AFL enhances its fiber preparation line with a specialty fiber stripper tool

July 14, 2023
The new fiber splicing tool will offer customers new features to improve the fiber installation process.

AFL is launching the Fujikura SS-110 Specialty Fiber Stripper, a fiber spicing tool aimed at applications within the military, oil and gas and medical industries.

As the latest addition to its Stripping Cleaning and Fiber Prep Automation line, it claims this tool can improve efficiency, reliability and reproducibility. This specialty thermal stripper is equipped with replaceable blades that prevent contact with fiber cladding. It can remove fiber coating in just one pass while leaving glass debris-free. The centralizing feature and blade assembly also eliminate the need for any external guide.

"Not only will the SS-110 provide exceptional value to the customer, but it will also exceed expectations with its enhanced features," said Lucas Mays, product line manager for Fusion Splicers and Accessories for AFL.

The SS-110 features a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) sensor, which matches the RFID tag on every FH-110 series fiber holder. This new technology is tied to a fiber holder management capability in the SS-110, allowing users to pair a fiber holder to a thermal stripping mode using PC software.

Each fiber holder has a unique RFID and a user-defined name for quick and easy setup of fiber holder and thermal stripping mode combinations. The SS-110 automatically updates the thermal stripping mode based on the fiber holder identified by the RFID sensor.

Additional features of the SS-110 include:

  • Heating temperature, time, length, and pull speed are all adjustable.
  • Heater height adjustable depending on fiber coating diameter.
  • Standard blade sizes of common fiber types with custom options available

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