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How to Properly Cut A Simplus™ Capillary

Reference Number: AA-02911 Created: 11/29/2016 02:59 PM Last Updated: 09/14/2020 04:14 PM

Cleaving Procedure:

The recommended cleaving or cutting procedure is as follows:

How to Cut a Capillary

Place the capillary over a large diameter radius surface.

Keep under slight tension.

Hold a fresh, clean cleaving stone at an approximately 30º angle to the capillary.

Drag the edge of the cleaving stone across the fiber penetrating the Polyimide coating. Do not apply excessive pressure.

Pull the capillary HORIZONTALLY until it breaks.

If the capillary will not break, the Polyimide has not been properly cut.

Repeat the above steps.

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