Fujikura recently introduced the 90S core-alignment fusion splicer, saying the splicer is “packed with a whole host of new and enhanced features specifically developed with the objective to enable the user to work faster with higher precision.”
Overall splice time is significantly reduced from that of Fujikura’s 70S+ splicer, the company added, explaining it achieved the time reduction with a combination of improvements to the reaction time of the automated wind protectors and automated heat, new fiber-retention clamps, improved universal sheath clamps, and redesigned internal structure that matches the protection-sleeve position to the fusion splice point. That characteristic “enables splicing to be achieved without the need of the user to touch the 90S once the process has started,” Fujikura said.
“This improvement in speed has been achieved while also improving the precision of the 90S, using true core-alignment technology combined with advanced image processing to ensure the most-precise and repeatable splice ever,” the company said. “The 90S builds on Fujikura’s active blade management technology, allowing two CT50 cleavers to be connected simultaneously. Active blade management is an innovative way of wirelessly connecting the splicer to the optical fiber cleaver. By continually monitoring the cleaver performance and automatically prompting the user at the optimum point to rotate the blade, the total cost of ownership will be dramatically reduced.”
The 90S is available with a redesigned, multifunction carrying case and workstation. The splicer also features a longer battery life than previous models, and a touchscreen interface.