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Fujikura Europe has launched a new fusion splicer to support the increasing use of fibre optics in industrial applications. With large diameter fibre (LDF) splicing capability, the new LDF series of products is capable of splicing all types of fibre currently available.

The new range can perform accurate, reliable splices using an arc fusion technique, eliminating the need for external gas supply. An intuitive graphical interface enables users to program the products’ automated alignment system, reducing user error when splicing complex fibres, such as polarisation maintaining fibre.

The new splicers are designed for OEMs, R&D establishments, the medical industry, automotive industry, fibre laser manufacturers and universities. The products are equipped with wide view cameras to focus on the whole image of the maximum diameter LDF and utilise a high power arc discharge unit, coupled with modified electrodes to withstand the high current.  The splicers also include new attenuation modes for polarisation maintaining fibres.