AFL introduces glueless ribbonising tool

Created April 6, 2020
Technologies and Products

Fujikura subsidiary AFL, an international manufacturer of fibre optic cable, equipment and accessories, has introduced a new ribbonising tool, the RT-02, which is claimed to be the first ribbonising tool that features a glue-less process for ribbonising and splicing 12-fibre ribbons. The company says the new tool saves time and money by eliminating inefficiencies such as glue cure time and contamination of splicing equipment.

“Fujikura has implemented detailed ease-of-use features that must be seen to be appreciated,” explained Greg Pickeral, fusion splicer product manager for AFL. “Those who have ribbonised with traditional methods will really see and feel the difference.”

The RT-02 ribboniser is suitable for ribbonising 200 µm and 250 µm loose fibres, 200 µm and 250 µm MPO termination, and mass fusion splicing loose fibre cables. Loading in order of the colour code sequence is not required as with traditional ribbonising tools. Fibres can be inserted at will and load directly into the fibre holder after inserting all 12 fibres.

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by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.