Fiber Optic Fusion Splicers
Allowing for highly accurate, reliable splices with minimal loss, FITEL® fusion splicers are designed using state-of-the-art technology from our parent company, Furukawa Electric Company (FEC). Expertly crafted based on feedback received from countless customer installations, these splicers are simple yet highly precise and reliable, and can support a full range of fiber manufacturing, R&D, installation, and maintenance applications. As the official distributor of FITEL® products in the Americas, OFS is proud to offer a range of splicing solutions to meet various client needs.
FITEL® S179 Fusion Splicer
FEC's newest model, the FITEL® S179 Fusion Splicer, offers fast, consistent splicing with superior ease of use. Featuring an internal battery charging system, the S179 allows for 200 splicing cycles in one charge and is built to withstand harsh environments. This splicer is well-suited for use with ultra-bend-insensitive and large-area effective fibers, while its shock, drop, water, and dust resistance make it a good fit for severe conditions. Common applications include data centers, fiber sensors, long-haul, FTTx, LAN, backbone, metro, and the manufacture of optical components.
A high-quality LCD touch screen allows for simple, intuitive operation, while illumination lamps allow for easy observation of the entire splicing chamber. Simple, quick maintenance and lens cleaning are also possible thanks to S179's detachable V-groove.
Allowing for easy communications, this splicer offers Wi-Fi networking for reliable communication between the splicer and a smartphone, while near field communication (NFC) capabilities allow the splicer to be locked and unlocked through the use of certain types of smartphones.
FITEL® S179's Unique Benefits
Below is a summary of some of FITEL® S179's key features.
- 4.3-inch-wide LCD screen
- Three upper LEDs, one lower LED
- Detachable V-groove
- Wi-Fi networking capability
- High-speed operation
- 6-second splice time
- 300 splice programs
- Near field communication (NFC) capabilities
- Easy portability
- Rugged design
- Ability to withstand severe conditions
FITEL® NINJA NJ001 Fusion Splicer
In addition to the FITEL® S179 Fusion Splicer, we offer the FITEL® NINJA NJ001 Fusion Splicer. Reducing the total cost of ownership and requiring minimal maintenance, this model is specifically designed to accommodate FTTH (fiber-to-the-home) technicians. For example, the NINJA's detachable V-groove — the industry's first — allows technicians to quickly remove and more thoroughly clean critical parts; in the past, splicers needed to be sent out for repair as it was difficult to deep clean individual parts. In fact, the team at FEC has found that dirty V-grooves are the reason for up to 70% of splicer repairs.
A handheld single-fiber fusion splicer, the NINJA is compact enough to hold but still provides ample space in the splicing chamber. LED lamps allow for high visibility, while the rugged design makes this splicer well-suited for frequent use. Providing fast splicing in as little as 13 seconds and fast heating, at 20 seconds for a 60-mm sleeve, the NINJA is a reliable solution for any type of on-site job. Automatic splicing can be done at the press of a key by the operator, and a pin guide facilitates fiber placement, allowing for simple, intuitive operation.
This fusion splicer offers plenty of room for a technician's hands to operate and load fibers properly and, thanks to the LEDs that provide more than 300 lux, low-light conditions aren't a problem. Other user-friendly features include lens protection and a removable heater bracket to help enable field-installable connector assembly — without the need for an external heater — in order to accommodate splice-on connectors (SOC).
The FITEL® NINJA NJ001 offers unmatched versatility and long battery life, and is compatible with fusion splice-on field-installable connectors from many manufacturers. Technicians can achieve 100 splicing and heating cycles in a single charge.
NINJA's Unique Features
This highly accurate, reliable fusion splicing machine offers several unique features over other splicers on the market. Some key advantages are listed below.
- 13-second splice time
- 100 cycles
- High propulsion motor
- Rugged design
- PC interface software
- Auto-start function
- Removable V-groove
- 3.5-inch LCD
- Compatibility with splice-on-connectors
- Three LEDs
- 150 splice programs
Other Fusion Splicers From FEC
In addition to the highly reliable S179 fusion splicers and clad alignment NINJA splicers, OFS also offers the FITEL® S153 V2, used for low-cost field applications. Allowing for low-loss splices and reduced risk of common V-groove splicing errors, the S153 V2 combines speed, precision, and durability. Its canopy design, durable metal body frame, and protective rubber corners make it well-suited for use in harsh environments, while its heating mechanism can reliably reduce protective sleeve shrink time by more than 30%. FTTx, LAN, backbone, long-haul installations, and OEM applications are well-served by this model, as are conventional telecommunications and oil and gas fields.
FEC also offers factory machine splicers, specifically designed for demanding research and production applications in the optical components field. These splicers can handle specialty and exotic fiber combinations while also allowing for very large-diameter splicing. Used to achieve high-strength splices, our factory machine splicers are also capable of polarization-maintaining splicing.
Finally, FITEL® ribbon fiber fusion splicers are available in four different handheld clad-alignment models. Two four-fiber mass fusion models, one eight-fiber mass fusion model, and one twelve-fiber mass fusion model are available. These splicers are ideal for FTTx, LAN, backbone, and long-haul applications.
OFS: Premier FITEL® Splicer Distributor
OFS is proud to be the official distributor for high-quality FITEL® fusion splicers. To learn more about FITEL® splicing solutions, check out our comprehensive catalog. And to discuss how they can help improve accuracy for your next project, contact us today; our experts are on hand to answer any questions you may have.