AFL is launching two new Fujikura splicer models, the 90S single fiber fusion splicer and 90R ribbon fusion splicer. The splicers feature ergonomic improvements, combined with upgrades to automate operation. Both fusion splicers will debut at the BICSI Winter Conference & Expo in February in Tampa, FL.
"As splicing productivity expectations continue to increase, these new models address many issues that have historically slowed the process," said Greg Pickeral, product line manager for AFL's Fusion Splicing Systems. "The improved sheath clamp design of the 90S and the field replaceable v-grooves in the 90R address the most common causes for production delays during splicing. Productivity gains of 50% have been achieved with the 90S alone."
The Fujikura 90 series models also feature:
- A touchscreen monitor
- A redesigned transit case that adds multiple workstation configurations and increased storage space for splicing accessories and consumables
- Bluetooth cleaver management for tracking and management of two cleavers simultaneously
- Increased battery life of approximately 50%
The Fujikura 90S features a new multi-function sheath clamp that incorporates a dual clamping capability for proper clamping of loose jacketed 900 µm without the need to exchange the sheath clamp. New fiber retention clamps also secure the completed splice in the v-grooves for quicker application of the protection sleeve and transfer to the sleeve heater.
The Fujikura 90R, primarily used with ribbon fiber, is provided with a spare 12-fiber v-groove and electrode assembly that can be exchanged in the field to address silica buildup and contamination issues.
AFL operates an authorized repair facility for Fujikura splicing products in the United States. Technical support is available 24/7, and complimentary on-site training is available with every splicer purchased.