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Vytran® Stand-Alone Fusion Splicer and Preparation Stations: SM, MM, and PM

  • Modules for Preparing and Splicing SM, MM, or PM Fiber
  • Allows for Increased Throughput Compared to All-In-One Systems


Fiber Fusion Splicer Workstation

Base Units and Components Sold Separately


Tungsten Fusion Splicing Filament


Thermo-Mechanical Stripping Blade Insert Set


Fiber Holding Blocks (Right Block Shown)

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  • Two Modular Units for Preparing and Splicing Fibers
  • FPC200 Fiber Preparation Station:
    • Stripping
    • Cleaning
    • Flat Cleaving
    • Accepts SM, MM, or PM Fiber with Cladding Diameters from 80 µm to 400 µm
  • FSX2000PM Fusion Splicing Station:
    • Fusion Splicing
    • Accepts SM, MM, or PM Fiber with Cladding Diameters from 80 µm to 200 µm

Thorlabs' Vytran® Stand-Alone Preparation and Fusion Splicing Stations are designed to allow preparation and splicing operations to be performed simultaneously for increased throughput or in different locations of the facility. Offering similar performance to our FFS2000 all-in-one workstation, the FPC200 preparation station and FSX2000PM Fusion Splicing Station accept SM, MM, or PM fiber. The FPC200 accepts fiber with cladding diameters from 80 µm to 400 µm, while the FSX2000PM accepts fiber with cladding diameters from 80 µm to 200 µm.

To build a complete fiber preparation and splicing system, you must purchase both the FPC200 and FSX2000PM base units, as well as other components that depend upon the fibers' cladding and coating diameters. For more information on how to make your selections, please see the Decisions tab.

Thorlabs also offers a line of stand-alone recoaters and proof testing systems that can be utilized to reapply a coating layer to the spliced region and to test the strength of the fiber splice.

Questions? We're All Ears!

To build a complete fiber processing system, you will need to purchase base unit(s) plus additional components that are dependent upon the size of the fiber being processed. Upon receipt of your order, we will review it for completeness and accuracy and contact you if there appear to be any discrepancies. All inserts are installed and factory-aligned within the base unit prior to shipping. 

If you would like assistance in choosing the correct components or have questions about component compatibility, please contact tech support. We're more than happy to answer your questions any time before or after purchase.

Item # FPC200 (Fiber Preparation Station)
Fiber Type SM, MM, or PM
Thermo-Mechanical Stripper
Accepted Fiber Buffer Diameters Up to 600 µm
Accepted Fiber Cladding Diameters 80 to 400 µm
Accepted Coating Materials Single or Dual Acrylate
Maximum Stripping Temperature ~130 °F (54 °C)
Ultrasonic Cleaner
Accepted Cleaning Solvents Acetone or Isopropyl Alcohol
Cleaning Time 1 to 120 s
Accepted Fiber Buffer Diameters Up to 400 µm
Accepted Fiber Cladding Diameters 80 to 200 µma
Cleave Method Tension and Scribe
Cleave Type Flat (0°)
Maximum Tensionb 2.45 N (0.55 lbs)
Operating Temperature 0 to 40 °C (Non-Condensing)
Storage Temperature -20 to 70 °C
Power 90 to 250 VAC (47 - 63 Hz)
Size (L x W x H) 10.12" x 7" x 6.25" (257 mm x 178 mm x 158 mm)
Weight 11 lbs (5 kg)
  • The maximum diameter is 200 µm assuming a soft glass fiber. If a silica glass fiber is used, the maximum diameter is 125 µm.
  • Tension can be adjusted manually by the user for different fiber sizes. These cleavers are calibrated using standard weights that are hung off a pulley, so the tension settings are programmed into the handset in grams. This maximum tension corresponds to 250 g.

Item # FSX2000PM (Fiber Fusion Splicing Station)
Splicing Specifications
Fusion Method Filament Fusion
Fiber Type SM, PM, or MM
Fiber Cladding Diameter 80 to 200 µm
Filament Power 40 W (Max)
Alignment Method Fully Automated by True Core Imaging® or External Feedback
XY Fiber Positioning Resolution Stepper Motor Controlled with 0.01 µm Resolution
Z Fiber Feed Resolution Stepper Motor Controlled with 0.125 µm Resolution
Insertion Loss (SMF to SMF) 0.02 dB (Typical)
Tensile Strength >250 kpsi (Typical)
PM Rotation Specifications
Rotation Alignment Fully Automated by End-View Alignment Technology or External Feedback
Rotation Resolution Stepper Motor Controller with 0.01° Resolution
Rotation Travel 190°
Extinction Ratio -35 dB (Typical)
General Specifications
Operating Temperature 0 °C to 40 °C (Non-Condensing)
Storage Temperature -20 °C to 70 °C
Size (L x W x H) 12" x 9" x 10.5" (304 mm x 229 mm x 267 mm)
Weight  25.5 lbs (11.6 kg)
Power 90 to 250 VAC (47 - 63 Hz)
Operating System Integrated Windows® 7 PC with Software GUI Installed

The FPC200 and FSX2000PM base units include all of the accessories that do not depend upon the particular fibers being processed. Required components that depend upon the fiber size or type must be purchased separately. We have arranged this page in a way that will help you ensure that you have all the required components. Simply scroll down the page; the red headings will indicate whether an item must be purchased and for which system (FPC200 preparation station or FSX2000PM splicer). 

If you purchase either an FSX2000PM or FPC200 and do not have one or more of the required components in your order, we will contact you to help you complete the purchase. If you have any pre- or post-sale questions, please contact tech support.

The FSX2000PM is designed to directly accept fibers prepared for splicing using the FPC200. If you are planning to utilize these stand-alone units in tandem, we suggest purchasing two sets of FHBR1 fiber holding blocks and inserts so that the preparation and fusion splicing processes can be performed simultaneously by different operators.

The flow chart below details the decisions that must be made and the products that must be purchased to build a complete system. Click on the blue links to jump to the specific product grouping for more information.

Questions to Ask When Choosing Components

  • The FSX2000PM has two pre-installed VHG125 Graphite Inserts by default; if you would like a different insert at the time of purchase, please contact Tech Support. Additional graphite inserts can be purchased below.
  • The FSX2000PM has a pre-installed FTV7 Tungsten Filament by default; if you would like a different insert at the time of purchase, please contact Tech Support. Additional tungsten or iridium filaments can be purchased below.
  • If multiple users will be using the FSX2000PM and FPC200 simultaneously, purchase two sets of Holding Blocks and Inserts

Thorlabs Vytran USA
Morganville, New Jersey, USA

1400 Campus Dr
Morganville, NJ 07751

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Product Demonstrations

Thorlabs has demonstration facilitates for the Vytran® fiber glass processing systems offered on this page within our Morganville, New Jersey office. We invite you to schedule a visit to see these products in operation and to discuss the various options with a fiber processing specialist. Please schedule a demonstration by contacting technical support. We welcome the opportunity for personal interaction during your visit!

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