LFS-4100 splicer

Vytran Introduces New Optical Fiber Splicer with Large Diameter Fiber Splicing Capabilities

LFS-4100 splicer

LFS-4100 splicer


May 7, 2013

Morganville, New Jersey, May 7, 2013 – Vytran, a leading supplier of innovative optical fiber splicing and processing solutions, introduces the “LFS-4100,” a new precision optical fiber splicer designed for use on fibers as large as 1.25 mm in diameter. The company will show the LFS-4100 at the LASER World of PHOTONICS exhibition in Munich, Germany, from May 13-16, 2013.

“Vytran has enhanced its established LFS-4000 splicer with greater splicing capabilities and an improved mechanical design to create the new LFS-4100,” said David Douglass, Ph.D., Vytran product line manager. “The LFS-4100 can handle fiber diameters as large as 1.25 mm, matching the large diameter splicing capability of the industry flagship, Vytran’s own GPX-3400 glass processor. In addition, at the request of customers, our LFS-4100 includes a full computer with a large screen, making it a very user-friendly, high-performance system.”

Splicing large diameter fibers is particularly critical for applications such as fiber laser manufacturing and producing many fiber-based medical devices. The LFS-4100 uses proprietary filament fusion technology to create high-strength, low-loss splices on both standard and specialty fibers, including polarization maintaining (PM) fibers, photonic crystal fiber (PCF) and non-circular shapes. The system is ideal for volume manufacturing, combining a high degree of user process control with simple operation.

 The LFS-4100 splicer is designed to work with Vytran’s GPX-3000 Series of glass processors. As manufacturing processes move from development to volume production, the focus transitions from performance alone to performance, throughput and cost. When used with a GPX-3000 Series glass processor, the LFS-4100 can maintain the industry-leading splice performance of the GPX-3000 Series while reducing the total process time and minimizing cost.

“The new LFS-4100 splicer is an ideal companion to Vytran’s GPX-3000 Series of glass processors and the LDC-400 large diameter fiber cleaver,” said Douglass. “More than ever, these products form a unique suite of equipment that can be used to facilitate early development through volume manufacturing of fiber lasers, medical devices and many others.”

 About Vytran  
Vytran is a leading supplier of innovative semi-automated and fully automated fiber fusion splicing and glass processing solutions for the telecom, fiber laser, sensing, medical, aerospace, and specialty fiber products markets. Vytran technologies are designed to reduce customers’ risk, speed their products to market, and lower their cost of ownership. The company’s patented filament fusion technology is paired with industry-leading machine monitoring and control capabilities to provide process control unattainable with other fusion splicing methods. These technologies, along with innovations in fiber cleaving, recoating and proof testing, make Vytran a leader in reliable, precision equipment for high-volume optical fiber assembly and specialty fiber processing. Vytran is a member of the NKT Group.

 For more information about Vytran, LLC, please visit http://www.vytran.com

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