capability, the oven features a horizontal curing base with a removable 24-position fixture for MT (MPO) connectors, and a convertible lid providing cable access to a block to accommodate up to 96 single fiber termini to cure in a vertical position. An internal tilt mechanism for horizontal curing allows for a 0° or 15° curing angle to prevent fibers from retreating during bare, buffered or ribbon fiber applications. The temperature of the connector fixture is monitored and controlled, rather than the traditional method of monitoring the hot plate. This eliminates the temperature error created by the thermal offset between the two surfaces in a typical curing oven. An optional advanced cooling system is available for reducing cycle times between ramp (step) cure profiles.