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AFL Launches Fujikura 41S+ Fusion Splicer with Active Fusion Control Technology

Spartanburg, SC – AFL, an international manufacturing of fiber optic cable and equipment, is launching the Fujikura 41S+ fusion splicer in North America. The 41S+ is a fully ruggedized, two camera, active cladding alignment fusion splicer featuring Active Fusion Control (AFC) technology. This technology reduces reburns and improves splice losses for fibers with poor cleave angles.
Fujikura 41S+ Fusion Splicer
“Keeping equipment in the field clean and in pristine operating condition at all times is a challenging task. Active Fusion Control helps alleviate this pain point by improving splice loss for even poorly prepared fibers,” explained Lucas Mays, Associate Product Manager for AFL’s Fusion Splicing Systems. “High cleave angles are typically a major thorn in a technician’s side, especially for newer users still adjusting to the nuances of fusion splicing. They can come from several factors but namely, a dull or dirty cleaver. Active Fusion Control reduces splice loss to industry acceptable standards even with non-ideal prepped fiber, giving operators greater confidence in the splices they install.”

Enabled by Warm Splice Imaging (WSI) technology, the 41S+ can also determine the alignment of the fiber cores by observing the splice during the heating process, delivering splice loss estimates with a greater level of accuracy than those based on cladding only alignment. Additionally, by using Active Blade Management (ABM) via Bluetooth® with the CT50 Fiber Cleaver, blade rotation usage is tracked and rotated as needed. Using ABM and AFC together reduces the likelihood of poor splice installations or repairs.

Additional features of the Fujikura 41S+ include:

  • 6-second splice time and 25-second shrink time for speed and productivity
  • Easy-to-use touchscreen monitor for simple and intuitive menu navigation
  • Interchangeable sheath clamps or fiber holders for versatility and compatibility with splice-on connectors
  • Extended-life battery for up to 200 splice and heat cycles
  • Long-life electrodes that provide 5,000 splices to minimize downtime

Software updates can be completed via AFL’s website and allow users easy access for updating software as new splice programs become available.

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, hyperscale and industrial 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 Follow us on LinkedInTwitter, Facebook, and read our blog.
Lucas Mays
Associate Product Manager, AFL
Corie Culp
Public Relations Manager, AFL