OREANDA-NEWS. December 13, 2011. Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. announces the release the S183PMII and S184PM-SLDF high-end fusion splicers, which provide appropriate conditions in fusion splicing of diversifying special fibers. These models incorporate substantially enhanced splice features achieved by software enhancement. Annual sales of 500 million yen are expected.
Background of Development

We have been offering high-end fusion splicers, the S183PMII and the S184PM-SLDF for speciality fiber and large diameter fiber, designed for research and development on and production lines of optical components.

In recent years, fiber lasers, fiber sensors, and other optical fiber-applied products are rapidly increasing. They differ from the field of conventional telecommunications in that it is more important to connect optical fibers of different forms (non-circular and holey), clad diameters, and core diameters in optimal condition. For popularly used optical fibers, splicing programs for optimal splicing are preset in fusion splicers. For processing any fiber without the preset programs as standard, it was necessary to create an optimal program or to make adjustments. In some cases, it was difficult for users to formulate optimal splicing programs and we provided support on a case-by-case basis. However, as fibers diversified and their types increased, growing needs emerged from users for easy splicing.

We have recently modified the software to achieve the automated creation of optimal splicing program according to the state and combination of fibers. We will continue to proceed with product development to answer the needs for speciality fiber splicing.