Photo (left) shows a Fujikura CT-30A splicer.
Global sales of fibre optic cleavers and strippers will grow from $38.7 million in 2016 to $42.6 million in 2021, after which the value is forecast to increase at a much faster pace to the year 2026.
These are some of the key conclusions from market analyst ElectroniCast Consultants, which has just released its annual study of the use of selected cleavers and strippers for optical fibre preparation.
“Field-installable fibre optic connectors, fusion splice use, and other optical fibre processing tasks are driving the need for accurate preparation and cleaving,” commented Stephen Montgomery, principal analyst of the fibre optics group at ElectroniCast.
The instrument and machine categories are segment further by the weight of the device. The average selling price differences between instrument/machines – stripper, cleaver, and combination – and tools, shears, strippers, scissors and pen scribes is substantial.
The market analysis and forecast of the consumption of selected fibre optic cleavers and strippers segmented by several different device-types, with a weight of less than 8kg as well as selected hand tools.
According to the study, the Asia Pacific region employed nearly 160,000 new fibre optic cleaver and stripper units in 2016. The APAC region is forecast to maintain the leadership role in relative market share in both volume, quantity and value.
China, Korea and Japan are leading consumers for the selected fibre optic cleaver and stripper units in the region; however, India is also acknowledged as a rapid adopter of optical communication technologies.
“Due to the deployment fibre optic cable assemblies in data centres, as well as continued deployment of fibre to the home, as well as other optical fibre deployment, the need for easy-to-use, rugged/durable and accurate fibre optic preparation and termination devices are growing in demand,” Montgomery added.
This report is available immediately from ElectroniCast Consultants.