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AFL Introduces Fujikura Fixed V-groove Single Fiber


Fujikura 19S SplicerSpartanburg, SC – AFL introduces the Fujikura 19S fusion splicer, a new fixed v-groove single fiber splicer, the latest in several new field splicer solutions launched in 2013. The new 19S retains the proven ruggedized features pioneered by Fujikura, but incorporates automated and enhanced user control capabilities to further increase splicing efficiency.

“AFL's customers across North America have come to depend on AFL and Fujikura for quality, reliable engineering for their splicing needs. The revolutionary new features incorporated into this new generation of splicers illustrate once again why Fujikura is so dominant in the market,” said Greg Pickeral, product manager, fusion splicing systems for AFL.

The Fujikura 19S fusion splicer offers several enhanced features:

  • Automated and programmable wind protector
  • Fully ruggedized for shock, dust and moisture
  • Li-ion battery with 180 splice/heat cycles per charge
  • 5 mm cleave length for splice on connectors or small package needs
  • Sheath clamp or fiber holder operation
  • On-board training and support videos
  • Internet software upgrades
  • Multi-function transit case with integrated workstation
  • Fully compatible with the FuseConnect line of splice-on connectors

Fujikura released the 12S, 12R, 70S and 70R models earlier this year and plans to release the 19R, a four-fiber ribbon fusion splicer later this year.

Fujikura understands that service and support are just as important as excellent engineering. The 19S, like all Fujikura products, is supported by the most knowledgeable and responsive service team in the industry. While engineering innovation and quality products have made Fujikura a premier provider of fusion splicers, unparalleled levels of service and support are what have made Fujikura the leader in the industry.
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AFL provides industry-leading products and services to the electric utility, broadband, communications, OEM, enterprise, wireless and transit rail markets as well as the emerging markets of oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, medical, renewable and intelligent grid. The company’s diverse product portfolio includes fiber optic cable, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectors, fusion splicers, test equipment and training. AFL’s service portfolio includes market-leading positions with the foremost communications companies supporting inside plant central office, EF&I, outside plant, enterprise and wireless areas.
Founded in 1984, AFL is proud to offer engineering expertise, exceptional products and reliable service that help our customers improve their critical and electrical infrastructure. AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Europe, Asia and the South Pacific. The company is headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit
Greg Pickeral
Product Manager
Corie Culp
Public Relations Manager