Active Fusion Control Technology
1. Active Fusion control by cleave condition
One of main causes of high splice loss is bad cleave end face quality. The38S+ analyzes the condition of both L and R cleave end faces and applies optimal fusion control. This new technology improves splice loss significantly and greatly reduces needs for rework.
Splice loss with large cleave angle : 3 <θ< 5 degree
*G.652 splicing result measured with a cut-back method. The splicing result changes depending on the fiber type and fiber characteristics.
2. Active Fusion control by fiber brightness
Fusion is easily affected by changes in the environment.
The 38S+ uses real-time fusion parameter control by analyzing the fiber brightness intensity during splicing. This contributes to stable, low-loss splice results.
Analyzing the fiber’s brightness intensity
Active Blade Management Technology
1. Active Blade rotation by motor
The 38S+ and CT50 ﬁber cleaver are equipped with wireless data connectivity. This capability allows automatic cleaver blade rotation when the 38S+ judges the blade is worn.
2. Active Blade life management
The 38S+ displays the remaining blade life and informs the user when a blade height change, blade position change, or new blade is required.
Enhanced Splice Quality
The graphs below show the number of cleaves on the horizontal line with frequency of large cleave angle, bad cleave shape and failure to cleave. When the frequency of large cleave angle or other cleave problems increases, Active Blade Management Technology can detect this increasing ratio of poor cleaves and rotate the blade position automatically. Active Blade Management Technology therefore significantly reduces the frequency of poor quality cleaves. Even when a poor cleave is detected, the 38S+ compensates by using Active Fusion Control Technology to apply optimized fusion to reduce the incidence of high splice loss.
By using these 2 key technologies together, the 38S+ minimizes the occurrence of high splice loss and greatly reduces the need for rework and re-splicing.
1. Easy Fiber Protection Sleeve Positioning
The shape of the sheath clamp is optimized for the 60mm length protection sleeve. The length from the splice point to the edge of the sheath clamp is 30mm. Therefore, it is easy to center the protection sleeve over the splice by using your finger as the reference point.
2. Universal Tube Heater
The 38S+ fusion splicer can accommodate splice sleeves with a diameter of up to 6.0mm. Therefore, it supports a wide range of protection sleeve sizes.
3. Easy replacement of consumable parts
3-1 Tool-less Electrodes replacement
The 38S+ electrodes comes as an assembly including electrode mounting fixture and thumb screw. The thumb screw is easily loosened or tightened by hand without tools. This enables easy electrode replacement.
Electrodes replacement without tools
3-2 User replaceable blade and rubber clamps
The CT50 fiber cleaver has a user replaceable blade and rubber clamps – there’s no need to send the device to a service center for blade or clamp replacement.
Replaceable rubber clamps
4. Carrying Case
There are multiple ways to utilize the 38S+ carrying case. The 38S+ is ready to use just by opening the case, but the splicer with an included work tray can also be removed. The tray can be placed on top of the carrying case or other work surface, mounted it on a tripod, etc.
5. Work Tray
The work tray has a drawer which can slide open to expand the work area. The tray has convenient features such as a recess to lock an included alcohol dispensing bottle in place to prevent it from falling.