Category Archives: Core-Alignment Fusion Splicers

Ericsson FSU-Series Service Manual

This manual was only available through one of Ericsson’s traning classes on the FSU series splicers.  [pdf issuu_pdf_id=”110823200626-b13effd94dc94d8aa246ede3bf600ad4″]

Fujikura FSM-60S Fusion Splicer

UPDATE: You can find the user manual for the Fujikura FSM-60s fusion splicer. The FSM-60S fusion splicer incorporates a user-friendly interface with enhanced features, and is one of the most reliable fusion splicers in the market today. The new durable construction offers better protection from dust, water, vibration and shock Key Features

  • Core to core alignment by PAS (Profile Alignment System) technology
  • Rugged construction providing shock, dust and moisture resistance. Dual monitor position with automatic image orientation
  • Automatic arc calibration and fiber identification
  • User-selectable fiber clamping method – sheath clamp or fiber holders. Auto-start tube heater feature
  • 4.1″ TFT color LCD display with anti-reflective coating for excellent visibility in bright sunlight
  • Simultaneous battery charge and splicer operation
  • Long life battery (up to 160 splice/heat cycles per charge)


Fujikura FSM-40S Fusion Splicer

Fujikura FSM-40S Fiber Optic Fusion Splicer offers a core-to-core fiber alignment system, PAS and full automatic operation. The FSM-40S is lightweight, compact and has multiple power supply options. Key Features:

  • Core-to-core fiber alignment system (PAS)
  • Fast splicing & Full automatic operatio
  • Compact, lightweight and various power supply option
  • 2 CCD cameras, No up-down mirro
  • High resolution 5 inch color LCD monito
  • Simultaneous X & Y axes observatio
  • Automatic Arc calibration function for stable arc discharg
  • Automatic fiber type identifier and self diagnostic test function

The Fastest Fusion Splicers on the Market

When it comes to high-volume fiber splicing, you want to be able to operate quickly. The following are some of the current lineup of the fastest fusion splicers on the market and their associated splicing speeds: Fujikura FSM-60S: Fiber Splicing Speed: 9 Seconds Sleeve Heating Speed: 30 Seconds Total Splice Time: 39 seconds Sumitomo Type-39: Fiber Splicing Speed: 9 Seconds Sleeve Heating Speed: 30 Seconds Total Splice Time: 39 seconds Fujikura FSM-50S: Fiber Splicing Speed: 9 Seconds Sleeve Heating Speed: 35 Seconds Total Splice Time: 44 seconds For those accustomed to old fusion splicers that take a minute or longer just to splice the fiber these models must be the subjects of their daydreams. Let me know if I missed any of the other top models when it comes to high-speed fiber and fusion splicers!

Sumitomo Type-37 Fusion Splicer

The Type-37 Micro-Core is a lightweight, portable, automatic instrument for creating low-loss optical fiber splices. It is highly portable at only 9.0 lbs and can derive power via an internal AC power module or internal 12V DC battery module. Key Features:

  • Core Alignment (High-Resolution Direct Core Monitoring)
  • On Board Splice Protection Heater
  • 5.6” Color LCD Monitor
  • 340x Fiber Magnification
  • 30 mph Wind Protection
  • User Friendly Software With Help Features
  • Operation By AC Power or 12V Li-ion Battery
  • Tool-free Maintenance for Changing Electrodes
  • Back mount Monitor Option Available
  • Fast Fiber Protection Sleeve Heater

Sumitomo Type-39 Fiber Fusion Splicer

Sumitomo’s Type-39 Fusion splicer is the first splicer to have a Dual-Automatic Heater System, with Auto Start Heater and Auto Start Splice functions. It’s the fastest splicer on the market. Its advanced design accomodates the built-in dual heating system and simultaneous operation. The Type-39 has a heater cycle time of only 30 seconds and a splice cycle of only 9 seconds. Key Features:

  • RoHS Compliant
  • Dual Independent Splice Protection Heaters, Patent Pending
  • 5.6” Switchable Color Monitor for Front to Back or Back to Front Operation
  • Auto Splice Start
  • Auto Heater Start
  • Auto Fiber Profiling Detection
  • Complete Splice in less than 40 Seconds
  • Built-in LED for V-Groove Illumination
  • User-Friendly Menu Selection System
  • 24-Hour Technical Support via 888-SPLICER

Fujikura FSM-50S Fiber Fusion Splicers

The FSM-50S Fusion Splicer is the new standard in fiber splicers featuring 9 second splice time and 35 second tube heating time. The 50S Arc splicer is a modern marvel of splicing with its sleek profile, light packaging and terrific performance. The 50S is optimal for field use. Key Features:Fujikura 50s Fusion Splicer

  • PAS Core to Core Fiber Alignment System: The Performance Alignment System platform in effect
  • Dual-Directional Operating System: Ergonomic reverse monitor allows for terrific ease of use.
  • Calibration-Free Arc System: No longer deal with time-consuming arc calibration, the FSM50S automatically calibrates on its own.
  • Optional Large Capacity slot-in batteries Offering two types of slot-in batteries: BTR-06S and BTR-06L
  • 9 Second Splice Time: New stepping motor and top notch computer processing allow for a 9 second splice with SM fiber.
  • 35 Second Tube-Heat Time: With FP-03 protection sleeve, achieve 35 second tube-heat time thanks to Advanced Heater Design.

Standard Package Includes: FSM-50S Arc Fusion Splicer ADC-11 AC Adapter Battery Charger, DC Inlet CC-12 Carrying Case MC-02 Monitor Cover ACC-XX AC Power Cord ELCT2-20A Spare Electrodes Instruction Manual for FSM-50S Optional Items: BTR-06S or BTR-06L Detachable Battery Pack DCC-10 Battery Charge Cord DCC-12 Cigarette Lighter Socket Type DC Power Cord DCC-13 Alligator Clamp Type DC Power Cord JP-04 J-Plate WT-06 Working Table WTS-06 Working Table Support MGS-05 Magnifying Glass CT-20 Series High Precision Fiber Cleaver PS-02 Primary Coat Stripper JS-01 Nylon Jacket Stripper SH-7 Tube Heater HR-1 Alcohol Dispenser FP-03 / 03 (L=40), FPS01 Series Protection Sleeves, Fiber Sleeves

Fibre types : Singlemode (ITU-T G.652), multimode (ITU-T G.651), dispersion shifted (ITU-T G.653), non-zero dispersion shifted (ITU-T G.655)
Average Splice Loss : 0.02dB with G.652, 0.01dB with G.651 and 0.04dB with G.653 and G.655
Return Loss : 60dB or greater
Fibre Coating : 100μm to 1000μm
Fibre Cladding : 80μm to 150μm
Fibre Cleave Length : 8 to 16mm with coating diameter of 250μm or less. 16mm with coating diameter of 250μm to 1000μm
Splice Protector Heater : For all standard and micro splice protectors with protection sleeve centering device
Atmospheric Compensation : Automatic up to 3500 metres altitude with temperature and humidity compensation
Proof Test : 1.96N (200gf) standard or 4.41N (450gf) option, mechanical proof test
Fibre Viewing Method : Dual CCD cameras and 5.6” TFT colour LCD monitor
Magnification : 295x for single X and Y views. 147x for X/Y view
Splice Data Storage : 2000 splice data records
Interface : USB 1.1 for PC interface. RCA video jack
Power Supply : AC : 100 to 240V via AC adaptor ADC-11
DC Input: 10 to 15V via ADC-11
Detachable Battery Option : BTR-06S, 4.5Ah, (equivalent splice/shrinks : 60) BTR-06L, 9.0Ah, (equivalent splice/shrinks : 120)
Dimensions (WxDxH) : 150mm x 150mm x 150mm
Weight : 2.8kg including AC adaptor
Operating Temperature : -10°C to +50°C
Storage Temperature : -40°C to +80°C

  Opinion: The Fujikura 50s was a successful splicer for Fujikura but actual little difference between the FSM-40s, FSM-50s and FSM-60s. Each models is similar to the last, except of course that the 60s was ruggedized and includes an updated case.

Fujikura FSM-30S Fusion Splicer

Fujikura FSM-30S Singlemode / Multimode Fiber Fusion Splicer offers fully automatic operation, programmable tube heating cycle and a splice loss control function. Key Features:

  • Fully automatic operation once fibers are set in the fixture
  • Observation of both X and Y axis simultaneously
  • Atmosphere, humidity and temperature compensation functions provided
  • Mechanical proof test provided
  • Automatically stores the last 100 splice losses together with dates. Optional built-in memory card slot for storing additional splices.
  • Mode field diameter mismatch compensation splicing programs. Suitable for splicing two different fibers.
  • Splice loss control function
  • Arc power is optimized automatically by an integrated arc power test
  • Programmable tube heating cycle
  • Dust detection