Fujikura Europe launches new 41s+ fusion splicer

Created October 19, 2021
Technologies and Products

Fujikura Europe has launched what it says is its most powerful and compact active cladding alignment fusion splicer – the 41S+, which has been engineered to support network installers under pressure to complete projects faster but within budget.

The 41S+ is the latest in Fujikura Europe’s series of fusion splicers that help network engineers speed up time on projects. The model delivers enhanced splice quality, smart and secure management and improved operability. The new model also features Active Fusion Control (AFCT) and Active Blade Management (ABMT) technologies, pioneered in its flagship 90S+ model, launched earlier this year.

Active Fusion Control Technology activates when a cleave end face is bad quality and automatically adjusts settings to improve fusion stability and decrease splice loss. It also analyses fibre brightness and adjusts fusion power in real time to ensure an even amount of heat is distributed, which again reduces splice loss and the need to rework splices.

The 41S+ and CT50 fibre cleaver are equipped with wireless data connectivity to enable automatic cleaver blade rotation. Active Blade Management Technology enables the 41S+ to judge that the cleave blade is worn by continuously monitoring the frequency of bad cleaves. As the cleave blade begins to wear, the blade will automatically rotate to a new position.

Neil Bessant, Fujikura Europe’s Fusion Splicer Divisional Manager, says the 41S+ is the latest model in its product strategy to develop splicer technology that is ahead of project demands and helps to keep engineers on schedule. He says, “It’s been clear for a long time that the demand for connectivity is only going to increase. But due to the pandemic, that demand skyrocketed and put pressure on operators, the engineers on the ground, governments and all involved in internet infrastructure to ensure networks can handle the now increased level of connectivity. Key to our product strategy has been a desire and a commitment to developing technology that is ahead of market demands – therefore many of our models, including the new 41S+, already have the capability to support engineers and users who are now under more pressure to complete projects faster. Users can’t afford hold ups when they need to move onto their next project.

The 41S+ is available to order in Europe now, with delivery by the end of October.

For more information, visit www.fujikura.co.uk.

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This article was written
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.