Greenlee 910FS Operator's Manual

Greenlee 910FS Operator's Manual
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
910FS
Optical Fiber Fusion Splicer
Read and understand all of the instructions
and safety information in this manual
before operating or servicing this tool.
Register this product at www.greenlee.com
52063481 REV 4
© 2015 Greenlee Textron Inc.
3/15
910FS Splicer
Table of Contents
Preface
3
Important Safety Information
4
Section 1. Identification
9
Section 2. Operation
11
Setup.............................................................................................................................11
Splice Mode..................................................................................................................12
Fiber Preparation...........................................................................................................13
Splicing Procedure........................................................................................................15
Heating Protection Sleeve.............................................................................................17
Cooling Tray..................................................................................................................17
Splice-on Connectors...................................................................................................17
Carrying Case with Work Table.....................................................................................18
Upgrading Software......................................................................................................19
Button Functions...........................................................................................................19
Appendixes...................................................................................................................19
Section 3. Menu Operation
20
Splice Mode Menu (S–Mode)........................................................................................22
Heater Mode Menu (H–Mode).......................................................................................25
Maintenance..................................................................................................................27
Splice Set......................................................................................................................30
Data Save......................................................................................................................31
Set.................................................................................................................................33
Section 4. Specifications
38
Section 5. Troubleshooting
39
Appendix A. 910FS Fusion Splicer Cleaning
44
Appendix B. Practice Splicing
47
Appendix C. Greenlee Splice-on Connectors
49
Greenlee / A Textron Company
2
4455 Boeing Dr. • Rockford, IL 61109-2988 USA • 815-397-7070
910FS Splicer
Preface
Description
The Greenlee Communications 910FS Optical Fiber Fusion Splicer is intended to fuse
fibers, resulting in low splice loss and long-term stable splices. Splice loss depends on
certain conditions such as fiber preparation, splicing parameters, and fiber condition.
The 910FS fusion splicer uses a CDS (Core Detection System), which is also widely
known as PAS (Profile Alignment System). Two cameras sense the center of the core
of the fibers, with the fusion splicer then adjusting in the X, Y, and Z dimensions to
automatically and precisely align the two fiber cores. A fusing arc is applied, which then
provides the lowest loss fusion splice.
The 910FS with PAS technology is designed for splicing many types of optical fibers.
It is small in size and lightweight, making it suitable for any operating environment. It is
easy to operate, and it splices fast while maintaining low splice loss.
Contents List
• 910FS fusion splicer
• 250 micron adapter pair
• 900 micron adapter pair
• SC/LC splice-on connector adapter
• Spare electrodes (one pair)
• AC adapter (power supply) with line cord
• Battery pack (installed in 910FS)
• Carry case
• 1.5 mm hex wrench
• Plastic tweezers
• Cooling tray
• Electrode polisher with 10 polishing strips
• Cleaning brush
• USB Cable
• RS-232 serial cable
Safety
Safety is essential in the use and maintenance of Greenlee tools and equipment.
This instruction manual and any markings on the tool provide information for avoiding
hazards and unsafe practices related to the use of this tool. Observe all of the safety
information provided.
Purpose of This Manual
This instruction manual is intended to familiarize all personnel with the safe operation
and maintenance procedures for the Greenlee Communications 910FS Optical Fiber
Fusion Splicer.
Keep this manual available to all personnel. Replacement manuals are available upon
request at no charge at www.greenlee.com.
All specifications are nominal and may change as design improvements occur. Greenlee Textron Inc. shall not
be liable for damages resulting from misapplication or misuse of its products.
fiberTOOLS is a trademark of Textron Innovations Inc.
Greenlee / A Textron Company
3
4455 Boeing Dr. • Rockford, IL 61109-2988 USA • 815-397-7070
910FS Splicer
Important Safety Information
General
Use this unit for the manufacturer’s intended purpose only, as described in this manual.
Any other use can impair the protection provided by the unit. Do not use the splicer on
live fibers.
Environmental Conditions
This tool is designed to operate at a maximum relative humidity of 95% and at altitudes
up to 5000 m (16,400 ft).
Before Applying Power
Verify that the tool is set to match the available line voltage and the correct fuse is
installed.
Do Not Operate in Explosive Atmosphere
Do not operate the tool in the presence of flammable gases or fumes.
Do Not Remove Instrument Cover
Do not remove the cover of the unit for any reason. It contains no user-serviceable parts.
SAFETY
ALERT
SYMBOL
This symbol is used to call your attention to hazards or unsafe practices which could
result in an injury or property damage. The signal word, defined below, indicates the
severity of the hazard. The message after the signal word provides information for
preventing or avoiding the hazard.
Immediate hazards which, if not avoided, WILL result in severe injury or death.
Hazards which, if not avoided, COULD result in severe injury or death.
Hazards or unsafe practices which, if not avoided, MAY result in injury or property
damage.
Read and understand all of the instructions and safety information in
this manual before operating or ­servicing this tool.
Failure to observe this warning could result in severe injury or death.
Greenlee / A Textron Company
4
4455 Boeing Dr. • Rockford, IL 61109-2988 USA • 815-397-7070
910FS Splicer
Important Safety Information
Electric shock hazard:
Contact with live circuits could result in severe injury or death.
Wear eye protection when using this tool.
Fiber fragments can be extremely dangerous if they come into contacts with eyes or skin or are ingested.
Disconnect AC power cord from AC adapter inlet or wall socket (outlet) immediately if
user observes the following or if the splicer receives the following faults:
• Fumes, bad odor, noise, or overheat occurs.
• Liquid or foreign matter falls into cabinet.
• Splicer is damaged or dropped.
If these faults occur, return unit to Greenlee service center for repair. Leaving splicer in
a damaged state could cause equipment failure, electric shock or fire, and could result
in severe injury or death.
Electric shock hazard:
• Use only AC adapter or battery charger designed for this splicer. Using an
improper AC power source could cause fuming, electric shock, or equipment
damage.
• Do not disassemble or modify splicer, AC adapter, or battery. Do not remove
or bypass any electrical or mechanical device (e.g., fuse or safety switch)
incorporated into design and manufacturing of this equipment.
• Never operate tool in an environment where flammable liquids or vapors exist.
Risk of fire or explosion could result from the tool’s electrical arc in such an
environment.
• Do not use compressed gas or canned air to clean tool. They may contain
flammable materials that could ignite during electrical discharge.
• Do not touch electrodes when splicer is on and power is supplied to unit. The
electrodes generate high voltage and high temperatures that could cause a severe
shock or burn.
• Turn tool off and disconnect AC power cord before replacing electrodes.
Failure to observe these warnings could result in severe injury or death.
Greenlee / A Textron Company
5
4455 Boeing Dr. • Rockford, IL 61109-2988 USA • 815-397-7070
910FS Splicer
Important Safety Information
Electric shock hazard: Use only proper power source.
• Check AC power source before use. Proper AC power source is 100–240 VAC,
50–60 Hz. Proper DC power source is 10–12 VDC. Improper AC or DC power
source could cause fuming, electric shock, or equipment damage.
• AC generators commonly produce abnormally high AC output voltage or irregular
frequencies. Measure output AC voltage with a circuit tester before connecting
the AC power cord. Such abnormally high voltage or frequency from a generator
could cause fuming, electric shock, or equipment damage. Make sure generator is
regularly checked and serviced.
Failure to observe these warnings could result in severe injury or death.
Electric shock hazard:
• Do not modify, abuse, heat, or excessively pull on power cord. Use of a damaged
cord could cause fuming, electric shock, or equipment damage.
• This tool uses a three-prong (core) AC power cord that contains an earthed
ground safety mechanism. This tool must be grounded. Use only the supplied
power cord. Never use a two-prong (core) power cord, extension cord, or plug.
• Connect AC power cord properly to splicer (inlet) and wall socket (outlet). When
inserting AC plug, make sure there is no dust or dirt on terminals. Engage by
pressing the female plug into the splicer (inlet) and the male plug into the wall
socket (outlet) until both plugs are fully seated. Incomplete engagement could
cause fuming, electric shock, or equipment damage.
• Do not short-circuit the terminals of AC adapter and optional battery. Excessive
electrical current could cause fuming, electric shock, or equipment damage.
• Do not touch the splicer, AC power cord, and AC plugs with wet hands.
• Do not operate splicer near hot objects, in hot temperature environments, in
dusty/humid atmospheres or when condensation is present on the tool. This may
result in electric shock, splicer malfunction, or poor splicing performance.
Failure to observe these warnings could result in severe injury or death.
Greenlee / A Textron Company
6
4455 Boeing Dr. • Rockford, IL 61109-2988 USA • 815-397-7070
910FS Splicer
Important Safety Information
Explosion hazard: Follow these instructions when using lithium-ion battery:
• Do not charge battery with other methods than instructed.
• Do not dispose of battery in an incinerator or fire.
• Do not charge or discharge battery near a flame or in direct sunlight.
• Do not excessively shake or jar battery.
• If battery leaks liquid residue, be careful handling battery so liquid does not
contact skin or eyes. If skin or eyes are contacted, immediately wash thoroughly
and seek medical attention. Dispose of battery and order replacement from
Greenlee.
• If charge did not complete in four hours or the “CHARGE” LED is constantly on,
stop charging immediately and call Greenlee service center for repair.
Failure to observe these warnings could result in severe injury or death.
Battery safety:
• Do not allow anything to contact the battery terminals.
• Do not immerse batteries in liquid. Liquid may create a short circuit and damage
the battery. If batteries are immersed, contact your service center for proper
handling.
• Do not place the battery into a pocket, tool pouch, or tool box with conductive
objects. Conductive objects may create a short circuit and damage the battery.
• Do not place a battery on moist ground or grass. Moisture may create a short
circuit and damage the battery.
• Do not store the battery at more than 122 °F (50 °C) or less than –4 °F (–20 °C).
Damage to the battery can result.
• Do not use another manufacturer’s charger. Other manufacturers’ chargers may
overcharge and damage the battery.
• Do not attempt to open the battery. It contains no user-serviceable parts.
Failure to observe these precautions may result in injury and may damage the unit.
Greenlee / A Textron Company
7
4455 Boeing Dr. • Rockford, IL 61109-2988 USA • 815-397-7070
910FS Splicer
Important Safety Information
• Do not store tool in areas of extremely high temperature and humidity.
• Do not touch protection sleeve or tube heater during or immediately after heating.
These surfaces are very hot and touching them may result in burns.
• Do not place tool in an unstable or unbalanced position. Tool may shift or lose
balance, causing unit to fall.
• This tool is precision adjusted and aligned. Do not allow unit to receive a strong
shock or impact. Use supplied carrying case for transportation and storage.
Carrying case protects tool from damage, moisture, vibration, and shock.
Failure to observe these precautions may result in injury and may damage the unit.
Follow these instructions for handling electrodes:
• Use only specified electrodes.
• Set new electrodes in correct position.
• Replace electrodes as a pair.
Failure to observe this precaution may cause abnormal arc discharge, which may
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. Use of other chemicals may
cause blurring, discoloration, damage, or deterioration.
• This tool requires no lubrication. Oil or grease may degrade the splicing
performance and damage the splicer.
• This equipment must be repaired or adjusted by a qualified technician or engineer.
Incorrect repair may cause fire or electric shock. Contact Greenlee service center
for repair.
Failure to observe these precautions may result in injury and may damage the unit.
Greenlee / A Textron Company
8
4455 Boeing Dr. • Rockford, IL 61109-2988 USA • 815-397-7070
910FS Splicer
Section 1. Identification
Components of Splicer
Tube Heater
Cooling Tray
Wind Protector
Keypads
USB
Port
LCD
Greenlee / A Textron Company
Battery
Compartment
9
RS-232
Port
4455 Boeing Dr. • Rockford, IL 61109-2988 USA • 815-397-7070
910FS Splicer
Top View
Wind Protector
Mirror
Electrode Cover
Fiber Adapter
Guide Groove
V-groove
Electrode
Cover
Greenlee / A Textron Company
10
Fiber
Adapter
4455 Boeing Dr. • Rockford, IL 61109-2988 USA • 815-397-7070
910FS Splicer
Section 2. Operation
Setup
Installing Battery in Splicer
The 910FS can be powered by an external power adapter and battery.
Inserting the Battery
Remove the protective cover from the battery contacts. Insert the battery into the battery
compartment until it clicks into place.
Removing the Battery
Turn off the splicer. Push the release button, located on the side of the splicer body, and
remove the battery.
Two Methods of Checking Remaining Battery Capacity
• If the battery is already installed in the splicer, turn the splicer ON. The battery is
automatically identified, and the remaining battery capacity is displayed on the
“Ready” screen.
• Press the battery check button on the battery pack. The remaining battery capacity
is indicated on the LED indicator.
Greenlee / A Textron Company
11
4455 Boeing Dr. • Rockford, IL 61109-2988 USA • 815-397-7070
910FS Splicer
Turning Splicer ON
Press and hold
until the LED on the keypad turns ON (green color).
?
The “Ready” screen is displayed after all the motors reset to their initial positions.
The power source type is automatically identified. If the battery is used, the remaining
battery capacity is displayed.
Splice Mode
Use SM splice mode for standard SM fiber (ITU-TG.652) splicing. It performs splices in
9 seconds and is the quickest mode for SM fiber splicing.
Use AUTO splice mode if fiber type is not identified. Splice takes 2 seconds longer but it
covers most conventional fiber splicing for the following reasons:
• AUTO mode first identifies fiber type by analyzing fiber profile, and the splicing
condition is chosen for the type of fiber. The types of fibers covered by AUTO are
all the conventional fibers, such as SMF (G652), BIF (G657), NZDSF (G655), MMF
(G651), etc. AUTO mode takes longer than the SM processes but is recommended
in cases where the fiber type is not positively identified or if the user is new to fusion
splicing.
• AUTO mode uses an automatic arc calibration function, which monitors the splicing
process and ensures adequate arc power for the splice.
Automatic Arc Calibration Function
This function calibrates the arc power at every splice. When the automatic arc
calibration function is enabled, performing the arc calibration function before a splice
operation is not necessary. The automatic arc calibration function works in AUTO modes
only. It is not active in the standard splice modes. When using those modes, performing
arc calibration before splicing is strongly recommended.
Greenlee / A Textron Company
12
4455 Boeing Dr. • Rockford, IL 61109-2988 USA • 815-397-7070
910FS Splicer
Fiber Preparation
Placing Protection Sleeve over Fiber
Place the protection sleeve over the fiber. Clean optical fiber with alcohol-soaked gauze
or lint-free tissue approximately 100 mm (4 in) from the tip.
Note: Splice-on connectors are pre-cleaved. Do not attempt to clean the fiber on the
splice-on connector. Follow the instructions supplied with the splice-on connectors.
• Clean optical fiber with alcohol-soaked gauze or lint-free tissue. Dust particulates
can enter the protection sleeve, resulting in a fiber break or attenuation increase.
• Make sure fiber is passed through the protection sleeve.
• When protection sleeve core tube is longer than the length of outer sheath, cut off
excess sleeve to avoid micro bend after heating.
Failure to observe these precautions may result in injury and may damage the unit.
Greenlee / A Textron Company
13
4455 Boeing Dr. • Rockford, IL 61109-2988 USA • 815-397-7070
910FS Splicer
Stripping and Cleaning Fiber
Use the supplied fiber stripping tool to strip the outer coating 30 to 40 mm (1.25 to 1.5
in) from its tip. Thoroughly clean the fiber with alcohol-soaked (99% or greater) gauze or
lint-free tissue.
Fiber Cleaving
Do not let the fiber end-face touch anything. Place the fiber into the universal adapter,
and insert the adapter into the 910CL. Follow the instructions for the 910CL to cleave
the fiber.
Loading Fiber into Splicer
1. Open the wind protector and install the fiber adapters into the splicer, making sure
the fiber is positioned into the center of the V-grooves.
2. Close the wind protector.
Greenlee / A Textron Company
14
4455 Boeing Dr. • Rockford, IL 61109-2988 USA • 815-397-7070
910FS Splicer
Splicing Procedure
To ensure a good splice, the optical fiber is observed with the image processing system
equipped in the 910FS. However, in some cases the image processing system cannot
detect a faulty splice. Visual inspection with the monitor is often necessary for better
splicing yield. Observe the following standard operating procedure:
• After fibers are loaded into the splicer, press and the fibers will move toward each
other. The fiber motion stops and the cleaning arc is performed. The cleave angle
and end-face quality are checked. If the measured cleave angle is greater than its
set threshold or fiber chipping is detected, the beeper sounds 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 observed,
remove the fiber from the splicer and repeat fiber preparation. These fiber cleave
defects may cause a faulty splice.
Chip
Lip
Incline
• After fiber inspection, the fibers are aligned core-to-core or cladding-to-cladding.
Cladding axis offset and core axis offset measurements can be displayed.
• After completion of fiber alignment, an arc discharge is performed to splice the
fibers.
• Estimated splice loss is displayed upon completion of splicing. Splice loss is
affected by factors stated in Section 5. These factors are taken into account
to calculate, or estimate, splice loss. The calculation is based on dimensional
parameters, such as MFD, cleave quality, and fusion splice shape after the splice.
If either the cleave angle measured 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 looks poor by visual inspection through the
monitor, it is strongly recommended to resplice.
Greenlee / A Textron Company
15
4455 Boeing Dr. • Rockford, IL 61109-2988 USA • 815-397-7070
910FS Splicer
Notes:
• Splice point sometimes looks a bit fatter than other parts. This is considered a
normal splice and does not affect splice loss.
• To change threshold for estimated splice loss or cleave angle, refer to “Splice
Mode” in this manual for details.
• Splice loss may be improved in some cases by additional arc discharges.
Press
for an additional arc discharge (re-arc). Splice loss estimate and
splice check are performed again. Splice loss may be worsened in some cases
by additional arc discharges (re-arcs). Additional arc discharge can be set to
“disabled”, or limited to the number of additional arcs.
• Splicing result is automatically saved in splicer memory.
Arc Calibration
When a splicing session is first started or if the splicing environment has changed, it is
recommended that the technician perform an arc calibration.
1. Place cleaved fibers into the splicer.
2. Press
and navigate to the “Maintenance” menu. Select “Arc Calibration.”
3. Follow the on-screen prompts.
Note: It might be necessary to push
prompt is achieved.
Greenlee / A Textron Company
16
up to three times until “the arc adjust OK”
4455 Boeing Dr. • Rockford, IL 61109-2988 USA • 815-397-7070
910FS Splicer
Heating Protection Sleeve
1. Transfer the fiber with protection sleeve from the centering device to the tube heater.
2. Close the tube heater lid.
Notes:
• Make sure the splice point is located at the center of the protection sleeve.
• Make sure the strength member in the protection sleeve is placed downward.
• Make sure the fiber is not distorted.
• The splice-on connector must be installed on the right-hand side of the splicer
heater. Use heater profile #1 for the SOC.
3. Press
to start tube heating. The beeper sounds and the HEAT LED (red color)
turns off when tube heating is completed.
4. Open the tube heater lids and remove the protected fiber from the tube heater. Apply
some tension to the fiber while removing it from the tube heater.
5. Visually inspect the finished sleeve to verify that no bubbles or debris/dust is present
in the sleeve.
Cooling Tray
Place the splice into the cooling tray on the back of the 910FS splicer.
Splice-on Connectors
The 910FS uses the Greenlee version of splice-on connectors. The 910FS currently
supports SC, LC, FC, and ST versions (both PC and APC finish, where applicable).
Follow the instructions supplied with the SOC packaging.
Greenlee / A Textron Company
17
4455 Boeing Dr. • Rockford, IL 61109-2988 USA • 815-397-7070
910FS Splicer
Carrying Case with Work Table
The top cover of the carrying case can be used as a work table. Place the tray mounting
attachment on the top of the case and mount the fusion splicer on top of the mounting
attachment, as shown below. This provides a safe and secure work surface.
Greenlee / A Textron Company
18
4455 Boeing Dr. • Rockford, IL 61109-2988 USA • 815-397-7070
910FS Splicer
Upgrading Software
The 910FS software can be upgraded using the online software upgrade tool
at www.greenlee.com.
Button Functions
Button
Description
Turns the splicer ON/OFF
Menu key
Enter key
Return/Exit key
Left key
Right key/Help key
Up key/Bright key for LCD
Down key/Dark key for LCD
Start/Stop heating protection
Re-calibrates arc power
Resets the motor position
Starts splicing work
Switches between X, Y and X/Y views
Appendixes
Refer to the following appendixes at the end of this manual for additional operating
information:
• Appendix A—910FS Fusion Splicer Cleaning
• Appendix B—Practice Splicing
• Appendix C—Greenlee Splice-on Connectors
Greenlee / A Textron Company
19
4455 Boeing Dr. • Rockford, IL 61109-2988 USA • 815-397-7070
910FS Splicer
Section 3. Menu Operation
Press
to enter the splicer menu. There are six main menus:
1. Splice Mode Menu (S–Mode)
2. Heater Mode Menu (H–Mode)
3. Maintenance
4. Splice Set
5. Data Save
6. Set
Greenlee / A Textron Company
20
4455 Boeing Dr. • Rockford, IL 61109-2988 USA • 815-397-7070
910FS Splicer
Explanation of Splice Modes
Mode No.
Splice Mode
1
AUTO
2
AUTO SM
3
AUTO DS
4
AUTO NZ
5
AUTO MM1
6
SM
7
DS
8
NZ
9
MM1
10
AT1(SM)
11
SM FAST
12~60
Description
For splicing in most cases; the splicer will automatically adjust splice parameters
according to fiber type.
Automatic arc calibration works in this splice mode.
For splicing standard single-mode fiber (ITU-T G652).
The MFD is 9 to 10 µm at wavelength of 1310 nm.
Automatic arc calibration works in this splice mode.
For splicing dispersion-shifted fiber (ITU-T G653).
The MFD is 7 to 9 µm at wavelength of 1550 nm.
Automatic arc calibration works in this splice mode.
For splicing non-zero dispersion-shifted fiber (ITU-T G655).
The MFD is 9 to 10 µm at wavelength of 1550 nm.
Automatic arc calibration works in this splice mode.
For splicing multi-mode fiber (ITU-T G651). Core diameter: 50.0 to 62.5 µm.
Automatic arc calibration works in this splice mode.
For splicing standard single-mode fiber (ITU-T G652).
The MFD is 9 to 10 µm at wavelength of 1310 nm.
User can edit all parameters of this splice mode such as prefuse power, prefuse
time, arc power, arc time, align, proof test, etc.
The manual splicing operation is provided. Automatic arc calibration does not work
in this splice mode.
For splicing dispersion-shifted fiber (ITU-T G653).
The MFD is 7 to 9 µm at wavelength near 1550 nm.
User can edit all parameters of this splice mode such as prefuse power, prefuse
time, arc power, arc time, align, proof test, etc.
The manual splicing operation is provided. Automatic arc calibration does not work
in this splice mode.
For splicing non-zero dispersion-shifted fiber (ITU-T G655).
The MFD is 9 to 10 µm at wavelength of 1550 nm.
User can edit all parameters of this splice mode such as prefuse power, prefuse
time, arc power, arc time, align, proof test, etc.
The manual splicing operation is provided. Automatic arc calibration does not work
in this splice mode.
For splicing multi-mode fiber (ITU-T G651). Core diameter: 50.0 to 62.5 µm.
User can edit all parameters of this splice mode such as prefuse power, prefuse
time, arc power, arc time, align, proof test, etc.
The manual splicing operation is provided. Automatic arc calibration does not work
in this mode.
User can set the attenuation value in the range of 0.1 to 15 dB.
Set the desired splice loss. If after the splice is completed the desired loss is not
achieved, the user can adjust the splicing coefficient. Increasing the coefficient will
increase the desired loss; decreasing the coefficient will reduce the splice loss.
For splicing standard single-mode fiber (ITU-T G652).
The MFD is 9 to 10 µm at wavelength of 1310 nm.
It is the fastest splice mode at 9 seconds splicing time. This mode process does
not analyze fiber geometry.
BLANK
User can assign these as their own custom splicing profiles.
(other modes)
Greenlee / A Textron Company
21
4455 Boeing Dr. • Rockford, IL 61109-2988 USA • 815-397-7070
910FS Splicer
Splice Mode Menu (S–Mode)
(1) Select Splice Mode
Select “S–Mode” to access the available splicing modes. Use p and q to highlight the
desired splicing mode. Then press 8 to confirm.
Select an appropriate splice mode for the type of fiber to be spliced, and press p or q
to select the splice mode. Then press 8 to confirm.
Note: “1 AUTO SM/NZ/DS/MM” mode is recommended for splicing in most cases. In
this mode, the splicer automatically adjusts splice parameters according to the fiber
type.
(2) Edit Splice Mode
Splicing parameters in each splice mode can be modified.
In “Select Splice Mode” menu, press u to enter “Edit Splice Mode” and modify the
splice mode as shown below.
Press p or q to select the parameter to be modified, and then press 8 to enter the
parameter setting.
Press p or q to modify the parameter, and then press 8 to confirm.
Greenlee / A Textron Company
22
4455 Boeing Dr. • Rockford, IL 61109-2988 USA • 815-397-7070
910FS Splicer
Note: In AUTO mode, certain parameters cannot be changed.
Parameter
Description
Arc Power
In SM/DS/MM/NZ/AUTO modes the arc power is fixed at 40 bits.
Arc Time
Arc time is fixed at 1500 ms for SM and DS modes, 2000 ms for
NZ mode, and 3000 ms for MM mode. This is automatically set
depending on the fiber type when AUTO mode is selected.
Edit Mode for Splicing
• Fiber Type: Select or enter the name of fiber being spliced.
• Mode Title1: Enter type of fiber.
• Mode Title2: Enter alternate name of fiber type.
• Align: Select Core, Clad or Manual options. In manual mode the user can control the
motors by hand.
• Proof Test: Enable or disable the tension test after splicing. Disable this for splice-on
connector use.
• Cleave Limit: Set or disable the cleave error limit in degrees.
• Loss Limit: Set or disable the splice loss notification level.
• Axis Offset Limit: Set or disable the axis offset error limit in degrees.
• Cleaning Arc: Set or disable the duration of the cleaning arc.
• Gap: Increase the gap if the fibers are “soft” and melt too easily. Decrease the gap if
the fibers are “hard to melt”.
• Gap Set: Set the gap closer to the larger diameter core fiber when splicing
dissimilar-sized fibers. This may also be necessary when splicing what the user
may consider to be the same size fiber but the two fibers are from different
manufacturers.
• Prefuse Power: Set or disable the power to the electrode during the initial fusing
cycle.
• Prefuse Time: Set or disable the duration of the prefuse cycle.
• Overlap: Set or disable the overlap closer if the fibers are hard to splice or the core
diameter is thick. (The harder the closer, the thicker the closer; the softer the farther,
the thinner the farther.)
• Arc1 Power: Increase or decrease or disable the Arc1 power.
• Arc1 Time: Increase or decrease or disable the Arc1 duration.
• Arc2 Power: Increase or decrease or disable the Arc2 power.
• Arc2 Time: Increase or decrease or disable the Arc2 duration.
• Arc2 ON Time: Set or disable the Arc2’s working (arcing) duration.
• Arc2 OFF Time: Set or disable the Arc2’s off duration.
• Rearc Time: Set or disable the duration of the Rearc.
Greenlee / A Textron Company
23
4455 Boeing Dr. • Rockford, IL 61109-2988 USA • 815-397-7070
910FS Splicer
Summary of electrode activation:
C
A
D
B
F
I
E
J
G
H
A: Cleaning Arc
B: Prefuse Time
C: Arc1 Time
D: Arc2 Time
E: Rearc Time
F: Prefuse Power
G: Arc1 Power
H: Arc2 Power
I:
Arc2 ON Time
J: Arc2 OFF Time
Note: Not all settings are available in the AUTO modes.
This is a general guideline for the user to control the fusion settings. Every type of fiber
has its own characteristics and properties that may require the manual setting of these
parameters. The user will have to perform careful experiments with their individual fibers
to obtain optimum results.
Greenlee / A Textron Company
24
4455 Boeing Dr. • Rockford, IL 61109-2988 USA • 815-397-7070
910FS Splicer
Heater Mode Menu (H–Mode)
There are 20 user-programmable heating modes. Select the one most suitable for the
protection sleeve used.
Each tube-heating mode is optimized for a type of protection sleeve. These modes can
be found in the database area for reference. Copy the appropriate one and paste it into
the user-programmable area. The operator can edit the user-programmable modes.
(1) Select Heater Mode
Select “H–Mode” to access the available heater modes. Use p and q to highlight the
desired heater mode. Then press 8 to confirm.
Select the heater mode most suitable for the protection sleeve to be used.
Press p or q to select a heater mode. Then press 8 to confirm.
(2) Edit Heater Mode
Tube-heating conditions stored in heater mode can be edited or changed.
Editable parameters include Heat Time and Heat Temp (heating temperature). Heat
Time will automatically adjust according to atmospheric conditions, e.g., ambient
temperature. The real Heat Time may vary from set Heat Time.
Sets Heating Temperature: Fiber coating may melt if Heat Temp is over 190 °C (374 °F).
Sets Finish Temp (Finish Temperature): When heater approaches this temperature, the
buzzer beeps, announcing the sleeve is cooled down and is ready to be removed from
the heater.
Greenlee / A Textron Company
25
4455 Boeing Dr. • Rockford, IL 61109-2988 USA • 815-397-7070
910FS Splicer
In “Select Heater Mode”, press u to enter the “Edit Heater Mode” menu as shown
below.
Press p or q to select the parameter to be modified, and then press 8 to enter the
parameter setting.
Press p or q to modify the parameter, and then press 8 to confirm.
Edit Mode for Heater Settings
• Sleeve Type: Enter the protection sleeve name.
• Mode Title1: Enter the heater mode setting name.
• Mode Title2: Enter the alternate heater mode setting name.
• Heat Time: Enter the heater duration.
• Heater Control: Enter the splice protector size as Long, Mid or Micro.
• Center Heat Temp: Enter the center of the oven temperature.
• L-R Heat Temp: Enter the left- and right-hand sides oven temperature.
• Cool Time: Disable it when not needed. Also, to disable the beep. (The “beep” is
activated when the “cool time” has been set as “x” seconds; there is no “beep”
when the cool time has been set to zero seconds.)
• Heater Mode: Enter the mode as center and sides activated or center only
activated.
Greenlee / A Textron Company
26
4455 Boeing Dr. • Rockford, IL 61109-2988 USA • 815-397-7070
910FS Splicer
Maintenance
The 910FS can perform routine maintenance. In “Maintenance”, the operator can
calibrate arc, set motor drive, calibrate motors, adjust screen, replace electrodes, and
stabilize electrodes.
Arc Calibration
Used to calibrate arc function to obtain the best splicing results when a splicing session
is first started or if the splicing environment has changed.
1. Place splicer in Splice Mode #1 (AUTO).
2. Select “Arc Calibration.”
3. Prepare and load fibers.
4. Press 8 .
5. If too low or high, load new fibers.
6. Press 8 .
7. Repeat steps 1–4 until “arc adjust OK” displays on splicer screen.
Greenlee / A Textron Company
27
4455 Boeing Dr. • Rockford, IL 61109-2988 USA • 815-397-7070
910FS Splicer
Cleaning the Electrodes
It may be necessary to clean the electrodes if the arc calibration fails or if the 910FS is
not splicing properly.
1. Remove the electrodes and clean the electrodes using the electrode polisher.
2. Insert the electrode tip into the hole of the electrode polisher and gently rotate the
electrode.
3. Wipe the electrodes with 99% pure IPA. Do not touch the electrode surface with
your fingers. Now is a good time to clean the objective lens while the electrodes are
not in the way.
4. Re-install the electrodes into the splicer.
5. Perform an arc calibration to calibrate the power to the electrodes.
Motor Drive
Used to manually control the motors.
1. Press p or q to move to the selected drive motor.
2. Press 8 to change the speed of the motor.
3. Press t or u to select the motor.
4. Press 9 to exit.
Motor Calibration
Used to auto adjust the motor’s position.
1. Prepare and load left and right fibers.
2. Press 8 and wait for the splicer to automatically calibrate the motor positions.
Greenlee / A Textron Company
28
4455 Boeing Dr. • Rockford, IL 61109-2988 USA • 815-397-7070
910FS Splicer
Screen Adjust
Used to adjust the fiber position when the fibers are displayed outside of the displayed
screen boundaries.
1. Prepare and load left and right fibers.
2. Press 8 and then press p and q to switch between X and Y screen views.
3. Press p and q to adjust the fiber positions.
4. Press 8 to confirm modification.
5. Press 9 to exit.
Replace Electrodes
1. Turn splicer OFF.
2. Replace the electrodes.
3. Power splicer ON.
4. Select “Replace Electrodes” from menu.
5. Follow on-screen prompts. (This process may take 10 minutes.)
Greenlee / A Textron Company
29
4455 Boeing Dr. • Rockford, IL 61109-2988 USA • 815-397-7070
910FS Splicer
Stabilize Electrodes
Perform this function when the splicer is not performing properly and/or when the arc
display is not a uniform light pattern.
1. Prepare and load left and right fibers.
2. Press 8 and wait for the splicer to automatically stabilize the electrodes.
Splice Set
Splice setting options include splicing control, display settings, and splice limit settings
for all splice profiles.
Navigate to the “Splice Set” icon and press 8 .
Each menu item can be enabled or disabled per the user’s preference.
Greenlee / A Textron Company
30
4455 Boeing Dr. • Rockford, IL 61109-2988 USA • 815-397-7070
910FS Splicer
Data Save
The 910FS stores up to 5000 splicing results, which can be downloaded via the
USB port.
Navigate to the “Data Save” icon and press 8 to access.
Splice Memory
The Splice Memory function allows the user to display, export, and clear splice memory.
Use p and q to select “Splice Memory” in Data Save menu, and press 8 to confirm.
Greenlee / A Textron Company
31
4455 Boeing Dr. • Rockford, IL 61109-2988 USA • 815-397-7070
910FS Splicer
Enter “Display Splice Memory” menu to browse splice results. Use p and q to select
splice result, and press 8 to view details. Press 9 to exit.
Enter “Clear Splice Memory” menu to delete splice results. Use t and u to switch
between Start and End number of splice results. Use p and q to change value.
Press 8 to confirm, and press 9 to exit.
Format Memory
The Format Memory function allows the user to format the entire memory. Press 8 to
confirm, and press 9 to exit.
Clear Arc Count
The Clear Arc Count function allows the user to clear current arc counts from the last
clearance. Press 8 to confirm, and press 9 to exit.
Greenlee / A Textron Company
32
4455 Boeing Dr. • Rockford, IL 61109-2988 USA • 815-397-7070
910FS Splicer
Maintenance INFO
The Maintenance INFO function allows the user to check total fusion count, software
version, and serial number information.
Set
This menu is used to set system settings.
Language
Press p and q to set the desired language.
Greenlee / A Textron Company
33
4455 Boeing Dr. • Rockford, IL 61109-2988 USA • 815-397-7070
910FS Splicer
Beep Switch
The Beep Switch function allows the user to enable or disable the splicer beeper.
Screen Direction
The Screen Direction function allows the user to change the display direction for frontor back-facing position.
Greenlee / A Textron Company
34
4455 Boeing Dr. • Rockford, IL 61109-2988 USA • 815-397-7070
910FS Splicer
Power Save
The Power Save function conserves energy by turning off the power supply to the
LCD monitor if the splicer performs no operation after a certain period of time (0 to
20 minutes adjustable). The LED indicator turns on after Power Save is enabled. Press
any key to turn the LCD monitor back on. The splicer can also be set to automatically
turn off after a certain period of time without operation (0 to 20 minutes adjustable).
LCD Brightness
In the “Ready” interface after the splicer is powered ON, press 8 to enter the splicer
menu. Use p and q to select the “Set” icon, and then navigate to the “LCD Brightness”
tab. Use p and q to adjust the brightness. Then press 8 to confirm.
Greenlee / A Textron Company
35
4455 Boeing Dr. • Rockford, IL 61109-2988 USA • 815-397-7070
910FS Splicer
Set Calendar
The Set Calendar function allows the user to set date and time information. Press
t or u to select the item to adjust, and press p or q to increase or decrease the value.
Press 8 to confirm.
Sensor Value
Displays pressure (XXX Hpa), and temperature (XXX °C).
Load Default
Press 8 to restore the 910FS to default.
Password
Press 8 to enter the “Password” menu. Select “Password Lock”, and press 8
to
enable or disable password function.
Greenlee / A Textron Company
36
4455 Boeing Dr. • Rockford, IL 61109-2988 USA • 815-397-7070
910FS Splicer
When the password function is enabled, select “Set Password” and press 8 to set the
password. Use pqt u to select characters, add spaces, delete characters, or confirm.
(The password max. length is 8, and it can be uppercase letters, lowercase letters,
numbers, or symbols ). Finish setting by selecting “FINISH”.
When the splicer is restarted, the password interface is displayed. Customer can use the
password to unlock.
To cancel the password function, select “Set password”, and then select “FINISH”
(input nothing for password).
For service:
In the password interface, there is “Super password,” and the “[XX]” following is the
coordinate of “super-password.xlsx.” By using the super password, the user or service
staff can unlock the splicer to renew the password. The super password is obtained
from Greenlee customer service. For each restart, the [XX] is changed, so the user
cannot use the last super password again and needs to contact customer service.
Greenlee / A Textron Company
37
4455 Boeing Dr. • Rockford, IL 61109-2988 USA • 815-397-7070
910FS Splicer
Section 4. Specifications
Applicable Fibers
SM (ITU-T G.652), MM (ITU-T G.651), DS (ITU-T G.653),
NZDS/LEAF (ITU-T G.655), BIF (ITU-T G.657)
Fiber Cleaved Length
10 mm
Cladding Diameter
80-150 μm
Coating Diameter
100-1000 μm
Fiber Count
Single
Fiber Aligning Method
Auto Core alignment
Return Loss
≥60 dB
Actual Average Splice Loss
0.02 dB (SM), 0.01 dB (MM),
0.04 dB (DS), 0.04 dB (NZDS, LEAF, and BIF)*
Splicing Mode
60 preset/user-definable modes
Splicing Time
9 seconds in standard SM, 12 seconds in AUTO modes
Arc Calibration Mode
Automatic and Manual
Protection Sleeve Length
60 mm, 40 mm and micro sleeves
Storage of Splice Results
5000 results
Tension Test
2N
Fiber Display Magnification
240X
Tube Heating Mode
20 preset and user definable modes;
adjustable 0–240 seconds
Attenuator Mode
0.1 to 15 dB
Electrode Life
3000 splices
Splices per Battery Charge
360
Tube Heating Time
36 seconds typical
Splicing/Heating Times
250 cycles (splice/tube heat) typical
Display
5.7 inch color turn-over LCD
Connectivity
RS-232/USB 2.0
Operating Condition
0-5000 m (0-16,400 ft) above sea level; 0 to 95% RH;
-10 to 50 °C (14 to 122 °F): Maximum wind velocity of
15 m/s
Storage Condition
-20 to 70 °C (-4 to 158 °F); 0 to 95% RH
Power Supply
North America AC adapter (100-240 VAC);
Li battery (6600 mAh)
Weight
2.6 kg (5.72 lb) including battery
Dimensions (HxWxT)
180x160x155 mm (7.1 x 6.3 x 6.1 in)
Splice-on Connector
SC, LC, FC, and ST
* Insertion loss is for cut and re-splice of identical fibers.
Greenlee / A Textron Company
38
4455 Boeing Dr. • Rockford, IL 61109-2988 USA • 815-397-7070
910FS Splicer
Section 5. Troubleshooting
High Splice Loss Cause and Remedy
Symptom
Cause
Remedy
Core axial offset
Dust on V-groove or fiber
clamp chip.
Clean V-groove and fiber
clamp chip.
Core angle
Dust on V-groove or fiber
clamp chip damaged.
Clean V-groove and fiber.
Check clamp chip.
Bad fiber end-face quality.
Check if fiber cleaver
is clean and in good
condition.
Core step
Dust on V-groove or fiber
clamp chip.
Clean V-groove and fiber
clamp chip.
Core curve
Bad fiber end-face quality.
Check if fiber cleaver
is clean and in good
condition.
Prefuse power too low, or
prefuse time too short.
Increase “Prefuse Power”
and/or “Prefuse Time”.
Arc power too low.
Increase “Arc Power” and/
or “Arc Time”.
Bad fiber end-face quality.
Check if fiber cleaver
is clean and in good
condition.
Dust still present after
cleaning fiber or cleaning
arc.
Clean fiber thoroughly and/
or increase “Cleaning Arc
Time.”
Bad fiber end-face quality.
Check if fiber cleaver
is clean and in good
condition.
Prefuse power too low, or
prefuse time too short.
Increase “Prefuse Power”
and/or “Prefuse Time”.
Fiber stuffing too small.
Perform “Motor
Calibration”.
Prefuse power too high, or
prefuse time too long.
Decrease “Prefuse Power”
and/or “Prefuse Time”.
MFD mismatch
Combustion
Bubbles
Separation
continued on next page
Greenlee / A Textron Company
39
4455 Boeing Dr. • Rockford, IL 61109-2988 USA • 815-397-7070
910FS Splicer
High Splice Loss Cause and Remedy (cont’d)
Symptom
Cause
Remedy
Fat
Fiber stuffing too much.
Decrease “Overlap”
and perform “Motor
Calibration”.
Thin
Arc power not adequate.
Perform “Arc Calibration”.
Some arc parameters not
adequate.
Adjust “Prefuse Power”,
“Prefuse Time”, or
“Overlap”.
Some arc parameters not
adequate.
Adjust “Prefuse Power”,
“Prefuse Time”, or
“Overlap”.
Line
Note: A vertical line sometimes appears at the spice point when MM fibers or dissimilar
fibers (different diameters) are spliced. This does not affect splice quality, such as splice
loss or tensile strength.
Note: If the user is getting high splice losses, make sure that the 910FS is not in Splice
Mode #10, which is used to make attenuator splices.
Cleaver
If the cleaver does not cleave, make sure that the 250 micron acrylic coating is being
removed during the fiber stripping process.
Greenlee / A Textron Company
40
4455 Boeing Dr. • Rockford, IL 61109-2988 USA • 815-397-7070
910FS Splicer
Error Messages
Error Message
Reason
Solution
• The fiber end-face is placed on the
electrode centerline, or beyond it.
• The cleave length (bare fiber part) is
too long.
• Dust or dirt is on the objective lens
or the wind protector mirror.
• Confirm the setting position of the
stripped fiber end on the fiber cleaver.
Check the cleave length.
• Clean the lens or the mirror when dust or
dirt exists.
Clear Left/Right fibers!
• Dust or dirt is on the objective lens
or the wind protector mirror.
• “Cleaning Arc” time is too short or
OFF.
• Splicing indistinct core fibers with
the SM or DS modes.
• “Align” is set to “Core” to splice
indistinct core fibers when using
other splice modes.
• “Focus” is incorrectly set when
using other splice modes.
• Completely prepare the fiber again (strip,
clean, and cleave).
• Clean the lens or the mirror if dust or dirt
exists.
• Set the “Cleaning Arc” time to “30ms.”
When splicing carbon-coated fibers, set
to “100ms.”
• Use the MM mode to splice indistinct
core fibers (i.e., MM fiber).
• Set “Align” to “Clad” to splice indistinct
fibers (i.e., MM fiber).
• Set “Focus” to “Edge” to splice indistinct
core fibers (i.e., MM fiber). To splice
distinct core fibers, enter “Auto” or the
correct focus value.
Left/Right fiber X/Y set
error!
• The fiber is not set correctly at the
bottom of the V-groove. The fiber
position is out of focus range.
• Dust or dirt is on the fiber surface
resulting in focus failure.
• Dust or dirt is on the objective lens
or the wind protector mirror.
• Press , and re-position the fiber to seat
it correctly at the bottom of the V-groove.
• If fibers are not shown, use “screen
adjust.” Follow the procedure displayed
to enable the entire fiber to be displayed.
• Completely prepare the fiber again (strip,
clean, and cleave).
• Clean the lens or the mirror if dust or dirt
exists.
Cover is open!
The wind protector is opened during
splicing operation.
Press
Left/Right/L-R fiber
angle errors, shape
errors and clear left &
right errors
• “Core Angle Limit” is set too low.
• The splicer measures the core angle only
• Dust or dirt is on the V-groove or the
when using other splice modes. Increase
clamp chip.
the “Core Angle Limit” to an adequate
• Bad fiber end-face.
limit. (1.0 degree is standard.)
• Clean the V-groove and clamp chip, and
set the fibers again. If the error occurs
again, strip, clean, and cleave the fibers.
• Check the condition of fiber cleaver. If the
blade is worn, rotate the blade to a new
position.
Left/Right/L-R fiber set
too close!
Left/Right/L-R fiber set
too far!
Reset Left/Right fibers!
X/Y Motor out of range!
Greenlee / A Textron Company
41
after closing the wind protector.
4455 Boeing Dr. • Rockford, IL 61109-2988 USA • 815-397-7070
910FS Splicer
Error Messages (cont’d)
Error Message
Display “Wait
Download..”
LEFT_FIBER_DIRTY
RIGHT_FIBER_DIRTY
LR_FIBER_DIRTY
LR_ARC_VALUE_ERR
FIBER_PUSH_ERR
ARC_OFFSET_TOO_
LARGE
LENS_OFFSET_TOO_
LARGE
Reason
Solution
ON/OFF and ENTER buttons are held
at the same time.
Power off. Power back on.
Component damage – keypad.
Keypad replacement required.
Fibers are dirty.
Clean fiber and recleave.
V-grooves are dirty.
Clean V-grooves.
V-grooves are damaged.
V-grooves need to be factory replaced.
Fiber presser foot is dirty.
Clean presser foot of 910CL.
Fiber adapters are dirty.
Clean fiber adapters.
Mirrors are dirty.
Clean mirrors .
Lenses are dirty.
Clean lenses.
Fibers are dirty, passing the limit of
checking process.
Clean fiber and recleave.
Cleave angle is too big.
Recleave fibers to obtain good cleave
angle.
Failure to do the arc calibration.
Do arc calibration.
Electrodes are oxidized.
Clean electrodes or replace with a new pair.
Lenses are dirty.
Clean lenses.
Fiber is not in V-groove.
Replace fiber and check if fiber is in the
V-groove.
Fiber holder is not tight.
Reposition the fiber.
Backward tension is on fiber.
Release any tension on fiber.
The adapter holder is dirty.
Clean the fiber adapter holder.
Failure to do the arc calibration.
Do arc calibration.
Electrodes position error.
Check and or replace electrodes.
Electrodes are broken.
Replace electrodes.
Electrodes are oxidized.
Replace electrodes.
Fiber is beyond observation range.
Perform “Screen Adjust” to allow fibers to
be displayed on the screen.
COVER_OPEN when the The magnet on windshell is missing.
windshell is closed
Magnet needs to be factory replaced.
Notified to replace
electrodes
Stabilize electrodes as per Menu 3; replace
electrodes.
Greenlee / A Textron Company
Electrodes require calibration or
replacement.
42
4455 Boeing Dr. • Rockford, IL 61109-2988 USA • 815-397-7070
910FS Splicer
If High Estimated Loss
Reason
Solution
Insufficient fiber cleaning.
Dust or dirt on the fiber surface results 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.
• Press
to perform an arc calibration as defined
in this instruction manual.
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° or less is
recommended.
Dust or dirt is on the V-groove
or the clamp chip.
Dust or dirt on the V-groove or clamp chip causes
poor fiber movement during fiber adjusting. Clean
them periodically.
Dust or dirt is on the lens or
mirror.
If dust or dirt exists, clean the lenses or mirrors.
Bad electrode condition.
Replace the electrodes if they appear worn (rounded
tip shape), dirty, or bent.
Inadequate arc power.
Calibrate the arc power with the “Arc Calibration”
function.
Using unsuitable splice mode. Select a suitable splice mode for the fibers to be
spliced.
“Loss Limit” is set too low.
Increase “Loss Limit” to an adequate limit.
Fibers were spliced after Error Select the appropriate splice mode from the Other
was canceled.
modes.
Inadequate arc parameters in
other splice modes.
Confirm the arc parameters are adequate to splice the
fibers.
Inadequate estimating
parameters in Other mode.
Confirm the estimating parameters are adequate to
estimate the loss. The MFD mismatch function does
not work for certain types of specialty fibers. In these
cases, set the “MFD Mismatch” to OFF.
Greenlee / A Textron Company
43
4455 Boeing Dr. • Rockford, IL 61109-2988 USA • 815-397-7070
910FS Splicer
Appendix A. 910FS Fusion Splicer Cleaning
Precautions When Cleaning 910FS and 910CL
•
•
•
•
•
•
Turn off splicer.
Use only lint-free cotton swabs.
Use only 99% pure isopropyl alcohol or an approved substitute.
Do not touch the electrodes.
Never use compressed air.
Use the cleaning brush only to clean debris from general working area, never on the
lenses, V-grooves, or mirrors.
Cleaning V-grooves (recommended daily)
Refer to Figure 1.
Clean the bottom of the V-groove with an isopropyl alcohol-impregnated lint-free cotton
swab. Remove excess alcohol from the V-groove with a clean, dry lint-free cotton swab.
Cleaved
Fiber
Cleaning
Swab
V-grooves
V-grooves
Figure 1
Figure 2
If the contaminants in the V-groove cannot be removed with an alcohol-impregnated
lint-free cotton swab, use a cleaved fiber end-face to dislodge contaminants from the
bottom of the V-groove. Refer to Figure 2. Repeat cleaning the V-grooves as in Figure 1.
Cleaning Fiber Clamps (recommended daily)
Refer to Figure 3.
If contaminants are present on the clamps, proper clamping may not occur, resulting
in poor quality splices. The fiber clamps should be inspected frequently and cleaned
periodically during normal operation. To clean the fiber clamps, do the following:
Clean the surface of the clamps with an alcohol-impregnated lint-free cotton swab.
Remove excess alcohol from the clamps with a clean, dry lint-free cotton swab.
Greenlee / A Textron Company
44
4455 Boeing Dr. • Rockford, IL 61109-2988 USA • 815-397-7070
910FS Splicer
Cleaning Wind Protector Mirrors (recommended daily)
Refer to Figure 3.
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. To clean the mirrors, do
the following.
• Clean the mirror surface with an alcohol-impregnated thin lint-free cotton swab.
Remove excess alcohol from the mirror surface with a clean, dry lint-free cotton
swab.
• Mirror should look clean with no streaks or smudges.
Fiber
Clamps
Wind Shield
Mirrors
Figure 3
Cleaning Objective Lenses (recommended weekly)
Refer to Figure 4.
If the surfaces of the objective lenses become dirty, normal observation of the core
position may be incorrect, resulting in higher splice loss or poor splicer operation.
Therefore, clean both of them at regular intervals. Otherwise, dirt may accumulate and
become impossible to remove. To clean the objective lenses, do the following:
• Before cleaning the objective lenses, always turn off the splicer.
• Gently clean the lenses’ (X-axis and Y-axis) surfaces with a dry lint-free cotton swab.
Using the 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.
• The lens surface should be clean and free of streaks or smudges.
• Turn on the power and make sure no smudges or streaks are visible on the monitor
screen. Press X/Y to change the screen and check the state of the lens surface on
both the X- and Y-screens.
Objective Lenses
Figure 4
Greenlee / A Textron Company
45
4455 Boeing Dr. • Rockford, IL 61109-2988 USA • 815-397-7070
910FS Splicer
NOTE:
• Do not touch the electrodes when cleaning.
• It is recommended to clean the objective lenses when replacing the electrodes.
Cleaning the Electrodes
1. Insert the electrode tip into the hole of the electrode polisher and gently rotate the
electrode.
2. Wipe the electrodes with 99% pure IPA. Do not touch the electrode surface with
your fingers.
3. Re-install the electrodes into the splicer.
4. Perform an arc calibration to calibrate the power to the electrodes.
General Fusion Splicer Cleaning (recommended daily)
• Use the cleaning brush only to clean debris from general working area, never on the
lenses, V-grooves, or mirrors.
• Periodically clean the fiber adapters with isopropyl alcohol and a lint-free cotton
swab. Never touch the fiber clamping area of the fiber adapters.
Cleaning Fiber Cleaver 910CL (recommended daily)
Refer to Figure 5.
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. Clean the circular cleaving blade and
clamp pads with a lint-free cotton swab soaked with isopropyl alcohol.
Fiber Clamps (5)
Cleaving Blade
Figure 5
Greenlee / A Textron Company
46
4455 Boeing Dr. • Rockford, IL 61109-2988 USA • 815-397-7070
910FS Splicer
Appendix B. Practice Splicing
General Precautions
• Refer to the 910FS and 910CL user manual.
• Clean all connectors before making a connection.
It is highly recommended that new 910FS users use the AUTO mode splicing
profile until they have become proficient at splicing.
Checking the Splice Quality of the 910FS
The user should practice splicing with the type of fiber that they will use in their
installation before attempting to splice fibers in those installations.
The following procedure should be used to practice fusion splicing fiber cables:
1. Identify the field fiber type by consulting the fiber manufacturer’s data sheet.
2. Obtain an approximately 10 m length of fiber (same as field fiber).
3. Determine if this fiber type has a pre-programmed splicing profile in the 910FS.
Use this profile for splicing.
4. If there is not an exact matching splice profile, use the AUTO mode splicing profile.
5. Splice a fiber pigtail with a suitable connector for their source/power meter of like
fiber to one end of the 10 m fiber.
6. Splice a fiber pigtail with a suitable connector for the source/power meter of like
fiber to the other end of the 10 m fiber.
7. Connect a laser (SM) or LED (MM) source to one end of the fiber and a power meter
to the other end of the fiber. Refer to Figure 1.
8. Zero the power meter. Refer to Figure 2.
9. Cut the 10 m piece of fiber in the middle and splice it back together. The power
meter should read 0dB PLUS allowable splice loss X2.
10. The splicing technician should repeat step 9 until they are able to reliably splice
using the desired fiber.
SPLICE
SPLICE
SPLICE
SPLICE
10 m of Test Fiber
10 m of Test Fiber
Optical Source
On/Off 1st λ
Optical Source
Power
Meter
2nd λ
On/Off
λ
dB/dBm
Figure 1
Greenlee / A Textron Company
On/Off 1st λ
0 dB
2nd λ
On/Off
λ
dB/dBm
Figure 2
47
4455 Boeing Dr. • Rockford, IL 61109-2988 USA • 815-397-7070
910FS Splicer
Testing Splicing Splice-on Connectors (SOC)
The 910FS can fusion splice SOC using the universal SOC adapters. Be sure to select
the correct SOC to match the field fibers before splicing.
The following procedure should be used to practice fusion splicing with SOC:
1. Identify the field fiber type by consulting the fiber manufacturer’s data sheet.
2. Obtain a “fiber patch cord” with same fiber and connector style as the SOC that will
be used.
3. Connect a laser (SM) or LED (MM) source to one end of the fiber and a power meter
to the other end of the fiber. Refer to Figure 3.
4. Zero the power meter. Refer to Figure 4.
5. Obtain an approximately 10 m length of fiber (same as the field fiber).
6. Determine if this fiber type has a pre-programmed splicing profile in the 910FS.
Use this profile for splicing.
7. If there is not an exact matching splice profile, use the AUTO mode splicing profile.
8. Splice a SOC to each end of the fiber. This will be called the “SOC spliced patch
cord.”
9. Replace the “fiber patch cord” with the “SOC spliced patch cord.” The power meter
should read 0dB PLUS allowable splice loss X2. Refer to Figure 5.
10. The splicing technician should repeat steps 8 and 9 until they are able to reliably
splice using the SOC.
Fiber Patch Cord
Fiber Patch Cord
Optical Source
On/Off 1st λ
Optical Source
Power
Meter
2nd λ
On/Off
λ
On/Off 1st λ
dB/dBm
0 dB
2nd λ
On/Off
Figure 3
λ
dB/dBm
Figure 4
SOC Spliced
Patch Cord
SOC
Optical Source
On/Off 1st λ
SOC
0 dB
2nd λ
On/Off
λ
dB/dBm
Figure 5
Greenlee / A Textron Company
48
4455 Boeing Dr. • Rockford, IL 61109-2988 USA • 815-397-7070
910FS Splicer
Appendix C. Greenlee Splice-on Connectors
Note: This splice-on connector is compatible with 900 µm optical fiber.
Greenlee splice-on connector contains the following items:
A. (1) Handle, each kit contains a limited number
B. (1) Outer housing (SC style only)
C. (1) Splice-on connector (SOC) pigtail with cleave protector and fiber alignment
sleeve
D. (1) 27 mm mini splice sleeve
E. (1) Universal strain relief boot
F.
(1) Fiber positioning tool (not pictured)
Note: If fiber alignment sleeve has become separated from the SOC body, do not
attempt to re-install; discard it.
A
B
C
D
E
Cable Preparation
Slide the 900 μm strain relief boot and then the 27 mm mini splice protective sleeve over
the 900 μm field fiber. Use the 910CL to cleave the field fiber. Insert the fiber adapter
with the cleaved fiber into the left-hand side of the 910FS fusion splicer. Make sure to
butt the 900 μm buffer up to the edge of the fiber adapter. This will ensure that the mini
splice sleeve will adhere to both sides of the 900 μm buffer.
Installation
1. Disable the “Proof Test” on the fusion splicer.
2. Remove the factory dust cap from the connector.
Note: The extended dust cap may be placed on at this time, if so desired, to aid in
the transfer of the connector. DO NOT LEAVE THE EXTENDED DUST CAP ON THE
CONNECTOR, INSIDE THE FUSION SPLICE MACHINE.
3. While holding the connector firmly, pull down on the cleave protector to remove it
from the connector (Figure 1).
Note: Do not touch the cleaved fiber stub with the protector or your fingers as this
may damage the factory cleave.
Figure 1
Greenlee / A Textron Company
49
4455 Boeing Dr. • Rockford, IL 61109-2988 USA • 815-397-7070
910FS Splicer
4. Insert the connector into the universal splice-on connector holder so that the back
end of the connector is flush with the end of the holder (Figures 2-5). Once aligned
properly, the connector should fit freely into the holder with no force required.
Figure 2 (SC)
Figure 3 (FC)
Figure 4 (LC)
Figure 5 (ST)
5. Insert the holder into the right-hand side of the splicer (Figure 6), making sure that
the fiber stub lays properly into the V-groove block of the splicer. You may use the
fiber positioning tool to help align the fiber in the V-groove. The fiber for FC and ST
splice-on connectors must have the fiber laying in the end of the fiber groove in the
V-groove. The fiber positioning tool can be used to align the fiber with the V-groove.
Turning the fiber and/or the connector may also be necessary to accomplish this.
The FC/ST fiber adapter may also need to be twisted slightly to ensure that the fiber
is aligned with the V-groove.
Note: Make sure that
the edge of the 900
micron tight buffer is
even with the edge of
the 900 micron fiber
adapter.
Note: Remove the
extended dust cap
before initiating the
fusion splice.
Figure 6
6. Perform the fusion splice as described in the fusion splicer manufacturer’s
instructions.
7. Once the fusion splicing cycle is completed, remove the connector from the splicer
and slide the splice protection sleeve up to cover the splice. Make sure that the
splice protector is positoned against the connector body.
Note: The extended cap may be put in place now to aid in the transfer to the splice
sleeve oven.
8. Transfer the splice to the splice sleeve heat oven on the right-hand side (Figure
7). Verify the position of the splice sleeve is butted up against the metal portion of
the splice-on connector. Use the 60 mm heater mode #1 with center and edges
activated. Press the HEAT button to run the shrink cycle.
9. Verify that the splice protection sleeve is completely shrunk onto the fiber to avoid
the end catching on the strain relief boot. If the splice sleeve is not completely
shrunk, then place it back in the sleeve oven and initiate a second heat cycle.
Note: Make sure that the splice sleeve has fully cooled before sliding the strain relief
boot into place. For SC connectors, install the outer housing onto the connector,
being sure to align the angled corners of the inner housing with those of the outer
housing (Figure 8).
Greenlee / A Textron Company
50
4455 Boeing Dr. • Rockford, IL 61109-2988 USA • 815-397-7070
910FS Splicer
Figure 7
Figure 8
Compatibility Chart
The Greenlee SOC adapter allows the Greenlee 900 micron SOC to be used in competitors’ fusion splicers.
Manufacturer
AFL
Model
FSM11 (S/M)
Compatible fiberTOOLS™ SOCs
Greenlee SOC Adapter
All versions
52075260
FSM-17S
Sumitomo
FSM-18S
FSM-19S
FSM-60(S/R)
FSM-70(S/R)
Type-25e (U/S/M)
Type-39FH
Type-46
Type-66
Quantum (Q101-CA)
SC and LC only SC, LC and ST only
All versions
52075260
52075260
52075282
Fitel
INNO
FIS
S122(A/C/M/)
S121 (A/M)
S123 (C/M)
S153
S178A
All versions
52075281
IFS10
IFS15
CA3
All versions
52075283
All versions
52075284
Visit www.greenleecommunications.com for an updated compatibility list and a video demonstration of the SOC.
Greenlee / A Textron Company
51
4455 Boeing Dr. • Rockford, IL 61109-2988 USA • 815-397-7070
Warranty
Greenlee Textron Inc. warrants to the original ­purchaser of
these goods for use that these products will be free from
defects in workmanship and ­material for one year. This warranty is subject to the same terms and conditions contained
in Greenlee Textron Inc.’s standard one-year limited warranty.
For all Test Instrument repairs, contact Customer Service at
800-642-2155 or 760-598-8900 and request a Return
Authorization.
For items not covered under warranty (such as items
dropped, abused, etc.), a repair cost quote is available upon
request.
Note: Prior to returning any test instrument, please check
replaceable batteries or make sure the battery is at full
charge.
4455 Boeing Drive • Rockford, IL 61109-2988 • USA • 815-397-7070
An ISO 9001 Company • Greenlee Textron Inc. is a subsidiary of Textron Inc.
www.greenlee.com
USA Tel: 800-435-0786
Fax: 800-451-2632
Canada Tel: 800-435-0786
Fax: 800-524-2853
International Tel: +1-815-397-7070
Fax: +1-815-397-9247
Was this manual useful for you? yes no
Thank you for your participation!

* Your assessment is very important for improving the work of artificial intelligence, which forms the content of this project

Download PDF

advertisement