AFL: Fujikura 45S Cladding Alignment Fusion Splicer

Feb. 21, 2024
AFL’s Fujikura 45S Cladding Alignment Fusion Splicer can prepare and load fibers simultaneously.

AFL’s Fujikura 45S Cladding Alignment Fusion Splicer can prepare and load fibers simultaneously. After preparation, the 45S patented sheath clamps enable the loading of both fibers into the splicer with one fiber in each hand. The hand-held fiber coating stripper, the SS-05, can strip two 250 μm coated fibers in the same pass, along with the CT-16A cleaver adapter plate, which can likewise accommodate two bare fibers for cleaving. Its 45S sheath clamps are mechanically linked to the wind protector, so after splicing is finished, opening the wind protector also opens both sheath clamps for quick sleeve positioning and transfer to the tube heater. The simultaneous fiber preparation capability, automated sheath clamp opening, and a faster tube heater combine to lower the overall fusion splicing cycle time by ~30% or more, which saves significant time and cost for customers. 

Judge’s Comment: “This fiber splicer is an incremental improvement over what is available today.”

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