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Fujikura 70S+ Fusion Splicer
The Fujikura 70S+ is the world's quickest and most durable core alignment fusion splicer. It includes automated, enhanced user control features to maximize productivity. A user programmable, automated wind protector expedites the splicing process by automatically closing to initiate the splice process, and opening upon splice completion. Fully programmable "auto open sheath clamps" open one sheath clamp, after the tensile test, to prepare the fiber for removal.
A new automated "clamshell design" tube heater applies heat to both sides of the splice protection sleeve resulting in a 13-second shrink time. The result is a total splice process time of approximately 21 seconds! Ruggedness and durability are greatly enhance by a mirror-less optical system and "severe-impact resistant" monitor. Battery capacity is now 200 splices/shrinks. An innovative transit case doubles as a built-in or mobile workstation and makes splicing easier than ever before.
The state of the art Fujikura 70S+ Fusion Splicer is now equipped with Bluetooth®, for active communication with enabled fiber preparation accessories to expedite maintenance. The 70S+ is available in both Bluetooth® enabled and a version without it.
This fusion splicer kit includes a fiber cleaver and battery.
- Automated and programmable wind protector
- 13-second automated tube heater
- Fully ruggedized for shock, dust and moisture
- Li-ion battery with 200 splices/shrinks per charge
- 5 mm cleave length for splice on connector or small package needs
- Sheath clamp or fiber holder operation
- On-board training and support videos
- Bluetooth wireless communication
- Multi-function transit case with integrated workstation
|Applicable Fibers||Single-mode (G.652 & G.657), Multimode (G.651), DS (G.653), NZDS (G.655)|
|Cladding Diameter||125 μm|
|Coating Diameter||100 μm to 1,000 μm|
|Fiber Cleave Length||5 to 16 mm|
|Typical Average Splice Loss||0.02 dB with SM, 0.01 dB with MM, 0.04 dB with DS, 0.04 dB with NZDS, measured by cut-back method relevant to ITU-T standards|
|Splicing Time||SM FAST mode - 7 seconds; SM AUTO mode - 12 seconds; AUTO mode - 15 seconds with SM fiber|
|Arc Calibration Method||Automatic, real-time and by using results of previous splice when in AUTO mode, manual arc calibration function available|
|Splicing Modes||100 preset and user programmable modes|
|Splice Loss Estimate||Based upon dual camera core axis alignment data|
|Storage of Splice Result||Last 2,000 results to be stored in the internal memory|
|Fiber Display||X or Y, or both X and Y simultaneously. Front or rear monitor display options with automated image orientation|
|Magnification||320X for single X or Y view, or 200X for X and Y view|
|Viewing Method||Dual cameras with 4.7 inch TFT color LCD monitor|
|Operating Condition||0 to 5,000 m above sea level, 0 to 95%RH and -10 to 50°C respectively|
|Mechanical Proof Test||1.96 to 2.25N|
|Tube Heater||Built-in tube heater with 30 heating modes; auto-start function|
|Tube Heating Time||Typical 14 seconds with FP-03 sleeve, 17 seconds with FP3 (40), 5-16 seconds with Fujikura micro sleeves|
|Protection Sleeve Length||60 mm, 40 mm, micro|
|Splice/Heat Cycles with Battery||Typical 200 cycles with power save functions activated|
|Electrode Life||3,000 Arc Discharges|
|Power Supply||Auto voltage selection from 100 to 240 V AC or 10 to 15 V DC with ADC-18, 14.8 V DC with BTR-09 battery|
|Terminals||USB 1.1 (USB-B type) for PC communication. Mini-DIN (6-pin) for HJS-02/03|
|Wind Protection||Maximum wind velocity of 15 m/s. (34 mph)|
|Dimensions||146 W x 159 D x 150 H (mm) / 5.75 W x 6.25 D x 5.9 H (inches)|
|Weight||2.5 kg (5.5 lbs) with AC adapter ADC-18; 2.7 kg (5.95 lbs) with BTR-09 battery|
Fusion Splicing Process
The process of fusion splicing normally involves using localized heat to melt or fuse the ends of two optical fibers together. The splicing process begins by preparing each fiber end for fusion.
Stripping the Fiber
Stripping is the act of removing the protective polymer coating around optical fiber in preparation for fusion splicing. The splicing process begins by preparing both fiber ends for fusion, which requires that all protective coating is removed or stripped from the ends of each fiber. Fiber optical stripping can be carried out by a special thermal fiber stripper tool that uses hot sulphuric acid or a controlled flow of hot air to remove the coating. There are also mechanical fiber strippers used for stripping fiber which are similar to copper wire strippers. Fiber optical stripping and preparation equipment used in fusion splicing is commercially available through a small number of specialized companies, which usually also designs machines used for fiber optical recoating.
Cleaning the Fiber
The bare fibers are cleaned using alcohol and wipes.
Cleaving the Fiber
A fiber cleaver is then used to cleave the fiber using the score-and-break method so that its endface is perfectly flat and perpendicular to the axis of the fiber. The quality of each fiber end is inspected using a microscope. In fusion splicing, splice loss is a direct function of the angles and quality of the two fiber-end faces. The closer to 90 degrees the cleave angle is the lower optical loss the splice will yield.
Splicing the Fibers
Current fusion splicers are either core or cladding alignment. Using one of these methods the two cleaved fibers are automatically aligned by the fusion splicer in the x,y,z plane, then are fused together. Prior to removing the spliced fiber from the fusion splicer, a proof-test performed to ensure that the splice is strong enough to survive handling, packaging and extended use. The bare fiber area is protected either by recoating or with a splice protector. A splice protector is a heat shrinkable tube with a strength membrane.
What's In The Box
- Fujikura 70S+ Fusion Splicer
- BTR-09 Battery
- DCC-18 Battery Charge Cord
- CT30A Cleaver
- ADC-18 AC Adapter
- ACC-14 AC Cord
- ELCT2-20A Spare Electrodes (spare)
- S70A Sheath Clamp
- USB Cable
- Alcohol Dispenser
- Screw Driver
- Splicer Carrying Strap
- Quick Reference Guide
- Video Instruction Manual
- CC-30 Transit Case