Fusion Splicers

For decades, Fujikura has been developing innovative fiber optic fusion splicers that stand out for their exceptional accuracy, intuitive interface and extremely high reliability. As a pioneer in this field, it has inspired many manufacturers who want to see cutting-edge solutions in their devices. However, none of them has been completely successful and Fujikura’s welding machines have a worldwide market share of 65%, which demonstrates the customers’ complete trust in their equipment.

41S

 

Designed for FTTX applications, the next-generation smart 41S splicer boasts innovative features in a compact and robust package.

 

Wirelessly connecting to the CT50 fibre cleaver using Bluetooth technology, the 41S enables a range of pioneering functions that will improve the overall installation time, cost and efficiency for operators. The 41S offers installers the convenience of a 5″ colour touch-panel display, improved v-groove illumination and the benefit of easy splice protector positioning. The machine re-assures users of reliable splice results using CORE loss estimation using Warm Image Splicing Technology.

 

The issue of poor fibre cleaving due to worn, incorrectly adjusted or damaged cleaver blades is conveniently dealt with. When the 41S detects a high cleave angle or bad end shape, it sends a blade position change instruction to the cleaver The CT50 cleaver then rotates the cleaver blade automatically to the next position, restoring optimum cleaving performance.

 

By utilising the low radio power of Bluetooth technology, other equipment nearby will not be interfered with. Operators can benefit from the “always on” technology due to the low power consumption of the Bluetooth, which means that batteries can last for several months.

 

Our latest addition to the splicing family, the 41S, is flexible, smart and efficient and therefore makes a huge difference to this process. The easy-to-handle qualities of the solution means quick and simple splicing, with performance never being compromised.

 

In addition to cleave performance, the smart splicer can also wirelessly monitor battery and power usage of the CT50 cleaver. The 41S comes enabled with a touch screen menu as standard, but also maintains the traditional easy-to-use hard button navigation system. The splicer retains all of the unique, class-leading features from the current high-performance flagship line-up of Fujikura splicers, including: quick splice and heat times, fully ruggedized features, and user customizable settings.

90S Core-to-core splicer

 

The 90S is a single fibre core alignment fusion splicer setting a new standard in the market for fusion splicing. The 90S is packed with a whole host of new and enhanced features specifically developed with the objective of enabling the user to work faster with higher precision.

Overall splice process time has been significantly reduced against our previous model (70S+). This has been achieved with a combination of improvements to the reaction time of the automated wind protectors and automated heater, new fibre retention clamps, improved universal sheath clamps and a redesigned internal structure that matches the protection sleeve to the fusion splice point which enables splicing to be achieved without the need of the user to touch the 90S once the process has started.

90R

 

In previous mass fusion splicer models, the v-grooves could become dirty over time due to debris and glass deposits from splicing accumulating in the v-grooves. Which in turn, could lead to fibre offsets and high losses if they were not regularly cleaned which added to the overall process time.

 

The 90R12 comes with a first of its kind, innovative user replaceable V-groove assembly which makes this issue a thing of the past and is supplied as standard equipment with the 90R12 kit. This new V-groove assembly can be quickly and easily fitted in the field, minimizing downtime and maximising productivity.

 

In addition, the new V-groove design enables splicing of both conventional type 12-fiber encapsulated ribbon and SWR (Spider Web Ribbon) whilst also accommodating 250um and 200um pitch fibers. The 90R12 can also splice single fibers if required.

 

Overall working time has been significantly reduced against the previous model (70R+). This has been achieved through a combination of improvements; including the replaceable v-grooves, reaction time of the automated wind protectors and automated heater, a 5-inch LCD touch screen whilst also making use of Active Blade Management Technology, which now can connect to two CT50 cleavers simultaneously.

Splice Protection Sleeves

We offer a wide range of high-quality splice protectors. Customers can choose between different lengths, colours and diameters. There is a number of product families available for almost all possible applications. Most popular versions are always in stock.

Fusion Splicer Accessories

ABM (Active blade managementis a new revolutionary technology by Fujikura, which takes care of the cleaver resource monitoring and management letting you focus on the job at hand.

 

Key features:

  • When cleaver blade position needs to be changed, the CT-50 high precision fibre cleaver automatically rotates it when paired via Bluetooth with a splicer (models 41, 70S/R+ and 90S/R).
  • The splicer constantly monitors the resource of the blade and warns when it needs to be replaced.
  • Blade position can also be easily changed manually by user. This significantly reduces the need for authorized service.

CT-50

 

The CT50 provides enhanced drop and impact resistance and allows customers like never before to replace the actual cleaving blade and resin members that hold the optical fibres, dramatically reducing handling time and maintenance costs. With the ability to cleave single fibres and bundles of up to 12 fibres, the CT50 is Bluetooth enabled, smart phone ready, and can be easily integrated into existing splicing processes for customers looking to invest in a future-proof cleaving solution.

 

  • Highly robust
  • Automatic blade rotation via wireless communication
  • User replaceable blade and fibre clamps
  • One-action operation – including fibre scrap collection
  • Easy fibre positioning
  • Tool-less blade rotation

CT-08

 

The CT08 is future-proofed cleaving solutions designed for easy integration into existing splicing processes. The CT08 can also dramatically reduce handling time and maintenance costs for customers.

 

  • Dedicated for single fibre cleaving
  • Replacement of fibre clamps and cleaving blade by user
  • No tool necessary for blade rotation
  • Widely lever opening makes easy fibre placing
  • Simple and single-step operation

Fusion Splicers and Accessories – Specialty

Fujikura ARCMaster™ splicers are engineered with features to offer customers superior splicing technology and reliability available in the global market. The need for Accurate, Reliable, and Consistent splicing has expanded to applications beyond telecommunications. The ARCMasterTM splicer series from Fujikura is developed to provide the ultimate in performance and flexibility for diverse markets around the world

ARCMaster™ FSM-100M  –for a wide variety of fiber types up to 500µm in diameter.

ARCMaster™ FSM-100P  –for very different types of fibers up to 500µm in diameter, retains polarization

ARCMaster™ FSM-100M+  – for a wide variety of fiber types up to 1200µm in diameter, Fiber End View

ARCMaster™ FSM-100P+  – for a wide variety of fiber types up to 1200µm in diameter, Fiber End View, retains polarization

AFL’s LZM-100 LAZERMaster is a glass processing and splicing system that uses a CO2 laser heat source rather than electrodes, ensuring repeatable performance and low maintenance, and eliminating electrode or filament maintenance and instability. Splicing or adiabatic tapering (to create mode field adapters or pump combiners) can be performed with glass diameters of 2.3 mm or more. The high resolution optical analysis system works in conjunction with on-board firmware for fully automatic splicing, tapering and other glass shaping processes.

 

The LAZERMaster on-board firmware is virtually identical to that of the Fujikura FSM-100 ARCMaster series splicers. The system is intuitive and very easy to operate. Operations may also be performed manually and by PC control. A SpliceLab PC control GUI is provided, pre-installed on the notebook PC that is included with the LZM-100, providing greater flexibility and finer control relative to the LAZERMaster on-board firmware. The LAZERMaster version of SpliceLab is also very similar to ARCMaster splicer series SpliceLab. Customers can create proprietary PC control algorithms using a complete set of PC control commands.

FSR-05

FSR-06

FSR-07

Large Diameter Optical Fibre

CT-104

CT-105

CT-106

 

Cleaver

CT-32

CT-38

CT101/102

Automatic Cleavers, Jacket Strippers and Preparation Machines