AFL unveils upgraded Fujikura fusion splicer 70S

March 27, 2013
Fujikura 70S fusion splicer replaces previous model FSM-60S, offering much faster field splicing capability.

AFL has introduced the Fujikura 70S fusion splicer, which retains all of the advanced features pioneered by the companies' previous fusion splicer, model FSM-60S, while offering much faster field splicing capability and new easy-to-use features.

“With this new model, Fujikura has focused improvement in two major areas: speed and reliability," explains Greg Pickeral, product manager, fusion splicing systems for AFL. "To increase efficiency, both the wind protector and tube heater have been motorized. The tube heater clamps the splice protection sleeve from both sides, resulting in shrink time of an impressive 14 seconds."

The Fujikura 70S is also fully compatible with AFL's FuseConnect line of splice-on connectors. The tool's sheath clamps are easily removed for FuseConnect installations or for use with fiber holders for standard splicing applications. Other enhanced features of the 70S fusion splicer include the following:

-- Motorized wind protector and tube heater with ultra-fast heating time.
-- Long-life electrodes provide 3,000 splices.
-- High resolution, 4.73-inch color LCD monitor with 300x fiber magnification for improved visibility in low-light conditions.
-- Configurable automation allows user to customize automated functions.
-- Powerful Li-ion battery supports 200 splices and heating cycles with each full charge.
-- Six-direction drop-proof design with fully ruggedized rubber casing
-- Dust- and rain-proof design provides superior protection.
-- Includes transit case with detachable, built-in worktable.
-- Video guides for operation and troubleshooting incorporated into the splicer software.
-- Short cleave length of 5 mm allows versatility for splice on connectors or small packaging splicing needs.

AFL introduced the Fujikura 12S in January. Later this year, Fujikura will add the 19S, a fixed V-groove single fiber fusion splicer, the 12R fiber ribbon fusion splicer and the 70R four-fiber ribbon splicer, according to a press release.

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