- CORE ALIGNMENT
Core alignment fusion splicers use multiple cameras to inspect the two cleaved fibers before fusing and allow for multiple axis movement of the fibers. This provides for precise fiber alignment, resulting in a typical splice loss of only 0.02dB. This level of precision is required for all singlemode fiber applications and also enhances performance of multimode fiber.
- CLAD ALIGNMENT
Clad alignment splicers also have multiple cameras but only allow for single axis movement of the fiber. Alignment is aided by a fixed v-groove. The typical loss for this type of splice is 0.05dB. Clad alignment splicers are best suited for multimode applications.
- HAND HELD
A revolution in splicing came about with the introduction of battery powered handheld fusion splicers. These popular devices are compact and portable, yet offer performance on a par with benchtop models. The Fitel S122C fusion splicer pictured here features a 14 second splice (high speed mode), built in shrink oven, and other desirable features. Handheld splicers are great for working in confined spaces and aerial applications. They are ideal for FTTx, LAN, backbone and long haul installations.