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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.
 
Advantages:
 
 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.

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