New Fusion Splicer From Sumitomo Electric Lightwave

  • Splicers
  • Sumitomo
Research Triangle Park, NC — Type 46 Tomcat plus, the first fixed V-groove fusion splicer with a dual heating system, was announced by Sumitomo Electric Lightwave, a leader in fiber optic product manufacturing. The company says its built-in dual heating system improves splicing efficiency and productivity by 70 percent.

Because the splicer’s design accommodates a built-in dual heating system and simultaneous operation, the splicing process is streamlined, reducing the bottleneck of heater wait time by 88 percent. With a typical heater cycle time of only 40 seconds and splice cycle of only 14 seconds, TomCat plus speeds deployment and reduces labor time and costs.

The passive diameter alignment splicing technology used in the TomCat plus yields repeatable and consistent low-loss results. Designed for portability, user-friendliness, precision, speed and affordability, the TomCat plus also features automatic heater and splice start functions, a 5.6-inch adjustable monitor, internal memory for up to 2,000 splicing points and adjustable battery-saving settings.

The RoHS-compliant Type-46 TomCat plus joins Sumitomo’s Type-25e TomCat handhelds and Type-39 FastCat splicer, which can be used with the Lynx2 CustomFit Splice-On Connector for on-site customized field terminations.

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