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Monday, 31 August 2015

5 Performance Boosting Cleaning tips for Fibre Optic cables

Fibre optic cables last a lifetime but still require regular cleaning. This cleaning regime is not as simple as you think. It is more than dusting and rubbing the outer jacket. Cleaning and maintenance of fibre optic cables is also about keeping the cables away from direct sunlight, moisture and rodent attacks. Since they are made of glasses, they are relatively delicate. The outer jacket keeps the external agents from damaging the optic cables but you need extra preparation to handle the life more efficiently. Here’s a list of 5 things you must do to keep the optic fibre cables retain their “desired” operational efficiency.
1    Verify the Performance rating of cable before and after Cleaning
Always test the rating of the fibre cable before cleaning. Verify whether the cable is functioning at the level at which it is supposed to work. Moisture and blockage in the internal reflection can create barriers in transmission. Signal loss can be prevented if you calibrate the cable volume before and after every maintenance routine.
2    Check for Loops and knots
Due to poor handling of the fibre optic cables, they tend to get tangled. The tangling usually occurs at places where there is movement. Check for the knot over ceilings and in false wall facade. Though the knots may not have any impact on the performance of the cables, they definitely tend to shorten the overall cable layout. When you would think of expanding your cable layout, the tangled optic fibre cable would pose lot of unnecessary issues. You may either cut the tangled part or use fusion splicing to rejoin them.
3    Never place a heavy furniture over the cables
Fibre optic cables are not built for rugged handling. Though the manufacturers would promise a rough handling won’t create problem, refrain from making such an attempt. Handle the fibre optic cable just like a high-end electronic gadget. Never place your feet or tap it with your heels. Keep the fibres away from heavy furniture, especially the ones made of metal and wood.
4    Use dryer to clean the core
Use a blow dryer at least rpm speed to clear the dust and moistures. Use dry air to ensure highest degree of cleaning. Use gloves to avoid leaving fingerprint marks on the body. Never use the blow dry to clean the inside of the fibre optic cable. If you have recently performed fusion splicing you won’t require the dry blowing option. The automatic fusion splicing machine has special apparatus to clear the moistures and dust. If you are using connectors, be extra careful about using dryers at high rpm. You might disturb the alignment altogether.

5    Avoid disturbing the light source panel
Light source adjustment can be done only by expert fibre optic engineers or manufacturers. A disturbed source will lead to poor attenuation and kill the signals beyond a certain frequency. Always rely on the services of a certified technician. A technical cleaning service will cost anywhere between USD 200 to USD 4500 depending on the expanse of the layout and components involved.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

5 Trendy Upgrades in the Fibre Optic Cable Splicing Machines

Fusion splicing of the fibre optic cables requires sophisticated technology with reliable tools. There are automatic splicing machines available in the market but they require skilled operators with years of technical expertise behind them. Contemporary technologies for fusion splicing have proven to be a reliable mechanism in producing long length connections. Most upgrades are made in the design and accuracy of the Profile Alignment System or PAS. Let’s study the various superior technologies that have been introduced recently in the fusion splicing of the fibre optic cables.
PAS with Dual Axis Camera Monitoring:
Fibre optic cable connections are very hard to deal with especially when you have long lengths to handle. Whenever there is slight interference in the connection due to bending or breakage of the fibre optic cables, it requires immediate fusion splicing. The recent introduction of the Fusion Splicer with an advanced PAS monitoring system allows the operator to make nicks with accuracy.
 o    The operator can handle multiple ribbon splicing. The fusion splicing machine with Dual Axis camera monitoring comes with a high resolution that accommodates up to 24-fibre ribbons.
o    The fusion splicer with camera vision allow the operator to clean and dust away the moisture and other impurities before splicing the fibre optic cables. It ensures highest accuracy of fusion.
o    The cost of installation is recovered in short period of time owing to higher quality of finished connections over the cables.
o    It ensures minimum loss of splices and prevents wastage. 

Automatic Arc Calibration:
Most operators find it hard to control the splicing over the arc of the fibre optic cable. The Automatic Arc Calibration technology prevents the slip of the fusion arc in smaller fibres. They can not only detect the ruggedness of the surface but also check if there is any groove. The splicing finish is judged using the Automatic Arc Measurement screen. It is often the final fusioning process and acknowledged as the industrial standard of finest smoothness achievable.
Auto-Start Spicing with Tube Heating:
The feed is controlled using the automatic start and stop command. The length of the fibre optic cable required to be spliced is fed in to the monitor. The software makes the adjustment in the clamp and splicer tips to accommodate the desired spicing length. The tube heating keeps the moisture away. The fusion splicing efficiency is measured in terms of amount of moisture present inside the glass surface and on the outer jacket or sleeve. 

Positioning in Zero-degree:

Some operations require the positioning of the fibre optic cables at zero degrees. This is particularly true of cases with the fibre optic connectors are used. In order to prevent the slipping of the connector and the funnel over the fibre cable core, the Zero-Degree Fibre Positioning kit is used. The PAS system is linked to the Zero Degree holder for more accurate operation. 

Software Updates:
The latest upgrades in the software are made using Internet firmware. These updates are offered by the fusion splicing machine manufacturers based on the membership.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Top Industrial Fusion Splicer Models

Fibre Optic cables are prone to breakage just like any other wiring hardware but the act of joining them back together is relatively easy too. The process of joining two ends of different fibre optic cables using heat is called as Fusion splicing. The apparatus used to do the splicing is known as a fusion splicer. The fusion splicer connects two fibre optic cables end-to-end in such a manner that the light passing through the connection is not scattered or reflected back at the location where splicing is done. Fusion splicer is an important tool in the fibre optic cable manufacturing industry. The primary purpose of using the fusion splicer is to ensure that the broken cable or the spliced unit is just as strong as the original fibre.

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Industrial Models

There are many types of fusion splicer tools available in the market but the most common of them are the mass fusion splicer and the dual-heater fusion splicer machines. The components of fusion splicer are:
-    Splice protection unit
-    Heat shrink sleeve
-    Jacket remover

The fusion splicer innovations are moving rapidly towards non-electric arc set-ups used as a heating apparatus. Laser-backed heating arcs could be the new technology driving the innovations backed by the new-age fusion splicer tools and designs. The Quantum fusion splicer is the latest innovation to hit the market. The fusion splicer used for industrial purposes are all ROHS compliant and built to deliver high-grade precision and unswerving performance. The reliability of the fusion splicer machines come with warranty and extended replacement programs.

Best models available in the commercial Fusion splicer segment
•    Q 101 Core Alignment Fusion Splicer
The core alignment model of the Fusion splicer uses the advanced Quantum core technology. It is the very fast in its performance. It reduces the heater shrink time from 28 seconds to 14 seconds. The performance of the Quantum core fusion splicer used in the industry is further strengthened by the use if dual independent ovens. These ovens are patented by the respective manufacturing companies.
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•    Hand held Fusion Splicer
The Fusion splicer from the handheld category uses the standard FTTx technology. The splicer has one of the smallest footprint designs in the industry. The splicing time is 11 seconds. The fusion splicer is laced with advanced tech specifications like full HD navigational Touch screen for a reliable interfacing with the operator. The fusion splicer also has an in-built training video demonstration model with automatic software updates. The USB port is also present that makes it easy to connect with other high-end software gadgets. The Fibre holder system and the top-end Lithium-ion battery casing make the fusion splicer light and sturdy.

•    Groove Fusion Splicer
The industrial Groove fusion splicer has a fully navigational LCD touch screen. The optimized splicing model also boasts of internet interface and automatic software update. The SD Port and USB port adds up to its enticing fusion splicer specification making it one of the most economical industrial apparatuses to be used in the fusion splicing segment for Fibre optic cables.