In fusion splicing a machine is used to precisely align the two fiber ends then the glass ends are “fused” or “welded” together using some type of heat or electric arc. This produces a continuous connection between the fibers enabling very low loss light transmission.
Following are different types of fusion splicing machines.
The FITEL S178LDF Core Alignment Large Diameter Fiber Fusion Splicer is able to splice fibers of up to 450μm in cladding diameter.
The S178A Hand-Held Core-Alignment Fusion Splicer has been enhanced and updated to version 2.
The S153A Active 3 Axis Cladding Alignment Fusion Splicer has been enhanced and updated to version 2.