Category Archives: Core-Alignment Fusion Splicers

INNO Instrument Releases Their Latest Line of Splicers

The IFS-15 Series splicers have now been released.  After much anticipation, INNO Instrument has published pictures, information and videos about their newest splicers.  Many users of the IFS-10 and IFS-9 fusion splicers have been requesting different options such as Splice-On-Connectors a.k.a. (SOC).  INNO Instrument has delivered with three new models with various differences. IFS-15S Standard ARC Fusion Splicer Want to splice 250µm fiber cable, 900µm fiber cable, flat cable and fiber jumper/patch cables?  Now you can with the new IFS-15S Standard ARC Fusion Splicer. The IFS-15S core-alignment fusion splicer with the new Digital Analysis Core Alignment System (DACAS) is one of the most dependable splicers on the market. The IFS-15S has a friendly, intuitive GUI (Graphical User Interface) with a 4.3 inch high-resolution color LCD screen that is easy to use and see. With the compact size of the fusion splicer (155mm*130mm*137mm), the IFS-15S STANDARD Fiber Master brings much more convenience for customers who work in the telecommunication field.  Besides the compact size, the most significant innovation is the compatibility. The IFS-15S is compatible with widely used fibers and cables.  It combines the function of both splicing and heating for those cables which are popular in FTTx: 250μm fiber, 900μm fiber, flat cable, and fiber jumper.   IFS-15H FTTx ARC Fusion Splicer Splice-on-connectors are becoming more popular due to their savings in time, money and overall labor.  INNO Instrument has a solution for many customers that want a splicer capable of splice-on-connectors but without the hefty price-tag.  Uses a similar basis to the IFS-15S but has the ability to perform splicing and heating of splice on connectors.  This unit is also waterproof, dustproof and has anti-shock properties for drops or falls.  Don’t let it’s size fool you, this is one tough workhorse.   IFS-15F Factory ARC Fusion Splicer Need a simplified version for use in component manufacturing?  Here is the IFS-15F customizable factory fusion splicer.   It includes exclusive software for manufactures that do not need every option that a field installer may use.  It uses the IFS-15 base but adds to its factory appeal with the grayish silver color and simplified user programming.  This unit is also waterproof, dustproof and has anti-shock properties for drops or falls.   INNO Instrument  proves again why it has become one of the most popular fusion splicer manufacturers.

The Newest Video of the IFS-10 Fusion Splicer from INNO Instrument

Check out one of the hottest selling splicers in action.  It prevails through dirt, brick walls, water and accidental falls.  Not just your average splicer!  With INNOCARE24, you are now covered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for support and service.

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INNO Instrument IFS-10 Brochure

Newest core-alignment fusion splicer from INNO Instrument. The Fiber Master model IFS-10 has the price/value of all other models. As good or better than the Fujikura 60s but at a 40% lower price! BEST FUSION SPLICER without a doubt. Best sales and support at a lot lower price. Only $9,990 which includes a two-year limited warranty. Finally a fair price to the Japanese brand price-gouging of US customers.   [pdf issuu_pdf_id=”111103030115-2e2620db0d2c435b828dc4baaf30a891″]  


INNO IFS-10 User Manual

Best fusion splicer on the market. The INNO IFS-10 fusion splicer from INNO Instrument.   [pdf issuu_pdf_id=”111103030754-44a92366ea8b43b4be201b033fdde369″]  


INNO Fusion Splicer

The newest core-alignment fusion splicer to hit the US market is the INNO IFS-10 fusion splicer kit. Called The Fiber Master the IFS-10 is manufactured by INNO Instruments in Korea. This is the second Koran model we’ve tested this year that can be considered to be a true competitor to Fujikura’s dominance in the fusion splicer market, at least for single fiber splicers. The INNO is well-designed and manufactured. But not only is the INNO IFS-10 everything Fujikura is known for, including accuracy and reliability, but finally a truly quality core-alignment fusion splicer can now be purchased in the United States  for under $10k, and without resorting to the gray-market*. For the last month we have done extensive testing of the IFS-10 splicer and found it to be as good and better than the much higher priced** Fujikura FSM-60s. Without a doubt this is the best value fusion splicer you will find. For the last couple decades products coming out of Korea have gotten better overall. The other Koren fusion manufacturer, Ilsintech, makes a good product but unfortunately they have chosen somewhat to follow the Japanese-model with regard to pricing. For instance, the Fujikura FSM-60s is at this point in time, the best-selling fusion splicer in the US. However, few people understand that although AFL, which is wholly owned by Fujikura Ltd in Japan, currently sets the retail price of the 60s at $16,250, yet you can buy the exact same model in much of the world for only $8300. So this $8300 product is systematically sold for double the price in the US. Why is this? Well, it turns out the AFL is wholly owned by Fujikura Ltd the manufacturer and together they conspire to charge US customers double the price   . .. good or better than any other single-fiber, core-alignment splicer but with one huge difference, a retail price of only $9990. Never has this price been available in the US market for a splicer truly ready for the demanding US customers. The current leaders in the US are Fujikura, Fitel and Sumitomo. Each is manufactured in Japan and each unfortunately is grossly overpriced.   *The gray market for fusion splicers only exists for Fujikura brand and the other Japanese models due to these companies charging up to twice the price in to US customers than they charge for the exact same model in other countries. As long as a customer can spend $6000 or more on these splicers it’s hard to blame anyone for purchasing them. It’s important to note that for some reason we are not aware of there is only one model splicer from each of the Japanese manufacturers Fujikura, Fitel and Sumitomo which are generally sold on the gray market. The prices of ribbon, clad alignment and other splicers is a little lower outside the US but only up to 20%, and usually less. Why these companies have chosen to gauge US customers can logically be attributed to greed. Hopefully with strong competitors like the Korean manufacturers this may change someday. US business can no longer afford to pay twice as much as often their competitors overseas are paying and still stay competitive. Myself, once I find a company has a history of taking advantage of its customers I try to avoid that manufacturers as much as possible.

Fujikura FSM-60s User Manual

User manual for Fujikura 60s fusion splicer.   [pdf issuu_pdf_id=”111103023610-c4bdba027ee64a2d9e6f98fb689e5124″]

Brochure for Fujikura FSM-50s Fusion Splicer

Product brochure for the Fujikura FSM-50s fusion splicer. [pdf issuu_pdf_id=”111008212258-1ba582d1df10414bb56b49087a2f9068″]

Ericsson FSU-975 User Manual

User guide for Ericsson 975 fusion splicer. [pdf issuu_pdf_id=”110823200631-7fce30086f7f4b58a997f65a039a0c91″]

Ericsson FSU-995fa User Manual

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