Sticklers™ launches touchless connector cleaner

Created October 14, 2022
Technologies and Products

Sticklers has launched the Pro360™ Touchless Cleaner which the company claims changes the way fibre optic technicians work and significantly improves their fibre cleaning speed and effectiveness.  The tool quickly and completely cleans signal-blocking oils and dust across the entire end face of both male and female connector ends, with a single press of a button.

A hand-held dispensing wand delivers a micro-dose of atomized, high-purity cleaning fluid within a narrow column of pressurized air onto a fibre optic connector end face. The contamination is carried away from the end face with the cleaning fluid during the drying process and the end face is left clean and dry after 3.5 seconds.

Compact and portable, the Sticklers™ Pro360™ Touchless Cleaner travels anywhere you need high-performance end face cleaning. Use it for FTTH, FTTA and data centre applications as well as on connectors used in aviation, naval, and military applications.

The Pro 360™ Touchless Cleaner kit currently includes adapters to clean 1.25mm and 2.5mm connectors, however the offering will expand with 1.6mm for military; 2.0mm for broadband; MPO/MTP in various fibre counts and Hi Density (SN, CS, MDC, MMC-VSFF) in the future. The kit comes with two rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and charging station, an AC power supply with international adapter, adapter tips for cleaning LC and SC connectors, a cleaning fluid cartridge and a rugged case for storage and transport. The Pro 360™ Touchless Cleaner provides up to 2,700 contactless cleans per each hermetically sealed cleaning fluid cartridge

The cleaning fluid is classified as non-hazardous and non-regulated for transport by air, sea and ground. Containing less than three fluid ounces, the Sticklers Pro360™ cleaning fluid cartridge can be carried through airport security screening.

“We’ve kept this new cleaning tool a tightly-held secret until the big release at [recent] industry shows,” says Rick Hoffman, commercial sales manager for Sticklers. “Sticklers has a long history of developing products in response to our customers’ evolving cleaning challenges and the new Sticklers™ Pro 360™ Touchless Cleaner is no different. With the introduction of the Pro360 Touchless Cleaner, Sticklers reinforces its leadership position in offering the industry’s most complete selection of high- performance fibre cleaning products.”

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This article was written
by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.