AFL Releases Bluetooth®-enabled Fujikura Cleaver

Spartanburg, SC – AFL is launching the Fujikura CT50 fiber cleaver with innovative new features including Bluetooth capability, a push-button motorized blade rotation and a rugged exterior. Used in combination with Fujikura Bluetooth-capable fusion splicers such as the recently-released “The unprecedented ruggedness of the new CT50 cleaver combined with automatic or push button blade rotation is a game changer for production splicing high fiber count cable,” commented Greg Pickeral, product manager, fusion splicing systems for AFL. “Add in Bluetooth capability and cleaver maintenance has never been easier.

The Bluetooth feature provides for communication between the CT50 cleaver and the Bluetooth-enabled splicer models available from Fujikura. This allows the splicing equipment to determine if and when the cleaver blade needs to be rotated and signals the cleaver to advance the blade.
If manual blade rotation is desired, blade rotation can also be accomplished at the press of a button via a small battery operated motor with no tools or disassembly needed. The CT50 has also been ruggedized and can withstand impact and shock levels never before seen with fiber optic cleaving tools.
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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

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Public Relations Manager