July 11, 2008 -- Corning Cable Systems has introduced its OptiSplice M90e Fusion Splicer, billed as a feature-rich machine for networks where low-loss performance and high-end accuracy are imperative.
The latest addition to the OptiSplice Fusion Splicer product family, the M90e offers the active core alignment accuracy of the company's existing LID-SYSTEM Unit, along with the speed and versatility of a passive core-alignment technology known as the core detection system (CDS), explain company representatives. The M90e provides an advanced set of features, yielding precise performance while reducing training and maintenance costs, all in a compact, user-friendly fusion splicer. The splicer offers what Corning claims is the industry's fastest total splice cycle time (splicing and heatshrink) for a core-alignment fusion splicer, and it utilizes automatic fusion time to optimize each splice.
The accuracy of the LID-SYSTEM Unit and its power-through splice loss measurement method eliminates the time-consuming task of evaluating splices with an OTDR. The singlemode LID-SYSTEM Unit first optimizes core alignment in each of the X, Y, and Z axes. When the fusion process begins, the OptiSplice M90e Fusion Splicer's auto-fusion time control monitors the power level through the splice and completes the fusing process when splice loss is at a minimum, ensuring an optimum splice, reports the company. Finally, the LID-SYSTEM Unit measures splice loss by comparing power levels before and after the fusion process.
The M90e Fusion Splicer is equipped with a secondary method for core alignment (CDS) based on three-dimensional cameras. This technology allows for fast (13 seconds) singlemode core-alignment on 250- or 900-micron coated fibers, bend-insensitive fibers such as ClearCurve, or fibers with live traffic. The M90e is also capable of automatically choosing the best alignment method for the application at hand.
The splicer contains precise and durable (P&D) electrodes, which are maintenance-free and can reduce the average splice loss up to 50% when compared to standard electrodes, says the company.
Corning Cable Systems will be featuring the OptiSplice M90e Fusion Splicer at the 2008 ACUTA Conference and Exhibition, to be held in Las Vegas from July 13-17, 2008.
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