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Wireless splicing technology showcased by Fujikura at ECOC 2018

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ECOC 2018 was the platform from which Fujikura Europe introduced the latest addition to its fusion splicer product line, the 41S.

By working wirelessly with the new CT50 fibre cleaver, the splicer improves installation time as well as cost. Designed for FTTX, data centre, LAN and access applications, the future-proof smart splicer has active v-groove alignment and boasts innovative features in a compact and robust package. It has been upgraded from its predecessor, the 22S, and can now deliver accurate core splice loss estimation.

The 41S can detect a high-cleave angle or bad end shape on the CT50, and send a blade position change instruction to the cleaver. This helps to address the issue of poor fibre cleaving due to worn, incorrectly adjusted or damaged cleaver blades. The cleaver then rotates the cleaver blade automatically to the next position, restoring optimum cleaving performance. In addition to cleave performance, the smart splicer can also wirelessly monitor battery and power usage of the CT50 cleaver. The new splicer comes enabled with a touch screen menu as standard, but also maintains the traditional easy-to-use hard button navigation system.

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