New FX Fusion Splicer offers an alternative to mechanical splicing for simplified, improved fiber termination
St. Louis, Missouri – July 17, 2017 – Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, has expanded its FiberExpress (FX) Fusion line with the addition of its FX Fusion Splicer.
Belden’s new FX Fusion Splicer provides consistent, reliable and high-quality terminations. Active cladding alignment ensures that the device achieves perfect cladding alignment by automatically adjusting fiber ends in multiple directions while eliminating splicer errors due to dust and other contaminants.
The lightweight device features a large, user-friendly display. To reduce downtime and delays, it splices for 200 cycles between battery charges. It supports single fiber splice-on connectors and pigtail splicing.
The FX Fusion Splicer joins the FX Fusion family’s LC 900 µm connector, which was released in March 2017. It combines the benefits of fusion splicing with the simplicity of field-installable connectors to improve installation performance and reliability.
Installation speed, accuracy and performance are also improved with the LC 900 µm connector. No crimping, polishing or adhesives are required for termination. Fewer splice management accessories are needed during installation – the FX Fusion Splice-On Connector eliminates the need for splice enclosures and splice trays. The fiber ferrule is ready for termination, with a pre-cleaved and pre-cleaned fiber stub. The connector also allows exact channel lengths to be run, eliminating cable shorts and excess slack.
Because FX Fusion Splice-On Connectors precisely align fibers with an automated alignment process, they provide better performance than a mechanical splice, with maximum insertion loss of 0.20 dB as compared to 0.50 dB (OM4).
Additional solutions will be added to the FX Fusion line in the future, including an SC 900 µm connector and LC/SC jacketed connectors.
Only Belden’s innovative enterprise connectivity solutions take a universal approach to customers’ enterprises, resolving signal transmission needs with IP- and legacy-based solutions that enable a smooth migration to convergence. Belden’s extensive portfolio spans LAN, data centers, building automation and security and access control to keep information running smoothly. Outstanding global service and support capabilities and application-specific warranty programs complete Belden’s unique offering.
For more information about Belden’s FX Fusion Splicer, visit www.belden.com/splice-on.