Mass Fusion Splicer
90R Kit series
The 90R is a mass fusion splicer capable of splicing up to 16 fiber ribbons. The 90R series is the first of its kind with an innovative user replaceable V-groove assembly which makes cleanliness and application versatility an issue of the past. Spare replaceable V-grooves are supplied as standard item in the 90R kit.
|Fiber count can be spliced||Up to 4 fiber ribbon||Up to 12 fiber ribbon||Up to 16 fiber ribbon|
1. Replaceable 200μm/250μm spacing V-groove
The 90R features an easily replaceable V-groove system, which allows customers to install and remove the V-groove very quickly. Almost all ribbon cables that have already been installed contain ribbons with fibers that have 250μm coating and therefore a 250μm fiber-to-fiber spacing. But with increasing cable densities, cable installations with 200μm coated fibers at a 200μm spacing is increasing. The 90R user can splice various types (and combination) of ribbon fiber by switching the V-groove spacing between 200μm and 250μm according to the type of optical fiber to be spliced.
2. Minimizing the downtime on the field
Accumulation of dust and melted glass on the V-groove is one of the causes of high splice loss during fusion splicing. The 90R includes a spare set of 12 fiber V-grooves with electrodes installed and ready to splice as part of the standard package. These spare V-grooves are field replaceable, so user downtime is minimized.
The electrodes are pre-stabilized, so electrode stabilization is not required.
3. Universal Fiber Holder
The FH-70-12 fiber holder is compatible with many types of 12 ﬁber ribbon, such as 0.3mm or 0.4mm thick encapsulated ribbons and 200μm or 250μm coated Spider Web Ribbon (SWR). The 250µm spacing V-grooves in the FH-70-12 fiber holder simplify SWR loading and ribbon preparation.
4. Pitch Conversion Fiber Holder
The pitch conversion fiber holder, FH-70-12PC, enables pitch conversion of individual 200µm coated fibers from a 200µm to 250µm spacing. It also enables many ribbons with 200µm spacing to be converted to 250µm spacing so they can be loaded into the standard 90R 250µm V-groove.
5. Ribbonizing Tool
The RT-02 is a tool which enables quick and easy ribbonization of 12 individual fibers into a temporary ribbon which can be spliced using a 90R. No glue or adhesive is required when using this ribbonizing tool since the arranged fibers are immediately loaded into the fiber holder. The RT-02 doesn’t require the user to insert the fibers in the color code sequence, which is necessary with other ribbon arrangement tools. The user can choose any fiber at random and place it in the correct slot by referring to the color code label on the tool. The RS-02 is applicable to ribbonize both 200µm and 250µm coated fibers. It’s also capable of ribbonizing 200µm coated fibers into 250µm spacing ribbon using the FH-70-12PC pitch conversion fiber holder or a 200µm spacing using the “Red Label” FH-70-12-200 (200µm spacing) fiber holder.
6. 90R12 Accessories Enable Splicing any Combination of 250um and 200um Ribbon
1. Carrying Case
There are multiple ways to utilize the 90R carrying case. The 90R is ready to use just by opening the case, but it is also possible to use the 90R on top of the carrying case or only with the work tray depending on the work environment.
2. Work Tray
The work tray has many functions. There are two drawers for storage which are large enough to store tools or battery packs. Also, the work tray can be divided in two, so it is configurable to fit your work space.
Active Fusion Control Technology
The 90R features ACTIVE FUSION CONTROL TECHNOLOGY which has two key components. This function enables stable fusion splicing with a wide variety of optical fibers and field conditions.
1. Active Fusion control by Real-time
The 90R mass fusion splicer uses a wide electrode gap and heats the ribbon fibers uniformly. It features real-time fusion power control by analyzing the fiber’s brightness intensity during the splicing arc. Therefore, it can splice the fiber by appropriate fusion parameters.
The 90R does not have active core alignment mechanisms, however, during the fusion, fiber surface tension effects minimize preexisting offsets.
2. Active Fusion control
by V-groove and fiber count
The 90R automatically determines the appropriate fusion splicing parameters according to the ribbon fiber count and the installed V-groove spacing.
250µm fiber spacing / 12-fiber ribbon
200µm fiber spacing / 12-fiber ribbon
Active Blade Management Technology
1. Active Blade rotation by motor
The 90R and CT50 ﬁber cleaver are provided with wireless data connectivity. This capability allows automatic cleaver blade rotation when the 90R judges the blade is worn. The 90R can be connected to two CT50 cleavers simultaneously.
2. Active Blade life management
The 90R displays the remaining blade life and informs the user when a blade height change, position change, or new blade is required.
3. Stripping Condition Control
When the user changes the splice mode, e.g. from 12 ﬁber ribbon splice mode to SWR fiber splice mode, a wireless command from the splicer automatically changes the ribbon stripper RS03 heating temperature and time.