Fiber Optic Splicing Services

Fiber optic splicing is the process of joining two or more fibers together. Whether you’re deploying a new fiber-optic network or expanding an existing network, you must ensure your fibers are properly spliced to avoid network disruptions.

It is a preferred solution when the available fiber optic cable is not sufficiently long enough for the required distance, or if an existing cable has broken. Whether you are installing a new fiber-optic network or updating an existing one, cables must be properly spliced in order to avoid network outages, failures, or other disruptions.

There are two accepted methods of splicing fibers:

  • Mechanical splicing
    • Mechanical splices are simply alignment devices, designed to
      hold the two fiber ends in a precisely aligned position thus enabling light to pass from one fiber into the other. (Typical loss: 0.3 dB)
  • Fusion splicing
    • At 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. (Typical loss: 0.1 dB)

6 Steps to perform Mechanical Splice:

  1. Strip the Fiber
  2. Cleaning the fiber (using the cleaning solution)
  3. Cleave the fiber
  4. Mechanically join the fiber (without use heating as infusion splice)
  5. Protect the fiber
  6. Testing

6 Steps to perform Fusion Splice:

  1. Striping the fiber
  2. Cleaning the fiber (using the cleaning solution)
  3. Cleaving the fiber
  4. Fusing the fiber
  5. Protecting the fiber by re-applying a coating
  6. Testing

Mechanical Vs Fusion fiber optic splicing

Depends on the applications, fusion splice or mechanical splice will be chosen.

Mechanical splicing is often used in these situations when splices need to be made very quickly and the expensive equipment for fusion splices are not available.

The fusion splicing provides a lower level of loss and a higher degree of permanence than mechanical splicing. However, this method needs to use expensive fusion splicing equipment.

iFiber Optix with its experienced certified team providing splicing services to any industry that using fiber optic

Fiber Optic Fusion Splice

Fiber Optic Mechanical Splice

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