Quick stripping – A razorblade is applied to the fiber with specific tension and the coating is precisely planed along the fiber automatically. The process requires less time than the conventional methods of acid or heat. For a 125 µm fiber, 4 stripping passes at 90º rotational positions are typically required, and complete stripping is accomplished within 25 seconds. Larger fiber sizes require more stripping passes (at smaller rotational angle increments). Safe, high quality stripping – Because hot acid is not used, the operation is much safer. In addition, the fiber quality degradation is kept at a minimum as the glass surface is not damaged by oxidization of the coating during burning or arcing. Flexible – Many parameters, such as the razor blade position and stroke, and fiber rotation angle are all adjustable for various fiber sizes and coating materials.