Fusion Splicers

Europe’s leading source of Fusion Splicers available for rent or hire today.

Livingston are specialists in helping contractors, project managers and engineers meet the tough technical and commercial demands of fibre deployment. By providing, highly maintained, fusion splicing and cleaving

tools from world class manufacturers, we are able to offer great, reliable, tools with financing arrangements that meet the needs of your business.

 

On the right are listed a sample of the Fusion Splicers that we have available for you to rent, hire or lease. For those that have a long term need, but do not yet have the available capital, then we also offer a range of purchasing schemes to spread the cost over an agreed period.

 

Using a Fusion Splicer

For those of you that are new to using a Fusion Splicer, please watch our short video showing how to perform s splice.
 

 

For more information about the fusion splicers that we have available, or if you have any other questions, please call our technical sales team on +44 (0) 20 8614 4055 or click here to send an email

 

More about Fusion Splicing

The permanent joining of two strands of fibre is achieved through fusing the two ends together in perfect alignment. When joining  two fibres, it is essential that the two cores are properly aligned and the two faces are clean and perpendicular to the fibre as shown in Figure 1. 

Figure 1: Good Splice

 If the fibre cores are misaligned as shown in Figure 2 then a splice loss is incurred.

 

 Figure 2. Poor Alignment

This loss can roughly be calculated as on fifth of the square of the misalignment. Therefore great care needs to be taken to ensure that the cores are well aligned. This is especially in important in single mode fibre.

Losses also occur if an angle is introduced in the join, as shown in Figure 3. To avoid this, care must be taken when cleaving the fibres.

Figure 3: Axial Run-Out

An end gap between optical fibers causes a connector splice loss. In addition the change in refractive index between the fiber and the air can result in a reflection with a return loss of around 0.6dB.

 Figure 4: Fibre Gap

Care must be taken to clean the fibre ends, with alcohol, as dirt can lead to problems with gaps, alignment of further attenuation.

 Figure 5: Fibre Dirt

 

 

Fujikura FSM-60S

FSM-60S Fusion Splicer

Fujikura FSM-70S

70S - Core Alignment Fusion Splicer

Furukawa S178A

S178A Fusion Splicer

Sumitomo T-71C

T-71C Fusion Splicer kit, incl. cleaver

Fujikura FSM-11S

FSM-11S Splicemate Fusion Splicer

Fujikura FSM-12S

FTTH Splicer FSM-12S

Aefos AFXM-VD

Video Microscope for Fiber Inspection

Exfo FIP-400-P-Single

400X Video Inspection Probe

 Remember, further information about the fusion splicers that we have available, or answers to any other questions, are available from our technical sales team on +44 (0) 20 8614 4055 or click here to send an email