Fujikura launches 21S compact fusion splicer
Fujikura Europe has launched the 21S, an advanced single-fibre splicer that it claims is the smallest and lightest active V-groove model on the market.
The compact splicer, which has been developed for FTTx, access network, data centre and LAN applications, features a moveable V-groove mechanism for active alignment to improve splicing performance and give consistent splicing results.
The latest addition to Fujikura’s splicer family adds to the company’s portfolio to deliver a complete offering of splicing options from the basic, with the 12S, to the very advanced, which is met by the flagship 70S, and everything in between.
"Our new 21S splicer is an incredibly exciting product which allows customers to opt for a level of splicing in between the 12S and 70S," said Neil Bessant, fusion splicer divisional manager at Fujikura Europe. "It is a unique product, in that it delivers high-quality splicing without a higher price tag.”
In addition to the active V-groove alignment mechanism, the 21S also boasts accurate splice loss estimation and real-time arc calibration functions. Its typical splice time is nine seconds and its tube-heating time is 30 seconds.
At 1.1kg it is extremely lightweight and measures 120 x 189 x 71.3 mm. The splicer also has a 4.7inch TFT colour LCD monitor and a built in battery which enables 200 cycles of splice and tube-heating when fully charged.