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.
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.
If the fibre cores are misaligned as shown in Figure 2 then a splice loss is incurred.
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.
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.
Care must be taken to clean the fibre ends, with alcohol, as dirt can lead to problems with gaps, alignment of further attenuation.
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