T-71M12 new mass fusion splicer
Sumitomo introduces the T-71M12 mass fusion splicer. In addition to normal splicing the T-71M12 can be used with Sumitomo's Lynx2 Standard single fibre splice-on connectors and Lynx2-MPO 12 fibre splice-on connectors. Users of past generations of mass fusion splicers are familiar with the situation when the fibres do not lie correctly into the v-grooves. Requiring the wind hood to be opened the fibre positions adjusted before splicing. The T-71M12's Auto Clamp Adjust System, 'ACAS', is designed to prevent this happening and to increase your productivity. Just like the T-71C, the T-71M12 includes built in help videos and easy to use touch screen controls. The T-71M12 is protected against dust and water to IP52 and can receive software upgrades over the internet.
Lynx2-MPO splice-on connectors
With the launch of the T-71M12 Sumitomo is also able to introduce the Lynx2-MPO splice-on connector. Lynx2-MPO is offered in 3 versions: for bare fibre ribbon, for flat ribbon cord and for ribbonised groups of 12 individual fibres in round 3mm cord.
Lynx2 single fibre splice-on connectors
Sumitomo introduces the ST version of the Lynx2 splice-on connector. The single fibre Lynx2 family now includes FC, LC, SC and ST versions.
Lynx2 Short Boot and Lynx2-Mini splice-on connectors
Sumitomo's Lynx splice-on connector was originally developed for the USA market where it required compliance with the Telcordia GR-326-CORE standard for optical connectors. To meet this requirement the connector was designed with a relatively long boot. In Europe customers do not usually require Telcordia compliance, but look to IEC connector standards and often require shortest possible connector lengths. For the non-USA markets Sumitomo has launched a 'Short Boot' version of the Lynx2 splice-on connector. For those customers who find the Short Boot Lynx2 connector too long, there is now the Lynx2-Mini connector series. Lynx2-Mini connectors can be used on the T-71C splicer and are 8 to 11mm shorter than their standard counterparts.