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


  • Modules for Preparing and Splicing Fibers with 80 µm to 200 µm Cladding Diameters
  • Allows for Increased Throughput Compared to All-In-One Systems

FSX2000PM

Fiber Fusion Splicer Workstation

FPC200

Fiber Preparation Workstation

Base Units and Components Sold Separately

FTV7

Tungsten Fusion Splicing Filament

CST080180

Thermo-Mechanical Stripping Blade Insert Set

FHBR1

Fiber Holding Blocks (Right Block Shown)

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Features

  • Two Modular Units for Preparing and Splicing Fibers
  • FPC200 Fiber Preparation Station:
    • Stripping
    • Cleaning
    • Flat Cleaving
  • 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 with cladding diameters from 80 µm to 200 µm, when outfitted with the appropriate components. This includes standard Ø80 µm cladding / Ø180 µm coating and Ø125 µm cladding / Ø250 µm coating fibers.

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)
Accepted Fiber Cladding Diameters 80 to 200 µm
Fiber Type SM, MM, or PM
Thermo-Mechanical Stripper
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
Cleaver
Cleave Method Tension and Scribe
Cleave Type Flat (0°)
Maximum Tensiona 2.45 N (0.55 lbs)
General
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)
  • 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 ImagingTM 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
USA

Appointment Scheduling and Customer Support

Thorlabs' Morganville Office
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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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Fiber Preparation Station Base Unit: Stripping, Cleaning, and Precision Cleaving

Fiber Preparation Workstation
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The locations of the required components that must be purchased separately are labeled in the schematic above and are available for purchase below. For more details, please see the list to the right and the Decisions tab. 

Components Included

  • FPC200 Base Unit
  • Handset Controller
  • 12 V Power Supply
  • Location-Specific AC Power Cord
  • DC Power Cord
  • Tool Kit

Must Be Purchased Separately

  • Thermo-Mechanical Stripping Blade Sets (One Required)
  • Bottom Cleaver Inserts (Two Required)
  • Top Cleaver Inserts (Two Required)
  • Fiber Holding Blocks* (One Required)
  • Holding Block V-Groove Inserts*
  • Cleaning Solvents (Not Available from Thorlabs)

* Your choice of Fiber Holding Blocks and Inserts is determined by whether you are also buying an FSX2000PM. Please see the Decisions tab for more information.

  • Integrated Stripping, Cleaning, and Cleaving Station
  • Accepts SM, MM, and PM Fiber
  • Accepts Fibers with Cladding Diameters from 80 µm to 200 µm
  • Strip Single or Dual Acrylate Coatings
  • Tension-and-Scribe Method for Flat Cleaves
  • Includes Handset Controller
  • Designed to Prepare Fibers for the FSX2000PM Fusion Splicer (Sold Below)

The FPC200 Fiber Preparation Station is an all-in-one fiber stripper, cleaner, and cleaver. The unit is designed to support the FSX2000PM fusion splicer (sold below), performing all of the necessary steps to prepare fiber for splicing. The thermo-mechanical stripping station uses a filament to heat the fiber, softening the acrylate coating for stripping, with an LED light to indicate when the heating process is complete. The stripper uses two flat blades (sold below) to scrape the buffer off in two locations.

Fiber holding blocks are not provided with the FPC200 base unit. If using the unit as a stand-alone cleaner, stripper, and cleaver, then we recommend buying the FHB1 non-rotating fiber holding blocks (available below). If utilizing the FPC200 with the FSX2000 as a combined preparation and splicing system, then we recommend buying at least one set of FHBR1 rotating fiber holding blocks. For more information, please see the Decisions tab.

The initial alignment of the components in the FPC200 preparation station is critical to ensure all processes work seamlessly together. For that reason, your complete system will ship with all of the components factory installed. Once you receive the system, all inserts can be easily replaced by the user if needed.

To clean the fiber, the entire fiber holding block (available separately below) can be moved from the stripping station to the cleaning station, eliminating direct handling of the fiber at each step. After installing the holding block next to the ultrasonic cleaner, simply tilt it to dip the stripped end of the fiber into the solvent-filled ultrasonic cleaner. An indicator light turns off when the cleaning process is complete. The built-in ultrasonic cleaner must be filled with user-supplied acetone or isopropyl alcohol.

The cleaving station uses the "tension-and-scribe" cleaving method, where tension is applied along the length of the fiber followed by an automatic scribing process utilizing a diamond cleave blade. After the blade scribes the fiber, tension is maintained, causing the scribe to propagate across the fiber width and complete the cleave. During the cleaving process, the fiber holding block can apply up to 2.45 N (0.55 lbs) of tension along the length of the fiber to create flat cleaves.

A handset controller is included with the FPC200 for setting the thermo-mechanical stripper heating time and ultrasonic cleaner run time.

Once the cleaving process is complete, the cleaved fibers can be transferred, in the fiber holding blocks, to the FSX2000PM (available below) for splicing.

Replacement cleave blades are available separately below

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
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FPC200 Support Documentation
FPC200Stand-Alone Fiber Stripper, Cleaner, and Precision Cleaver - Base Unit
$14,300.00
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Thermo-Mechanical Stripping Blade Inserts - One Required for FPC200

Thermo-Mechanical Stripping Blade Insert Sets
Item # Accepted Cladding Diametera  Maximum Buffer Diameter
End 1 End 2
CST080180 80 µm 80 µm 180 µm
CSTM080125 80 µm 125 µm 250 µm
CST125250 125 µm 125 µm 250 µm
CST125400 125 µm 125 µm 400 µm
  • For different cladding diameters than those listed here, please contact Tech Support. TMS blade insert sets are available for cladding diameters up to Ø200 µm upon request.
  • Thermo-Mechanical Stripping (TMS) Insert Sets for the FPC200 Fiber Preparation Station
  • Each Blade Set Consists of One Top and One Bottom Insert
  • Four Sizes Available (See Table to the Right)

Thorlabs offers four sets of blades for stripping fiber. The maximum buffer diameter is limited by the size of the channel in the insert. Each blade set consists of two pieces: one top and one bottom insert that each have flat blades on the ends.

Three of the blades sets are designed to strip the same size cladding on both the left and right ends. The CSTM080125 blade set is designed to strip Ø80 µm cladding fiber on one end and Ø125 µm cladding fiber on the other. When ordered with the FPC200 base unit, it will be installed by default with the blades for Ø80 µm claddings on the left and the blades for Ø125 µm cladding on the right. The blade orientation can be reversed by the user to strip Ø80 µm cladding on the right and Ø125 µm cladding on the left; however you must be certain to switch both the top and bottom inserts together.

We offer four inserts from stock to accommodate standard fiber sizes. TMS blade insert sets are available for cladding diameters up to Ø200 µm upon request by contacting Tech Support.

When purchased with an FPC200 base unit, the stripping blade insert set will be installed at the factory. If necessary, the stripping blade insert set can be replaced by the user.

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CST080180 Support Documentation
CST080180TMS Blade Insert Set for Ø80 µm Cladding, up to Ø180 µm Buffer
$1,432.00
Today
CSTM080125 Support Documentation
CSTM080125TMS Blade Insert Set for Ø80 µm and Ø125 µm Claddings, up to Ø250 µm Buffer
$1,432.00
Today
CST125250 Support Documentation
CST125250TMS Blade Insert Set for Ø125 µm Cladding, up to Ø250 µm Buffer
$1,432.00
Today
CST125400 Support Documentation
CST125400TMS Blade Insert Set for Ø125 µm Cladding, up to Ø400 µm Buffer
$1,432.00
Today

Bottom Cleaver Inserts - Two Required for FPC200

Compatible Fiber Cladding Diametersa
Item # Nominal Diameter Minimum Diameter Maximum Diameter
SCV075 75 µm 68 µm 82 µm
SCV100 100 µm 90 µm 110 µm
SCV125 125 µm 113 µm 137 µm
SCV150 150 µm 135 µm 165 µm
SCV200 200 µm 180 µm 220 µm
  • Please note that the cladding diameter range of the base unit is limited to 80 µm to 200 µm.
  • V-Groove Inserts Align the Fibers within Fiber Cleaver Unit
  • Five Versions to Support the FPC200 Cleaver's Accepted Cladding Diameters (From 80 µm to 200 µm)
  • Two Required: One Each for Left and Right Cleaver

These Bottom Cleaver Inserts secure the fiber inside the cleaving assembly of the FPC200 preparation station. They are sold individually to allow cleaving of differently sized fibers held within the left and right fiber holding blocks. Different inserts are available to support a variety of fiber sizes; compatibility is listed in the table to the right.

Two bottom cleaver inserts, one for both the left and right fibers, must be purchased in order to operate your workstation; when purchased with an FPC200 base unit, the bottom cleaver inserts will be installed at the factory. If necessary, the cleaver inserts can be replaced by the user. When the cleaving assembly is closed, the top (sold in the next product grouping) and bottom inserts mate to secure the stripped fiber.

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
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SCV075 Support Documentation
SCV075Bottom Cleaver Insert for Ø68 µm - Ø82 µm Cladding
$128.00
Today
SCV100 Support Documentation
SCV100Bottom Cleaver Insert for Ø90 µm - Ø110 µm Cladding
$128.00
Today
SCV125 Support Documentation
SCV125Bottom Cleaver Insert for Ø113 µm - Ø137 µm Cladding
$128.00
Today
SCV150 Support Documentation
SCV150Bottom Cleaver Insert for Ø135 µm - Ø165 µm Cladding
$128.00
Today
SCV200 Support Documentation
SCV200Bottom Cleaver Insert for Ø180 µm - Ø220 µm Cladding
$128.00
Today

Top Cleaver Insert - Two Required for FPC200

  • Top Insert for the Fiber Cleaver Unit
  • Two Required: One Each for Left and Right Cleaver

The Top Cleaver Insert is a flat plate that helps secure the fiber inside the cleaving assembly of the FPC200. It is sold individually, so two items must be purchased, one for the left and one for the right fiber cleaver. 

In addition to these top cleaver inserts, you must buy the bottom insert that matches your fiber size (see the previous product grouping). When purchased with an FPC200 base unit, the top cleaver inserts will be installed at the factory. If necessary, the cleaver inserts can be replaced by the user. When the cleaving assembly is closed, the top and bottom inserts mate to secure the fiber.

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SCV000 Support Documentation
SCV000Top Cleaver Insert
$128.00
Today

Non-Rotating Fiber Holding Block Set - One Required for Stand-Alone FPC200

  • Non-Rotating Fiber Holding Blocks for a Stand-Alone FPC200 Preparation Station
  • Sold as a Set of Two (Left and Right Pair)
  • Requires V-Groove Inserts (Available Separately in the Next Product Grouping)

Fiber Holding Blocks secure the fiber and simplify moving the fibers between the different processing steps. The FHB1, which is sold as a pair of left and right fiber holding blocks, is designed for processing of fibers on the FPC200 where PM rotational alignment is not necessary. 

In order to securely hold a fiber with a particular diameter, a set of bottom V-Groove Inserts is installed within the fiber holding block. V-groove inserts must be purchased separately below. For the FHB1 non-rotating fiber holding block, you must purchase both the bottom V-groove insert based upon your fiber size (any Item # ranging from VHH125 to VHH900S) as well as the corresponding top insert (either Item # VHH000 or VHH900). 

Are you planning on purchasing an FSX2000PM Fusion Splicer? If so, the FHB1 is not necessary.

The FHB1 fiber holding blocks do not contain the rotation mechanism necessary to align PM fibers for splicing on the FSX2000PM. Therefore, you should choose the FHBR1 rotating fiber holding blocks available below. For more details please see the Decisions tab or contact Tech Support. 

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FHB1 Support Documentation
FHB1Set of Right and Left Non-Rotating Fiber Holding Blocks for SM and MM Fiber
$4,908.00
Today

Bottom V-Groove Inserts for Non-Rotating Fiber Holding Blocks - Two Required for FHB1

Compatible Fiber Buffer/Coating Diameters
Item # Nominal Diameter Minimum Diameter Maximum Diameter
VHH100 100 µm 90 µm 110 µm
VHH125 125 µm 113 µm 137 µm
VHH160 160 µm 144 µm 176 µm
VHH250 250 µm 225 µm 275 µm
VHH500 500 µm 450 µm 550 µm
VHH600 600 µm 540 µm 660 µm
VHH900S 900 µm 810 µm 990 µm
  • V-Groove Inserts Align Fibers within the FHB1 Fiber Holding Blocks
  • Support Buffer or Coating Diameters Ranging from 90 µm to 990 µm (See Table to the Right)
  • Two Required for FHB1: One Each for Left and Right Holding Blocks

These bottom V-Groove Inserts are designed for the bottom of the FHB1 Non-Rotating Fiber Holding Blocks. A total of two items must be purchased, one insert for the left holding block and one insert for the right holding block. They are provided individually so as to allow for the construction of a system that can process two fibers with different coating diameters. Different V-groove sizes are provided to support a range of fiber cladding diameters; compatibility is listed in the table to the right.

Two bottom inserts from the list below must be purchased if you are purchasing FHB1 fiber holding blocks. When purchased with an FHB1 fiber holding block set, the bottom fiber holding block inserts will be installed at the factory. If necessary, these inserts can be replaced by the user. In addition, a top insert (sold in the next product grouping) is required.

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VHH100 Support Documentation
VHH100Bottom V-Groove Insert for FHB1 and PTR Series, Ø90 µm - Ø110 µm Coating
$159.00
Today
VHH125 Support Documentation
VHH125Bottom V-Groove Insert for FHB1 and PTR Series, Ø113 µm - Ø137 µm Coating
$159.00
Today
VHH160 Support Documentation
VHH160Bottom V-Groove Insert for FHB1 and PTR Series, Ø144 µm - Ø176 µm Coating
$159.00
Today
VHH250 Support Documentation
VHH250Bottom V-Groove Insert for FHB1 and PTR Series, Ø225 µm - Ø275 µm Coating
$159.00
Today
VHH500 Support Documentation
VHH500Bottom V-Groove Insert for FHB1 and PTR Series, Ø450 µm - Ø550 µm Coating
$159.00
Today
VHH600 Support Documentation
VHH600Bottom V-Groove Insert for FHB1 and PTR Series, Ø540 µm - Ø660 µm Coating
$159.00
Today
VHH900S Support Documentation
VHH900SBottom V-Groove Insert for FHB1 and PTR Series, Ø810 µm - Ø990 µm Coating
$159.00
Today

Top Inserts for Non-Rotating Fiber Holding Blocks - Two Required for FHB1

Required Top Insert Selection Guide
Bottom V-Groove Item # Top Insert VHH000 Top Insert VHH900
VHH100
VHH125
VHH160
VHH250
VHH500
VHH600
VHH900S
  • Select the Top Inserts that Match Your Bottom V-Groove Inserts Selected Above (See Table to the Right for Compatibility)
  • Two Required for FHB1: One Each for Left and Right Fiber Holding Blocks

In addition to the bottom V-groove inserts that must be installed in the FHB1 non-rotating fiber holding blocks, top inserts must be purchased as well. There are two choices of top inserts. The VHH000 is a flat insert that fits in the lid of one of the fiber holding blocks; it is compatible with all of our bottom V-Groove inserts except the VHH900S. If you are using the VHH900S as a bottom V-groove insert, you must select the VHH900 as the top insert to allow clearance for the lid of the holding block to close.

When purchased with an FHB1 fiber holding block set, the top inserts will be installed at the factory. If necessary, the top inserts can be replaced by the user.

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
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VHH000 Support Documentation
VHH000Top Insert for FHB1 and PTR Series, Flat
$159.00
Today
VHH900 Support Documentation
VHH900Top Insert for Use with VHH900S
$159.00
Today

Fiber Fusion Splicer Station Base Unit

Stand Alone Fusion Splicer
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The locations of the components that can be purchased separately are labeled in the schematic above and are available for purchase below. An FTV7 Tungsten filament and two VHG125 Graphite V-Grooves come pre-installed with each FSX2000PM). For more details, please see the list to the left and the Decisions tab.
  • Fiber Splicer for SM, MM, and PM Fiber with Cladding Diameters from 80 µm to 200 µm
  • True Core Imaging® Technology for Alignment of the Fibers for Optimal Splicing
  • Filament Fusion Technology:
    • Yields High-Strength, Low-Loss Splices on SM, MM, and PM Fibers
    • Tungsten or Iridium Filament (Tungsten Filament Pre-Installed in System) and Inert Purging Gas Provide Precision Control of the Fusion Temperature
  • Post-Fusion Fire Polish Cleans Deposits or Impurities Adjacent to the Splice, Enhancing Splice Strength
  • Integrated Windows® 7 PC with GUI for Precise Splicing Control

Components Included

  • FSX200PM Base Unit
  • One FTV7 Tungsten Filament Installed 
  • Two VHG125 Graphite V-Grooves Installed (for Ø80 - Ø125 µm Cladding)
  • Location-Specific AC Power Cord
  • Monitor, Mouse, and Keyboard
  • Large Tank Regulator with Gas Line (For Argon Supply)
  • Fiber Holding Block Transfer Jig
  • Tool Kit

Must Be Purchased Separately

  • Additional Graphite V-Groove Inserts for Splicer Assembly
  • Additional Fusion Splicing Filaments
  • FHBR1 Fiber Holding Blocks (One Required) 
  • FHBR1 Holding Block V-Groove Inserts (Two Required)
  • >99.999% Purity Argon Gas (Not Available from Thorlabs)

For more information on how these components are integrated into the FSX2000PM base unit, please see the Decisions tab.

The FSX2000PM is a fusion splicing workstation designed for demanding manufacturing and R&D environments. Ideal for splicing PM fibers, PCF, dissimilar glass compositions, soft glass fibers, as well as standard SM and MM fibers, it can be used for device splices, volume manufacturing, and customized R&D splicing. 

Splicing is accomplished using filament fusion technology, which leads to high-strength, low-loss splices. Precision control of splicing is achieved by using a tungsten or iridium filament (purchased separately) and inert argon purging gas (user supplied). True Core Imaging gives a high-resolution image of the fibers' inner core structure, which enables precise alignment of the fibers for splicing using a three-axis stepper motor positioning system. For PM fibers, end-face imaging and a 4th axis stepper motor allows for precise rotational adjustment for aligning the fiber stress members. Fiber holding blocks (available separately) and a transfer jig (included) allow for precise positioning and minimize handling when transferring the fibers between our FPC200 preparation station and the FSX2000PM splicer. 

The alignment of the components in the FSX2000PM splicer is critical to proper performance. For that reason, your complete system will ship with all of the included components factory installed. Once you receive the system, most inserts (except the Graphite V-Groove Inserts) can be easily replaced by the user if needed. The FSX2000PM comes with one FTV7 Tungsten Filament and two VHG Graphite V-Grooves (for Ø80 µm - Ø125 µm cladding) pre-installed. If a different filament or graphite v-groove is needed (see below for additional options), contact Tech Support when purchasing to request a substitution.

An on-board Windows PC with GUI provide control of the splicing functions; an included mouse, keyboard, and monitor allow for user input of commands and display of the fiber alignment. A library of splice files provided on the PC offers options for many common fiber splicing applications, and new splice files can easily be added by the end user. 

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
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FSX2000PM Support Documentation
FSX2000PMStand-Alone Fusion Splicer for SM, MM and PM Fiber - Base Unit
$37,250.00
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Additional Graphite V-Groove Inserts for Splicing Unit

Compatible Fiber Cladding Diameters
Item # Nominal
Diameter
Minimum
Diameter
Maximum
Diameter
VHG125 125 µm 80 µm 125 µm
VHG200 200 µm 150 µm 200 µm
  • V-Grooves Support Fibers for Fusion Splicing (Two VHG125 are Installed in FSX2000PM)
  • Support Cladding Diameters Ranging from 80 µm to 200 µm (See Table to the Right)
  • Two Required: One Each for Left and Right Sides of the Splicer Assembly

These Graphite V-Groove Inserts help to position the fiber in the FSX2000PM fusion splicer. The fiber size is limited by the size of the channel in the insert; the compatible sizes are listed in the table to the right. 

These items are sold individually; two graphite V-groove inserts are needed for operation, one for the left and one for the right side of the splicer assembly. Due to the alignment precision required, these inserts must be installed and aligned at the factory and are not user replaceable. The FSX2000PM comes with two VHG125 (for Ø80 µm - Ø125 µm cladding) installed in the unit; if you need a different V-Groove, contact Tech Support when purchasing. If you require a different insert size for an existing system, please contact Tech Support to arrange the reconfiguration. 

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VHG125 Support Documentation
VHG125Graphite V-Groove, Ø80 µm - Ø125 µm
$133.00
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VHG200 Support Documentation
VHG200Graphite V-Groove, Ø150 µm - Ø200 µm, 0.313" Length
$133.00
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Additional Fusion Splicing Filaments

  • Two Options Available:
    • FTV7 Tungsten Filament Ideal for Most Applications
    • ETV7 Iridium Filament Ideal for Soft Glass Fibers
  • Omega Shape Provides Uniform Concentric Heat Source

There are two available fusion splicing filaments for the FSX2000PM splicer. The FTV7 tungsten filament is ideal for most splicing applications, while the ETV7 iridium filament is ideal for soft glass fibers. The omega-shaped filament is housed in an included mount and is easily replaced by the end user. The omega shape provides a uniform concentric heat source for fusing the fiber tips and for an optional post-fusion fire polishing step. Filament lifetimes will depend upon the particular splicing parameters used but are typically about 40 minutes.

One FTV7 tungsten filament comes pre-installed in the workstation. Additional filaments are recommended, as this is a consumable item.

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FTV7 Support Documentation
FTV7Tungsten Fusion Splicing Filament for the FSX2000PM and FFS Series
$188.00
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ETV7 Support Documentation
ETV7Iridium Fusion Splicing Filament for the FSX2000PM and FFS Series
$255.00
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Rotating (PM Compatible) Fiber Holding Block Set - One Required for FSX2000PM

  • Fiber Holding Blocks for the FSX2000PM Splicer
  • Allows for Rotational Alignment of PM Fiber Prior to Splicing
  • Sold as a Set of Two (Left and Right Pair)
  • Requires V-Groove Inserts (Available Separately Below)

Fiber Holding Blocks secure the fiber and simplify moving the fibers between the different processing steps. The FFBR1, which is sold as a pair of left and right fiber holding blocks, is designed for processing of fibers on the FSX2000PM splicer by itself or when used in conjunction with the FPC200 preparation station. 

If you plan on using the FPC200 preparation station and FSX2000PM splicer simultaneously, then two FHBR1 holding block sets, along with inserts for each, should be purchased. 

In order to securely hold a fiber with a particular diameter, a set of V-Groove Inserts is installed within the fiber holding block. V-Groove inserts must be purchased separately below.

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FHBR1 Support Documentation
FHBR1Set of Right and Left Rotating Fiber Holding Blocks for SM, MM, and PM Fiber
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V-Groove Inserts for Rotating (PM Compatible) Fiber Holding Blocks - Two Required for FHBR1

Compatible Fiber Buffer/Coating Diameters
Item # Nominal Diameter Minimum Diameter Maximum Diameter
VHN100 100 µm 90 µm 110 µm
VHN125 125 µm 113 µm 137 µm
VHN135 135 µm 130 µm 145 µm
VHN160 160 µm 144 µm 176 µm
VHN200 200 µm 180 µm 220 µm
VHN250 250 µm 225 µm 275 µm
VHN300 300 µm 270 µm 330 µm
VHN400 400 µm 360 µm 440 µm
VHN500 500 µm 450 µm 550 µm
VHN600 600 µm 540 µm 660 µm
VHN700 700 µm 630 µm 770 µm
VHN800 800 µm 720 µm 880 µm
VHN900 900 µm 810 µm 990 µm
  • V-Groove Inserts Align Fibers within the FHBR1 Rotating Fiber Holding Blocks
  • Support Buffer or Coating Diameters Ranging from 90 µm to 990 µm
  • Two Required: One Each for Left and Right Holding Blocks

These inserts are designed for the FHBR1 Rotating Fiber Holding Blocks. A total of two items must be purchased, one insert for the left holding block and one insert for the right holding block. They are provided individually so as to allow for the construction of a system that can process two fibers with different coating diameters. Different V-groove sizes are provided to support a range of fiber coating diameters; compatibility is listed in the table to the right.

When purchased with an FHBR1 fiber holding block set, the inserts will be installed at the factory. If necessary, the V-groove inserts can be replaced by the user.

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VHN100 Support Documentation
VHN100V-Groove Insert for FHBR1, Ø90 µm - Ø110 µm Coating
$148.00
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VHN125 Support Documentation
VHN125V-Groove Insert for FHBR1, Ø113 µm - Ø137 µm Coating
$148.00
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VHN135 Support Documentation
VHN135V-Groove Insert for FHBR1, Ø130 µm - Ø145 µm Coating
$148.00
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VHN160 Support Documentation
VHN160V-Groove Insert for FHBR1, Ø144 µm - Ø176 µm Coating
$148.00
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VHN200 Support Documentation
VHN200V-Groove Insert for FHBR1, Ø180 µm - Ø220 µm Coating
$148.00
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VHN250 Support Documentation
VHN250V-Groove Insert for FHBR1, Ø225 µm - Ø275 µm Coating
$148.00
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VHN300 Support Documentation
VHN300V-Groove Insert for FHBR1, Ø270 µm - Ø330 µm Coating
$148.00
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VHN400 Support Documentation
VHN400V-Groove Insert for FHBR1, Ø360 µm - Ø440 µm Coating
$148.00
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VHN500 Support Documentation
VHN500V-Groove Insert for FHBR1, Ø450 µm - Ø550 µm Coating
$148.00
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VHN600 Support Documentation
VHN600V-Groove Insert for FHBR1, Ø540 µm - Ø660 µm Coating
$148.00
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VHN700 Support Documentation
VHN700V-Groove Insert for FHBR1, Ø630 µm - Ø770 µm Coating
$148.00
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VHN800 Support Documentation
VHN800V-Groove Insert for FHBR1, Ø720 µm - Ø880 µm Coating
$148.00
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VHN900 Support Documentation
VHN900V-Groove Insert for FHBR1, Ø810 µm - Ø990 µm Coating
$148.00
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Replacement Diamond Cleave Blade

Compatible Systems

  • FPC200 Fiber Preparation Station
  • CAC400 and CAC400A Fiber Cleavers
  • LDC401 and LDC401A Fiber Cleavers
  • GPX3800 and GPX3850 Automated Glass Processors with Cleavers
  • FFS2000 and FFS2000PT Fiber Preparation and Splicing Workstations
  • FFS2000PM and FFS2000WS Fiber Preparation, Splicing,
    and Proof Testing Workstations
  • Former Generation LDC-200 Fiber Cleaver
  • Replacement Blade for Our Fiber Cleaving Systems (See List to the Right)
  • 0.08" (2.0 mm) Long Diamond Blade
  • User Installable
Vytran Replacement Cleave Blade
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The blade is shipped in a protective covering.

The ACL83 Diamond Cleave Blade is a replacement blade for the Vytran fiber processing systems listed to the right. Each system is shipped with a blade included.

When used with proper cleave parameters, a single location on the blade can provide up to 5,000 cleaves (dependent on the cladding properties of the fiber being cleaved). The blade can be positioned approximately 10 times before replacement (assuming proper cleave parameters and usage that does not cause unexpected damage to the blade). Blade replacement instructions for each system are provided in the user manuals.

Note: Severe damage to the blade can occur if conditions cause high stress perpendicular to the edge of the blade or if incorrect parameters are used to cleave the fiber. 

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ACL83 Support Documentation
ACL83Replacement Diamond Cleave Blade
$612.00
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