A VaporSpooler is used to wind coils of optical fiber on a very simple homemade winding mandrel. The UniSpooler can be used in exactly the same way. The VaporSpooler/UniSpooler is a simple yet versatile tabletop respooler for use with fine wires and filaments. It is demonstrated here making coils of optical fiber.
This is a UniSpooler general purpose wire respooler with the Closed-Loop Tension Control option. It is shown respooling a poorly wound reel of fiber optic wire. The machine uses an electronic brake coupled to the payoff shaft to generate tension in the fiber. The signal to the brake is automatically adjusted to maintain constant tension in the fiber. The system also measures the length of the spooled fiber and will stop automatically at a desired length.