FSM-100 series Specialty Arc Fusion Splicer

13th
Instruction Manual
Specialty Arc Fusion Splicer
FSM-100 series
Read this instruction manual carefully
before operating the equipment.
Adhere to all safety instructions and warnings
contained in this manual.
Keep this manual in a safe place.
Contents in this manual may change without prior notice due to
improvements in product features and specifications.
FSM-100M/P series.
FSM-100M+/P+ series.
Warning and Caution
《Removing the splicer from the carrying case, after transportation.》
(1) Open the lid of the carrying case.
(2) Detach the Z-unit fixture from both sides of the splicer.
Z-Unit fixture
(3) Take the splicer out of the carrying case by holding the left and right handles.
Handle
Please grip the handles firmly so the splicer will not be dropped
when it is removed from the carrying case.
It may cause personal injury and equipment damage.
Warning and Caution
《Placing the splicer in the carrying case, before transportation.》
Caution:
Transport the splicer in the following order. Otherwise, it may cause equipment
damage. Moreover, the guarantee may not be applied in this case.
(1) Turn off the power to the splicer.
・Before placing the splicer in the carrying case, please turn off the power using
the ON/OFF button. Detach the power supply cord before placing splicer in
carrying case.
・If the power is turned off without using the ON/OFF button, the splicer may not
be ready for transportation. Please do not insert the Z-Unit fixture by force as
this may cause equipment damage.
Case of FSM-100M+/P+
・ Tighten the Fixing Screws when the
indicator is aligned with 「10」on the
scale. Please confirm that the “Lock
function” has been activated.
Indicator
・ The splicer might break down during
transportation if the “Lock function”
has not been activated.
Fixing Screw
(2) Remove the electrodes.
(3) Insert the Cleaning Stick into the Dust Box and
clean the area.
Remove the dust adhering to the Cleaning
Stick.
・Insert the Cleaning Stick into the Dust Box and clean. Take out the dust and debris
which has stuck to the end of the stick
・Dust can spread to sensitive machine parts during transportation. As a result, the
splicer might not operate smoothly and repairs may be needed.
・Do not detach the belt & Z-Unit fixture.
(4) Replace the electrodes.
Warning and Caution
(5) Place the splicer in the carrying case.
(6) Insert Z-Unit fixture and turn until tightened.
(7) Close the lid of the carrying case.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents ..............................................................................................................2
Warning and Caution .......................................................................................................1
Quick Start Guide .............................................................................................................6
1. Splice Mode Selection .................................................................................................................... 6
2. Convenient Functions .................................................................................................................... 8
3. Fiber Data Learning .................................................................................................................... 10
4. Input Fiber Data .......................................................................................................................... 11
Description of Products ................................................................................................. 12
1. Splicer Components..................................................................................................................... 12
2. Optional Components ................................................................................................................. 13
3. Description and Function of Splicer .......................................................................................... 15
Basic Operation ............................................................................................................. 17
1. Attaching Power Supply to Splicer ............................................................................................ 17
2. Turning Splicer “ON” ................................................................................................................. 18
3. Cleaning Optical Fiber ................................................................................................................ 21
4. Placing Protection Sleeve over Fiber ......................................................................................... 21
5. Setting the Fiber onto the Fiber Holder .................................................................................... 21
6. Stripping and Cleaving Fiber ..................................................................................................... 22
7. Placing Fiber Holders onto Splicer ............................................................................................ 29
8. Splicing Procedure ....................................................................................................................... 33
9. Display after the finished splice.................................................................................................. 36
10. Fiber Image ................................................................................................................................ 40
Maintenance of Splicing Quality .................................................................................. 44
1. Cleaning and Checking before Splicing .................................................................................... 44
2. Periodic Checking and Cleaning ................................................................................................ 47
Function Introduction................................................................................................... 49
1. Fiber Type Compare .................................................................................................................... 49
2. Auto Arc Calibration ................................................................................................................... 51
3. IPA Data (FSM-100P/100P+ Only) ............................................................................................ 54
4. Arc Center Compensation........................................................................................................... 56
5. Auto Time Comp. ......................................................................................................................... 57
6. MFD Mismatch ............................................................................................................................ 58
7. End-View observation system..................................................................................................... 61
8. Selective Reset Function.............................................................................................................. 62
9. Jump Back to READY ................................................................................................................ 62
10. Theta Alignment by Rotating 1 Fiber Only (FSM-100P+ Only) ........................................... 63
11. Synchronized θL and θR Motor Drive (FSM-100P/100P+ Only) ......................................... 64
12. Splice Before Fiber Shaping ..................................................................................................... 65
13. Help Key ..................................................................................................................................... 66
Arc Calibration .............................................................................................................. 67
1. The necessity of arc calibration .................................................................................................. 67
2. Arc Calibration Mode ................................................................................................................. 69
3. Special Arc Calibration Mode .................................................................................................... 72
Table of Contents
Splice Mode .................................................................................................................... 76
1. Splice Mode Selection ................................................................................................................. 77
2. Splice Option ............................................................................................................................... 78
3. Editing Splice Mode .................................................................................................................... 79
4. ECF ............................................................................................................................................. 106
5. Sweep Function ......................................................................................................................... 107
6. Manual Splicing Operations .................................................................................................... 108
7. Attenuation Splice Mode ...........................................................................................................114
8. Power Meter Feedback Alignment ...........................................................................................115
9. Special Function settings for tapering ......................................................................................118
10. Manual fiber alignment using End-view observation system (FSM-100P+ only) ............. 123
Heater Mode ................................................................................................................ 128
1. Heater Type ................................................................................................................................ 128
2. Heater Menu (Sleeve Heater) ................................................................................................... 129
3. Heater Menu (Fiber Straightener) ........................................................................................... 131
4. Heater Mode Setting ................................................................................................................. 132
Splice Result Memory .................................................................................................. 135
1. Save Splice Results in Memory ................................................................................................ 135
2. Comments of Splice Results ..................................................................................................... 140
Setting Menu................................................................................................................ 141
1. Splice Settings ............................................................................................................................ 141
2. Maintenance Settings ................................................................................................................ 145
3. Machine Settings ....................................................................................................................... 146
4. Menu Lock Settings .................................................................................................................. 151
Fiber Data Learning.................................................................................................... 153
1. Fiber Type Compare ................................................................................................................. 153
2. Auto Arc Calibration................................................................................................................. 153
3. IPA Data (FSM-100P/P+ Only) ................................................................................................ 153
Maintenance Menu ..................................................................................................... 154
1. Arc Calibration .......................................................................................................................... 155
2. Special Arc Calibration............................................................................................................. 156
3. Stabilize Electrodes ................................................................................................................... 157
4. Replace Electrodes .................................................................................................................... 158
5. V-Groove Cleaning .................................................................................................................... 159
6. Cleaning Electrode (FSM-100M+/P+ Only) ........................................................................... 160
7. Diagnostic Test ........................................................................................................................... 162
8. Dust Check ................................................................................................................................. 163
9. Motor Calibration ..................................................................................................................... 164
10. Motor Drive ............................................................................................................................. 165
11. Initialize .................................................................................................................................... 166
12. Maintenance Info. ................................................................................................................... 167
Personal Computer Communication Function .......................................................... 168
Error Message List ...................................................................................................... 169
Table of Contents
Questions and Troubleshooting .................................................................................. 178
1. Power Supply ............................................................................................................................. 178
2. Splicing Operation ..................................................................................................................... 178
3. Arc Calibration .......................................................................................................................... 181
4. Tube-heating Operation ............................................................................................................ 182
5. Supervising ................................................................................................................................. 182
6. Other Functions ......................................................................................................................... 183
Guarantee and Contact Address ................................................................................. 184
1. Guarantee ................................................................................................................................... 184
2. Contact Address ......................................................................................................................... 185
Warning and Caution
The FSM-100 Series has been designed for splicing Silica-based optical fibers. Do not
attempt to use this machine for other applications.
Fujikura Ltd. gives careful consideration and regard to personal injury. Misuse of the
machine may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious personal injury.
Follow all safety instructions
Read and understand all safety
instructions.
Stop using if unit malfunctions
Ask our service centers for repair as
soon as possible.
The following alert symbols are used in
this instruction manual and machine to
indicate warnings and caution for safe
use. Understand the meanings of these
symbols.
!
WARNING
There is a possibility of death or serious
injury resulting from improper use by
ignoring this indication.
!
CAUTION
Instruction Manual
Read this instruction manual carefully
before operating this machine.
Store this instruction manual in a safe
place.
Images / letters in the screen
shown in this manual may differ
from the actual image on the
monitor on the splicer.
There is a possibility of personal injury
or physical loss resulting from improper
use by ignoring this indication.
Symbol means “Pay attention”
Pay attention to hot surface!
Symbol means “Must not do”
You must not disassemble!
Symbol means “Must do”
You must disconnect a plug!
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Warning and Caution
!
WARNINGS
Disconnect the AC power cord from the DC inlet or the wall socket (outlet)
immediately if user observes the following or if the splicer receives the following
faults:
 Fumes, bad smell, noise, or over-heating occurs.
 Liquid or foreign matter falls into cabinet.
 Splicer is damaged or dropped.
If this occurs, ask our service center for repair. Leaving the splicer in a damaged
state may cause equipment failure, electric shock or fire and may result in personal
injury, death or fire.
Use only a proper power source.
 AC generators commonly produce abnormally high AC output voltage or
irregular frequencies. Measure the output AC voltage with a circuit tester
before connecting the AC power cord. Such abnormally high voltage or
frequency from a generator may cause fuming, electric shock or equipment
damage and may result in personal injury, death or fire. Make sure the
generator is regularly checked and serviced. When using an AC generator with
AC output voltage of AC220~240V especially, Fujikura Ltd. recommends the
following measures to correct the condition.
(1) Connect a step-down transformer between the generator and the AC adapter
in order to lower the AC voltage from AC220~240V to AC100~120V.
(2) Or, use an AC generator with AC output voltage of AC100V.
Do not disassemble or modify the splicer. In particular, do not remove or bypass
any electrical or mechanical device (e.g. a fuse or safety switch) incorporated into
the design and manufacturing of this equipment. Modification could cause damage
that may result in personal injury, death, electric shock or fire.
Use the supplied AC power cord. Do not place heavy objects on the AC power
cord. Use of an improper cord or a damaged cord may cause fuming, electric shock
or equipment damage and may result in personal injury, death or fire.
The splicer uses a three-prong (core) AC cord that contains an earthed ground
safety mechanism. The splicer MUST be Grounded. Use only the supplied
three-prong (core) AC power cord. NEVER use a two-prong (core) power cord,
extension cable or plug.
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Warning and Caution
!
WARNINGS
Never operate the splicer in an environment where flammable liquids or vapors
exist. Risk of dangerous fire or explosion could result from the splicer’s electrical
arc in such an environment.
Do not use compressed gas or canned air to clean the splicer. They may contain
flammable materials that could ignite during the electrical discharge.
Do not touch the electrodes when the splicer is on and power is supplied to the
unit. The electrodes generate high voltage and high temperatures that may cause a
severe shock or bum.
Note Arc discharge stops when wind protector is opened. Turn the splicer off and
disconnect the AC power cord before replacing electrodes.
Safety glasses should always be worn during fiber preparation and splicing
operation. Fiber fragments can be extremely dangerous if they come into contact
with the eyes, skin, or are ingested.
Don’t touch the splicer, AC power cord, or AC plugs with wet hands. This may
result in electric shock.
Do not operate splicer near hot objects, in hot temperature environments, in dusty /
humid atmospheres or when water-condensation is present on the splicer. This
may result in electric shock, splicer malfunction or poor splicing performance.
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Warning and Caution
!
CAUTIONS
Do not store splicer in any area where temperature and humidity are extremely
high. Possible equipment failure may result.
Do not touch protection sleeve or tube-heater during heating or immediately after
completion of heating. These surfaces are very hot and touching these may result
in skin burn.
Do not place the splicer in an unstable or unbalanced position. The splicer may
shift or lose balance, causing the unit to fall. Possible personal injury or
equipment damage may result.
The splicer is precision adjusted and aligned. Do not allow the unit to receive a
strong shock or impact. Possible equipment failure may result. Use supplied
carrying case for transportation and storage. The carrying case protects the
splicer from damage, moisture, vibration and shock during storage and
transportation.
Follow the below listed instructions for handling electrodes.
 Use only specified electrodes.
 Set the new electrodes in the correct position.
 Replace the electrodes as a pair.
Failure to follow the above instructions may cause abnormal arc discharge. It can
result in equipment damage or degradation in splicing performance.
Do not use any chemical other than pure alcohol (99% or greater) to clean the
objective lens, V-groove, mirror, LCD monitor, etc., of the splicer. Otherwise
blurring, discoloration, damage or deterioration may result.
The splicer requires no lubrication. Oil or grease may degrade the splicing
performance and damage the splicer.
The equipment must be repaired or adjusted by a qualified technician or
engineer. Incorrect repair may cause fire or electric shock. Should any problems
arise, please contact the authorized distributor.
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Warning and Caution
RECYCLING and DISPOSAL
In European Union
In accordance with the European Parliament Directive 2002/96/EC, electrical
parts and materials that can be re-used and/or recycled have been identified in
order that the use of new resources and the amount of waste going for landfill can
be minimized.
In the European Union, do not discard this product as unsorted municipal
waste. Contact your local authorities.
In other countries
[Recycling]
To recycle this product, disassemble it first, sort each part separately by material
components and follow your local recycling regulations.
[Disposal]
This product can be disposed of in a similar manner as standard electric products.
Follow your local disposal regulations.
Notes
LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) monitor
The splicer is equipped with a LCD monitor, manufactured in a high qualitycontrolled factory environment. However, some black dots may appear, or
red/blue/green dots may remain on the screen. The screen brightness may not appear
uniform depending on the viewing angle. Note that these symptoms are not defects,
but are the nature of LCD.
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Quick Start Guide
1. Splice Mode Selection
A variety of splice modes are already installed in the FSM-100M/P and
FSM-100M+/P+. Some typical splice modes are shown below.
1-1. FSM-100M / FSM-100P
Clad Diameter
G652SM
Fiber
Both sides
125µm
G655NZDS
Fiber
Both sides
125µm
Recommended
Splice Mode
SM
AUTO1
Auto Stuff Control
Electrode Gap
V Height Shift
Arc Calibration
Method
See Section 2-1
Alignment Mode
Focus Settings
Fiber Combination
EDF special
Either side
LDF
Both sides
125µm
400µm
1000µm
NZ
AUTO1
BASIC 1
SM 400
SM 1000
ON
1mm
0µm
ON
1mm
0µm
ON
1mm
0µm
ON
3mm
0µm
ON
3mm
0µm
STD
(Standard)
STD
(Standard)
STD
(Standard)
Core
0.25
Core
Auto
Core
Auto
A more accurate splice becomes possible by
using the memory function of the core
See Section 3-1
profile data specific to each fiber.
SP
(Special)
CLAD
Auto
CLAD
Auto
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
CLAD
ON
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
Fiber Type Compare
Memorized
OFF
mode
See Section 2-2 & 3-2 A more accurate calibration can be realized
by memorizing the calibration factor
obtained by the fiber data learning function.
Auto Time Comp
ON
OFF
OFF
See Section 2-6
Arc Center
Compensation
ON
ON
OFF
See Section 4
Axis Offset
Core
Core
Core
Core Bending
ON
ON
ON
MFD Mismatch
OFF
OFF
WSI/CSI
See Section 2-3
The splicer calibrates the arc Please
power at each splice.
change the
arc time at
Note
the splice
mode for a
special fiber.
Auto Arc Calibration
SM mode
SM1000: FSM-100M+/P+ Only
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This mode is for Large
Diameter Fiber
splicing.
Please execute SP arc
calibration.
Quick Start Guide
1-2. FSM-100P / 100P+
Fiber Combination
PANDA
Both sides
Clad Diameter
125µm
Excluding
PANDA
Both and Either
side
125µm
Recommended
Splice Mode
PANDA 1
PM AUTO 1
PANDA 4
PANDA8
ON
ON
ON
ON
Electrode Gap
1mm
1mm
3mm
1mm
V Height Shift
Arc Calibration
Method
See Section 2-1
Alignment Mode
0µm
0µm
0µm
0µm
STD
(Standard)
STD
(Standard)
SP
(Special)
Depend on
fiber type
Clad
Clad
Clad
Clad
0.32
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto Stuff Control
Focus Settings
Fiber Type Compare
See Section 3-1
Auto Arc Calibration
See section 2-2
Auto Time Comp
See Section 2-6
Arc Center
Compensation
See Section 4
θAlignment
See Section 2-4
Axis Offset
Core Bending
MFD Mismatch
Note
LDF
PMF
PM Fiber
400µm
125µm
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
PAS
IPA
PANDA
EV
Clad
Clad
Clad
Clad
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
The PANDA
fiber is spliced
accurately at
the shortest
time.
If clamping on
the coating,
alignment time
is longer.
OFF
All PM fibers can
be aligned by
using the data of
the fiber prepared
beforehand,
although it is
longer.
Moreover, it is
applied to splice
dissimilar fiber
types.
OFF
This mode is
for Large
Diameter
Fiber splicing.
Please
execute SP arc
calibration.
OFF
This mode is
for PM Fiber
splicing with
end-view
observation
system.
Note
FSM-100P+Only
The splice setting of the FSM-40F/PM series and the FSM-45F/PM series can be
converted into the FSM-100 series. Please refer to the Excel file that exists in CD.
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Quick Start Guide
2. Convenient Functions
2-1. Arc Method and Arc Calibration
The relation between the arc method and the arc calibration is shown below.
Special Arc
Parameter
Arc Calibration
No Calibration
Calibration
STD(Standard)
Arc Calibration
Method
If STD is not selected, it
doesn't operate.
If SP is not selected, it
doesn't operate.
NC
(No Calibration)
Electrode Gap
1.0mm
Existing value
No calibration
function
Existing value
V Height Shift
0µm
Existing value
Existing value
Clad Diameter
Arc Center
Compensation
125µm
Existing value
Existing value
Installed
Installed
Not Installed
In all modes when STD
is selected, the result of
the arc calibration is
updated to the arc
power.
The result of the arc
calibration is updated to
the arc power in
selected mode.
However, it is necessary
to optimize the arc
power according to the
fiber.
-
[Electrode Gap 1.0mm]
[V Height Shift 0µm]
[Clad Diameter 125µm]
When the arc calibration
is executed, each
parameter automatically
sets above mentioned.
Please execute Special
Arc Calibration when
needed to execute the
calibration in other
settings.
[Electrode Gap]
[V Height Shift]
[Clad Diameter]
The arc calibration is
executed without
changing each setting of
the splice mode that has
been selected.
Calibration
Result
Other Setting
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SP(Special)
-
Quick Start Guide
2-2. Auto Arc Calibration
This function calibrates the arc power at splice. Whenever this function is on, the arc
power is automatically corrected. The correction value is used in the next splice.
 See section [Function Introduction][Auto Arc Calibration]
2-3. Estimate WSI/CSI
WSI or CSI can be selected for the method of estimating the MFD mismatch.
WSI method is suitable for fiber without depressed cladding like fluorine.
CSI method is suitable for fiber with depressed cladding.
※ WSI (Warm Splice Image)
※ CSI (Cold Splice Image)
 See section [Function Introduction][MFD Mismatch]
2-4. IPA Data (FSM-100P/P+ Only)
The splicer aligns theta by using the memorized IPA data of each fiber.
PAS is recommended for PANDA fiber alignment. This alignment method is fast and
accurate.
Please use the IPA mode when the standard alignment is not accurate.
※PAS (Profile Alignment System)
※IPA (Interrelation Profile Alignment)
 See section [IPA Data (FSM-100P/100P+ Only)]
2-5. End-View Observation System (FSM-100M+/P+ Only)
Optical fiber is observed in axial direction by a means of a mirror for fine alignment.
Uniquely structured fibers, such as PM, multi-core or non-circular fibers can now be
more precisely aligned. However, conventional PAS (Profile Alignment System) is
recommended for PANDA fiber splicing for fast and accurate alignment.
In the case that certain fibers show poor theta alignment with PAS, use IPA or
end-view observation system.
 See section [Function Introduction] [End-View observation syst]
2-6. Auto Time Comp.
(ECF/AUTO Control)
This function is used for G652 SMF splicing.
Arc power is optimized according to core concentricity-error.
If [ECF] is set to "OFF", this function is not available.
 See section [Function Introduction][Auto Time Comp.]
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Quick Start Guide
3. Fiber Data Learning
3-1. Fiber Type Compare
The feature of each fiber core profile can be memorized.
 See section [Function Introduction][Fiber Type Compare]
3-2. Auto Arc Calibration
The arc brightness of each fiber can be memorized as a calibration value.
 See section [Function Introduction][Auto Arc Calibration]
3-3. IPA Data
The feature of IPA of each optical fiber can be memorized.
 See section [Function Introduction][IPA Data (FSM-100P/100P+ Only)]
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Quick Start Guide
4. Input Fiber Data
In the FSM-100 series, the V-groove and clamp are adjusted automatically for a
variety of fibers.
Each parameter can be changed in the [Fiber Information]. (Left/Right)
Input Data
The input value is displayed in the Sub-monitor.
Coating Diameter
Clad Diameter
Cleave Length
 See section [Editing Splice Mode]
•When splicing large diameter fibers, enter correct cladding diameter.
Software automatically decides the adjusting method based on the
numerical value.
•There is a possibility to generate axis offset when a correct numerical value
is not input.
•Please use the proper fiber holder to place the large diameter fiber on the
V-groove.
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Description of Products
1. Splicer Components
The components comprising the FSM-100 series are shown in below.
Name
Splicer Main Body
Heater
Fiber Holder
AC Adapter
AC Power Cord
for AC Adapter
Spare Electrodes
Model
FSM-100M
FSM-100P
FSM-100M+
FSM-100P+
Sleeve Heater
Fiber
Straightener
FH-100-250
FH-100-400
FH-100-250-EV
FH-100-400-EV
ADC-15
ACC-01~04
ELCT2-25
ELCT3-25-LDF
Qty
Note
1pc
-
1pc
1pair
1pair
1pair
1pair
1pc
1pc
1pair
1pair
Either the Sleeve
Heater or the Fiber
Straightener
For End-View
Observation System
Depend on country
FSM-100
M P M+ P+
●
●
●
●
▲ ▲ ▲ ▲
▲ ▲ ▲
▲
● ●
- ●
- - ● ●
●
●
●
●
●
●
●
●
● ●
●
●
● ●
- -
●
●
●
●
End-view Light
Source
Electrode Cleaner
Splicing Report
Instruction Manual
Warnings and
Cautions
EV-LS01
2pc
-
-
●
●
EC-01
SR-01-E
M-100MP-E
1pc
1pc
1pc
- ● ●
● ●
●
●
●
●
●
●
W-100MP-E
1pc
● ●
●
●
USB Cable
USB-01
●
●
Dust Cleaning Stick
Carrying Case
Rubber Pads
DCS-01
CC-27
RP-01
●
●
●
●
●
●
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USB(A)-USB(MiniB)
● ●
0.9m
1pc
● ●
1pc Key, Z-Unit fixture ● ●
1pair Vibration reduction - 1pc
Description of Products
2. Optional Components
Fiber Holder
Name
Fiber Holder
Model
FH-100-060
FH-100-100
FH-100-125
FH-100-150
FH-100-180
FH-100-210
FH-100-250
FH-100-300
FH-100-350
FH-100-400
FH-100-500
FH-100-600
FH-100-700
FH-100-800
FH-100-900
FH-100-****
60μm
100μm
125μm
150μm
180μm
210μm
250μm
300μm
350μm
400μm
500μm
600μm
700μm
800μm
900μm
****um
900μm
FH-40-LT900
Loose Tube
Note
Applicable Diameter: 55~71μm
Applicable Diameter: 94~117μm
Applicable Diameter: 118~39μm
Applicable Diameter: 140~169μm
Applicable Diameter: 170~199μm
Applicable Diameter: 200~239μm
Applicable Diameter: 240~289μm
Applicable Diameter: 290~339μm
Applicable Diameter: 340~389μm
Applicable Diameter: 390~489μm
Applicable Diameter: 490~589μm
Applicable Diameter: 590~689μm
Applicable Diameter: 690~789μm
Applicable Diameter: 790~889μm
Applicable Diameter: 890~1000μm
Applicable Diameter: 1000~2000μm
Fiber holder placement for fibers with cladding larger than 250µm
• Please change the direction of the fiber holder as shown below when the size of
the fiber cladding is larger than 250µm. Better alignment and splicing
performance will be achieved for such large diameter fibers (LDF) when there is a
longer distance between the fiber holder clamps and the splicer’s alignment
V-grooves.
•Fiber holder position can be reversed on FSM-100M/P. Use this function to allow
fiber holder to be placed as far as possible from v-groove so that the fiber ends are
aligned accurately.
Set the fiber holder in reverse direction
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Description of Products
End View Holder
Use FH-100-XXX-EV for “end-view observation”. This fiber holder has a mirrored part
so that LED light is bounced through to the fiber for “end-view observation”.
FH-100-XXX-EV fiber holder
FH-100-XXX fiber holder
The FH-100-XXX-EV fiber holder has a mirrored part so that the LED light transmits
through. There are a variety of FH-100-XXX-EV fiber holders to accommodate 60 to
2000 um coating diameter fibers.
Fiber Protection Sleeves
•Micro Sleeve
FPS01-400-40
FPS01-400-34
FPS01-400-25
FPS01-400-20
FPS01-400-15
FPS01-400-12
FPS01-900-45
FPS01-900-34
FPS01-900-25
FPS01-900-20
Fiber
FPS01-900-15
Protection
Sleeves
FPS01-AAA-BB
AAA: Coating diameter
of the fiber.
BB: Length of the Sleeve
Standard Sleeve
FP-03
FP-03 (L=40)
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Description of Products
3. Description and Function of Splicer
Membrane Switch
Wind Protector
Objective Lens
Membrane Switch
Fiber Clamp
-unit (Only P)
Electrode
Fiber Holder
V-groove
Fiber Holder
-unit (Only P)
V-groove
Objective Lens
Electrode Cover
Heater Clamp
Heater Clamp
Heater
Membrane Switch
Membrane Switch
Monitor
Monitor
Wind Protector Release Lever
Peripherals port
USB Terminal
DC Inlet
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Description of Products
HELP Key
ON/OFF Key
MENU Key
UP/DOWN Key
LEFT/RIGHT Key
ESCAPE Key
ARC Key
HEAT Key
X/Y Key
ENTER Key
RESET Key
SET Key
Fiber hold lever
Heater
Z-Unit fixture hole
Handle
GPIB Terminal
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Basic Operation
1. Attaching Power Supply to Splicer
Only the ADC-15 is acceptable for the power supply of the FSM-100 Series.
(1) Confirm voltage before operation.
•Make sure the power source is 100 → 240 VAC, 50 or 60 Hz. When
connecting to an AC generator, always check the output voltage of the
generator with a circuit tester before connecting the AC power cord.
•Make sure the AC power cord is free from damage, etc.
(2) Connect the AC adapter.
Connect the DC cord of the AC adapter to the DC inlet of the splicer.
Peripherals Port
USB
Terminal
DC Inlet
(3) Connect the AC power cord to the AC adapter.
Plug the AC power cord into the AC adapter inlet. Make sure the plug is fully
seated and in the correct position.
(4) Connecting the AC power cord to the AC power source.
Plug the AC power cord into the wall socket (outlet). Make sure the plug is fully
seated and in the correct position.
•During extended operation using the AC adapter, the surface of the AC
adapter will become warm. This is normal and will not result in any loss of
performance.
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Basic Operation
2. Turning Splicer “ON”
Pressing ON/OFF turns on the power to the splicer and the following image is
displayed on the monitor.
Main Monitor
Sub Monitor
Version No, Serial No
Displayed.
All of the motors go to their home position and are reset.
Main Monitor
Sub Monitor
The check item is
displayed before splice.
Maintenance before
splice is recommended.
The startup sequence of screens is [Fiber Set Diagram] and [READY].
Main Monitor
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Sub Monitor
Basic Operation
Fiber Set Diagram
Main Monitor (Left)
Currently selected splice mode and heater mode.
Splice Mode
Currently selected splice mode.
Heater Mode
Currently selected heater mode.
Calendar (Additional Date Area)
Present date and time is displayed.
※ About Additional Date Area
Item to be displayed on READY screen is selectable.
→ See section [Setting Menu][Maintenance Settings]
Cleave Limit
The threshold of the cleave angle limit is
displayed.
Proof Test
Proof test status [ON or OFF] is displayed.
Additional Date Area
Arc Count
Arc count is displayed.
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Basic Operation
Sub Monitor (Right)
Each setting of the selected [Splice Mode] is displayed.
[Electrode Gap], [V Height Shift], [Cleave Length], [Coating Diameter], [Clad
Diameter], [Fiber Holder]These setting are displayed.
[Electrode Gap]、[V Height Shift]・・・A
The setting of [Electrode Gap] and [V Height
Shift] is displayed.
When the setting of [V Height Shift] is not
displayed, [V Height Shift] is 0 um.
[Cleave Length]、[Coating Diameter]、
[Clad Diameter]・・・B
The setting of [Cleave Length] and [Coating
Diameter] and [Clad Diameter] is displayed.
A
B
C
[Use holder]・・・C
The setting of [Fiber Holder] is displayed.
When setting is changed by [Edit
Splice Mode], the display on the
monitor is changed.
Confirm the setting by the display
before splice.
When setting is changed by [Edit Splice
Mode], the display on the monitor is
changed.
Confirm the setting by the display before splice.・・・D
D
•If [Dust Check] or [Arc Calibration] is needed at once after turning
on the power supply, see section [Machine Settings].
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Basic Operation
3. Cleaning Optical Fiber
Clean optical fiber with alcohol-moistened gauze or lint-free tissue approximately
100mm from the tip. Dust particulates from the fiber-coating surface can enter inside
the protection sleeve and might result in a future fiber break or attenuation increase.
4. Placing Protection Sleeve over Fiber
Fiber Protection Sleeve
Place the protection sleeve over the fiber.
Fiber
Pass Fiber
5. Setting the Fiber onto the Fiber Holder
Set the fiber onto the fiber holder with 25 to 35 mm protruding from the end of the fiber
holder and then close the fiber holder lid.
•Close the lid of the fiber holder while pressing down with a finger on the
coating (refer to figure below).
•Select a suitable fiber holder based on the fiber coating diameter.
Fiber length 25 from 35 mm.
No curving at the fiber.
Example of curved fiber (09NY).
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Basic Operation
6. Stripping and Cleaving Fiber
6-1. Stripping
Using Jacket Stripper JS-02-900
The 900μm-coated fiber is stripped with the JS-02-900.
(1) Attachment of the JS spacer.
Attach the JS spacer for 3~5mm cleave length.
Rotate stripper upright on base and then fix the spacer with the two
screws. Do not attach the spacer with an inclination.
JS Spacer
(2) Fiber stripping.
Slide the holder base inwards so that it touches the fiber base, then place
the fiber holder (with the fiber) into the holder base. After verifying that
the fiber position is in the center of the blade, close the holder clamp.
Pull the holder base slowly to strip the fiber coating.
• See the JS-02-900 instruction manual for more details.
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Basic Operation
Using Hot Jacket Stripper HJS-02
The 250μm and 400μm coated fiber is stripped with the HJS-02.
.
(1) Attachment of the HJS spacer.
Attach the HJS spacer for 3→5mm cleave length.
(2) To attach the HJS spacer, remove
the fiber holder base by
loosening two screws.
(3) Attach the HJS spacer to the fiber
holder base by two long screws
as below.
HJS Spacer
Unscrew a
screw.
(4) Attach the fiber holder base to the HJS-02 by two screws as below.
• Be sure to attach the washers for the two screws at the end of
the rods.
(5) Fiber Stripping.
Set the fiber holder onto a hot jacket stripper. Then, strip the coating.
Hold this point firmly during the heating
and sliding.
Slide the fiber holder base and clamp
gently.
•An AC adapter is needed to use the HJS-02.
• See the HJS-02 instruction manual for more details.
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Basic Operation
6-2. Cleaning Optical Fiber
Clean the bare part of the fiber with alcohol-moistened gauze or lint-free tissue.
•After this operation, handle the fiber with care so as not to damage or
contaminate the bare glass.
•Use a high quality alcohol, greater than 99% pure.
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Basic Operation
6-3. Fiber Cleaving
(Use of the CT-30)
(1) To unlock the cutting lever, press it gently and slide the stopper.
(2) Push the slide button until it locks. Set the stripped optical fiber on the
cleaver.
(3) Press down on the cutting lever.
(4) Release the pressure on the cutting lever. A spring will return it to its
open position. The scrap collector rollers drive the fiber scrap into the
fiber scrap container box automatically when the cutting lever is raised.
(5) When storing the cleaver, press the cutting lever down until the stopper
can slide into place to lock the anvil lever.
• See the CT-30 instruction manual for more details.
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Basic Operation
6-4. Fiber Cleaving
(How to use CT-100 Cleaver)
(1) Confirm the power is supplied and push the right lever forward. The clamp
unit will move to home position.
*Clamp will not move if it is already at the home position.
*Even if the power is supplied after pushing the right lever, clamp unit will move to the home
position.
(2) Push the left lever forward and set the prepared optical fiber with the fiber
holder
Fiber Holder Stopper
Check if the fiber holder is pushed
forward by the holder stopper
How to use CT-100 cleaver with FSM-100M/P series.
• If 250um or larger cladding diameter fiber is used, reverse fiber holder as
show below.
• Set fiber holder at “18mm” in the cleaver for 9mm cleave length splicing,
which is the standard cleave length for FSM-100M/P.
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Basic Operation
(3) Pull back the left lever to firmly clamp the optical fiber with the holder clamp.
If the fiber is thin and does not require much tension for cleaving, this action
can be skipped.
Holder Clamp
(4) Pull back the right lever to clamp optical fiber with the fiber clamp.
Fiber Clamp
Cleave switch
& LED
(5) Press the “Cleave Button” to perform cleaving.
LED in the cleave button shows the status of the cleaving as shown in Table
7-1.
Table 7-1. LED in the cleave button
LED
Status of the cleaving
ON
Cleaving
OFF
Error, Power off
Blinking three times
Finished
(6) Tilt the left lever back to take the fiber holder off the cleaver.
(7) Tilt the right lever and take the fiber scrap out of the claver. The clamp unit
automatically comes back to home position.
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Basic Operation
In case of cleaving an optical fiber which has a stress applying region, such as a
PANDA fiber.
There is a possibility of a cleave failure as show below after cleaving the optical
fiber which has a stress applying region, such as a PANDA fiber. Please lower the
tension slightly and cleave the optical fiber again.
e.g.) PANDA Fiber cladding diameter: 125um
Tension:240gf→150gf
If the optical fiber is cleaved correctly, the end face is shown like below.
※There is a possibility of not cleaving an optical fiber instantly, when a cleaving
blade is in touch with the optical fiber. Adjust tension accordingly and check
cleave quality.
e.g.) PANDA Fiber cladding diameter: 125um
Tension:240gf
Tension:150gf
• See CT-100 instruction manual for detail.
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Basic Operation
7. Placing Fiber Holders onto Splicer
7-1. How to load fiber holder to FSM-100M/P
(1) Open the wind protector.
(2) Lift up the left and right fiber clamps. Lower the fiber holder with guide holes
onto the base guide pins and position the fiber holder onto the fiber holder base.
Case of FSM-100M/P
Guide Pin
Fiber Clamp
Guide Pin
Fiber Holder
Holder Base
Holder Base
Confirm the splice setting by
the display.
Fiber holder placement for fibers with cladding diameter larger than 250µm:
Please reverse the direction of the fiber holder in the splicer as shown below when
the fiber cladding is larger than 250um. Better alignment and splicing performance
will be achieved for such large diameter fibers (LDF) when there is a longer distance
between the fiber holder clamps and the splicer’s alignment V-grooves.
Set the fiber holder in reverse direction
(3) Set the optical fiber on both sides in the same manner.
(4) The fiber clamp is lowered at the same time the wind protector is closed.
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Basic Operation
(5) Use "Fiber hold lever", when you make splice which θ unit drives. It
prevents the fiber from snagging and cutting.
Fiber hold lever
• Observe fiber position in the V-groove. The fiber should rest in the bottom
of the V-groove. Reload the fiber holder if it does not rest property.
• Care should be taken to prevent damage or contamination of the fiber
end-face. Fiber end-face contact on any item including the V-groove bottom
may result in poor quality splices.
• The fiber end-face should rest between the V-groove tip and electrode
centerline. It is not necessary that the fiber end-face be exactly at the
midpoint.
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Basic Operation
7-2. How to load fiber holder to FSM-100M+/P+
(1) Open the wind protector.
(2) Open the LED unit lid.
Open/Close LED unit lid
(3) Loosen the fixing screw of Z-slide unit and move them back when LDF is
loaded.
Move Z-slide unit back as much
as possible when LDF is spliced.
How to load LDF to FSM-100M+ /P+
•When the cladding diameter of the fiberis over 250um, adjust z-slide
holder. Allow as much distance as possible between fiber holder and
v-groove. This is to reduce fiber angle at splice point, which may increase
splice loss.
• Z-Slide is fixed to the position [10] of the scale with the screw when
shipping. This “Locking function” is used for transportation. When you
move the Z-slide unit the first time after the splicer is delivered, you need
to loosen the fixing screw enough and release the “Locking function”.
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Basic Operation
(4) Set fiber holder using guide pins as shown below.
Case of FSM-100M+/P+
Indicator
Indicator
Scale Plate
Fixing Screw
LED Unit
Guide Pin
Scale Plate
Guide Pin
LED Unit
Fiber Holder
Holder Stage
Holder Stage
Fixing Screw
(5) Follow the same to set the other fiber.
(6) Close the LED unit lid.
(7) Fiber clamps move over the fiber automatically by closing the wind
protector.
(8) Use "Fiber hold lever", when you make splice which θ unit drives. It prevents
the fiber from snagging and cutting.
Fiber hold lever
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Basic Operation
8. Splicing Procedure
To assure a good splice, the optical fiber is observed with the image processing
system equipped in the FSM-100M/P/M+/P+. However, there are some cases when
the image processing systems cannot detect small particles and defects. Visual
inspection with the monitor is often necessary for better splicing evaluation.
Procedure below describes standard operating procedure.
(1) Press SET, the fibers loaded in the splicer move forward toward each other.
The fiber forward motion stops at a certain position shortly after the
cleaning arc is performed. Next, the cleave angle and end-face quality are
checked. If the measured cleave angle is greater than its set threshold, the
buzzer will sound and an error message warns the operator. The splicing
procedure pauses. If no error message is displayed, the below stated
end-face conditions are used for visual inspection. If defects are observed,
remove the fiber from the splicer and repeat fiber preparation. These visual
defects may cause a faulty space.
Clad Axis Offset
Core Axis Offset
Confirm the
cleave angle and
shape.
Cleave Angle
Fiber Angle
Chip
Lip
Incline
(2) After fiber inspection, the fibers are aligned core-to-core or cladding-tocladding depending on the splice mode. Cladding axis offset and core axis
offset measurements can be displayed.
・The pause after cleave angle check and fiber alignment can be disabled.
・The cleave angle threshold can be changed. See [Checking or Editing
Splice Mode] for details.
・The cleave angle error message can be ignored by pressing the SET key
to go on to the next step. To disable the cleave angle error; see
[Configurations] for details.
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Basic Operation
(3) After completion of fiber alignment, the arc discharge is performed to splice the
fibers. During arc discharge, observe the fiber image on the monitor screen. If
some part of the image exhibits an extremely bright glow (hot spot), which is
created by burning contaminants located on the surface or end-face of the glass,
there is a possibility that the fiber core will be deformed. Although deformation
can be detected by the loss estimation function, a re-splice is recommended.
Both main monitor and sub monitor
display the image of the arc
discharge.
Confirm there is no burning dust.
If a set value of the Arc Power is too low, the arc discharge may be abnormal.
In this case, the following action is recommended.
• Increase the value of the Arc Power. Moreover, adjust the V height Shift, and
keep away the fiber from the arc discharge.
Or
•In the sequence of arc discharge, for example, Prefuse and Main Arc, set the
higher value of the Prefuse Arc power for the stable arc discharge during the
Main Arc.
When the value of the Arc Power is too low even if the above-mentioned
action is done, the arc discharge may be abnormal.
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Basic Operation
(4) Estimated splice loss is displayed upon completion of splicing. Splice loss is
affected by certain factors stated on the next page. These factors are taken into
account to calculate, or estimate, splice loss. The calculation is based on certain
fiber dimensional parameters, such as MFD.
If either the measured cleave angle or the estimated splice loss exceeds its set
threshold, an error message is displayed. If the spliced fiber is detected as
abnormal, such as “Fat”, “Thin” or “Bubble”, an error message is displayed. If
no error message is displayed but the splice image looks poor by visual
inspection, it is strongly recommended to repeat the splice from the beginning.
Splice loss may be improved in some
cases by additional arc discharges.
Press ARC key for an additional arc
discharge (re-arc). Splice loss
estimate and splice check are
performed again.
•The splice point sometimes looks a bit fatter than other parts. This is
considered a normal splice and does not affect splice loss.
•To change the threshold for estimated splice loss or cleave angle, see
the [Checking or Editing Splice Mode] for details.
•To change the “Loss Est.” or “Angle Offset” and to change the
threshold of loss error, Angle Offset error, or core angle error, see the
[Checking or Editing Splice Mode].
•Error messages, such as “High estimated splice loss”, “Splice angle”,
“Fat”, “Thin” and “Bubble” can be ignored. This function can be set to
“disabled”. See the [Splice Setting] for details.
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Basic Operation
9. Display after the finished splice.
The default display setting is the following. The display can be switched
with X/Y button.
Main Monitor (L)
Sub Monitor (R)
PAS (X)
Estimate Loss Data
PAS (Y)
Splice Error
X/Y
Main Monitor
(L)
Sub Monitor
(R)
WSI (X)
Arc Information
WSI (Y)
Axis Offset Data
X/Y
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Main Monitor
(L)
Sub Monitor
(R)
PAS (X)
PAS (Y)
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X/Y
Main Monitor
(L)
Sub Monitor
(R)
WSI (X)
WSI (Y)
X/Y
Main Monitor
(L)
PAUSE Image
(X)
Sub Monitor
(R)
PAUSE Image
(Y)
•The display setting is programmable. See section [Editing Splice Mode].
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Basic Operation
When the wind protector is opened after the splice, the instruction animation is
automatically displayed.
Take out the fiber from the splicer as shown in the instruction.
In the case of the splice with theta
alignment, the instruction animation is
started after the wind protector is
opened and SET button is pushed.
The wind protector is
opened after the splice.
Open the lid of the fiber
holder.
Take out the fiber from
the splicer.
Push the SET button.
The instruction animation is
started for the next splice.
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Basic Operation
The instruction animation is displayed for the next splice.
A current splice setting is displayed in the
sub monitor.
The MENU key can change the splice
setting.
Place the fiber on both sides.
Close the wind protector.
Push SET key.
The splice is started
automatically.
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Basic Operation
10. Fiber Image
Zoom in and out of the fiber image
The magnification of the PAS and WSI fiber image can be changed by the UP
DOWN key.
The fiber image at the gap set
Check the contamination and cleave shape, etc.
Image of spliced fiber
Check the image after fiber is spliced.
WSI image
Check the burning dust during arc discharge.
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Basic Operation
How to enter Mode title / Comments / Password
Character list below is displayed by selecting Mode Title / Comments / Password.
(1) Move the cursor by pressing
, and press ENT key to input the
selected character. Move the cursor to ⇐ and press ENT key to highlight
the character, and then enter the proper character over it.
(2) Move cursor to [ENTER] and press ENT key on completion of entering
characters. In the case of Password input, the next screen image is
displayed if the correct password was entered. If the password is incorrect,
the previous screen image is displayed.
At the time of shipment from factory, the password is set at “0”.
Edit display of mode title.
Edit display of password.
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Basic Operation
Splice loss increase: Cause and remedy
Symptom
Cause
Core axial offset
Dust on V-groove or
fiber clamp chip
Core angle
Dust on V-groove or
fiber clamp chip
Bad fiber end-face
quality
Remedy
Clean V-groove and fiber clamp chip.
Clean V-groove and fiber clamp chip.
Check if fiber cleaver is functioning properly.
Core step
Dust on V-groove or
fiber clamp chip
Core curve
Bad fiber end-face
quality
Prefuse power too
low or prefuse time
too short
Clean V-groove and fiber clamp chip.
Check if fiber cleaver is functioning properly.
Increase [Prefuse Power] and/or [Prefuse
Time].
MFD Mismatch
Arc power too low
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Increase [Arc Power] and/or [Arc Time].
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Symptom
Combustion
Bubbles
Separation
Fat
Cause
Bad fiber end-face
quality
Dust still present
after cleaning fiber
or cleaning arc
Bad fiber end-face
quality
Prefuse power too
low or prefuse time
too short
Fiber stuffing too
small
Prefuse power too
high or prefuse time
too long
Fiber stuffing too
high
Thin
Line
Remedy
Check the cleaver
Clean fiber thoroughly or increase [Cleaning
Arc Time]
Check if fiber cleaver is functioning properly
Increase [Prefuse Power] and/or [Prefuse
Time]
Perform [Motor Calibration]
Decrease [Prefuse Power] and/or [Prefuse
Time]
Decrease [Overlap] and perform [Motor
Calibration]
Arc power not
Perform [ArcCalibration]
adequate
Some arc parameters Adjust [Prefuse Power], [Prefuse Time] or
not adequate
[Overlap]
Some arc parameters Adjust [Prefuse Power], [Prefuse Time] or
not adequate
[Overlap]
•A vertical line sometimes appears at the splice point when MM fibers, or
dissimilar fibers (different diameters), are spliced. This does not affect splice
quality, such as splice loss or tensile strength.
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Maintenance of Splicing Quality
1. Cleaning and Checking before Splicing
Critical cleaning points and maintenance checks are described below.
1-1. Cleaning V-grooves
If contaminants are present in the V-grooves, proper clamping may not occur,
resulting in higher splice loss. The V-grooves should be frequently inspected and
periodically cleaned during normal operation.
(1) Press MENU select [V-Groove Cleaning] from [Maintenance Menu].
(2) Open the wind protector, move the V-groove by the UP DOWN.
(3) Clean the bottom of the V-groove with an alcohol-moistened thin cotton swab.
Remove excess alcohol from the V-groove with a clean dry swab.
• Be careful not to contact the electrode tips.
•Do not use excessive force when cleaning the V-groove.
The V-groove arm may get damaged.
V-groove Va side
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V-groove Vb side
Maintenance of Splicing Quality
1-2. Cleaning Fiber Clamp Chips
If contaminants are present on the clamp chips, proper clamping may not occur,
resulting in poor quality splices. The fiber clamp chips should be frequently
inspected and periodically cleaned during normal operation. To clean the clamp
chips do the following.
(1) Open the wind protector.
(2) Clean the surface of the chip clamp with an alcohol-moistened thin cotton swab.
Remove excess alcohol from the chip clamp with a clean dry swab.
Cleaning Fiber Clamp Chips
Cotton Swab
Fiber Clamp Chip
Clean this area with
Cotton Swab.
1-3. Cleaning Wind Protector Mirrors
If the wind protector mirrors become dirty, the fiber core position may be
incorrect due to decreased optical path clarity, resulting in higher splice loss.
Clean the wind protector mirror installed in
the wind protector.
Remove the stopper.
WPM-08
Wind Protector
mirrors
The wind protector is opened
while pulling the wind protector
release lever on the wind
protector hinge side forward.
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Maintenance of Splicing Quality
(1) Clean the mirror surface with an alcohol- moistened thin cotton swab.
Remove excess alcohol from the mirror surface with a clean dry swab.
(2) Mirror should appear clean with no
Cleaning Wind Protector Mirrors
streaks or smudges.
(3) Turn on the power and make sure no
Cotton Swab
smudges or streaks are visible on the
monitor screen. Press X/Y key to change
the screen and check the state of the lens
surface on both the X- and Y-screens.
Perform dust check.
In addition, [Dust Check] test is
recommended.
Wind Protector Mirror
1-4. Cleaning Fiber Cleaver
If the circular blade or clamp pads of the fiber cleaver become contaminated the
cleaving quality could degrade. This may lead to fiber surface or end-face
contamination, resulting in higher splice loss.
CT-30 Series
Clean the circular blade or clamp pads with a cotton swab moistened with alcohol.
Fiber Clamp
Blade Cover
Blade
CT-100
Clean the circular blade, clamp and V-grooves with a cotton swab moistened with
alcohol.
* Move cotton swabs along the white arrows shown in the picture below.
Blade
Fiber Clamp
V-groove clamp
1-5. Arc Calibration
Arc Calibration is recommended before splice. See section [Arc Calibration].
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Maintenance of Splicing Quality
2. Periodic Checking and Cleaning
In order to maintain the splicing quality of the splicer, periodic inspection
and cleaning are recommended.
2-1. Cleaning Objective Lenses
If the objective lens’ surface becomes dirty, normal observation of the core
position may be incorrect, resulting in higher splice loss or poor splicer
operation. Therefore, clean both lenses at regular intervals. Otherwise, dirt may
accumulate and become impossible to remove.
To clean the objective lenses do the following:
(1) Before cleaning the objective lenses, always turn off the splicer.
(2) Gently clean lenses’ (X-axis and Y-axis) surface with an
alcohol-moistened thin cotton swab. Using the cotton swab, start at the
center of the lens and move the swab in a circular motion until you
spiral out to the edge of the lens surface. Remove excess alcohol from
the lens surface with a clean dry swab.
•Fujikura recommends cleaning the objective lens when replacing
electrodes.
• Remove electrodes before cleaning objective lens.
• Do not hit or touch tip of electrode when cleaning it.
Objective Lens
(3) The lens surface should be clean and free of streaks or smudges.
(4) Turn on the power and make sure no smudges or streaks are visible on the
monitor screen. Press X/Y key to change the screen and check the state of
the lens surface on both the X- and Y-screens. Perform dust check.
2-2. Electrode Replacement
 See section [Replace Electrodes].
2-3. Diagnostic Test
 See section [Diagnostic Test].
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Maintenance of Splicing Quality
2-4. Replace Wind Protector Mirror
Replace the wind protector mirror if it cannot be cleaned or if it remains clouded.
To replace, do the following.
(1) Turn the splicer power off.
(2) Open the wind protector. Pull and unlock wind protector mirror latch with
fingers. While still pulling on mirror latch, use other hand’s fingers to pull on
wind protector mirror frame. The frame should raise and rotate back. Pull out
the mirror from its frame.
Wind Protector Mirror
Wind Protector
Mirror Latches
Latch off with Finger
Pull Wind Protector Mirror
(3) Insert the new mirror into the frame. The clear glass side should face upward
while inserting mirror into the frame. Look into the mirror obliquely to
identify. If it is the correct side, the black line can be seen.
Black Line
Right Side
No Black Line
Reverse Side
•Make sure the wind protector mirror is inserted the correct way. If not,
the fiber cannot be observed correctly.
•Wind protector mirror Fujikura part number is WPM-08.
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Function Introduction
1. Fiber Type Compare
1-1. The Fiber identification function
Using the fiber identification function ensures repeatable results for production
splicing supplications. The fiber identification function identifies fiber that is
about to be spliced from core profile data that is stored in splicer memory.
Therefore, it is necessary to install the core profile data of the fiber into splicer
memory beforehand. This fiber identification function can prevent accidental
splicing with the wrong splicer mode and parameters (not optimized for that
particular fiber), and also prevents splicing the wrong fibers.
Installation of the core profile of the fiber
MENU → [Fiber Data Learning] → [Fiber Type Compare]
Put the cleaved fiber on the left side.
With the FSM-100P/P+:
The core profile of the fiber is installed automatically. (The fiber will be rotated
during the process.)
With the FSM-100M/M+:
If the message is displayed on the screen, set the fiber again. Before resetting the
fiber, note that the fiber should be rotated inside the fiber holder.
Manual Rotation with the FSM-100M/M+
Rotation requires opening the fiber holder lid,
rotating the fiber, closing the lid and recording the
image; rotation angles are random.
Select the memory area at the [Select Where to Save] screen, assign a fiber name and
save. Data can be deleted by pushing the MENU key.
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1-2. Using the core profile of the fiber
The splicing time can be shortened by using the core profile of the fiber.
Enter [Edit Splice Mode] for the splice mode and edit [Fiber Data L/R].
Load the core profile data of the fiber on screen.
[Fiber Data L/R]
Selection the appropriate core profile
for both the left and right fibers.
[Fiber Type Compare]
Set the [Fiber Type Compare] function to
enable the fiber identification function.
The fiber will then be identified from the core
profile of the fiber as compared to the data in
splicer memory.
Setting
Ignore
LR
Judge
LR
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Description
If the combination of the fiber is corresponding to the settings for the
fiber types, splicing will proceed regardless of left/right fiber placement.
(Ex.: Left: SM/Right: LEAF or Left: LEAF/Right:SM)
Even if the combination of fibers is correct, the splicer will only enable
splicing is the fibers are placed with the correct left/right orientation.
(Ex.: Only Left: SM, Right: LEAF when the setting is an above figure)
Function Introduction
2. Auto Arc Calibration
2-1. [Auto Arc Calibration]
This function is used to analyze the Arc Brightness of the optical fiber during the
arc discharge and use the brightness data to automatically correct the arc power
value. It is necessary to “teach” the splicer the proper brightness for a particular
fiber type. This is easily accomplished using the procedure below.
2-2. Registration of Auto Arc Calibration data
MENU →[Fiber Data Learning] →[Auto Arc Calibration]
Put the cleaved fiber on the right and left.
Please change the [SP Arc Calibration Ref] to [None] when [SP (Special)]
is selected as [Arc Calibration Method].
Auto Arc Calibration doesn’t perform when [None] is not selected.
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Function Introduction
Select the memory area in the [Select Where to Save] screen, assign the appropriate
name (based on fiber type) and save.
If “FINISH” is displayed, press the ENT key to save the data.
2-3. Using the Auto Arc Calibration data
Enter [Edit Splice Mode] for the appropriate splice mode and select [Auto Arc
Calibration].
Select the proper [Auto Arc Calibration] profile from the drop-down menu for the
fiber being spliced in this splice mode.
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Function Introduction
2-4. Auto Arc Calibration
This function calibrates the arc power during the splice. Whenever this function is
on, the arc power is automatically corrected based on fiber image brightness data.
The arc power correction value is applied prior to the next splice.
After the splice, arc information is displayed by pressing the X/Y key.
The calibration value is
displayed.
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Function Introduction
3. IPA Data (FSM-100P/100P+ Only)
3-1. IPA Data
The splicer aligns theta by using the memorized IPA data of each fiber.
PAS is recommended for the PANDA fiber alignment. The alignment of high speed
and accuracy is enabled.
Please use the IPA mode when PANDA alignment is impossible.
Method of acquiring Fiber Profiling Data
The fiber to memorize the profile data is set on the left side with glass clamping.
On the right side, the PM fiber that profiled data is already memorized in the
splicer with glass clamping. More accurate align can be done by connecting
with the light source and the power meter and executing this IPA data. To
acquire more accurate IPA data, use the light source and PER meter for precise
alignment.
(1) Select the IPA Data in the Fiber Data Learning menu.
Select the saving area for the IPA data and input the data name.
Execute the acquiring of IPA data according to the guidance.
The fiber is rotated.
And, fiber information is
memorized.
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(2) After data acquisition of the profile, the fiber is aligned by the splicer. To align
more precisely, use the light source and PER meter for manual alignment. To push
△ Step forward the fiber rotates. The rough tuning or fine-tuning is selectable by
pushing MENU. Search the most suitable fiber angle by the measured value of the
PER meter.
FSM-100P/P+
PER Meter
Light Source
Fiber
Fiber
Push MENU
Rough
5.0deg
Fine
0.2deg
(3) After the manual alignment is fulfilled with light source and PER meter, push ENT
key to save the IPA data to the splicer.
When the IPA is selected in the [Alignment Mode],
The splicer aligns the fiber with referring to the IPA data.
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Function Introduction
4. Arc Center Compensation
4-1. Arc Center Compensation Function
This function is used to analyze the arc brightness of fiber during arc discharge,
which is used to establish the arc discharge center position.
MENU →[Edit Splice Mode] → [Arc Center Compensation] → [ON].
During arc discharge the arc centers about the fibers and is saved. See screens
below.
The value will be updated
afterwards
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5. Auto Time Comp.
5-1. Auto Time Comp. Function
This function is used for G652 SMF splicing.
Arc power is optimized according to core concentricity-error.
If [ECF] is "OFF", this function is not available.
MENU →[Edit Splice Mode] →[Auto Time Comp.] ON.
[Alignment Mode] Only the Core value is displayed.
Arc discharge time is optimized and displayed on the screens below.
The corrected time is
displayed on the screen.
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Function Introduction
6. MFD Mismatch
6-1. MFD Mismatch Estimation Function
This function is the estimation of MFD Mismatch Loss after splicing. MFD
Mismatch Loss is caused by mismatch of MFD (Mode Field Diameter) between
different kinds of fibers.
If you splice the same kind of fibers, this function is not available.
(1) MENU →[Edit Splice Mode] →[MFD Mismatch] WSI or CSI.
WSI (Warm Splice Image) means that estimating the MFD Mismatch Loss by
an image during arc. And CSI (Cold Splice Image) means that estimating by an
image after finished splicing.
WSI method is suitable for fiber without depressed cladding like fluorine.
CSI method is suitable for fiber with depressed cladding.
(2) When you use this function, you need to set two parameters, [MFD Mismatch
Offset] and [MFD Mismatch Sensitivity].
[MFD Mismatch Offset] means the standard value of estimating the MFD Mismatch
Loss.
[MFD Mismatch Sensitivity] means the sensitivity of the MFD Mismatch Loss.
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Function Introduction
6-2. MFD Mismatch Offset / MFD Mismatch Sensitivity
You need to optimize these parameters according to the following steps, because
[MFD Mismatch Offset] and [MFD Mismatch Sensitivity] depend on property of
fibers.
(1) First, input the initial value as below.
[MFD Mismatch Offset]
: 0.0
[MFD Mismatch sensitivity]
: 1.00
(2) Next, splice the fiber by using suitable setting. Input the value of MFD
Mismatch after splicing as the MFD Mismatch Offset in the Edit Splice Mode.
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(3) Next, splice the fibers under various
conditions to acquire the data.
Measured splice loss and estimated
MFD Mismatch data are needed under
conditions as the following.
Conditions:
Main Arc Time +/-4000ms, +/-3000ms,
+/-2000ms, +/-1000ms (8 splicing data)
-4sec
+2sec
Optimized condition
(4) Optimize the MFD Mismatch Sensitivity
so that the dotted line in the graph
becomes same tendency to the sampled
data.
[MFD Mismatch Sensitivity]
= 0.50
(5) Finally, optimize the value of Minimum
Loss so that almost all of the sampled
data is in the range of the dotted line in
the graph.
[Minimum Loss] = 0.16
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7. End-View observation system
The cleaved ends of the optical fiber are observed in the axial direction by a means of a
mirror that directs the fiber end image into the camera system. This allows precise
alignment and splicing of uniquely structured fibers, such as PM, multi-core,
non-circular (hexagonal, octagonal, etc.) or micro-structured “holey” fibers. This
system is available only in the FSM-100M+ and FSM-100P+ models.
End-View Mirror
Fiber End Face of End-View
(1) Select the [Edit Splice Mode] → [θ Alignment] → [Alignment Method] then
[EV].
(2) Press SET key, then fibers move forward and stop at certain position after
cleaning arc. When [EV] is selected, End view observation is performed for
theta alignment.
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Function Introduction
8. Selective Reset Function
Normally, when the RESET key is pressed, the splicer resets all motors to the home
position and returns to the [READY] condition. This will happen if the RESET key is
pressed just briefly (for example, for 1 second or less). If the operator presses the
RESET key continuously for 3 seconds a reset selection menu appears as shown below.
This menu allows various options for selectively controlling which motors reset to
home position and which motors remain stationary and do not move during the reset
operation. This can be very useful for special splicer operations. The reset options are
shown at the bottom of the screen.
NOTE: In certain conditions, the End-View mirror motor of the FSM-100M+/P+ splicer
models will be reset regardless of the reset menu selection. This may be required in order to
protect the End-View mirror.
Selection
Reset All
None
Only θ Motors
Follow Splice
Mode Settings
Reset Selection Menu
9. Jump Back to READY
Description
All motors are reset
No motors are reset except the
End-View mirror motor
(necessary to protect the mirror)
Only θ motors are reset
Motor reset is controlled by the
[Clamp Action], and the [Sweep
Initial Position], [Except Z
stages] and [Z Stages] stage
positions settings in the
[Fundamental Settings] section
of the [Edit Splice Mode] menu.
During splicer operation, when the splicer reaches [PAUSE1], [PAUSE2], [PAUSE θ],
and [FINISH], it is possible to jump back to the “READY” condition without resetting
any motors. This action is taken by pressing the LEFT arrow key.
This function is normally disabled. To enable it, the [Jump back to Ready] parameter on
page 3 of the [Splice Settings] menu must be enabled, as shown below.
The [Jump Back to READY]
function must be enabled in
the [Splice Settings] menu
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Function Introduction
10. Theta Alignment by Rotating 1 Fiber Only (FSM-100P+ Only)
Normally, when PM fibers or other fibers are rotationally aligned by the splicer theta
motors, both right and left fibers rotate in order to perform the alignment. However, in
some cases a fiber may have a component that may be damaged by θ rotation (such as a
pump combiner) or a fiber may have only a short available length that cannot withstand
rotational motion for θ alignment, and might be damaged or even broken by rotation. In
this case, it is helpful if that fiber is held stationary in the splicer and the only the
opposite fiber is rotated.
With conventional PAS theta alignment, it is always necessary to rotate the fiber so the
camera system can observe the side images of the fiber at different rotational position.
However, with the End-View system in the FSM-100P+, it is possible to observe the
End-View image of one fiber without rotating it, analyze the image and determine
relative angular orientation of the polarization axis (or other fiber features), and rotate
the opposite fiber to match the angle orientation of the stationary fiber. The [EV Lock]
Alignment Method is used to perform this operation.
The [EV Lock] Alignment Method is selected for the fiber that will not be rotated.
Therefore, the opposite side fiber must be rotated to match. Therefore, [EV Lock] may
be selected for either the right or left fiber, but not for both fibers. If [EV Lock] is
selected for one fiber, the opposite side fiber may be aligned to it using [EV] or the
[PAS] theta alignment method.
(1) Select [Edit Splice Mode] → [θ Alignment] → [Alignment Method] then [EV
Lock] for the fiber to be held stationary. Select [θ Alignment] → [Alignment
Method] and then either [EV] or [PAS] for the opposite fiber.
(2) Press the SET key. Both fibers move forward and stop after the cleaning arc.
End-View analysis will be performed for the stationary fiber.
(3) The opposite fiber will be analyzed and rotated to match the orientation of the
stationary fiber, using the selected [Alignment Method] ([EV] or [PAS]).
(4) After theta and X/Y alignment, the fibers will be spliced together.
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11. Synchronized θL and θR Motor Drive (FSM-100P/100P+ Only)
In some cases it may be useful to simultaneously rotate the left and right fibers in order
to inspect the fiber orientation before splicing or to inspect a completed splice without
risk of inducing torsion which might break the splice point. In the FSM-100P and
FSM-100P+ splicers it is possible to manually rotate the θL and θR motor in unison.
In any situation in which motors may be selected for operation, it is possible to select
θLR in order to perform synchronized operation of the left and right theta motors.
Motors driving operation may be performed by accessing [Motor Drive] in the
[Maintenance Menu] in the [PAUSE1], [PAUSE2], [PAUSE θ], and [FINISH] state.
Motor operation is also possible when using the [Precise Motor Drive] function, or
whenever performing manual splicing operations such as when [Gap Set] or the fiber
[Alignment Mode] are set to [Manual].
Operation is the same as manual operation of any individual motor. Use the Left/Right
arrow keys to select θLR. Use the UP/DOWN arrow keys to rotate the left/right fibers
in unison.
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12. Splice Before Fiber Shaping
The FSM-100 series splicers have three operating modes, [Basic] splicing mode, [Full]
splicing mode (with many more parameters and capabilities than [Basic] splicing
mode), and [Fiber Shaping] mode. The operating mode is selectable for any
programmable splice mode in the [Edit Splice Mode] menu.
Normally the [Fiber Shaping] mode has been used for shaping a single fiber, such as
creating a ball lens on the end of a fiber. For more complicated operations that first
involve performing a splice between and left and right fiber, followed by a fiber
shaping operation, the [Full] splicing mode can be used. For example, and coreless
fiber can initially be spliced to a single mode fiber, and then the splice point can be
moved to one side so that a second arc can be used to cut off most of the coreless fiber
and generate a ball lens with the remaining section of coreless fiber. This results in a
pure silica glass ball lens on the end of a single mode fiber. However, performing this
operation using the [Full] splicing mode may cause many problems due to error
messages when the splicer inspects the splice quality for splice loss and defects, and
this also results in a slower process.
These problems are avoided by using the [Fiber Shaping] mode to perform all
operations. If a splice must be performed prior to the fiber shaping operation, First
setup a splice mode by selecting [Fiber Shaping] as the [Operating Mode] in the
[Fundamental Settings] of the [Splice Mode Edit] menu. Next, select [Yes] for the
[Splice Before Shaping] parameter. The [Splice Before Shaping] parameter is also in
[Fundamental Settings] of the [Splice Mode Edit] menu, but the [Splice Before
Shaping] parameter only appears after [Fiber Shaping] has been selected as the
[Operating Mode].
Select [Yes] for [Splice Before Shaping]
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13. Help Key
During splicer operation, when the splicer reaches [PAUSE1], [PAUSE2], [PAUSE θ],
and [FINISH], a [How to operate] menu is displayed as shown below when the HELP
key is pressed. This menu shows options for the next step in splicer operation.
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Arc Calibration
1. The necessity of arc calibration
Atmospheric conditions such as temperature, humidity, and pressure are constantly
changing, which creates variability in the arc temperature. This splicer is equipped
with temperature and pressure sensors that are used in a constant feedback monitoring
control system to maintain the arc power at a constant level. Changes in arc power due
to electrode wear and glass adhesion cannot be corrected for automatically. Also the
center position of arc discharge may shift left or right. In this case, the fiber splicing
position has to be shifted in relation to the arc discharge center. It is necessary to
perform an arc power calibration to eliminate either of these issues.
If the strength of arc discharge has changed due to significant change of
atmospheric pressure, an error may occur during arc calibration. To solve
this problem, perform [Stabilize Electrode].
This machine has two kinds of calibration functions. [Arc Calibration] & [Special
Arc Calibration]. Generally, the standard [Arc Calibration] is used for normal 125
µm fibers spliced under standard arc settings (such as 1 mm electrode gap). For large
diameter fibers, other fibers that require a larger electrode gap or other special
conditions such as V Height Shift (vertical displacement of the fiber location up or
down relative to the electrodes), or small or heat-sensitive fibers, the [Special Arc
Calibration] should be used. This is summarized in the table below. Please refer to
the previous section [Function Introduction] for details concerning [Auto Arc
Calibration], [Arc Center Compensation], and [Auto Time Comp.] which are related
functions.
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Item
Arc Calibration
Method
Electrode Gap
V Height Shift
Clad Diameter
Arc Center
Compensation
Calibration Result
[Electrode Gap]
[V Height Shift]
[Clad Diameter]
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Arc Calibration
STD (Standard)
Special Arc Calibration
SP (Special)
If STD is not selected, it doesn’t
operate.
If SP is not selected, it doesn’t
operate.
1.0 mm
0 µm
125 µm
Any Edited Value
Any Edited Value
Any Edited Value
Calibration Provides Correction
Calibration Provides Correction
Arc power is calibrated. The result is Special Arc Calibration [SP] result is
applied to all splice modes that utilize used to calculate and set appropriate
the standard [STD] Arc Calibration.
arc power only for the selected splice
mode. Further arc power optimization
may be required for best performance.
[Electrode Gap]: 1 mm only
[Electrode Gap]: selectable
[V Height Shift]: 0 µm only
[V Height Shift]: selectable
[Clad Diameter]: 125 µm only
[Clad Diameter]: selectable
Each parameter is limited.
Each parameter is programmable
Arc Calibration
2. Arc Calibration Mode
(1) Select [Arc Calibration] in [Maintenance Menu] to display [Arc Calibration]
screen.
Select [STD (standard)] as [Arc Calibration Method].
Special Arc Calibration doesn’t work when [SP (Special)] or [NC] is
selected.
•Use standard SM or DS fiber for arc calibration.
•Use well prepared fibers for arc calibration. Dust on the fiber surface
affects arc calibration.
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(2) Place prepared fibers in the splicer.
(3) The following is performed after pressing ENT key.
Arc discharge is
performed without
fibers in the view screen
to detect the center of
arc discharge and adjust
the gapset position.
Fibers are spliced with an
intentional axis offset for arc
power calibration.
Axial offset decreases by the surface tension effect when multiple re-arcs are
performed. During the process, the change of axial offset amount is
measured and this is taken into consideration to calibrate arc power.
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(4) The calibration result is displayed after completion.
“Test Finished” message
After arc power and splicing position
calibration are successfully completed press
the ENT key to exit.
“Test Again” message
Arc power and splicing position calibration
are completed but further calibration is
strongly recommended, as the difference
between the previous arc calibrations may
be too large. Press ENT key to perform arc
calibration, or ESC key to exit and stop arc
calibration.
•In some cases, multiple iterations of arc calibration are needed until the
calibration process is successfully completed and the “Test Finish”
message is displayed. Arc calibration can be considered almost
completed if multiple iterations are completed without receiving the
message
•A maximum number of tests can be set so that “Test Finish” message is
displayed specific number of arc calibrations are performed. See the
[Maintenance Settings] for detail.
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Arc Calibration
3. Special Arc Calibration Mode
(1) Select [Special Arc Calibration] in [Maintenance Menu] to display
[Special Arc Calibration] screen.
Select [SP (Special)] as [Arc
Calibration Method].
Special Arc Calibration doesn’t
work when [STD (Standard)] or
[NC] is selected.
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Select [None] as [SP arc Calibration
Ref] to perform Special Arc
Calibration.
Special Arc Calibration doesn’t
work when [None] is not selected.
Arc Calibration
•Use the assigned fiber.
•Use glass clamping.
•Use cleaned fibers for arc calibration. Dust affects arc calibration.
(2) Place prepared fibers in the splicer.
(3) Press ENT and perform the following.
Right and left fibers
advance.
The electrical discharge
is observed.
During additional electrical discharges, the electrical discharge power is
adjusted after measuring the round end face shape.
Cleave angle threshold does not link to the parameter “Cleave Limit” in
splicing modes. Cleave angle threshold is independently set for arc
calibration. See the [Maintenance Settings] to change cleave angle
threshold.
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(4) The calibration result is displayed after completion.
“Test Finished” message
Indicates that the standard electrical discharge calibration and the calibration of
the connecting location have ended accurately. Press ENT
“Test Again” message
Indicates that the standard electrical discharge calibration and the
calibration of the connecting location have ended and the arc discharge
power could not be calibrated.
When ENT is pushed, the standard electrical discharge
calibration is executed again.
ESC ends this function.
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"Uneven Melt At Fiber End" message
If [Uneven Melt Detection Thr.] is set, this message appears when uneven
melt of the fiber at the fiber end is detected.
The value at the bottom of the screen shows defference of melt amount
between upper and lower side of the fiber. Positive value means the upper
side melted more than the lower side and negative value means the lower
side melted more than the upper side.
If this error occurs, perform [Stabilize Electrodes] or [Replace Electrodes].
If these functions don’t solve the problem, please consult with your nearest
authorized distributor.
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Splice Mode
The optimum splice setting for a specific fiber combination consists of the splicing
parameters listed below. In other words, the optimum splicing parameters depend on
the fiber combinations and are different from fiber to fiber.




Parameters for controlling arc discharge / heating.
Parameters for calculating estimated splice loss.
Parameters for controlling fiber alignment and splicing procedures.
Threshold for error messages.
A series of optimum splice parameters for major fiber combinations are already
stored. These parameters are stored in the database area and can be copied to the
user-programmable area. These splice parameters can be edited for a specific
fiber combination. When the [Fiber Type] is selected from the splice setting of
“Database area”, the factory default settings are overwritten on the splice mode
being edited. When operating Mode is selected and it changes to Full, Basic, and
Fiber Shaping displayed menu composition changes. When you want to do a
detailed setting select [Full] mode.
Display the Splice Mode
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Select the area which
you want create
Display the data base when
fiber type is selected
Splice Mode
1. Splice Mode Selection
Select an appropriate splice mode for type of fiber to be spliced.
(1) Press MENU key at [READY] state to open [Splice Menu]. Select [Select
Splice Mode] is displayed.
MENU
(2) Move cursor by pressing
,
and press ENT key to select [Splice Mode].
Decide
ENT
ENT
• When [Auto Stuff Control] is set to [OFF], Splice Mode is displayed in yellow.
The displayed color can select [Yellow letters] or [White letters].
See Section[Machine Settings]
(3) Please confirm whether the selection is correct on the READY screen.
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2. Splice Option
This parameter is a set value common to all modes.
(1) Press MENU key at [READY], [PAUSE] or [FINISH] state.
(2) Move cursor by pressing , keys to a parameter to be changed.
(3) Press ENT key to select parameter and change the parameter.
For the FSM-100P/P+,
Pauseθ is displayed.
For the FSM-100M/M+
Pauseθ is not displayed and
is not available because
those splicers do not have θ
rotation capability
Splice Menu Parameter
Parameter
Select Splice Mode
Pause1
Pauseθ
Pause2
Auto Start
Memory
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Description
Refers to selected condition parameter.
Pauses after Gap Set are measured.
Pauses after θ when “ON".
Pauses after ECF function when “ON”.
When [Auto Start] is "ON", the selected operation
starts automatically after the fibers have been loaded
and the wind protector closed.
Refers to a previously stored result.
Splice Mode
3. Editing Splice Mode
Splicing parameters in each splice mode can be modified. Arc power and arc time
are considered the two most vital parameters. To edit these parameters do the
following:
(1) In [Select Splice Mode], move cursor to a splice mode to be
modified. Press MENU key to display [Edit Splice Mode] menu.
(2) Move cursor by pressing
changed.
,
keys to a parameter to be
(3) Press ENT key to select Parameter. Press Left/Right key to
change its value. Press ENT key to accept changed values.
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Below is a figure showing the arc discharge conditions (relationship between “Arc
power” and “Motor motion”). The conditions can be edited by changing the splicing
parameters listed below. Depending on splice mode, certain parameters cannot be
changed.
M₂
M₁
E
J
F
H
ARC
Discharge
A
D U
B
N
G
C
O
W
L
V
I
ZR Motor
Motion
T
Q
K
R
S
P
Special Function
Step1
Rearc
Special Function
Step2
A: Prefuse Power
B: Arc Power
D: Arc power (Special Function Step2)
F: Prefuse Time
G: Prefuse On Time
I: Forward Time related to Overlap
K: On-Time (Special Function Step1)
M1: Start Time (Special Function Step1)
Step1)
N: Taper Wait
O: Taper Length
Q: Start Time (Special Function Step2)
S: Acceleration
T: Rearc Time
V: Rearc Off Time
W: Rearc power
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C: Arc Power (Special Function Step1)
E: Cleaning Arc Time
H: Prefuse Off Time
J: Arc Time
L: Off-Time (Special Function Step1)
M2: Finish Time (Special Function
P: Taper Speed
R: Start Time (Special Function Step2)
U: Rearc On Time
Splice Mode
In other splice modes in the user-selectable database, the user can select one from a
series of factory-set splicing modes for various splicing combinations. Below are the
descriptions of the various parameters used in these modes.
Parameter
Description
Fundamental Settings
A list of splice modes stored in the splicer database is displayed.
Upon inputting the appropriate mode, the selected splice mode
stored in database area is copied to a selected splice mode in
user-programmable area.
Fiber Type
※The parameter doesn't exist according to the model because this
chapter explains in the Full mode.
• The menu composition changes when the mode is
changed and selected with Operating Mode.
Title for a splice mode expressed in up to nine characters.
Edit
display
Mode Title 1
Mode Title 2
Operating Mode
Auto Stuff Control
Detail explanation for a splice mode expressed up to 15 characters.
[Full] [Basic] [Fiber Shaping] selected [Edit Splice Mode] of The
composition of the parametrical expression changes.
Use [Full] mode when you want to do a detailed
setting
The Basic mode doesn't include the Special
Function mode.
The Fiber Shaping mode can be used for the
roller end face processing etc.
[Prefuse Power] and [Prefuse Time] change to the recommended
value when [ON] is selected and the splicer controls [Stuff Speed]
at the optimum speed.
This function doesn't operate when [OFF] is selected.
White display indicates [ON]. Yellow display indicates [OFF].
• The splice loss will be inconsistent for specific types of fiber
combinations when not using [Auto Stuff Control] function.
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Parameter
Description
Fundamental Settings
Sets the gap between electrodes A change in the parameter is
confirmed by the display.
"3mm" is recommended for
Electrode Gap
splicing larger than 400μm
cladding diameter fiber.
V Height Shift
Arc Calibration
Method
Uneven Melt
Detection Thr.
SP Arc
Calibration Ref
Auto Arc
Calibration
Arc Center
Compensation
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Sets height of V-groove.
Select STD (Standard) or SP (Special) or NC (No Calibration)
STD (Standard)
Arc power is updated by arc calibration in all modes, and is
highlighted in white on the display.
SP (Special)
Arc power is updated by arc calibration in a selected mode, and is
highlighted in yellow on the display.
NC (No Calibration)
This item is highlighted in red.
Sets the detection threshold of "Uneven Melt At Fiber End" error.
For more detail, refer to [Special Arc Calibration Mode]
The splicer displays the parameter when [SP (Special)] is selected as
[Arc Calibration Method].
The parameter indicates Splice Mode number to refer to SP arc
power, or [None].
When [None] is selected, the splicer refers to SP arc power in the
same Splice Mode.
When a splice mode number is selected, the splicer refers to SP arc
power of the referenced splice mode.
Mode # option list for [SP Arc Calibration Ref] includes only the
modes that use [SP (Special)] as [Arc Calibration Method] as well as
[None] as [SP Arc Calibration Ref].
This function calibrates the arc power at splice. Whenever this
function is on, the arc power is automatically corrected. The
correction value is used in the next splice. Select fiber data.
[Fiber Data Learning]→[Auto Arc Calibration]
The center of the arc discharge is calculated and the [Gapset Position]
is automatically adjusted by selecting ON.
Splice Mode
Parameter
Description
Fundamental Settings
[Fiber Type Compare]: Fiber image data is used to ensure that the
correct types of fiber are loaded for a particular splice mode.
[Ignore LR]: The splicer ensures the correct fiber types have been
loaded, but ignores left/right fiber position
Fiber Type
[Judge LR]: The splicer confirms correct fiber type and also ensures
Compare
that the fibers are set on the correct side of the splicer
[Fiber Data]: Select and link appropriate fiber recognition data from
the [Fiber Type Compare] database.
See section [Function Introduction][Fiber Type Compare]
Fiber Data L
[Fiber Data Learning]→ [Fiber Type Compare]: Load fiber data.
Fiber Data R
This function enables enhanced motor movement precision for certain
manual operations. When this function is ON, if the X/Y motor is
Precise Motor
moved, the PAS camera system measures the exact fiber movement to
Drive
ensure the movement distance is correct. When [Precise Motor Drive]
is ON, the Precise Motor Drive menu appears just after automatic X/Y
alignment.
Proof Test
Selects Proof Test settings.
Sets an increasing ratio of [Electrodes Time Used]. The value is
Electrode Wear
determined by multiplying the arc time and this coefficient and is
Coef.
added to [Electrodes Time Used] on every arc discharge.
If this parameter is set to [Yes], a splice of a left and right fiber will be
performed (according to the programmed splice mode parameters) at
the first step when [Fiber Shaping] has been selected as the [Operating
Mode].
Splice quality will not be inspected, loss estimation will not be
performed and error messages such as “Thin Fiber”, “Fat Fiber” (etc.)
Splice Before
will not appear. Instead, the splicer will proceed to the [Fiber Shaping]
Shaping
steps as programmed in the [Special Function] parameters.
This capability is useful for various special activities, such as an
automated operation to splice a coreless fiber to a SM fiber, and then
automatically generate a ball lens with the coreless fiber.
NOTE: This parameter only appears if [Fiber Shaping] has been
selected as the [Operating Mode].
This parameter determines what action is taken by Va and clamp
motors during [Reset] or when the wind protector is opened.
[Auto]: Fiber clamps and Va motors reset automatically
Clamp Action
NOTE: [Auto] is the default condition
[Fixed]: Fiber clamps and Va motors remain stationary at the preset
positions determined by left/right fiber data (such as fiber cladding and
coating diameter) unless these motors have been moved manually
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Parameter
Description
Stage Positions at Start
Sweep
Initial When the splicer resets or an operator changes the splice mode, the
Position
sweep motor moves to the indicated position.
These parameters determine what action is taken by Z Stage motors
and all other motors (with the exception of End-View mirror motor, Va
and clamp motors) during [Reset] or when the splice mode setting is
Except Z Stages changed.
[Predefined]: Motors move back to predefined “home” positions
automatically
NOTE:
[Predefined] is the default condition
[Keep]: Motors remain stationary at their present positions even if set
to that position manually or by other operations such as automatic
alignment. The present motor position will be maintained if [Reset] is
Z Stages
performed or if the wind protector is opened.
When the operator sets a value except [Center] to [Sweep Initial
Position], the splicer doesn’t display [Z stages] and executes as
[Predefined].
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Parameter
Fiber Information
Description
Coating
Sets the fiber coating diameter.
Diameter
Clad
Sets the fiber cladding diameter.
Diameter
The change in the parameter can be confirmed by the display.
[Coating Diameter] [Clad Diameter]
≪FSM-100M+/P+ only≫
• Use adequate electrodes according to the fiber diameter.
Splicing 501um and over fiber: Use ELCT3-25-LDF electrodes
Splicing 500um and under fiber: Use ELCT3-25 electrodes
• Perform [Stabilize Electrodes] and [Arc Calibration] when
exchanging electrodes.
• To prevent the electrode unit from damage by hitting the fiber
and electrode unit, set [Electrode Gap] to 1.5mm or larger when
splicing 800um and larger fibers.
Left
Fiber
Right
Fiber
Setting of the Left Fiber is changed. Setting of the Right Fiber is changed.
Core
Sets the fiber core diameter.
Diameter
MFD
•When the MFD settings of the left and right fibers are different,
the ratio of the one MFD to the other MFD is used for estimating.
Normally, the fiber entered in the parameter [MFD-L] can be
placed on either the left or the right side.
•If the [Gapset Pos.] is shifted from “Center,” the operator may be
required to place the correct fiber in the specified side.
•When splicing the left and right fibers with the same MFD, both
the parameters [Left Fiber MFD] and [Right Fiber MFD] must be
set to the same value.
Cleave
Length
Sets the cleave length (bare fiber part length).
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Parameter
Description
Gapsetting
[Splicing] [L Only] [R Only] [Manual] changes Gap Set
Splice
L Only
R Only
Gap Set
Cleaning Arc
Power Note1
Cleaning Arc
Time Note1
Gap
Gapset Position
Left fiber moves to the Right fiber moves to
Both left and right
the gap set position.
fibers move to the gap gap set postion.
set position.
Sets the Cleaning Arc Power.
[STD] or [SP] or [NC] is selected automatically in Arc Calibration
Method.
Adjusts duration of the cleaning arc. The arc power of [Cleaning Arc] is the
power set in the field [Prefuse Power].
Sets the end-face gap between the left and the right fibers at the time of
aligning and prefusion discharge. When splicing fibers of small outside
diameter, fusing by prefusion discharge can be reduced by diminishing this
gap. Adjusting the prefuse power and prefuse time is usually easier method.
Sets the relative position of the splicing location to the center of electrodes.
Splice loss may be improved in the case of dissimilar fiber splicing by
shifting [Gapset Position] towards a fiber whose MFD is bigger than the
other fiber MFD.
Note 1: FSM-100M/P only
FSM-100M+/P+Only
Parameter
Description
Cleaning Arc
Cleaning Arc
Power
Cleaning Arc
Time
Electrode swing
Swing home
position
Swing stroke
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Sets the Cleaning Arc Power
[STD] or [SP] or [NC] is selected automatically in Arc Calibration Method.
Adjusts duration of the cleaning arc. The arc power of [Cleaning Arc] is the
power set in the field [Prefuse Power].
Set ON or OFF. 2 items below are needed when ON is selected.
This is to set swing home position.
This is to set electrode swing stroke
Splice Mode
Parameter
θAlignment
Description
[FSM-100P /P+ Only]
Sets Angle Offset.
After theta alignment, one fiber rotates to the Angle Offset position:
Angle Offset
Selectable between 0 and 360 degrees.
Example: Select 45º to generate a depolarizer, or select 90º degrees to
align the slow axis of one fiber to the fast axis of the other fiber.
Left Fiber / Right Fiber [FSM-100P/P+ Only]
Can be set to [PAS] [P-Meter], [EV], [EV Lock] or [OFF].
NOTE 1: [EV] and [EV Lock] are available only with the FSM-100P+.
NOTE 2: A different alignment method can be selected for the right
and left fibers. For example, [PAS] can be selected for the right fiber
and [EV] can be selected for the left fiber.
NOTE 3: When splicing a PM fiber to a non-PM fiber such as SM, it
may be useful to perform θ alignment with the PM fiber. This will help
to provide a consistent and uniform X/Y image of the completed fiber
splice because the PM fiber will always be aligned relative to the
splicer X/Y cameras. There will be no actual benefit for optical quality,
but confusion on a production line may be reduced because of
consistent splice appearance. To perform a splice by this method, select
[PAS] or [EV] for the PM fiber, and select [OFF] for the SM fiber.
NOTE 4: Special [EV Lock] Alignment Method:
 [EV Lock] is a special alignment method useful for critical needs.
When [EV Lock] is selected, the End-View system image
Alignment
processing will be used to analyze the rotational orientation of the
Method
fiber. However, the fiber using [EV Lock] as the [Alignment
Method] will not rotate. It will remain stationary. Instead, the
opposite side fiber will be rotated to match the stationary rotational
position of the [EV Lock] fiber.
 Since the fiber with [EV Lock] alignment will not be rotated, the
opposite fiber must be rotated to match. Therefore, [EV Lock] may
be selected for either the right or left fiber, but not for both fibers.
 If [EV Lock] is selected for one fiber, the opposite side fiber may be
aligned to it using [EV] or the [PAS] method
 Use of the [EV Lock] can be very beneficial if one fiber has a
component that may be damaged by θ rotation (such as a pump
combiner) or if one fiber has only a short fiber length that cannot
withstand rotational motion for θ alignment. In this case, select [EV
Lock] for the fiber that might be damaged by rotation, and select
another alignment method for the other fiber.
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Parameter
Description
Left Fiber / Right Fiber [FSM-100P/P+ Only]
When [PAS], [Powermeter], [EV] or [EV Lock] is selected as the
[Alignment Method], the following screen image is displayed to enable
selection of an [Alignment Mode] to correspond to the [Alignment
Method].
 Select [Panda], [IPA], [B1500T], [Angle], [D-Shape], [Panda2], [Ecc]
or [Manual] when [PAS] is selected as the [Alignment Method].
 Select [Max], [Min] or [Manual] when [Powermeter] is selected as the
[Alignment Method].
 Select [Auto], [Panda], [Bowtie], [Tiger], [PCF], [MCF], [PM-PCF],
[DC-Panda], [Octagon] or [Manual] when [EV] is selected as the
[Alignment Method].
 Select [Auto], [Panda], [Bowtie], [Tiger], [PCF], [MCF], [PM-PCF],
[DC-Panda], or [Octagon] when [EV-Lock] is selected as the
[Alignment Method].
The alignment
method is shown on
the display.
If the alignment
mode is OFF,
“OFF” is shown on
the display.
Alignment
Mode
NOTE 1: [EV] and [EV Lock] are available only with the FSM-100P+
NOTE 2: If [PAS] is selected as the [Alignment Method], many Panda
type fibers as listed below are very quickly and accurately aligned using
[Panda] as the [Alignment Mode]. Some other low-contrast Panda fibers
as well as fibers listed below under “IPA” are best aligned using [IPA] as
the [Alignment Mode].
Panda
Fujikura
SC37-PS-U40A、SC48-PS-U40A
SM63-PS-U40A、SM85-PS-U40A、SM98-PR-U25A
SM98-PS-U40A、SM13-PR-U25A、HA13-PS-U25A
SM13-PS-U40A、SM15-PR-U25A
SM15-PS-U40A、DS15-PS-U40A、ED15-PS-U25A
PM980、PM14XX、PM1550、PM980C、PM14XXC
Nufern
IPA
Fibercore HB1500, HB1500T, HB980T
StockerYale PMF-1550-B1, PMF-820-B1 PZF-820-B1
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Parameter
Description
Left Fiber / Right Fiber [FSM-100P/P+ Only]
The splicer rotates both left and/or right fibers through an additional
correction angle if one is programmed for either fiber.
Correction
Angle
NOTE: A correction angle may sometimes be useful to improve
alignment accuracy for a particular type of PM fiber or for a particular
fiber production lot.
•θAngle Adj. can be used, even if [θ Align] is “OFF”.
IPA Settings
[FSM-100P /P+ Only]
Rotation Step Sets rotation step angle of IPA operation.
Angle
Can be selected the resolution between 1 and 10 degrees.
Total Rotation Sets total rotating angle of IPA operation.
Angle
Can be set to [180°] or [360°].
Left Fiber / Right Fiber [FSM-100P/P+ Only]
Method
Can be set to [Auto], [Diff.Fiber] or [Same Fiber].
Reference
Model
Can be set to [Find Best], [*PANDA], [*BOWTIE], [*PANDA-S1],
[*PANDA-S2], or [IPA Data] registered by [Fiber Data Learning].
For the details, see section [IPA Data].
Additional θ Alignment [FSM-100P/P+ Only]
If [θ Motor Drive [EV]] is set to "ON", "θ Motor Drive [EV]" screen
θ Motor Drive appears after gap set or θ alignment. At "θ Motor Drive [EV]" screen
[EV]
rotational position of the fiber can be adjusted manualy while the fiber
end is shown on the screen.
If [Focus Control] is set to "ON", focus is adjusted automaticaly when
Focus Control
the "θ Motor Drive [EV]" screen appears or the view for the fiber is
changed on "θ Motor Drive [EV]" screen.
• The IPA Settings of [θ Alignment] and [Angle Offset Estimation] are common
settings. If the IPA Settings of [θ Alignment] are changed, the settings for
[Angle Offset Estimation] are also automatically changed to the same settings.
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Parameter
XY Alignment
Description
Selects XY Alignment [OFF], [PAS], [EV] or [P-Meter]
Note : [EV] is able to be only FSM-100M+/P+
XY Alignment: [PAS]
Selects Alignment Mode
[Core], [Clad] or [Manual]
Alignment
Method
Alignment Method:
[P-Meter]
Selects Alignment Mode
[Max], [Min] or [Manual]
Alignment
Mode
ECF
Attenuation
Unit Of Align
Target
XY
Individually
Alignment Method: [PAS]
Alignment Modes [Core] [Clad] [Manual]
Alignment Method: [EV] Note : FSM-100M+/P+ Only
Alignment Modes [Core]
Alignment Method: [P-Meter]
Alignment Modes: [Max(P-Meter)], [Min(P-Meter)], [Manual]
Only for Alignment Mode: [Core]
Set the ECF ON or OFF.
Set the axial offset ratio for ECF.
Set the Attenuation ON or OFF.
If Attenuation is ON, the following setting is ready to edit.
Sets the units for align target for attenuation splice.
Set the XY Individually ON or OFF.
*Only if the [μm] is selected, the setting of XY Individually is available.
Align Target units [μm], [dB], and [dBm].
Align Target
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*The setting of XY Individually is available in the following conditions
Unit Of Align Target:[dB] [dBm] [μm]
XY Individually: [OFF]
Splice Mode
[Attenuation]
Description
Parameter
XY Individually
Sets XY Individually ON or OFF.
[Unit Of Align Target]: [μm]
XY Individually: [ON]
XY Individually: [OFF]
Offset Direction X [XY Individually] ON,- [Offset Direction X] and [Offset Direction
Y] are available.
Offset Direction Y Select the direction of X and Y offset.
[XY Individually ON, - [Align Target X] and [Align Target Y] are
Align Target X
available.
Align Target Y
Set the target value of X and Y.
Attenuation Parameter composition
No Function
Attenuation
OFF
ON
Unit Of Align Target
μm
Offset Direction
X
Offset Direction
Y
Align Target X
ON
XY Individually
dB dBm
OFF
Align Target
Align Target Y
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Parameter
Description
Focus Settings
Focus LX
Views a fiber in one of the four focus settings.
Focus LY
The focus moves toward the core when the [Focus] value is increased.
“Auto” focus is strongly recommended, focusing independently if
Focus RX
they are different fiber types (dissimilar fiber splicing).
Focus RY
Prefuse
Prefuse arc power adjustment. If [Prefuse Power] is set too low, axial
offsets may occur if the cleave angles are off. If [Prefuse Power] is set
Prefuse Power too high, fiber the end faces are exposed to excessive heat and splice
losses may be high.
Arc Calibration Method [STD] [SP] or [NC] are selected automatically.
Sets duration of the prefuse arc, which until the fibers begins stuffing.
Prefuse Time
Longer [Prefuse Time] is equivalent to higher [Prefuse Power].
During prefuse discharge, the heat supplied by the arc can be reduced by
changing the duty cycle, time on to time off of the discharge. The period
in which prefuse discharge is turned on is set in this field.
Prefuse On
Time
•Adjust the prefuse power by adjusting the [Prefuse On Time]
and [Prefuse Off Time].
Prefuse Off
Time
Electrode
swing Note:1
Swing home
position Note:1
Swing stroke
Note:1
Sets the time prefuse discharge is off.
Set On or OFF. Below 2 items are needed when ON is selected.
This is to set swing home position.
This is to set electrode swing stroke
Overlap
Sets the overlap amount for stuffing. [Overlap] should be small when the
Overlap
[Prefuse Power] is weak or the [Prefuse Time] is short and large when
the [Prefuse Power] is strong or the [Prefuse Time] is long.
Set the Stuff Speed at the splice.
Stuff Speed
Setting is not available when [Auto Stuff Control] is [ON].
Note1: FSM-100M+/P+ Only
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Parameter
Main Arc
Description
Set the Main Arc Power. See Section [Arc Method and Arc
Calibration]
Depending on the selected Arc Calibration Method, [STD] or [SP] or
[NC] is selected automatically.
STD
SP
NC
Main Arc
Power
Main Arc
Time
Electrode
swing Note:1
The setting of the Main Arc
Time is displayed.
Set On or OFF. Below 2 items are needed when ON is selected.
While [Main Arc Time] is set to "P-Meter", the electrode swing function
is inactive.
Swing home
This parameter sets home position of the electrode swing.
position Note:1
Swing stroke This parameter sets stroke of the electrode swing.
Note:1
If the [Alignment Mode] is [Core], the setting of [Auto Time Comp] is
available. This function is to optimize the arc discharge time according to
the fiber core position. See Section [Auto Time Comp.]
Note1: FSM-100M+/P+ Only
Auto Time
Comp
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Parameter
Tapering
Taper Splice
Description
[ON] enables Taper Splice function
Splice loss is sometimes improved when the fiber is tapered (pulled)
during arc discharge making the spliced fiber slightly thinner. The
following three parameters determine the taper shape.
If the [Taper Splice] is [ON], the setting of [Taper Wait] is available.
Taper Wait
Used to establish the taper wait time from the end of the fiber stuffing
process to the start of the pulling process.
Taper Speed
If the [Taper Splice] is [ON], the setting of [Taper Speed] is available.
Sets the fiber pulling speed.
Taper Length
If the [Taper Splice] is [ON], the setting of [Taper Length] is available.
Sets the fiber pulling time.
Special Function
Edit Special
Edit for Special Function
Function
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[Special Function]
Description
Parameter
Step [1~10]
Press the ENT key to edit Special Function parameters. Parameters
may be edited for Step 1 to Step 10 of a Special Function sequence.
Edit Control Parameter
Edit Control
Parameter
Special Function: ON
Preceding Action
Select [None], [Config Arc], or [Pause] as the Preceding Action.
[Electrode Gap] &
[V Height Shift]
parameters appear
only if [Config
Arc] is selected as
Preceding Action
Action
[None]
[Config Arc]
[None]: No preceding action is taken. This step proceeds normally.
[Config Arc]: If selected, the [Electrode Gap] and/or [V Height Shift]
parameters may be used to change the arc configuration from the
previous setup.
[Pause]: If selected, the splicer pauses before proceeding with this step.
The pause allows the operator to select options for how to proceed.
NOTE: Details concerning use of pause during Special Function operation is
shown at the end of the Special Function section
Electrode
Gap
V Height
Shift
Set the [Electrode Gap] from 1 mm up to 3 mm.
This allows changing the [Electrode Gap] from the previous setting.
This parameter appears only if [Config Arc] is selected as the [Action].
Set the [V Height Shift] to change the fiber vertical position relative to
the electrodes.
This allows changing fiber vertical position from the previous setting.
This parameter appears only if [Config Arc] is selected as the [Action].
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Parameter
ARC
Arc Power
Start Time
Finish Time
On-Time
Off-Time
Electrode
swing Note:1
[Special Function]
Description
Set the Arc Power.
Depending on the selected Arc Calibration Method, [STD], [SP],
[NC], the Arc Power may be set automatically.
Set the starting time of the arc discharge.
Set the ending time of the arc discharge.
Set the On-Time of the arc discharge (for pulsed arcing).
Set the Off-Time of the arc discharge (for pulsed arcing).
Set “ON” or “OFF”. When “ON” is selected it is necessary to set the
following 2 [Electrode Swing] parameters.
While [Measurement Method] is set to "P-Meter", the electrode swing
function is inactive.
Swing home
This is to set the electrode swing home position.
position Note:1
Swing stroke This is to set the electrode swing up/down stroke distance
Note:1
Motor [1 ・2 ・3 ・4]
Select the Sweep, ZL, ZR, X, Y, θL, or θR motor.
Motor
Up to 4 motors may be selected and controlled for each Special Function
step.
Motor settings for all 4 motors may be controlled independently using
the parameters below.
Direction
[Direction] Set the direction of motor motion.
Start Time
[Start Time] Set the motor motion start time.
Finish Time [Finish Time] Set the motor motion ending time.
Initial Speed [Initial Speed] Set the initial motor speed.
Acceleration [Acceleration] Set motor speed acceleration.
Select the types of acceleration, [Type 1], [Type 2+], [Type 2-], [Type
3+] or [Type 3-].
Acceleration
Type
[Type 1]: Constant acceleration
[Type 2+], [Type 2-], [Type 3+], [Type 3-]: These are special types of
acceleration used for tapering.
* For details, see section [Splice Mode] [Special Function settings for
tapering].
Note1: FSM-100M+/P+ only
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[Special Function]
Parameter
Target
Description
Select [Loss Est], [P-Meter], [Axis Offset], or [Diameter] for a Target
[Measurement Method] to be utilized at the end of this Special Function
step, or select [OFF] (no measurement at the end of this step).
Selection of a [Measurement Method] enables
use of a [Measurement Mode] and
[Upper/Lower Limit] parameter (shown here) to
control how the Special Function sequence will
proceed at the end of this step.
These parameters are displayed only if
a [Measurement Method] is selected.
Measurement
Method
The [Next Action] after this step will be
determined by the result of the measurement.
[Loss Est]
If [OFF] is selected for [Measurement Method],
no measurement will conducted at the end of this
step, and [Measurement Mode] & [Upper/Lower
Limit] parameters are not available.
[Next Action] selection is displayed if
[Measurement Method] is [OFF]
Instead, the [Next Action] parameter appears
and this will guide the action following
completion of this step (without any
[OFF]
measurement)
While [Measurement Method] is set to "P-Meter", the electrode swing
function is inactive.
Measurement
Mode
L:
Lower Limit
U:
Upper Limit
Select a [Measurement Mode] to correspond with the selected [Measurement
Method].
 For [Loss Est] or [Axis Offset], select either [Core] or [Clad] as the
[Measurement Mode].
 For [P-Meter] select [dB] or [dBm] as [Measurement Mode].
(NOTE: Power Meter communications by GPIB must be set up properly.)
 For [Diameter], select [Average], [Maximum] or [Minimum] as the
[Measurement Mode].
NOTE: Fiber image is scanned left-to-right to take diameter measurements
to determine [Average], [Maximum] or [Minimum] diameter.)
Set Lower and Upper Control Limit value for the Target Measurement.
• For [Axis Offset] and [Diameter]: Control limit values in µm
• For [Loss Est]: Control limit values in dB
• For [P-Meter]; Control limit values in dB or dBm
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Parameter
Next Action
[Special Function]
Description
([Next Action] Determined by Measurement Result)
When [Loss Est], [P-Meter], [Axis Offset], or [Diameter] are selected
for the Target [Measurement Method], the measurement result will
determine the next step. There are 3 possible results:
 Measurement result is lower than selected [Lower Limit]
Value < L
 Measurement result is between [Lower Limit] and [Upper Limit]
 Measurement result is greater than selected [Upper Limit]
For each case, select a desired [Next Action].
Available choices are as follows:
 [Finish]: Special Function process is terminated
 [Next Step]: Proceed to next step in Special Function process
 [Error]: Process is terminated, Error Message appears
 [Repeat]: Repeat current step
Value L to U
NOTE: If [Repeat] is selected, a [Repeat Limit] parameter appears to
allow control of how many times the step cab be repeated.
 [Jump]: Jump to another step in the Special Function process
NOTE: If [Jump] is selected, a [Step Increment] parameter appears. This
enables control of how many steps forward or backward the process will
jump. [Step Increment] can be set to jump forward up to 9 steps or
backwards up to 9 steps.
Because [Repeat] is selected for
[Value < L], the [Repeat Limit]
parameter is available to control
the maximum number of repeats
Value > U
Because [Jump] is selected for
[Value  U], the [Step Increment]
parameter is available to control
the step to which the process will
jump
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[Special Function]
Parameter
Next Action
Description
([Next Action] setting when [Measurement Method] is [OFF])
When [OFF] is selected as the Target [Measurement Method], the [Next
Action] parameter appears (and there will be no measurement
performed at the end of a step).
In this case, the [Next Action] is selected independently to determine
what action takes place when the step is completed.
Select a desired [Next Action] from the following choices:
 [Finish]: Special Function process is terminated
 [Next Step]: Proceed to next step in Special Function process
 [Pause]: The splicer pauses at the end of the current step. This
allows the operator to select options for how to proceed.
NOTE: Details concerning use of pause during Special Function
operation is shown at the end of the Special Function section
 [Repeat]: Repeat current step
NOTE: If [Repeat] is selected, a [Repeat Limit] parameter appears to
allow control of how many times the step cab be repeated.
Next Action
 [Jump]: Jump to another step in the Special Function process
NOTE: If [Jump] is selected, a [Step Increment] parameter appears. This
enables control of how many steps forward or backward the process will
jump. [Step Increment] can be set to jump forward up to 9 steps or
backwards up to 9 steps.
Because [Repeat] is selected for
[Next Action], the [Repeat Limit]
parameter is available to control
the maximum number of repeats
Because [Jump] is selected for
[Next Action], the [Step
Increment] parameter is available
to control the step to which
process will jump
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Parameter
Pause
[Special Function]
Description
([Pause] selected as [Preceding Action] or [Next Action])
The [Pause] function may be selected as a [Preceding Action] at the
beginning of a step or as a [Next Action] at the end of a step. At [Pause],
pressing the HELP key will display the [Pause] menu showing options
for next operations as shown.
Press SET key: [Continue] → Operation will
continue. If [Pause] is a [Preceding Action] at the
beginning of a step, operation will continue with
that step. If [Pause] is a [Next Action] at the end of a
step, operation will proceed to the next step, or it
will be finished if there is no next step in the Special
Function process.
Pause
Press ARC key: [Return to Step 1] → The
operation will jump back to the beginning of Step 1
of the Special Function process.
[Pause] Menu
Press ENT key: [Jump to] → A new screen is
opened to offer options to jump to any desired step
in the Special Function process. See details below.
Press ESC key: [Finish] → The Special Function
process is terminated, even if there are other steps
not yet completed.
NOTE: It is not necessary to display the [Pause] menu to navigate to the
[Jump to] screen. As soon as {Pause} is reached ENT will access [Jump to].
When the [Pause] state is reached during Special Function operation,
pressing the ENT key opens the [Jump to] selection dialog screen. This
enables selection of any step in the Special Function process sequence
as the next operation.
The [Jump to] selection dialog screen will
display the present step number and basic
settings. To “Jump to” this step and proceed,
press the ENT key.
Jump to
[Jump to] Screen
To navigate to another step in the Special
Function process, press the Right key to display
a higher step number, or press the Left key to
display a lower step number. Once the desired
step is shown, press the ENT key to “Jump to”
this step.
Press the ESC key to terminate the Special
Function process.
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Parameter
Description
Estimation Parameter
Select [OFF] or [New] or [Old] or [P-Meter]
Loss
Estimation
Method
[New] [Old] [P-Meter]
Differs depending on each setting.
If Loss Estimation Method is [New], the following prompts are available.
Select the [OFF], [Core], or [Clad]
If Loss Estimation Method is [New], the following prompts are
Core
available.
Deformation
Select the Core Deformation ON or OFF
If Loss Estimation Method is [Old], the following prompts are
Estimation
available.
Mode
Select the [Clad], [Core], or [Core-Fine]
If Loss Estimation Method is [Old], the following prompt is available.
Core Curve
Set the value of Core Curve.
If Loss Estimation Method is [Old], the following prompt is available.
Core Step
Set the value of Core Curve.
If Loss Estimation Method is [New] or [Old], the following prompts are
MFD
available.
Mismatch
Select the [OFF], [WSI] or [CSI]
See Section [Estimate WSI/CSI]
If Loss Estimation Method is [New], the following prompts are available.
Select the [OFF], [Core], or [Clad]
Set the additional value to the loss estimation. If the error margin of the
Minimum
loss estimation is large, substitute the minimum value of an actual splice
Loss
loss.
The error margin of the loss estimation might be large depending on the
splice combination of fiber.
Axis Offset
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Parameter
Description
Estimation Parameter
Set Wave Length.
Wave Length
If Loss Estimation Method is [New], this setting is available.
Core
Set Core Deformation Coef.
Deformation
If Loss Estimation Method is [New], this setting is available.
Coef.
MFD
If Loss Estimation Method is [WSI], [CSI] the following prompt is
Mismatch
available.
Offset
Set MFD Mismatch Offset.
MFD
If Loss Estimation Method is [WSI], [CSI] the following prompt is
Mismatch
available.
Sensitivity
Set MFD Mismatch Sensitivity.
Estimation Parameter composition
Loss Estimation Method
New
Old
Axis Offset
Wave Length
ON
Estimation Mode
Core Deformation
OFF
Core Deformation Coef
P-Meter
Core Curve
Core Step
MFD Mismatch
WSI, CSI
OFF
MFD Mismatch Offset
MFD Mismatch Sensitivity
Minimum Loss
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Parameter
Description
Angle Offset Estimation [FSM-100P /P+ Only]
Select the [OFF] or [PAS] or [IPA]
Angle
Offset Est.
Method
If the [Loss Estimation Method] and [Angle Offset
Estimation Method] is [OFF], Estimate is OFF
Angle
Offset Est. Select the [Deg & CT] or [Deg & PER]
Mode
If [Angle Offset Est . Mode] is [Deg & PER], Ref.PER is displayed.
Sets the reference value in this field.
IPA Settings
[FSM-100P /P+ Only]
Rotation
Sets rotation step angle of IPA operation.
Step
Can be selected the resolution between 0 and 10 degrees.
Angle
Total
Sets total rotating angle of IPA operation.
Rotation
Can be set to [180°] or [360°].
Angle
Repeat
Sets the repeat count of IPA operation.
Left Fiber Right Fiber [FSM-100P/P+ Only]
Method
Can be set to [Auto], [Diff.Fiber] or [Same Fiber].
Can be set to [Find Best], [*PANDA], [*BOWTIE], [*PANDA-S1],
Reference
[*PANDA-S2], or [IPA Data] registered by [Fiber Data Learning].
Model
For the details, see section [IPA Data].
Ref.PER
• The IPA settings of [θ Alignment] and [Angle Offset Estimation] are common.
If the IPA settings of [Angle Offset Estimation] are changed, the IPA settings of
[θ Alignment] are also automatically changed to same settings.
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Parameter
Description
Rearc
Rearc
Power
Rearc
Time
Rearc On
Time
Rearc Off
Time
Electrode
swing
Set the Rearc Power
Depending on the selected Arc Calibration Method, [STD] or [SP] or [NC]
is selected automatically.
Set the rearc time.
Set the rearc on time.
Set the rearc off time.
Set On or OFF. Below 2 items are needed when ON is selected.
Note:1
Swing
home
position
This is to set swing home position.
Note:1
Swing
stroke
Note:1
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This is to set electrode swing stroke
Splice Mode
Parameter
Description
Error Limit Threshold
An error message is displayed if the cleave angle of either the left or
Cleave Angle
right fiber ends exceeds the selected threshold (cleave limit).
Limit
“OFF”: Does not make judgment on cleave angle.
Cleave Shape
Set the threshold of Cleave Shape Error limit.
Error
“OFF”: Does not make judgment on fiber angle.
An error message is displayed if the bend angle of the two fibers
Fiber Angle
spliced exceeds the selected threshold (Fiber Angle Limit).
Limit
“OFF”: Does not make judgment on fiber angle.
An error message is displayed if the estimated splice loss exceeds the
selected threshold (loss limit).
Loss Limit
“OFF”: Does not make judgment on splice loss.
If [Angle Offset Method] is ON.
Angle Offset
Set the threshold of estimated Angle Offset error. When the estimated
Angle Offset is higher than threshold, an error message is displayed.
Limit
“OFF”: Will not scrutinize estimated Angle Offset.
An error message is displayed if the center of the arc discharge exceeds
Arc Center
the selected threshold (Arc Center Limit).
Limit
If the value increases, it is easier to detect.
Bubble
Set the bubble error threshold. When the bubble is higher than the
Sensitivity
threshold, an error message is displayed.
Set the fat error threshold. When a bulge in the splice is higher than the
Fat Sensitivity
threshold, an error message is displayed.
Set the thin error threshold. When a thin area of the splice is higher
Thin Sensitivity
than the threshold, an error message is displayed.
An error message is displayed if the arc discharge is abnormal (Hot
Hot Spot
Spot Sensitivity).
Sensitivity
If the value increases, it is easier to detect.
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4. ECF
When fibers having some core concentricity-error are aligned using the
core-to-core method, their outer claddings are not aligned in line with each other as
shown below. However, surface tension created during arc discharge aligns the
fibers cladding-to- cladding due to the viscous self-centering effect. This results in
high splice loss due to the fact that the cores of the fibers are offset during the
process.
The ECF (Eccentricity Correct Function) prevents the high splice loss from
happening. The amount of offset expected due to this surface tension phenomenon
is calculated in advance, and this is taken into account to determine an intentional
core axis offset amount that is added after the fiber cores are aligned. With this
function, the fibers are core-to-core spliced even with the effect mentioned above.
Some “Core Step” may remain at splice point but this gives much lower splice loss
than core axial offset. A long arc discharge counteracts ECF, because surface
tension eventually aligns and splices fibers cladding-to-cladding. Canceling [ECF]
by setting this “OFF” reduces core step amount and increases core axial offset.
ECF OFF
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ECF ON
Splice Mode
5. Sweep Function
This function heats the small MFD fiber by moving (sweeping) the Z-motor during an
arc discharge. This function is effective for dissimilar MFD fiber splicing.
The splice loss can be improved by heating the fiber if the MFD is small.
Set the Sweep Function
Select [Edit Splice Mode] → [Special Function] → [Step1] → [Motor] → [Sweep]
Gapset Position shift
Small MFD
Sweep Function is ON
Large MFD
Sweep
Narrow area
Wide area
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6. Manual Splicing Operations
6-1. Manual Splicing Options
The operations required to perform fiber splicing may be performed manually with
the FSM-100 series fusion splicers. The following actions can be performed either
automatically or manually:
(1) Gap Set:
Advance the left/right fibers forward to set the pre-splice gap position using the
ZL (Z-Left) & ZR (Z-Right) motors.
NOTE: For manual gap set, select [Manual] as the Gap Set method parameter.
(2) X/Y Axial Alignment:
Perform alignment of either the fiber cladding or cores using the X & Y motors.
NOTE: For manual X/Y alignment, select [PAS] as the XY Alignment Method
and select [Manual] as the XY Alignment Mode.
(3) θ Alignment:
Perform rotational θ alignment of PM or other specialty fiber using the θR (right
theta) and θL (left theta) motors.
NOTE: For manual θ alignment, select [PAS], [Powermeter], [EV], or [EV Lock]
for the left and right fiber θ Alignment Method and select [Manual] for the θ
Alignment Mode.
IMPORTANT NOTE #1:
Selection of [Manual] operation for Gap Set automatically requires Full Manual
Mode Operation, including manual X/Y Alignment and θ Alignment (if required for
a PM fiber). Even if the parameters for X/Y Alignment and θ Alignment are not set
to [Manual], X/Y Alignment and θ Alignment are ignored, and only manual
alignment is possible once {Manual} Gap Set is selected.
IMPORTANT NOTE #2:
If ANY manual operation is selected (Manual Gap Set or Manual X/Y Alignment or
Manual θ Alignment) the splicer will not perform both loss estimation and extinction
ratio estimation.
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IMPORTANT NOTE #3:
If Gap Set is performed automatically (if [Manual] Gap Set is not selected) X/Y
Alignment and θ Alignment may independently be selected for [Manual] operation.
Either X/Y Alignment or θ Alignment or both may be set to [Manual], and operation
proceeds as described below:
(1) Automatic θ Alignment, Manual X/Y Alignment (Automatic Gap Set):
Gap is set automatically → θ rotation and alignment is performed automatically
→ Splicer pauses and displays manual alignment grid lines so operator can
perform manual X/Y alignment → Operator presses SET key and fusion splicing
is completed.
(2) Manual θ Alignment, Automatic X/Y Alignment (Automatic Gap Set):
Gap is set automatically → Splicer pauses and displays manual alignment grid
lines so operator can perform manual θ rotation and alignment → Operator
presses SET key and (a) Automatic X/Y alignment is performed and (b) fusion
splicing is completed.
(3) Manual θ Alignment, Manual X/Y Alignment (Automatic Gap Set):
Gap is set automatically → Splicer pauses and displays manual alignment grid
lines so operator can perform manual X/Y alignment and also manual θ rotation
and alignment → Operator presses SET key and fusion splicing is completed.
6-2. Splicing Using Manual Gap Set (Full Manual Mode)
Setting the gap between to fiber ends manually is sometimes desirable. For example,
some micro structured “holey” fibers have a dark image that may be difficult for the
PAS image analysis to detect accurately. For this method, the Gap Set parameter is
set to [Manual].
Please note that even though the gap set operation will be performed manually, an
appropriate value (in microns) must be selected for both the [Gap] and [Gapset
Position] parameters. The [Gap] and [Gapset Position] parameters will determine the
position of two vertical grid lines that will appear on the splicer X/Y video images.
These grid lines provide a guide to enable accurate setting of the starting gap
between the fibers by manual motor movement.
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Operation proceeds as follows:
(1) When the SET key is pressed, the images below appear on the splicer monitors
(but the fibers do not move forward or appear on the screen).
Main Monitor
Sub Monitor
(2) By pressing the HELP key, the manual gap set menu appears as shown
below. Select the ZL motor for operation. Note that “ZL” will be displayed
at the top of the monitor to indicate the selected motor.
(3) Press the Up/Down key to move the ZL motor forward or backward to align
the cleaved end of the left fiber with the left vertical grid line position.
Change motor speed from “Fast” to “Slow” as required by pressing the
ENT key. Use of the slow motor speed can help set the gap accurately.
(4) Use the Right/Left key to select the ZR motor. Press the Up/Down key to
drive the right fiber forward to the proper gap position indicated by the right
vertical grid line.
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(5) After the manual gap set operation is completed, the fibers must be
manually aligned. Select a motor to be manually moved by pressing the
Right/Left key. The X Motor may be used to align the fibers in the X
camera view on the splicer monitor. The Y Motor can be used to align the
fibers in the Y camera view.
(6) If rotational alignment of the fiber is required, select the θR motor to rotate
the right fiber, and the θL motor to rotate the left fiber.
(7) After X/Y and θ alignment, check to ensure that the gap set position is still
correct. If necessary, use the ZL and ZR motors to readjust the gap set
positions to the fiber cleaved ends are accurately aligned with the 2 vertical
grid lines
(8) The grid lines can be toggled ON and OFF by using the ESC key as shown
below.
ESC
key
(9) When alignment is complete, press the key to splice the fibers. The fusion
arc will occur and the fibers will be automatically pushed together
according
•During manual motor movement, the beeper sounds if the motor
reaches its limit and the stops. Press the opposite arrow key to move
the motor again.
•Displayed messages can be erased by pressing ENT key. Erased
messages can be recovered by pressing the ENT key again.
Motor
ZL/ZR
X/Y
Focus X/Focus Y
Theta L/Theta R
UP
Forward
Upward
Lens moves nearer fiber.
Forward
DOWN
Backward
Downward
Lens moves away from fiber.
Backward
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6-3. Splicing Using Manual X/Y Alignment
This method is to manually align and splice fibers. The following procedure uses
automatic gap set of the fibers, as in the case of fully automatic splicing. However,
X/Y alignment is performed manually. For this method, the Gap Set parameter is set
to [Splicing], and other parameters of automatic gap set are utilized. The X/Y
Alignment Method is set to [PAS] and the Alignment Mode is set to [Manual], as
shown in the screen images below.
Operation proceeds as follows:
(1) Press the SET key to drive the fibers forward automatically. The fibers stop
moving forward at the programmed gapset position. The screen images
below will appear.
Main Monitor
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Sub Monitor
Splice Mode
(2) By pressing the HELP key, the following display appears to guide manual
alignment operation.
Main Monitor
Sub Monitor
(3) Select a motor to be manually moved by pressing the Right/Left key. The
selected motor is displayed in the monitor. Motor speed can be set to “Fast”
or “Slow” by pressing the ENT key. Press the Up/Down key to move the
selected motor to drive the fibers forward or backward.
(4) During manual alignment, the vertical and horizontal grid lines on the X/Y
fiber image display are present to help guide alignment. The horizontal grid
line helps guide lateral alignment of the fibers using the X and Y motors.
The two vertical grid lines show the proper gap set positions for the left and
right fiber cleaved ends. When automatic gap set is initially performed, the
fiber ends will be aligned with the vertical grid lines. If the fiber end
positions move slightly during X and Y motor movement as the fibers are
manually aligned, by switching to the ZL motor the left fiber can be
realigned to the left vertical grid line and the ZR motor can be used to
realign the right fiber to the right vertical grid line. The grid lines can be
toggled ON and OFF by using the ESC key.
(5) After manual alignment is completed, press the SET key to perform the
fusion arc and splice the fibers. The splicing process will then proceed
according to the splice mode parameters that have been programmed for
[Prefuse], [Overlap] and [Main Arc]. Loss estimation will not be performed.
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7. Attenuation Splice Mode
This is a special mode to produce axial offsets during splicing in order to make
attenuators. Attenuation splice mode is selected when the following selections are
met; [Attenuation] on, [Unit Of Align Target] selected with [XY Alignment] in
[Edit Splice Mode] selected.
μm Mode
Select [μm] in [Unit Of Align Target] and enter the offset amount in [Align Target
(μm)]. Using the preset [Arc Power] and [Arc Time]. a series of shorter duration
arcs is used to help the fibers creep toward the fiber centers to the [Atten. Target
(μm)] during each arc. The splicer does not estimate the splice loss in this mode.
dB Mode
Select [dB] in [Unit Of Align Target] referring to the amount entered in [Align
Target (dB)] and [MFD] with core alignment. The splicer uses the preset [Arc
Power] and [Arc Time] to complete the splice.
In [dB Mode], the estimated splice loss is displayed on the screen. In some cases,
the correct value of estimated loss is not displayed because unidentified fibers
have been spliced together. Therefore, it is recommended that a power meter be
used to confirm the splice loss.
dBm Mode
Select [dBm] in [Unit Of Align Target] referring to the amount entered in [Align
Target (dBm)] with power meter feedback. The splicer produces the first-arc
discharge at the preset [Arc Power] and [Arc Time]. Next, short duration arcs are
enabled until the power meter value corresponds with the value of [Atten.Target
(dBm)]. The splicer then displays the power meter reading.
• [μm Mode] provides more stable performance than [dB Mode], but some
variation may inevitably occur. To decrease variations, set the [Cleave limit]
as low as possible.
• Attenuation splices made with [dB Mode] and [μm Mode] are not as
accurate as [dBm Mode] or power meter attenuation feedback splicing.
• If [θAlign] is made effective, it is also possible to make PM fiber
attenuators.
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8. Power Meter Feedback Alignment
The FSM-100 series can be connected to a power meter via GP-IB port and USB port.
Therefore, the RIDS alignment method can be used with power meter and
polarizer/depolarizer.
Power Meter Alignment by the GP-IB Port
Set the GP-IB address and type of the optical power meter at the [Machine Settings].
 See Section [Machine Settings] → [Power Meter Alignment]
XY Align with Power Meter Feedback
Connect the splicer, light source, and power meter as shown.
FSM-100M/M+/P/P+
Light Source
Fiber
Power Meter
Fiber
GP-IB Cable
The splicer aligns X- and Y-axis to make the power meter value as strong (weak) as
possible MAX (MIN).
θ Align with Power Meter Feedback
Connect the splicer, light source, power meter, polarizer, and depolarizer as shown.
FSM-100P/P+
Light Source
Fiber
Depolarizer
Fiber
Power Meter
Polarizer
GP-IB Cable
Set [θ Align] to [P Max] or [P Min]. See [Checking or Editing Splice Mode]. In case
of [P Max], the splicer aligns θ-axis to make the power meter value as high as
possible, MAX. On the other hand, in case of [P Min], the splicer aligns θ-axis to
make the power meter value as low as possible, MIN.
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Power Meter Alignment by the USB port
Set [External Instrument] to [USB] in [Machine Settings]. Connect the PC, the
splicer, and the power meter. The splicer executes power meter alignment by the
USB port. For the detailed information of the communication method of the PC
and the splicer, see the documents "Fsm100_Command
ReferenceManual(*).pdf", "UsbFsm100Server_Manual(*).pdf" in the folder
"\API" on the Instruction CD. For the detailed information of the communication
method of the PC and the power meter, see the power meter’s manual.
XY Align with Power Meter Feedback
Connect the PC, the splicer, light source, and power meter as shown.
FSM-100M/M+/P/P+
Light Source
Fiber
Fiber
USB
Cable
Power Meter
GP-IB
Cable, etc
PC
The splicer aligns X- and Y-axis to make the power meter value as strong (weak) as
possible MAX (MIN).
θ Align with Power Meter Feedback
Connect the PC, the splicer, light source, power meter, polarizer, and depolarizer as
shown.
FSM-100M/M+/P/P+
Light Source
Fiber
Fiber
Polarizer
USB
Cable
Power Meter
Depolarizer GP-IB
Cable, etc
PC
Set [θ Align] to [P Max] or [P Min]. See [Checking or Editing Splice Mode]. In case
of [P Max], the splicer aligns θ-axis to make the power meter value as high as
possible, MAX. On the other hand, in case of [P Min], the splicer aligns θ-axis to
make the power meter value as low as possible, MIN.
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For [P Max]
Before θ-axis aligning, adjust the polarizer and the depolarizer so that the value of
the power meter is at maximum.
For [P Min]
Before θ-axis aligning, adjust the polarizer and the depolarizer so that the value of
the power meter is at minimum.
For [XY Align] – [P Meter], and [θAlign] – [P Min]
Before θ-axis aligning, adjust the polarizer and the depolarizer so that the value of
the power meter is at minimum. After finishing θ-axis aligning, the splicer will pause.
At this pause, adjust the polarizer and the depolarizer so that the value of the power
meter is at maximum for XY-axis aligning.
[P Min] aligning can align θ-axis more accurately than [P Max] aligning, because the
power level change more pronounced, sensitive, at the minimum level. However, for
[P Min] aligning, the power meter must measure the power level to less than -80dBm.
• See the instruction manual of the power meter for details of the power meter
parameter settings.
•When using HP8153A/8163, set the sampling time of the selected channel to
20ms. The indicated power level on the HP8153A/8163 is sometimes locked.
This problem is caused by an HP8153A/8163 characteristic. Even if the
indicator is locked, the power meter feed back function works correctly. To
prevent the indicator locking, disconnect the unused channel or set the sampling
time of the unused channel to 60min.
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9. Special Function settings for tapering
The splicer has the ability to taper the fiber with the special function.
There are two methods to taper the fiber as below.
i) Tapering by ZR and ZL motors
ii) Tapering by Sweep and ZR (or ZL) motors
Since the max taper length and processing accuracy are different from the method each,
please select the suitable method for your purpose.
i) Tapering by ZR and ZL motors
Max taper length: 5 mm for FSM-100M/P and 18 mm for FSM-100M+/P+
Accuracy: High
ii) Tapering by Sweep and ZR (or ZL) motors
Max taper length: 10 mm for FSM-100M/P and 36 mm for FSM-100M+/P+.
Accuracy: Normal
Parameter Settings for tapering
This section describes how to use special function for tapering with specific examples.
For the above taper, you need to set three steps, [Step 1], [Step 2] and [Step 3] in
[Special Function]. The fiber shape is changed step by step.
[Step 1]: The fiber is tapered from 125um to 50um in diameter for 7.00mm in
length.
[Step 2]: The fiber is pulled constant in diameter for 2.00mm in length.
[Step 3]: The fiber is tapered from 50um to 125um in diameter for 7.00mm in
length.
In the following pages, show you how to set up specific parameters for [Step 1],
[Step 2] and [Step 3].
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[Step 1]: The fiber is tapered from 125um to 50um in diameter for 7.00mm in
length.
Set the parameters for [Step 1] in [Special Function] as table below.
Parameter
Arc Power
Start Time
i) Tapering by ZL/ZR motors
Arc
SP – 45 bit
ii) Tapering by Sweep/ZR motors
Arc
SP – 45 bit
0 ms
T1 = L1×(R +R+1)/(3×Vfeed)
= 7000×(0.42+0.4+1)/(3×0.04)
= 91000 ms
Motor1
Motor2
ZL
ZR
[ Reverse ]
[ Forward ]
0 ms
T1 = L1×(R +R+1)/(3×Vfeed)
= 7000×(0.42+0.4+1)/(3×0.04)
= 91000 ms
Motor1
Motor2
Sweep
ZR
[ Left ]
[ Reverse ]
2
Finish Time
Parameter
Motor
Direction
Start Time
2
0 ms
0 ms
0 ms
0 ms
Finish Time
T1
T1
T1
T1
Initial Speed
Vfeed
a1 = R/10000
= 0.4/10000
= 0.00004000
Vfeed
Acceleration
Acceleration
Type
[ Type 2+ ]
0.00000000
(OFF)
[ Type 1 ]
Vfeed
a1 = R/10000
= 0.4/10000
= 0.00004000
Vfeed
a1 = R/10000
= 0.4/10000
= 0.00004000
[ Type 2+ ]
[ Type 3+ ]
L1: taper section length in [Step 1] = 7.0mm = 7000 um
R: taper ratio = wrist diameter/fiber diameter = 50/125 = 0.4
Vfeed: fiber feeding speed = 0.04 um/ms (default value)
i) Parameters when tapering by ZL/ZR motors
• If you are not able to taper as designed in the above settings, please change
the “arc power” or “fiber feeding speed”.
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[Step 2]: The fiber is pulled constant in diameter for 2.00mm in length.
Set the parameters for [Step 2] in [Special Function] as table below.
Parameter
Arc Power
Start Time
Finish Time
Parameter
Motor
Direction
Start Time
Finish Time
i) Tapering by ZL/ZR motors
Arc
SP – 45 bit
0 ms
T2 = L2/VL
= 2000/0.25
= 8000 ms
Motor1
Motor2
ZL
ZR
[ Reverse ]
[ Forward ]
0 ms
T2
Acceleration
Acceleration
Type
VL = Vfeed/R
= 0.04/0.42
= 0.25
0.00000000
(OFF)
[ Type 1 ]
0 ms
T2 = L2/Vswp
= 2000/0.25
= 8000 ms
Motor1
Motor2
Sweep
ZR
[ Left ]
[ Reverse ]
0 ms
0 ms
0 ms
T2
T2
0.00000000
(OFF)
T2
VSwp = Vfeed/R2
= 0.04/0.42
= 0.25
0.00000000
(OFF)
VZ = VSWP - Vfeed
= 0.25 - 0.04
= 0.21
0.00000000
(OFF)
[ Type 1 ]
[ Type 1 ]
[ Type 1 ]
2
Initial Speed
ii) Tapering by Sweep/ZR motors
Arc
SP – 45 bit
Vfeed
L2: taper section length in [Step 2] = 2.0mm = 2000 um
R: taper ratio = wrist diameter/fiber diameter = 50/125 = 0.4
Vfeed: fiber feeding speed = 0.04 um/ms (default value)
i) Parameters when tapering by ZL/ZR motors
• If you are not able to taper as designed in the above settings, please change
the “arc power” or “fiber feeding speed”.
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[Step 3]: The fiber is tapered from 50um to 125um in diameter for 7.00mm in
length.
Set the parameters for [Step 3] in [Special Function] as table below.
Parameter
Arc Power
Start Time
i) Tapering by ZL/ZR motors
Arc
SP – 45 bit
0 ms
T3 = L3×(R +R+1)/(3×Vfeed)
= 7000×(0.42+0.4+1)/(3×0.040)
= 91000 ms
Motor1
Motor2
ZL
ZR
[ Reverse ]
[ Forward ]
2
Finish Time
Parameter
Motor
Direction
Start Time
ii) Tapering by Sweep/ZR motors
Arc
SP – 45 bit
0 ms
T3 = L3×(R +R+1)/(3×Vfeed)
= 7000×(0.42+0.4+1)/(3×0.040)
= 91000 ms
Motor1
Motor2
Sweep
ZR
[ Left ]
[ Reverse ]
2
0 ms
0 ms
0 ms
0 ms
Finish Time
T3
T3
T3
T3
Initial Speed
Vfeed
a3 = R/10000
= 0.4/10000
= 0.00004000
Vfeed
Acceleration
Acceleration
Type
[ Type 2- ]
0.00000000
(OFF)
[ Type 1 ]
Vfeed
a3 = R/10000
= 0.4/10000
= 0.00004000
Vfeed
a3 = R/10000
= 0.4/10000
= 0.00004000
[ Type 2- ]
[ Type 3- ]
L3: taper section length in [Step 3] = 7.0mm = 7000 um
R: taper ratio = wrist diameter/fiber diameter = 50/125 = 0.4
Vfeed: fiber feeding speed = 0.04 um/ms (default value)
i) Parameters when tapering by ZL/ZR motors
• If you are not able to taper as designed in the above settings, please change
the “arc power” or “fiber feeding speed”.
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Cleave length Settings for tapering
To make a long taper, we need to pull the fiber from one side and feed fiber from the
other side. At feeding side, we need to make sure that there is enough fiber length for
the feeding. If the feeding or pulling distance is not enough, one of the motor will run
out of space and we shall see the “Motor Overrun” error. There are many different
ways to set the initial position for fiber tapering. As a general method, cleave length
can be used for the setting. The same taper example described above will be used.
R: taper ratio = wrist diameter/fiber diameter = 50/125 = 0.4
L: total taper length = L1 + L2 + L3 = 7.0 mm + 2.0 mm + 7.0 mm = 16 mm
L1feed = L1×(R2 + R + 1)/3 = 7.0×(0.42 + 0.4 + 1)/3 = 3.64 mm
L2feed = L2×R2 = 2.0×0.42 = 0.32 mm
L3feed = L3×(R2 + R + 1)/3 = 7.0×(0.42 + 0.4 + 1)/3 = 3.64 mm
Lfeed = L1feed + L2feed + L3feed = 3.64 + 0.32 + 3.64 = 7.6 mm
i) For tapering by ZL and ZR motors
Left side cleave length should be always standard, i.e., 9 mm for cladding clamping
and 4 mm for coating clamping.
Right side cleave length should be 9 mm plus integer of total feeding length. In our
example, the cleave length = 9 + Int(Lfeed) = 9 + Int(7.6) = 16 mm.
ii) For tapering by Sweep and ZR motors
In this case we need to move the sweep motor to right direction by half to total taper
length (L/2). So, the cleave length parameter setting and actual cleave length is not
the same.
For the left side cleave length parameter setting, it should be 9 mm plus half of total
cleave length. In our example, the left cleave length setting = 9 + Int(L/2) = 9 +
Int(16/2) = 16 mm. But the actual left side fiber cleave length is still 9 mm.
For right side cleave length parameter setting it should be 9 mm plus half of total
taper length minus total feeding length. In our example, the cleave length setting = 9
+ Int(L/2 - Lfeed) = 9 + Int(16/2 - 7.6) = 9 mm. But the actual cleave length should be
total feeding length. In our example, the actual cleave length = 9 + Lfeed = 9 + 7.6 =
16.6 mm.
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Splice Mode
10. Manual fiber alignment using End-view observation system
(FSM-100P+ only)
FSM-100P+ has the capability to enable θ alignment of the optical fibers manually using
the End View observation system during splicing.
In order to activate the manual θ alignment function with EV observation, go to the page
4-A [θ Alignment] of the Edit Splice Mode menu and then set [Alignment Method] to
[EV] and [Alignment Mode] to [Manual] (FSM-100P+ only).
•If you use End-View observation system, you must use the special
End-View fiber holders with model numbers FH-100-***EV.
*** indicates the coating diameter of the fiber to be used.
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Splice Mode
The procedure of manual alignment using the EV observation system is very different
from the ordinary manual alignment procedure.
If manual alignment with EV observation is selected, you should follow the procedure as
shown below at the time of MANUAL ALIGN status during splicing.
(2) Press SET so that left and right optical fibers move forward until they reach the
proper positions. Then [MANUAL ALIGN] is displayed at the top of the left
monitor.
The end face of the left fiber will be shown on the left monitor. The end face of right
fiber is not shown at this time.
(2) The target view that the EV system observes is changed to the opposite side fiber
if X/Y is pressed. The end face of the right fiber will be shown on the right
monitor when the X/Y key is pressed. Only the image of the selected side is
updated in real-time. The image of the other side is frozen until X/Y is pressed
again to switch back to active observation of that fiber.
•IMPORTANT NOTE: Only the image of the selected side is updated
in real-time. You cannot observe the change of fiber position if the
target side for observation and the target side for motor operation do
not match each other.
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(3) If the Menu key is pressed once, the splicer displays the illumination brightness
data. The current LED power that determines the brightness of the images is
displayed at the top of the right monitor. You can adjust the brightness using the UP
and DOWN keys. The splicer exits from the brightness adjustment mode if the
MENU key is pressed again.
• If the external LED light source is connected to the rear of the splicer, the
LED power of the external light source is adjusted by the brightness
adjustment mode as explained above.
(4)If the splicer is not in the brightness adjustment mode, you can operate X, Y, θL and
θR motors forward or reverse using the UP and DOWN keys. The motor to be
operated is selected by using the LEFT and RIGHT keys. If a θ motor is selected,
the rotation angles for each fiber are displayed at the top of the right monitor. The
number on the right side is the rotation angle of the right fiber. The number on the
left side is the rotation angle of the left fiber.
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(5)The number of grid lines shown in the left and right fiber End-View images can be
changes by pressing the ESC key, as shown below. Initially
, only one vertical and one horizontal grid line are displayed in each End-View
image. By pressing the ESC key once, the grid lines disappear. When the ESC key
is pressed again, the maximum number of grid lines appears. After that, each time
the ESC key is pressed, the number of grid lines decreases until there is once again
only one vertical and one horizontal grid line.
Initial Display
Press the
ESC key to
change the
number of
grid lines
(6)After alignment is finished, press the SET key and the splicer will exit the
[MANUAL ALIGN] menu and continue the splicing process.
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Splice Mode
• “End-view observation” normally uses light launched by an LED located in the
splicer just outside the fiber holder position. However, color-coated fiber may
not function well with the internal LED. If the internal LED cannot provide
sufficient illumination for a good End-View image, use external light source
provided in the standard accessory set.
(1) Connect the LED cord to the external power port behind the splicer.
(2) Set prepared fiber into the light source.
(3) Open the external light source lid.
(4) Set the fiber so that the cleaved end is in the yellow area.
If the fiber is not correctly
set, the fiber’s cleaved end
may hit the LED and may
damage the LED.
(5) Close the external light source lid.
FSM-100M+/P+
Power Cable
External
Light Source
Fiber
Power Cable
Fiber
External
Light Source
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Heater Mode
1. Heater Type
A Sleeve Heater or an optional Fiber Straightener is installed on the splicer.
The Sleeve Heater is for heat shrinking splice protection sleeves.
Sleeve Heater
For heat shrinking the splice
protection sleeve
Fiber Straightener is for straightening the coating fiber (eliminating fiber curl).
Fiber Straightener
For eliminating fiber curl by relaxing
the fiber coating before splicing
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Heater Mode
2. Heater Menu (Sleeve Heater)
There are 30 user-programmable heating modes. Select the most suitable mode for
the protection sleeve used.
Each tube-heating mode is optimized for a type of Fujikura protection sleeve. These
modes can be found in the database area for reference. Select the most appropriate
database mode for the Sleeve Type in the Edit Heater Mode menu in order to paste it
to the user-programmable area. The operator can edit the user-programmable modes
as required (for example, to optimize for non-Fujikura sleeves, or a special length or
type of sleeve).
Parameter
45mmC
Description
For standard 60mm protection sleeves, such as the Fujikura FP-03
or FP-03M protection sleeve.
For standard 60mm protection sleeves, such as the Fujikura FP-03
or FP-03M protection sleeve.
Note: This mode is optimized for fibers with a 900um jacket such
as Nylon or Hytrel. It is also optimized for an 8mm cleave length.
For standard 40mm protection sleeves, such as the Fujikura FP-03
(L=40).
For 45mm micro sleeves, such as the Fujikura FPS01-900-45.
34mmC
For 34mm micro sleeves, such as the Fujikura FPS01-900-34.
25mmC
For 25mm micro sleeves, such as the Fujikura FPS01-900-25.
40mmB
For 40mm micro sleeves, such as the Fujikura FPS01-400-40.
34mmB
For 34mm micro sleeves, such as the Fujikura FPS01-400-34.
25mmB
For 25mm micro sleeves, such as the Fujikura FPS01-400-25.
20mmB
For 20mm micro sleeves, such as the Fujikura FPS01-400-20.
60mm
60Ny8
40mm
Dimensions of the protection sleeve after shrinking:
 Example of FP-03 (60)
Length
Length
:60~62mm
Diameter :3.3~3.7mm
Diameter
 The dimensions of the splice protection sleeve after the heat shrink operation
will vary depending on the diameter of the fiber and fiber coating.
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Heater Mode
2-1. Heater Mode (Sleeve)
Select the heater mode most suitable for the protection sleeve to be used.
Make sure the splice point is
located in the center of the
protection sleeve.
《Fiber setting for Sleeve Heater》
Set the sleeve at the center of the
sleeve heater.
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Set the sleeve at the center of the
splice point.
Heater Mode
3. Heater Menu (Fiber Straightener)
The mode setting of the Fiber Straightener is as follows.
Set the fiber coating into the heater.
Press the HEAT key.
The fiber curl will be eliminated
by the heating process to
straighten the fiber.
Push down on the fiber to insert it completely down into the foam
slots at each end of the heater. The fiber must be down at the bottom
of the foam slot as shown. Pull the fiber straight and taut so it will be
straitened by the heating process.
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Heater Mode
4. Heater Mode Setting
Tube-heating conditions in the user-programmable heater modes can be edited or
changed.
(1) Move the cursor and select a mode to be edited in the [Select Heater Mode]
menu. Press the MENU key to display the [Edit Heater Mode] menu. Press
the Up/Down keys to move the cursor to a parameter to be edited, and then
press the ENT key to enable editing of that parameter.
(2) Change the parameter value by pressing the Up/Down key Next press the
ENT key to store the new value. (Press the ESC key to exit without changing
the parameter value.)
[Select Heater Mode] menu
Up/Down key highlights parameter
ENT key enables editing
Edit Heater Mode menu
For sleeve heater
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Edit Heater Mode menu
For Fiber Straightener
Heater Mode
Heater mode parameters (Sleeve Heater)
Parameter
Description
Selects a sleeve type. A database of heating modes is displayed. Select a
Sleeve Type
mode in the database and this is copied to a user-programmable mode.
Alphanumeric characters may be selected to create a mode title that is
displayed on the screen as a detailed explanation of the heater mode
(may 7 characters).
Mode Title1
Mode Title1
Mode Title2
Mode Title2
Alphanumeric characters may be selected to create a second mode title
that is displayed on the screen as a detailed explanation of the heater
mode (max 15 characters).
Sets heating time from the beginning to the end (cool-down
completion). Heating time is automatically adjusted with atmospheric
Heat Time conditions, such as ambient temperature. Therefore the operational
heating time may be longer or shorter than the programmed [Heat
Time].
Heat
Sets the heating temperature that is used for the duration of the [Heat
Temperature Time].
Finish
Selects the temperature of the heater at which the “Finish” buzzer
Temperature sounds during the cool down phase after sleeve heating.
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Heater Mode
Heater mode parameters (Fiber Straightener)
Parameter
Mode Title1
Mode Title2
Heat Time
Description
Alphanumeric characters may be selected to create a mode title that is
displayed on the screen as a detailed explanation of the heater mode
(may 7 characters).
Mode Title1
Mode Title2
Alphanumeric characters may be selected to create a second mode title
that is displayed on the screen as a detailed explanation of the heater
mode (max 15 characters).
Sets heating time from the beginning to the end (cool-down
completion). Heating time is automatically adjusted with atmospheric
conditions, such as ambient temperature. Therefore the operational
heating time may be longer or shorter than the programmed [Heat
Time].
Heat
Sets the heating temperature.
Temperature
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Splice Result Memory
1. Save Splice Results in Memory
This splicer stores up to 2000 splicing results. The contents of the data stored are
different depending on the splicing mode. No results are stored for “attenuation
splicing”.
Press the MENU key
Select [Memory] and press the ENT key
Select [Splice Result] and press the ENT key.
After every splice, the splice result is stored in memory.
To view the splice data for any splice, use the Up/Down key to
highlight that splice. Press the ENT key to display the splice data.
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Splice Result Memory
1-1. List of Splicing Results
Splicing results stored in the memory can be displayed. Comments can be added or
edited.
• Memory data can be downloaded to a PC by USB. Refer to the instruction
manual “FSM Data Connection”.
How to display the splice result data
(1) Select [Memory] in the [Splice Menu].
(2) Select [Splice Result] and press the ENT key to display the [List of Splice
Results] menu.
(3) Move the cursor to a desired specific memory number and press the ENT key.
The selected splicing result is displayed.
A [Jump To] function may be accessed by pressing the Menu key in the
[Splice Result] menu. It enables jumping to another memory record.
(4) Once the desired splicing result is displayed, press the ENT key to display
the [Input Comment] screen. It is then possible to add or edit comments.
Select [Memory] in the [Splice Menu]
ENT
ENT
MENU
ENT
UP DOWN
ENT
Input Comment
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Splice Result Memory
How to clear the splice results data
(1) Press the MENU key in the [Splice Result] menu.
(2) Press the MENU key in [Jump / Remove] menu.
(3) Select the memory location number of the beginning of the range that
should be deleted by pressing the ENT key.
(4) Select the memory location number of the end of the range that should
be deleted by pressing the ENT key.
(5) Press ENT key to select the range of data for deletion. Press the ENT
key again to confirm and execute deletion of the memory data.
[Splice Result] Menu
MENU
MENU
UP DOWN
ENT
Select the memory number
chosen to delete.
ENT
ENT
Delete the memory
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Splice Result Memory
1-2. Splice Result of Error
In this case, only splice result data with the error are displayed. From the [Memory]
menu, select [Splice Result of Error]. Following this, the method of display and
deletion is the same as previously described for [Splice Result].
ENT
MENU
1-3. Clear All Splice Results
All splicing results can be cleared at once.
(1) Move the cursor to [Clear All Splice Results] in the [Memory] menu. Press the
ENT key.
(2) Press the ENT key again to confirm and execute the data deletion.
ENT
ENT
Clear the memory
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Splice Result Memory
1-4. Camera Image
This function is used to store the fiber image after the splice or when an error has
occurred. A total of 100 images can be stored.
(1) Select [Memory] in the [Splice Menu].
(2) Select [Camera Image] and press the ENT key to display the [Camera Image]
menu.
How to store the Camera Image Data
Select [No Image] by moving the cursor to a specific memory number and
pressing the ENT key. The fiber image data is stored.
• A maximum of 100 images may be stored. Images cannot be
over-written. Delete some old images in order to store new images.
ENT
Select
[No Image]
+
ENT
ENT
Store Image
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Splice Result Memory
How to display camera image data
Select the desired image by moving the cursor to a specific memory number
and press the ENT key. The fiber image data is displayed on the monitor.
ENT
Select
memory
number
+
ENT
How to delete camera image data
Select the appropriate number in [Camera Image] and the press the MENU key.
Press the ENT key to confirm and execute deletion.
MENU
ENT
2. Comments of Splice Results
Splicing results data is automatically stored in memory when the SET or RESET key is
pressed upon completion of the splice at the [FINISH] screen, or when the wind
protector is opened upon completion of the splice at the [FINISH] screen. Once a
comment has been input, the same comment will automatically be input into
subsequent splice results. To change comments, see the section [How to input Mode
Title / Comment / Password] for instruction on comment input. At the time of shipment
from the factory, there is no default comment input.
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Setting Menu
1. Splice Settings
Common parameters for all the splicing modes for can be set in the [Settings Menu].
Since these are common global parameters, they apply to all splicing operations.
(1) Press the MENU key in the [READY], [PAUSE], and [FINISH] state and press
the Left/Right key to display [Setting Menu].
[Splice Menu]
[Setting Menu]
ENT
(2) Select [Splice Settings] in the [Setting Menu] to display the [Splice Settings]
menu.
(3) A password is required to enter [Splice Settings]. Enter the correct password.
(4) Select a parameter to be changed and then press the ENT key to enable editing.
(5) Change the parameter value by pressing the Up/Down key and then press the
ENT key to confirm and store the new value.
Select the [Splice Settings]
in the [Setting Menu]
ENT
Splice Settings
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Setting Menu
Parameter
Description
Ignore Splicing Error
Cleave
Angle
Cleave
Shape
Setting these functions to “Disable” prevents the splicer from
Fiber Angle continuing the splice sequence when such an error occurs. In this case,
the operator must press the RESET key and re-prep fibers.
Loss
Angle
Offset
Arc Center
Bubble
Setting these functions to “Disable” prevents the splicer from finishing
its operation when such an error occurs. Splice loss estimation is not
Fat
displayed and the operator must press the RESET key to continue (start
Thin
Hot Spot the splice sequence over).
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Setting Menu
Parameter
Description
Display Settings
 The images and data displayed on both the [Left Monitor] and
Gapset
[Right Monitor] during these operating sequences can be selected.
 For each operating sequence select the display [Style] for both
θ Align
monitors.
 The [Full] display [Style] may be selected to display a single image
XY Align
or data set as the display [Content] for that monitor.
 The [Up/Down] display [Style] may be selected to display two types
Arc
of display [Content], one on the top half of the monitor and the other
on the bottom half of the monitor.
Special
 If [Full] is selected, the options for display [Content] are as follows:
Function
OFF, PAS(X/Y),Splice Settings
 If [Up/Down] is selected, there are additional options for display
[Content] as follows: Cleave data, Fiber Angle Data, Axis Offset
Data, Cleave & Fiber Angle, Fiber Data
Estimate
For the [Estimate] display, additional [Content] options are as
follows:
Splice Error
 The images and data displayed on both the [Left Monitor] and
[Right Monitor] during these operating sequences can be selected.
Pause 1
 For [Pause 1] and [Pause θ] 3 sequential display steps may be
selected.
 For [Pause 2] 4 sequential display steps may be selected.
 For [Finish] 5 sequential display steps may be selected.
Pauseθ
 For each operating sequence and each step, select the display
[Style] for both monitors.
 The [Full] display [Style] may be selected to display a single image
or data set as the display [Content] for that monitor.
Pause 2
 The [Up/Down] display [Style] may be selected to display two
types of display [Content], one on the top half of the monitor and
the other on the bottom half of the monitor.
 If [Full] is selected, the options for display [Content] are as follows:
OFF, PAS(X/Y), PAUSE(X/Y), Splice Settings
 If [Up/Down] is selected, there are additional options for display
[Content] as follows: Cleave data, Fiber Angle Data, Axis Offset
Finish
Data, Cleave & Fiber Angle, Fiber Data
 For the [Finish] display, additional [Content] options are as follows:
WSI(X/Y), Estimate Loss Data, Arc Information, Splice Error,
Splicer Settings
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Setting Menu
Parameter
Description
Manual Operation
When the parameter is “ON”, the splicer releases the fiber clamps
θ Rotation
during θ Rotation. This function may help to prevent fiber twisting
w/o Clamp
caused by clamping during rotation.
Others
Auto Fiber If “Auto Fiber Forward” is “ON”, fibers are automatically moved
Forward closer to gapset as soon as the wind protector is closed.
After a long time in the [PAUSE2] state, alignment accuracy may
Realign
sometimes be lost. If [Realign After Pause] is “ON”, the splicer
After Pause realigns the fibers after the end of [PAUSE2] state. Setting this function
to “OFF” bypasses the realignment.
The re-arcing process sometimes improves splice loss, but sometimes
Max. Num. worsens it.
of Rearcs This function can be utilized to limit the number of permissible rearcs
or to turn the rearc capability completely “OFF”.
If this function is enabled, when the splicer is at the [PAUSE1],
[PAUSE2], [PAUSEθ] or [FINISH] state, pressing the Left key causes
Jump back the splicer to jump back to the [READY ] condition without the motors
to READY moving or resetting to home position.
NOTE: The End-View mirror motor may reset to the home position in
order to protect the End-View mirror, but other motor will not move.
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Setting Menu
2. Maintenance Settings
Parameter
Electrode Caution
Description
When the [Arc Count] exceed this setting, the splicer shows a
caution message that encourages replacing electrode.
Arc Count
Arc Time
"2500" is set as default value for 125μm cladding fiber splicing.
However, depending on fiber type and environment, it is possible
that the electrodes may wear out earlier than this count. Replacing
electrodes is recommended in this case.
When the [Electrodes Time Used] exceed this setting, the splicer
shows a caution message that encourages replacing electrode.
"OFF" is set as default.
The wearing speed of electrode depends on fiber type and
environment. The increase amount of [Electrodes Time Used] on
every arc discharge can be adjusted by changing [Electrodes Wear
Coef.] of splice mode parameter.
Electrode Warning
Arc Count
Arc Time
When the [Arc Count] or [Total Arc Time] exceeds these values,
warning message appears instead of above caution message.
Defaults valus are;
Arc Count: "3500"
Arc Time: "OFF"
Arc Calibration
Cleave Limit
Max Number of
Tests
Sets the threshold of cleave angle error for the [Arc Calibration].
Sets the number tests to finish the [Arc Calibration] and display the
“Test Finished” message. The maximum number can be set to
infinity for critical splicing operations with heat sensitive splice
recipes. In this case the operator may be required to perform mode
[Arc Calibration] steps before the “Test Finished” message is
displayed, and the calibration will be held to a strict standard. For
general splicing operations, it may be acceptable to select a small
number of tests such as 2 or 3. In this case the resulting [Arc
Calibration] may not be quite as strict but general splicing
performance should still be good.
Motor Drive
θ Rotation w/o
Clamp
When the parameter is “ON”, the splicer releases the fiber clamps
during θ Rotation. This function may help to prevent fiber twisting
caused by clamping during rotation.
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Setting Menu
3. Machine Settings
(1) Press the Menu key at the [READY], [PAUSE], or [FINISH] screen and
press the Left / Right key to display [Setting Menu].
(2) Select [Machine Settings] in the [Setting Menu].
(3) Select a parameter to be changed.
Parameter
Description
Basic Settings
Language
Select a language to be displayed.
Buzzer Volume
Set the sound volume of the buzzer.
Set the operational direction of splicer. Select [Front] for
splicer operation with the front monitor position. Select
[Rear] for splicer operation with the monitors in the rear
Monitor Position
position. If [Auto] is selected, the splicer will automatically
orient the monitor data display correctly regardless of splicer
operation with the monitor in the front or the rear.
LCD Brightness
Set the LCD Brightness.
Select either [bit] or [mA] for the Arc Power unit of
Arc Power Unit
adjustment and programming.
The character color of the display can be set to [Yellow
Caution to Auto Stuff
letters] or [White letters].The set character color is reflected
OFF
in “Select Splice Mode” screen.
Remote Control
Set the permission of the PC communication.
Change the password to access the [Splice settings],
[Maintenance Settings], [Machine Settings], [Menu Lock
Settings] menus. The password is also used to unlock the
power-on password lock.
Password Setting
Maximum characters: 9
At the time of shipment from the factory, the default
password is set to “0”. In the event you have forgotten your
password, contact the authorized distributor.
This function sets the date and time in the calendar
incorporated in the splicer. The year, month, day and time
are displayed on the [Calendar] screen. Press the MENU key
to move the cursor to the desired parameter, and then press
the Up/Down arrow key to adjust the numerical values.
After completion of calendar setting, press the ENT key.
The revised date and time are stored.
Calendar
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Setting Menu
Parameter
Power Meter Alignment
External Instrument
Address
(Power Meter)
Description
This function is used to select the proper GPIB
communications protocols for a particular power meter to be
used for direct power meter feedback splicing functions.
Various power meter options are available, and for some of
them it is necessary to select the power meter type as well as
the power meter channel (for power meters with dual
channel capability). Choose from the following options:
[NONE] [Agilent 8163 Ch.A] [Agilent 8163 Ch.B] [ANDO
2140 Ch.A] [ANDO 2140 Ch.B] [ADVANTEST 8221
Ch.A] [ADVANTEST 8221 Ch.B] [NEWPORT 2832C
Ch.A] [NEWPORT 2832C Ch.B] [ANRITU 9810 Ch.A]
[ANRITU 9810 Ch.A] [ILX 8200] [UDT 370] [USB]
Sets the GP-IB address of the power
meter.
Setting Range: 1 ~ 22ch
NOTE: The internal GP-IB address of
the power meter must be set to match
the selected value for the power meter
in the splicer menu. Consult the
operation manual for the power meter
in use for instructions.
Sets the GP-IB address of the splicer
Setting Range: 1 ~ 22ch
Address (Splicer)
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Setting Menu
Parameter
Power On Option
Opening Title1
Description
Sets the message to be displayed when the splicer power is turned
on.
Max number of characters: 15 (Opening Title 1)
15 (Opening Title 2)
Opening Title 1 and
Opening Title 2 are
displayed during splicer
boot-up.
Opening Title2
Arc Calibration
Dust Check
Selects whether or not these functions are available immediately
after boot-up when the splicer power is turned on.
The use of this function allows selection of a starting date, after
which, a password is required at splicer boot up in order to operate
it.
Password Boot
Lock From
Input date
The password is the same as that set in the [Machine Settings]
menu
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Setting Menu
Parameter
Ready Display
Splice Mode
Heater Mode
Additional Data1
Additional Data2
Additional Data3
Description
Select if the Splice Mode is displayed or not at the “Ready”
condition.
Select if the Heater Mode is displayed or not at the “Ready”
condition.
Select optional data that may be displayed at the “Ready”
condition. The options for additional data display are as follows:
Cleave Limit or Proof Test or Calendar or Arc Count
[Ready Display]
Main Monitor (Left)
Selected [Splice Mode] and [Heater Mode] are displayed.
Splice Mode
Currently selected splice mode.
Confirm the splice mode.
Heater Mode
Currently selected heater mode.
Confirm the heater mode.
Calendar (Additional Data Area)
Present date and time are displayed.
About the Additional Data Area:
Items to be displayed on the READY screen are selectable.
Cleave Limit
The threshold of the cleave angle limit is
displayed.
Proof Test
Selection of the proof test (“ON” or “OFF”)
is displayed.
Additional Date Area
Arc Count
Arc count is displayed.
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Setting Menu
Parameter
Short Cut
Description
Two short cut functions are available, one for Ent and one for Esc.
If shortcut key function is enabled, the Ent and/or Esc key may be
used as a shortcut to one of the menus below. The short cut option is
available at the READY condition.
Ent Key
Esc Key
Short cut options are as follows:
[OFF] (The short cut function is not enabled)
[Select Splice Mode]
[Select Heater Mode]
[Splice Settings]
[Maintenance Settings]
[Machine Settings]
[Menu Lock Settings]
[Fiber Type Compare]
[Auto Arc Calibration]
[IPA Data]
[Arc Calibration]
[Special Arc Calibration]
[Stabilize Electrodes]
[Replace Electrodes]
[V Groove Cleaning]
[Cleaning Electrode]
[Diagnostic Test]
[Dust Check]
[Motor Calibration]
[Motor Drive]
[Initialize]
[Maintenance Info.]
Turn-Off Time
Monitor
Setting a time for this function sets the splicer such that the power to
the LCD monitor turns off automatically if the splicer has been ideal
for the selected period of time. When the power to the LCD monitor
turns off, the LED near the SET key blinks. Pressing any key turns
the LCD monitor back on.
Splicer
Setting a time for this function will set the splicer such that splicer
power automatically turns off if it the splicer has been idle for the
selected time.
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Setting Menu
4. Menu Lock Settings
Parameter
Splice Mode
Edit
Select
Heater Mode
Edit
Select
Splicer Memory
Access/Clear
Description
Setting to “Disable” prevents unauthorized editing and/or selecting
of splice modes.
Setting to “Disable” prevents unauthorized editing and/or selecting
of heater modes.
Setting to “Disable” prevents unauthorized accessing and/or
erasing of splice data results in the splicer memory.
Splice Settings
Ignore Splice Error Setting to “Disable” prevents unauthorized editing and selecting of
Display Settings [Splice Settings]. This can be used to prevent to operator from
ignoring splice errors.
Others
Maintenance Settings
Electrode
Setting to “Disable” prevents unauthorized editing of the
[Maintenance Settings] menu.
Arc Calibration
Machine Settings
Basic Settings
Power Meter
Alignment
Setting to “Disable” prevents unauthorized editing of the [Machine
Turn-Off Time
Settings] menu.
Power On Option
Ready Display
Short Cut
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Setting Menu
Parameter
Description
Fiber Data Learning
Fiber Type
Compare
Setting to “Disable” prevents operation of various functions related
Auto Arc
to the [Fiber Data Learning].
Calibration
IPA Data
Maintenance Menu
Arc Calibration
SP Arc Calibration
Stabilize Electrodes
Replace Electrodes
V Groove Cleaning
Cleaning Electrode Setting to “Disable” prevents operation of various functions related
to the [Maintenance Menu].
Diagnostic Test
Dust Check
Motor Calibration
Motor Drive
Initialize
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Fiber Data Learning
1. Fiber Type Compare
The feature of each fiber core profile can be memorized.
 See section [Function Introduction][Fiber Type Compare]
2. Auto Arc Calibration
The arc brightness of each fiber can be memorized as a calibration value.
 See section [Function Introduction][Auto Arc Calibration]
3. IPA Data (FSM-100P/P+ Only)
The feature of IPA of each optical fiber can be memorized.
 See section [Function Introduction][IPA Data (FSM-100P/100P+ Only)]
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Maintenance Menu
The splicer has the ability to perform routine maintenance. This section describes how
to use the maintenance menu.
(1) Press MENU key in [READY], [PAUSE], and [FINISH] state. Press MENU key
to display [Maintenance Menu].
(2) Select a function to perform.
Select the needed item at the [Maintenance Menu].
Refer to the following clause about details of each item.
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Maintenance Menu
1. Arc Calibration
(1) Select [Arc Calibration] in [Maintenance Menu] to display [Arc Calibration]
screen.
(2) Set prepared fibers in the splicer.
 See section [Arc Calibration].
• Use standard SM or DS fiber for arc calibration.
• Glass clamping is strongly recommended for arc calibration. The error
margin of the calibration value may be larger in case of the coating
clamping.
• The error margin of the calibration value may be larger when the surface
of the fiber is dusty. Set the cleaved fiber again if the surface of the fiber is
dusty.
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Maintenance Menu
2. Special Arc Calibration
(1) Select [Special Arc Calibration] in [Maintenance Menu] to display [Special Arc
Calibration] screen.
(2) Set prepared fibers in the splicer.
 See Section [Special Arc Calibration].
• Use the fiber to be spliced.
• Glass clamping is strongly recommended for arc calibration. The error margin
of the calibration value may be larger in case of the coating clamping.
• The error margin of the calibration value may be larger when the surface of the
fiber is dusty. Set the cleaved fiber again if the surface of the fiber is dusty.
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Maintenance Menu
3. Stabilize Electrodes
In the event of sudden change in environmental conditions, etc., the arc power
sometimes becomes unstable, resulting in higher splice loss. Especially when the
splicer is moved from lower altitudes to higher altitudes, more time is needed for the
arc power to stabilize. In this case, stabilizing electrodes will expedite the process of
making the arc power stable. If many tests are needed until the “Test OK” message
appears in [Arc Calibration], use this function as well.
Operating Procedure
(1) Select the [Stabilize Electrodes] in [Maintenance Menu].
(2) Set prepared fibers in both sides of the splicer as in the case of splicing.
(3) Press ENT key and the splicer begins to stabilize the electrodes in the following
ways:
 Repeat short arc discharge to measure the arc position.
 Perform [Arc Calibration] to calibrate the arc power.
 Perform continuous discharge to stabilize the electrodes.
(4) After completing stabilization, always perform an additional [Arc Calibration].
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Maintenance Menu
4. Replace Electrodes
It is recommended that the electrodes be replaced after 2,500 arc discharges. When
the number of arc discharges reaches a count of 3,500, a message prompting to
replace the electrodes is displayed immediately after tuning on the power. Using the
electrodes without a replacement will result in greater splice loss and reduced splice
strength. In certain high strength applications, cleaning the electrodes can be
beneficial. Contact your local authorized distributor for information on these
applications.
• The message of “Replace Electrodes” is displayed when the arc count
exceeds the setting threshold value. This threshold value can be changed.
Replacement Procedure
(1) Execute [Replace Electrodes] in
[Maintenance Menu].
(2) Instruction messages will appear on the
screen to turn off the power. Press and
hold ENT key till the LED color
changes from green to red.
(3) Remove the old electrodes.
1. Remove the electrode cover.
2. Loosen the screw located on
electrode fixture. Take out the
electrode.
3. Clean the new electrodes with alcohol-moistened clean gauze or lint-free
tissue and install them in the splicer.
4. Fit the electrode in the electrode fixture.
5. Place the electrode fixture on the splicer and tighten screw.
• To secure the electrodes, tighten screw while pushing the
electrode collar to the electrode fixed base.
6. Place the electrode cover.
• Do not pull out wiring when replacing electrode.
(4) Turn on the power, prepare and load fibers into the splicer and press ENT
key. After executing the arc calibration, the splicer will repeat the arc
discharge in succession to stabilize the electrodes.
Upon completion of the arc discharge process, the splicer executes arc
calibration again. The operator should repeat arc calibration until the
“Test Finish” message appears. For details of the arc calibration, see
section: [Arc Calibration]
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Maintenance Menu
5. V-Groove Cleaning
If contaminants are present in the V-grooves, proper clamping may not occur,
resulting in higher splice loss. The V-grooves should be frequently inspected and
periodically cleaned during normal operation. To clean the V-grooves do the
following:
(1) Press MENU key, and select [V-Groove Cleaning] in [Maintenance Menu].
(2) Open the wind protector and move the V-grooves up or down with the Up/Down
key.
(3) Clean the bottom of the V-groove with an alcohol-moistened swab and dry the
V-grooves with a clean dry swab.
• Be careful to not contact the electrode tips.
• Do not use excessive force when cleaning the V-grooves. The
V-groove arms may become damaged.
V-groove cleaning upper side
V-groove cleaning under side
Clean V-grooves moving up and down also right too left during
this procedure.
Clean V-grooves like shown in the above picture moving the swab
right and left.
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Maintenace Menu
6. Cleaning Electrode (FSM-100M+/P+ Only)
• This function is applicable to LDF electrode (ELCT3-25LDF, 60 degrees
tip) for FSM-100M+/P+.
• Do not use this function for cleaning the electrode (ELCT3-25). Because
electrode tip will end and arc discharge is not stable when it is cleaned.
Replacement is necessary.
• It is recommended that the electrodes are cleaned after 100 arc discharges.
Operation Procedure
(1) Press MENU, select the [Cleaning Electrode] in [Maintenance Menu].
(2) Open the wind protector, up/down the electrodes with pressing the UP DOWN
key.
(3) Clean the electrode tip using the electrode cleaner.
Cathode electrode
Make sure if the electrode is inserted fully at the cleaner ring part, then push
the cleaner to the electrode and press “ON” button on the cleaner.
If the electrode is NOT fully inserted, cleaner head may hit v-groove and
lens, and result in damage.
Please carefully check if the electrode is fully inserted.
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Maintenace Menu
(4) When Anode electrode is to be cleaned, fully open the wind protector by pushing
“wind-protector open lever”, and close the fiber clamp manually. Open the wind
protector anode electrode.
See [Cleaning Wind Protector Mirrors] in [Maintenance of Splicing Quality] for
detail how to open the wind protector.
Anode electrode
Correct fitting
Electrode is fully inserted
at the ring shown in the
picture.
Ring Part
Loose fitting
Electrode is not fully
inserted at the ring shown
in the picture.
Rotate Button
Clean electrode tip when electrode tip is found worn, rounded, or glass particle is
found at the tip, or arc discharge is not stable. Electrode stabilizing after cleaning
is recommended.
LDF electrode is to be replaced every 1000 arc discharges (1000um cladding
dia.)
Electrode may degrade depending on situation, so earlier electrode replacement
is sometimes recommended.
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Maintenance Menu
7. Diagnostic Test
The FSM-100 series has a built in diagnostic test feature that allows the operator
to perform a simple one step evaluation of splicer performance covering several
different critical variables. Perform this function in the event of splicer operation
trouble.
Operation Procedure
(1) Select the [Diagnostic Test] in the [Maintenance Menu] and execute
[Diagnostic Test]. The following checks will be made.
Check Item
LED Check
Dust Check
Motor Check
Arc Calibration
I/O Port Check
Memory Check
Description
Measures and adjusts the brightness of the illumination LED.
Checks the optical path for dust or dirt and judges whether this
disrupts the fiber observation.
If communication exists, this function indicates the location.
Check the Motor Limit Sensor.
Automatically calibrates the arc power factor and fiber splicing
position.
Checks for normal operation of the input or output terminals of
the internal circuit.
Checks the memory of the internal circuit.
(2) Upon completion of all checks and adjustments, a list of results is displayed.
If the Dust Check result is not good, clean the objective lenses. In the case
that cleaning cannot eliminate contamination, there is a possibility that the
contamination may have entered the inside of the optical path. Please
contact the authorized distributor for additional instructions.
The Dust Check and Motor Calibration functions exist as independent
instructions in [Maintenance Menu]. It is possible to execute them
independently.
• Before the start of the test, remove the fibers from the splicer.
• When the Motor Check is completed, prepare and load the fibers into
the splicer and press ENT key.
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Maintenance Menu
8. Dust Check
The splicer observes fibers through image processing. Dust or contaminants on the
cameras, lenses and wind protector mirrors disturb normal observation of fibers and
may result in improper splicing. This function checks the optical path for the presence
or absence of contaminants and judges whether they cause trouble for fiber splicing.
Operation Procedure
(1) Select the [Dust Check] in the [Maintenance Menu].
(2) If fibers are set in the splicer, remove them and press
ENT key again. The splicer begins the dust check.
(3) The message [Now Checking・・・] is displayed
in the middle of the screen. After observation,
the location of contaminants is judged as a
potential problem and blinks. If contaminants
are detected, clean the wind protector mirrors
and objective lenses and redo [Dust Check]. See
the section of [Maintenance of Splicing
Quality] for cleaning instructions.
(4) Press to finish dust check.
• In case you have cleaned or replaced the wind protector mirrors, and
have cleaned the objective lenses, and dust or dirt still remains, contact
the authorized distributor.
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Maintenance Menu
9. Motor Calibration
(ZL/R, X/Y, FcsX・Y, θL/R, Sweep)
Motors are adjusted at the factory before shipping. However, these settings could have
changed due to various reasons. This function automatically calibrates the speed of all
motors. (Z, XY, Focus, θ, Sweep)
Operation Procedure
(1) Select the [Motor Calibration] in the [Maintenance Menu].
(2) Load prepared fibers in the splicer and press ENT key.
(3) Speeds for all motors are automatically calibrated. Upon completion,
[Maintenance Menu] is displayed.
• Perform this function when “Fat” or “Thin” error has occurred, or fiber
aligning or focusing is taking too much time.
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Maintenance Menu
10. Motor Drive
The motors incorporated in the splicer can be manually operated individually. In the
course of splicing, the motors can also be operated by selecting this menu in the
[PAUSE1], [PAUSE2] or [FINISH] state.
(1) Select the [Motor Drive].
(2) Pressing Left/Right key changes motor selection. The name of the selected
motor is displayed in the upper section of the screen.
(3) Press Up/Down Arrow key to drive the motor in the desired direction.
Motor
ZL/ZR
X/Y
FocusX/FocusY
VAL/VAR
VBL/VBR
Electrode Gap A
Electrode Gap C
Clamp L/Clamp R
θL, θR & θLR
(θ Motor) Note 1
Sweep
EV
△
Forward
Upward
Lens moves
nearer fiber.
Upward
Upward
▽
Backward
Downward
Lens moves away
from fiber.
Downward
Downward
M
P
M+
P+
О
О
О
О
О
О
О
О
О
О
О
О
О
О
Backward
О
О
О
О
О
О
Forward
О
О
О
Upward
Moves θ-axis
downward.
Right
Upward
Downward
Moves θ-axis
upward.
Left
Downward
О
О
О
О
-
О
-
О
О
О
-
-
О
О
О
О
О
NOTE 1: Selection of θLR will enable simultaneous synchronized rotation of both left
and right θ motors.
• When the motor reaches the limit of the operating range, the buzzer sounds and the
motor stops. Press the opposite arrow key to reverse and move the motor again.
• Display messages can be erased by pressing the HELP key. The message can be
displayed by pressing the HELP key again.
• If you finish this operation by pressing RESET, the motor will return to the reset
position. To finish the operation with the motor held in the adjusted / present
position press the EXIT key.
• If the motor moves too much with respect to the spliced fiber, the fiber may break.
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Maintenance Menu
11. Initialize
(SpliceMode, HeaterMode, Setting Menu, Arc Count, Electrodes Time Used, Fiber
Type Compare, Arc Calibration, IPA Data (FSM-100P/P+ only))
To reset the factory default values;
(1) Select the [Initialize] in [Maintenance Menu].
Display only
FSM-100P/P+
(2) Select the item.
(3) Initialize.
• The functions to initialize [Arc Count] and [Electrode Time Used] are
included in the [Replace Electrodes] function.
• The number of arc discharges in the “Total Arc Count” field displayed on
the [Maintenance Info.] screen cannot be reset.
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Maintenance Menu
12. Maintenance Info.
Select the [Maintenance Info]. The following information is displayed.
Parameter
Serial Num.
Version.
Description
Displays the serial number of the splicer.
Displays the version number of the software.
Arc Count
Displays the number of arc discharges after electrode
replacement. Performing the function [Replace Electrodes] or
[Arc Count Clear] resets this parameter to zero.
This value is highlighted in yellow when it exceeds the
[Electrode Caution] or in red when it exceeds the [Electrode
Warning].
Total Count
Displays the total number of arc discharges.
Electrodes Time
Used
Last Authorized
Service
Next Authorized
Service
Displays the time of arc discharge after electrode replacement.
Performing [Replace Electrodes] or [Arc Count Clear] resets
this value to zero.
This value is highlighted in yellow when it exceeds the
[Electrode Caution] or in red when it exceeds the [Electrode
Warning].
Displays the date of last authorized service.
Displays the scheduled date of next authorized service.
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Personal Computer Communication Function
The splicer can communicate with a personal computer via the USB port.
For the detailed information of the communication method, See the documents
"Fsm100_Command ReferenceManual(*).pdf" and
"UsbFsm100Server_Manual(1).pdf" in the folder "\API" in the Instruction CD.
Program samples written in C# and Excel VBA are also available in the Instruction
CD. See the "AboutSamples.pdf" in the folder "\API" in the Instruction CD for
reference.
The splice setting of the FSM-40F/PM series and the FSM-45F/PM series can be
converted into the FSM-100 series. Please refer to the Excel file that exists in CD.
If you need further information about the communication between PC and the
splicer, please contact to your nearest authorized distributor.
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Error Message List
Error is displayed on the monitor.
Refer to the below list to confirm the solution precisely. If it is impossible to solve the
problem, please contact the authorized distributor with the following information.
• Model name of the splicer
• Serial number of the splicer
• Error message
• Situation when the error occurs
Error Message
Too Long
Fiber
Dark Back
Ground
Reason
Solution
• [Cleave Length] setting
is wrong.
• The cleave length (bare
fiber region) is too long.
• Dust or dirt on the
objective lens or the
wind protector mirror.
• Confirm [Cleave Length] setting.
• Confirm the setting position of the
stripped fiber end on the fiber cleaver.
Check the cleave length.
• Execute the [Dust Check]. Clean the lens
or the mirror if dust or dirt exists.
• In case the error is displayed again after
you had tried the measurement, contact
the authorized distributor.
• Dust or dirt on the
objective lens or the
wind protector mirror.
• Execute the [Dust Check]. Clean the lens or
the mirror if dust or dirt exists.
• Confirm the position of wind protector
• Wind protector mirror is mirror.
not attached properly.
• The LED or Camera
• In case the error is displayed again after
does not work properly.
you had tried the measurement, contact
the authorized distributor.
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Error Message List
Error Message
Reason
Solution
• Dust or dirt is on the • Splicer cannot observe the fiber correctly
fiber surface.
because of dirt on fiber surface. Prepare and
set fiber again.
• Dust or dirt is on the
objective lens or the • Execute the [Dust Check]. Clean the lens or
wind protector mirror. the mirror if dust or dirt exists.
Too Dusty
Fiber
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• [Focus] Setting value • Set [Focus] to “AUTO”.
is not adequate.
• Set [XY Align] to “AUTO” to splice
• [XY Align] is set to
indistinctive core fibers (i.e. PM fiber / MM
“Core” to splice
fiber).
indistinct core fiber.
• In case the error is displayed again after you
had tried the measurement, contact the
authorized distributor.
Error Message List
Error Message
θL Motor
Overrun
(Forward)
θR Motor
Overrun
(Forward)
θL Motor
Overrun
(Backward)
θR Motor
Overrun
(Backward)
ZL Motor
Overrun
(Forward)
ZR Motor
Overrun
(Forward)
Reason
Solution
•θ align parameter is not • Confirm that θ align parameter is adequate
adequate for the chosen
for the chosen PM fibers.
PM fibers.
• In case that you use loose tube fiber, Please
use loose fiber dedicated holder.
•The chosen fibers are
• Press RESET, and set the fiber again to seat
not PM fibers.
it correctly at the bottom of the V-groove.
• Confirm the [Coating Diameter] setting and
•The fiber is not set
the [Clad Diameter] setting.
correctly at the bottom
• In case of coating clamping, if edge of
of the V-groove. The
coating is on V-groove, prepare the fiber
fiber misses the
again.
camera’s field of view.
If edge of coating is still on the V-groove
after above operation, confirm setting of
Tools.
If possible, use the glass clamping mode
due to increased stability.
•The end surface of fiber • If position of Z slide board is set to
is far from the splicing
backward, then set the Z slide board
point. Therefore Z
position to the forward position.
stage doesn’t move to
(FSM-100P+/M+ only)
splicing point.
• Press RESET key, and re-position the fiber
•The fiber is not set
again.
correctly at the bottom
of the V-groove. The
• Confirm the [Coating Diameter] setting and
fiber is not located in
the [Clad Diameter] setting.
the Camera’s field of
view.
• Confirm the setting position of the end
surface of the fiber cleaver. Check the
•The cleave length (bare
cleave length.
fiber part) is too short.
ZL Motor
Overrun
(Backward)
•The taper speed or taper
• Confirm condition of taper splice
time is too high.
ZR Motor
Overrun
(Backward)
• This error only occurs in manual motor operation.
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Error Message List
Error Message
Focus X
Motor
Overrun
(Forward)
Focus X
Motor
Overrun
(Backward)
Focus Y
Motor
Overrun
(Forward)
Focus Y
Motor
Overrun
(Backward)
X-Motor
Overrun
(Upward)
X-Motor
Overrun
(Downward)
Y-Motor
Overrun
(Upward)
Y-Motor
Overrun
(Downward)
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Reason
Solution
•The fiber is not set
correctly at the bottom
of the V-groove. The
fiber position is out of
focus range.
•Press RESET key, and re-position the
fiber again to seat it correctly at the
bottom of the V-groove.
• If clamping onto coating and the edge of
coating is in the V-groove, prepare the
•Dust or dirt is on the
fiber again.
fiber surface resulting in If edge of coating is still on the V-groove
focus failure.
after above operation, confirm setting of
Tools.
•Dust or dirt is on the
If possible, use the glass clamping mode
objective lens or the
to increase stability.
wind protector mirror.
•Confirm the [Coating Diameter] setting
and the [Clad Diameter] setting.
•Prepare the fiber again.
•Execute the [Dust Check]. Clean the lens
or mirror if dust or dirt exists.
•Press RESET key, and re-position the
fiber again to seat it correctly at the
bottom of the V-groove.
•Confirm the [Coating Diameter] setting
•The fiber is not set
and the [Clad Diameter] setting.
correctly at the bottom
• If clamping onto coating and the edge of
of the V-groove. The
coating is in the V-groove, prepare the
fiber is offset too far and fiber again.
it exceeds the X or Y
If edge of coating is still on the V-groove
motor range.
after above operation, confirm setting of
Tools.
If possible, use the glass clamping mode
to increase stability.
Error Message List
Error Message
VAL Motor
Overrun
(Upward)
VAL Motor
Overrun
(Downward)
VAR Motor
Overrun
(Upward)
VAR Motor
Overrun
(Downward)
Reason
Solution
• Power off and restart the splicer. If
•There may be some fault. error message continues to display,
consult the authorized distributor.
CL Motor Overrun
(Upward)
(Downward)
• Power off and restart the splicer. If
•There may be some fault. error message continues to display,
CR Motor Overrun
consult the authorized distributor.
(Upward)
(Downward)
• The wind protector is
opened during splicing.
•Press RESET key after closing the
wind protector.
Motor Trouble
•Motor does not
work correctly.
• Power off and restart the splicer. If
error message continues to display,
consult the authorized distributor.
Remote Control
Disabled
•[Remote Control] is set
to "Disable"
•Set the [Remote Control] to
“Enable”.
•Unable to calibrate the arc
power because difference
of melt amount between
upper and lower sides of
the fiber is too large.
•Check that the electrodes are set
correctly.
•Perform the [Electrode Stabilization].
•Please set the [Uneven Melt
Detection Thr.] to “OFF”.
•Replace the electrodes and perform
[Replace Electrodes] function.
If this doesn’t solve the problem,
consult with your nearest authorized
distributor.
Cover Open
Uneven Melt At
Fiber End
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Error Message List
Error Message
Reason
•Unable to calibrate
because arc power is too
high.
•Unable to calibrate
Weak Arc
because arc power is too
Power
low.
•Unable to calibrate
because Arc Position is
Too Left Arc
too far from the arc
center.
•Unable to calibrate
because Arc Position is
Too Right Arc
too far from the arc
center.
Strong Arc
Power
Bad Fiber
Position
• The fiber is not set
correctly at the bottom
of the V-groove.
Different
Fiber
• The fiber is not the
correct fiber.
Fiber Data
Not Installed
No Arc
Discharge
Camera
Trouble
Heater Oven
Trouble
Temperature
Sensor NG
Communicati
on Error
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Solution
•Check that the electrode is set correctly.
• Execute the “Electrode Stabilization”.
•When both L and R fibers are different type
or diameter, arc center is shifted easily.
Please set the [Arc Center Compensation]
to “OFF”.
•Replace the electrodes and execute
[Replace Electrodes] function. If this does
not solve the problem, consult with your
nearest authorized distributor.
•Press RESET key, and re-position the fiber
again to seat it correctly at the bottom of
the V-Groove.
• If clamping onto coating and the edge of
the coating is in the V-groove, prepare the
fiber again.
If edge of coating is still on the V-groove
after above operation, confirm setting of
Tools.
If possible, use the glass clamping mode to
increase stability.
• In case of [Judge LR] mode, confirm if the
left and right fibers are correct.
•Confirm fiber data.
•Register the fiber data by executing the
“Learning Mode”.
• The fiber is not
registered.
• Position of the electrodes
•Confirm position of the electrodes.
may be not proper.
• Power off and restart the splicer. If error
•Camera does not work
message continues to display, consult the
properly.
authorized distributor.
•Heater doesn’t work
•Consult the authorized distributor.
properly.
•Temperature Sensor
•Consult the authorized distributor.
doesn’t work properly.
•Sending failure
•Confirm the connection and settings of the
•Receive failure
power meter.
•Wrong channel
Error Message List
* You can select whether operator can continue to splice or not when some kinds of
error occur with the settings as following.
Error
Message
Reason
Bad fiber
Large Cleave end-face.
Angle
[Cleave Limit] is
set too low.
Cleave
Bud shape of
Shape NG
end-face.
[Core Angle
Limit] is set too
low.
Dust or dirt is on
the V-groove or
Large Fiber the clamp chip.
Angle
Clad diameter too
large.
Solution
Check the condition of the fiber cleaver. If the blade is
worn, rotate the blade to a new position.
Increase the [Cleave Limit] to an adequate limit.
Check the condition of the fiber cleaver. If the blade is
worn, rotate the blade to a new position.
Increase the [Core Angle Limit] to an adequate limit.
(1.0 degree is standard)
Clean the V-groove and clamp chip.
In case of setting the clad diameter value of the fiber
greater than 250μm, set fiber holder with reverse
orientation. (100M/P only)
Fiber coating has curl. If curl ratio is too big, fiber
In case of coating
angle error might happen. If possible, use the glass
clamp.
clamping mode to increase stability.
Inadequate arc
Calibrate the arc power with the [Arc Calibration]
power
function.
Prefuse power or If using the Other mode, adjust or initialize [Prefuse
time is too high
Power] or [Prefuse Time] settings.
If using the Other mode, adjust or initialize [Overlap]
Insufficient
setting.
[Overlap] setting The overlap value is fixed and cannot be adjusted in
“Normal Splice Mode”.
Too Tapering Too much fiber
Confirm setting of taper splice.
Fiber
taper.
Bad fiber
Check the condition of fiber cleaver. When the blade
end-face.
is worn, rotate the blade.
Bubble
Prefuse power or If using the Other mode, adjust or initialize [Prefuse
time is set too low Power] or [Prefuse Time] settings.
The fiber stuff
amount is
Check the [Overlap] settings in the splice mode.
insufficient.
Fiber
Separation The prefuse
Check the [Prefuse Power] and [Prefuse Time]
power or prefuse
settings in the splice mode.
time is too high.
Thin Fiber/
Fat Fiber
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Error Message List
Error
Message
High
Estimated
Loss
Reason
Solution
Insufficient fiber
cleaning.
Dust or dirt on the fiber surface result in high splice
loss and low tensile strength.
•Clean the fiber surface sufficiently.
•Do not clean the fiber after cleaving to prevent
dust on the fiber end-face.
• Avoid any contact with the fiber end-face.
Bad fiber
end-face.
Check the condition of fiber cleaver. If the blade is
worn, rotate the blade to a new position.
Confirm the [Cleave Limit] setting. 2.0 degree or less
is recommended.
Dust or dirt is on
the V-groove or
the clamp chip.
Dust or dirt is on
the lens or mirror
Bad electrode
condition.
Inadequate arc
power.
Using unsuitable
splice mode
[Loss Limit] is set
too low.
Inadequate arc
parameters
Inadequate
estimating
parameters
Clean the V-groove and Clamp.
Execute the [Dust Check]. If dust or dirt exists, clean
the lenses or mirrors.
Replace the electrodes if they appear worn (rounded
tip shape), dirty or bent.
Calibrate the arc power with the [Arc Calibration]
function.
Select a suitable splice mode for the fibers to be
spliced.
Increase [Loss Limit] to an adequate limit.
Confirm the arc parameters are adequate to splice the
fibers.
Confirm the estimating parameters are adequate to
estimate the loss. The MFD mismatch function does
not work for certain types of specialty fibers. In such
cases, set the [MFD Mismatch] to “OFF”.
Clean v-groove and clamp chip.
Check setting “Coating Diameter” and “Clad
Diameter”.
Dust or dirt is on
the V-groove or
Large Fiber
the clamp chip.
Offset
Edge of coating is
Check cleaved length of the fiber.
on the V-groove.
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Error Message List
Error
Message
Reason
Solution
Hot Spot
Detected!
Insufficient fiber
cleaning.
Dust or dirt on the fiber surface result in bad splice
loss and low tensile strength.
•Clean the fiber surface sufficiently.
•Do not clean the fiber after cleaving to prevent
dust on the fiber end-face.
• Avoid any contact with the fiber end-face.
High
Crosstalk
Estimated
Using unsuitable
splice mode.
If you cannot confirm the fiber type, select “IPA”
mode.
Not
Reached to
the Target
Setting is strict.
Check setting.
In case the setting is strict, relax the setting value.
Electrode is worn
Replace with new electrodes.
Arc Center
Shifted
Estimation
Failure
Position of
electrode isn’t
proper.
Splice different
type or different
diameter fibers.
Setting of
Estimation Loss
isn’t proper.
Attach the electrode correctly.
When both L and R fibers are different type or
diameter, arc center is shifted easily. Please set the
[Arc Center Compensation] to “OFF”.
Check setting of Estimation loss.
If splicing point was too thin or fat, estimation error
occur easily. When the fiber shape is deformed by
using [Special Function], set [Loss Estimation
Method] and [Axis Offset] to “OFF”.
Content of errors keep updating. Therefore monitor may display the error that is not
described in above table.
If it is hard to understand an error, please consult with the authorized distributor.
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Questions and Troubleshooting
1. Power Supply
(1) Power does not turn off when pressing ON/OFF key
•Press and hold the key until the LED color changes from green to red.
(2) Method to change the power saving function settings
 See section [Machine Settings] function.
2. Splicing Operation
(1) Error message appears on monitor
 See section [Error Message List].
(2) Confirmation of splicing procedures
 See section [Basic Operation].
(3) Monitor suddenly turned off / No key response
•If the power saving function is enabled, the splicer switches to the power
saving state after an extended period of splicer inactivity. Press any key to
return to the normal state. To change the length of time before the splicer
switches to the power saving state, see [Machine Settings] on.
(4) Method to initialize arc condition of Splice mode
 See section [Initialize].
(5) Method to change error thresholds for Cleave angle, Splice loss and Fiber angle
 See section [Splice Settings].
(6) Error message can be over-ridden
 See section [Editing Splice Mode] to not allow error message override.
(7) Method to set Pause
 See section [Setting Menu].
(8) Method to display Cleave Angle, Fiber Angle and Core/Cladding Offsets
 See section [Editing Splice Mode]
(9) The fiber is aligned again even if the manual operation is executed in Pause2.
•There is a method of using a manual alignment mode. See section [Editing
Splice Mode]
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(10) Inconsistent splice loss / High splice loss
•Clean the V-grooves, fiber clamps, wind protector mirrors, and objective lenses. See
the [Maintenance of Splicing Quality].
•Replace the electrodes. See the [Replace Electrodes].
•See the “High Estimated Loss” error message section in the [Error Message List].
•If the secondary coated fiber has a curl or bend memory, set the fiber in such a manner
that the crown (curve) of the memory is turned upward. In particular, Nylon coated
fiber has a strong curl memory and then the splicer cannot clamp such fiber with the
coating clamp without resulting in high splice losses. In this case, splice the Nylon
coating fiber with bare fiber clamp.
•The splice loss varies according to cleave angle, arc conditions and fiber cleanliness.
•If the splice loss is still too high or inconsistent after performing the above-mentioned
remedies, contact your nearest authorized distributor. Regular service (at least once a
year) is recommended to maintain high splicing quality.
•In the case of splicing loose tube fiber with a coating clamp, the inside fiber is not
clamped well even if circumference part could be clamped. Consequently, it causes
high splice loss. In this case, clamp coating of the inside fiber or splice with a glass
clamp.
•If the coating of fiber is soft and the fiber is stripped with HJS-02 with HJS spacer, the
cleave length sometimes becomes longer due to the coating stretch (e. g. 3mm to
2mm). In this case, the splice loss becomes high because of the coating deformation
due to the discharge heat. More than 4mm cleave length is recommended for such
coating fiber.
•If a fiber with heat sensitive coating, is spliced with 3mm cleave length, fiber axis
offset will occur due to coating deformation with discharge heat. In this case, more
than 4mm cleave length is recommended. If you use 3mm cleave length, confirm that
the splice loss performance is acceptable.
•If cleaving fiber with CT-03HT-06, about 50gf tension is necessary when fiber is set to
the cleaver. Too little or too strong tension causes bad cleaves and high splice losses.
(11) Mismatch between Estimated splice loss and Actual splice loss
•The estimated loss is a calculated loss, so it can be used for reference only.
•The optical components of the splicer may need to be cleaned.
•When splicing specialty fibers, adjust [MFD-L], [MFD-R], [Core Step] and [Core
Curvature]. When splicing dissimilar fibers, also adjust [Min. Loss] and [MFD
Mismatch]. To adjust these parameters, refer to parameter settings of the other splice
modes stored in the database area.
(12) Method to operate Focus motor after splicing
•Use the [Motor Drive] function in [Maintenance Menu] while in [PAUSE1], [PAUSE
2] or [Finish] states. Press Up/Down Allow key to adjust the focus.
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Questions and Troubleshooting
(13)The fiber vibrates on the monitor
• Another machine near the splicer could be creating a vibration, which causes the
fiber to vibrate. In this case, please place four rubber pads under the machine which
is creating vibration and the problem will be solved.
Rubber Pads(RP-01)
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Questions and Troubleshooting
3. Arc Calibration
(1) What kind of fiber is available for Arc Calibration?
•SM fiber based upon ITU-T G652, DS G653 and NZDS G655 fiber is available. Do
not use the PANDA or EDF, which is highly doped. If a fiber is only lightly doped, it
can be used for Arc Calibration (e.g. Corning CS980, Flex core).
(2) Is Arc Calibration with “Clamp on coating” is possible?
•It is possible. However, confirm the results of “Coating Clamp” and “Glass Clamp”
arc calibrations are the same for the particular fiber and coating being used.
(3) Too many repetitions until “Calibration Finish” indicated
•The splicer needs to repeat the arc calibration after replacing the electrodes or when
the environmental conditions change drastically.
•Confirm the correct installation of “Electrodes”.
•Confirm that the tips of the electrodes are not bent and that a large amount glass is not
attached. If either case exists, execute “Electrode Stabilize”.
•To set a maximum number of calibrations, see the [Maintenance Settings]. When
the number of calibrations exceeds the setting, the splicer indicates “Test Finish”
even when it is still not perfect.
(4) “Calibration Finish” is never indicated after many repetitions
•Execute [Stabilize Electrodes] function in [Maintenance Menu]. If the splicer still
does not indicate “Calibration Finish”, replace the electrodes. See [Replace
Electrodes] section.
(5) No arc power change after [Arc Calibration]
•An internal factor is calibrated and adjusted for the specific arc power selected. The
displayed arc power in each splice mode does not change.
•The calibration results affect all splice modes.
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Questions and Troubleshooting
4. Tube-heating Operation
(1) Fiber protection sleeve does not shrink completely
•Extend the heating time. See section [Heater Menu (Sleeve Heater].
(2) Heater LED on panel keyboard blinks
•Pressing the HEAT key during heating causes the LED to blink. The tube heater
is turned off if the HEAT key is pressed again. If, after 2 seconds have gone by
without pressing the HEAT key again, the LED stays on continuously and the
heater returns to its normal state. The LED will turn off when the heat cycle is
completed.
•If the Heating temperature does not reach its inputted setting, the LED blinks and
the alarm sounds. If this happens, contact the authorized distributor.
(3) Fiber protection sleeve adhered to heating plate after shrink
•Use a cotton swab or a similar soft tip object to push and remove the sleeve. If the
black coating is removed, contact your authorized distributor.
(4) Method to initialize heating condition of Heater mode
 See section [Initialize].
5. Supervising
(1) What functions can be disabled
 See section [Menu Lock Settings].
(2) Method to lock “selection” or “editing” of Splice or Heater mode
 See section [Menu Lock Settings].
(3) Forgot password
• Contact the authorized distributor.
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6. Other Functions
(1) Method to execute [Arc Calibration] automatically after turning power on
 See section [Machine Settings].
(2) Method to hide messages on [READY] screen
• Change the fiber image from X/Y view to X magnified view or Y magnified view by
pressing X/Y key.
(3) Method to input different comments after each splice in splice results data
 See section [Splice Result Memory].
(4) Method to input the same comments automatically in splice results data
 See section [Splice Result Memory].
(5) Method to cancel storing splice results in internal memory
 See section [Splice Result Memory].
(6) Method to download splice results from splicer to PC
• Contact the authorized distributor.
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Guarantee and Contact Address
1. Guarantee
1. Guarantee period and limits
If the splicer becomes out of order within one year from the date of delivery, we will
repair it free of charge. However, note that repairs will be charged for the following
cases regardless of the guarantee period:
(1) Trouble or damage due to natural disaster.
(2) Trouble or damage due to mishandling.
(3) Trouble or damage due to handling in disregard of the operating procedures or
instructions described in the instruction manual.
(4) Consumable items (discharge electrodes etc.)
Please not that the memory of the splice results, parameters, etc. may be deleted during
the repair.
2. Necessary information needed for repair
Include documentation with the splicer informing us of the details listed below.
(1) Your full name, section, division, company, address, phone number, fax number
and e-mail address.
(2) Model name and serial number of the splicer.
(3) Problems encountered
•What problems did your splicer get into and when?
•What is its present operational state?
•What is the state of the display monitor and the contents of the relevant
error message etc…
3. Transporting the splicer
Since the splicer is a high-precision machine, always use the original carrying case for
transportation and storage in order to protect it against humidity, vibration and shock.
When requesting splicer repair, please send it, along with its accessories, in its original
carrying case.
Refer to an address on the next page.
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Guarantee and Contact Address
2. Contact Address
Inquiries concerning products should be made to the authorized distributor or one of the
following:
Fujikura Europe Ltd.
C51 Barwell Business Park
Leatherhead Road, Chessington, Surrey KT9 2NY
UK
Tel.
+44-20-8240-2000 (Service: +44-20-8240-2020)
Fax. +44-20-8240-2010 (Service: +44-20-8240-2029)
URL http://www.fujikura.co.uk
AFL
260 Parkway East
Duncan, SOUTH CAROLINA 29334
U.S.A.
Tel.
+1-800-235-3423
(Service: +1-800-866-3602)
Fax. +1-800-926-0007
(Service: +1-800-433-5452)
P.O.Box 3127 Spartanburg, SC 29304-3127
URL http://www.AFLglobal.com
Fujikura Asia Ltd.
438A Alexandra Road, Block A Alexandra Techno Park #08-03,
SINGAPORE, 119967
Tel.
+65-6278-8955 Fax. +65-6273-7705
URL http://www.fujikura.com.sg
Fujikura Ltd.
1-5-1 Kiba, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-8512
Japan
Tel. +81-3-5606-1131 Fax. +81-3-5606-1528
URL http://www.fusionsplicer.fujikura.com
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