AFL Launches Two Fujikura Fusion Splicers

Spartanburg, SC – AFL is introducing two new fusion splicer models, the Fujikura 41S Core Sensing fusion splicer and the 31S. Both feature touchscreen technology and active cladding alignment capability, simplifying use and greatly reducing the need for rigorous cleaning in typical field conditions. The Fujikura 41S adds more accurate core sensing loss estimation capabilities enabled by Warm Splice Imaging (WSI) and incorporates active cleaver management via Bluetooth® technology.  

“Fujikura has again raised the bar with these new Fujikura fusion splicers. The core sensing loss estimation technology of the 41S redefines what users can expect from a cladding alignment splicer,” commented Greg Pickeral, product manager for AFL’s fusion splicing systems.
The Fujikura 41S model enhanced loss estimation technology allows evaluation of core alignment during the splice and unprecedented accuracy with a cladding alignment type splicer. The splicer also features Bluetooth communication for use with the new CT50 fiber cleaver. In an industry first, cleaver blade positions can be advanced automatically based on cleave quality assessment in the 41S splicer. Both the 41S and 31S models offer legendary Fujikura ruggedness and quality.
Pickeral continued, “Adding the Bluetooth communication with the CT50 fiber cleaver not only revolutionizes maintenance when the need arises, but also maximizes the blade life as well.”
The touchscreen technology of these splicers provide a convenient method to navigate device menus. The six-second splice time combined with a twenty-five second heating time increases productivity. Both models are equipped with removable sheath clamps allowing users to utilize fiber holders if desired.
AFL operates the only authorized repair facility for Fujikura splicing products in the U.S. Technical support is available 24/7 and complimentary on-site training is available with every splicer purchased. View AFL’s complete product line of field and specialty fusion splicers plus accessories. For additional information about AFL, its products and services, visit

About AFL
Founded in 1984, AFL is an international manufacturer providing end-to-end solutions to the energy, service provider, enterprise and industrial markets as well as several emerging markets. The company’s products are in use in over 130 countries and include fiber optic cable and hardware, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectivity, test and inspection equipment, fusion splicers and training. AFL also offers a wide variety of services supporting data center, enterprise, wireless and outside plant applications.
Headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit

Greg Pickeral
Product Manager

Corie Culp
Public Relations Manager