AFL Introduces Glueless Ribbonizing Tool

Spartanburg, SC – AFL, an international manufacturer of fiber optic cable, equipment and accessories, introduces a new ribbonizing tool, the RT-02, the first ribbonizing tool that features a glue-less process for ribbonizing and splicing 12-fiber ribbons. The new tool saves time and money by eliminating inefficiencies such as glue cure time and contamination of splicing equipment.  
“Fujikura has implemented detailed ease-of-use features that must be seen to be appreciated,” explained Greg Pickeral, fusion splicer product manager for AFL. “Those who have ribbonized with traditional methods will really see and feel the difference.”
The RT-02 ribbonizer is suitable for ribbonizing 200 µm and 250 µm loose fibers, 200 µm and 250 µm MPO termination, and mass fusion splicing loose fiber cables. Loading in order of the color code sequence is not required as with traditional ribbonizing tools. Fibers can be inserted at will and load directly into the fiber holder after inserting all 12 fibers.
AFL offers a complete fusion splicing solution that includes field and specialty fusion splicers plus accessories. 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. 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

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Greg Pickeral
Product Manager, AFL

Corie Culp
Public Relations Manager, AFL