Fujikura Europe's new CT50 Optical Fibre Cleaver offers increased operability and maintainability.
The CT50 provides enhanced drop and impact resistance and allows customers to replace the actual cleaving blade and resin members that hold the optical fibers, dramatically reducing handling time and maintenance costs. With the ability to cleave single fibers and bundles of up to 12 fibers, the CT50 is Bluetooth enabled, smart phone ready, and can be easily integrated into existing splicing processes for customers looking to invest in a future-proof cleaving solution.
“Within the CT50, we have adopted an inter-dependent mechanical system, allowing customers to complete their cleaving works, including scrap collection, all within a single-step,”said Neil Bessant, fusion splicer divisional manager at Fujikura Europe.
Additional features include the ability to intelligently assess and indicate cleaving blade life and the capacity to expand the opening angle of the lever placed on the top of the cleaver able to over 90 degrees, so that optical fibers can be set and removed effortlessly on the cleaving part.
“For most cleavers on the market today, when a part of the disc cleaving blade is worn due to repetitive use, the blade must be detached, rotated to an unworn area and reattached again using a wrench. This process is both timely and costly,” added Bessant. “The CT50 is a turning point for the industry, literally, by rotating the position of the cleaving blade automatically and in accordance with the condition of the cleaving state of optical fibers on the fusion splicer through its wireless communication features.”