Furukawa, OFS launch FITEL S123M8 and S123M12 fusion splicers

OCTOBER 14, 2010 -- Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (FEC) and the U.S.-based OFS, Telecommunications Division, have unveiled the FITEL S123M8 and S123M12 handheld fusion splicers as the successors to the S122M8 and S122M12 models respectively.

OCTOBER 14, 2010 -- Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (FEC) and the U.S.-based OFS, Telecommunications Division, have unveiled the FITEL S123M8 and S123M12 handheld fusion splicers as the successors to the S122M8 and S122M12 models respectively.

"The FITEL S123M8 and S123M12 fusion splicers bring additional speed and durability for our installers," said Linda Dembowski, general manager, OFS Optical Connectivity Solutions. "Improved operation time and power saving technology will give our customers greater efficiency, consistency, and ultimately, cost savings in last-mile applications."

One of the major improvements in the S123M8 and S123M12 splicers is the significantly reduced operation time, the companies assert. Protection sleeve shrink time is 35 seconds for a ribbon fiber sleeve, while splicing requires 15 seconds for 8 or 12 ribbon count fiber. Also, power saving technology enables up to 160 splicing cycles (splicing/heating) with a new two-battery configuration, the companies add.

Via a platform similar to the other newly launched FITEL S178A/S153A/S123C/S123M4 fusion splicers, the two machines also are designed to endure harsh operating conditions by improving shock resistance with rubber pads embedded on four corners of the splicer body. They also have the water resistance equivalent of premium industry standards, IPX2, and dust resistance equivalent of IP5X.

The two fusion splicers are designed to splice any fibers up to 8 and 12 ribbon respectively by simply changing the fiber holders. They are targeted at any fields -- such as FTTx, LAN, backbone, and long-haul installations -- where fast and consistent splicing is a necessity.

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