Fujikura has launched a new line of high precision large diameter fibre (LDF) cleavers designed for fusion splicing and glass processing preparation.
The Fujikura CT- 105/106 are the first devices for Fujikura in the range to go on sale, and will provide advanced cleaving solutions for end-users in fibrelaser and optical fibre sensor applications - across the oil and gas, university, R&D, submarine cabling, defence, optical components and medical markets.
The new cleavers offer high precision LDF capability - applicable from 80 up to 1,250 μm diameter fibres, and can perform both flat and angled cleaves. High precision angled cleaving functionality is provided by the CT-106 with cleaving angles of 0-15o.
Neil Bessant, Fusion Splicer division Manager of Fujikura Europe said: ‘This unique and patent-pending product delivers outstanding cleaving performance and is in-line with Fujikura’s mission to produce only the highest quality equipment at the forefront of technology excellence and innovation. Our products are engineered with a robust set of features that offer customers technology and reliability whilst providing excellent value.’
The LDF cleavers provide advanced capabilities including: a programmable automatic clamp function, an angle cleaving function, storage for up to 100 program modes, a blade life of 20,000 cleaves with a cladding diameter of 125 μm and a colour LCD monitor. Applicable optical fibres include not only solid glass optical fibres, but also micro-structured fibres and capillaries.
With the launch of the new CT-105/106 Fujikura extends solutions in LDF fibre splicing and glass processing preparation. This complimentary equipment to the Fujikura ARCMaster fusion splicers (FSM-100 series) and LAZERMaster, CO2 laser splicer (LZM-100) continues to support customers in their fibre shaping applications.