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Fiber Splicing (mechanical & fusion splicing)

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Fiber Slicing - IMT Integrated Mining TechnologiesMechanical & Fusion Splicing

IMT Integrated Mining Technology mobile splicing unit is fully equipped to assist you with all your splicing needs.

Joining lengths of optical fiber is more complex than joining electrical wire or cable. The ends of the fibers must be carefully cleaved, and then spliced together either mechanically or by fusing them together with heat to optimize transmission and minimize light loss transmission.

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.

Fusion Splicing:

In fusion splicing a machine is used to precisely align the two fiber ends then the glass ends are “fused” or “welded” together using heat or an electric arc. This produces a continuous connection between the fibers enabling very low loss light transmission.

Mechanical or Fusion Splicing? Which is Better?

Fusion splicing produces lower loss and less back reflection than mechanical splicing because the resulting fusion splice points are almost seamless. Fusion splices are used primarily with single mode fiber where as Mechanical splices work with both single and multi mode fiber.

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