Clean, consistent, and accurate jacket removal is achieved by the custom-designed automated tooling. Controlling jacket removal is critical to properly strain relieve the terminus. Removing too little of the jacket can inhibit the fiber from being inserted adequately which leads to long-term reliability issues. Removing too much jacket material can leave the terminus vulnerable to bending stresses during handling which can cause internal fiber breaks. By automatically controlling the process, the jacket removal length can be precisely controlled through robotic manipulation, mitigating possible issues which can arise with manual assembly methods.