The 41S+ is our new active cladding alignment single fibre V-groove splicer, which takes a step beyond its predecessor with the inclusion of Active Fusion Control Technology and Active Blade Management Technology. These two proprietary technologies allow customers to achieve more consistent and stable low-loss splicing, reducing the need for rework and re-splicing.
Active Fusion Control Technology
One of main causes of high splice loss is bad cleave end face quality. The 41S+ analyses the condition of both L and R cleave end faces and applies optimal fusion control. This new technology improves splice loss significantly and greatly reduces the need for rework. Because fusion is easily affected by changes in the environment, the 41S+ uses real-time fusion parameter control by analysing the fibre brightness intensity during splicing. This contributes to stable, low-loss splice results.
Active Blade Management Technology
The 41S+ and CT50 fibre cleaver are equipped with wireless data connectivity, which allows automatic cleaver blade rotation when the 41S+ judges the blade is worn. The 41S+ displays the remaining blade life and informs the user when a blade height change, blade position change, or new blade is required.
Enhanced splice quality
When the frequency of large cleave angle or other cleave problems increases, Active Blade Management Technology can detect this increasing ratio of poor cleaves and rotate the blade position automatically. Active Blade Management Technology therefore significantly reduces the frequency of poor quality cleaves. Even when a poor cleave is detected, the 41S+ compensates by using Active Fusion Control Technology to apply optimized fusion to reduce the incidence of high splice loss. By using these two key technologies together, the 41S+ minimizes the occurrence of high splice loss and greatly reduces the need for rework and re-splicing.
The 41S+ can accommodate splice sleeves with a diameter of up to 6.0mm, so it supports a wide range of protection sleeve sizes. The 41S+ electrodes come as an assembly including electrode mounting fixture and thumb screw. The thumb screw is easily loosened or tightened by hand without tools, which makes it simple to replace electrodes. The CT50 fibre cleaver has a user replaceable blade and rubber clamps – there’s no need to send the device to a service centre for blade or clamp replacement.
Multi-functional carrying case with integrated workstation
There are multiple ways to utilize the 41S+ carrying case. The 41S+ is ready to use just by opening the case, but can be removed with the work tray, or the tray can be placed on top of the carrying case or other work surface, mounted it on a tripod, etc. The work tray has a drawer which can slide open to expand the work area and it includes convenient features such as a recess to lock an included alcohol dispensing bottle in place to prevent it from falling.
More consistent and stable low-loss splicing
Core loss estimation function using Warm Image Splicing Technology
Compact, robust splicer designed for FTTx applications
Fast splicing time – six seconds
5″ touch panel with easy operation