Fiber optic cables provide a reliable and fast method of data transfer. However, it’s simply impossible to make a single fiber long enough to match the length of cable necessary for most networks. This is where fiber fusion splicing comes into play, which is a technique of making fiber joints by fusing fiber ends together, forming a single long fiber. Fusion splicing is a permanent, low-loss, high-strength joint, Fusion splicing your fiber optic cables by using a fusion splicer will give you the length you need.
The principle of fusion splicing is that the two bare fiber ends (coatings removed with a fiber cleaver) are fused together under the influence of heat. More precisely, the fiber ends are initially brought in close contact, with a small gap in between. After heating them for a short while such that the surfaces melt, they are pushed together, such that the ends fuse together.
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Fusion splicer is needed during Fusion splicing. It is a high precision piece of optical equipment used to fuse, or melt, fiber optic strand ends together. Fiber Splices can be required at building entrances, wiring closets, couplers, and between a transmitter and receiver.
There are several types of fusion splicers available on the market, varying in features and capability, and of course cost. They are manufactured by companies such as Fujikura, Siecor, Sumitomo, Ericsson and Fitel. The most common parts of a fiber fusion splicer include Electrodes and V-Grooves. Fusion splicers are dependent upon high-quality electrodes to focus that critical arc of electricity. As the electrodes wear from use, electrodes gradually worn and lead to weaker splices and higher splice losses. Cleaning electrode is part of the essential maintenance of fusion splicer and will not restore the performance of the fusion splicer as electrodes need to be replaced.