Simotomo TYPE-81C Direct Core Monitoring Fusion Splicer

Type81c Fiber Splicer, Faster 6sec. splice in Quick Mode, Reduced 14sec. heat shrink time, dual heat oven for fast splicing

General Details

The TYPE-81C’s Fiber Splicer with advanced electronic design, it with dual built-in ovens for simultaneous task, makes the faster fusion splicer available on the market by reducing the bottleneck of “heater wait time”. With an individual heater cycle time of only Approx.28 seconds (60mm Fiber protection sleeves) and a splice cycle of only Approx.7 seconds (Quick mode), the TYPE-81C improves splicing efficiency and productivity dramatically, thereby reducing labor time and costs while increasing project and customer service turn-up.

Designed for portability, precision splicing, reliability, and speed — without foregoing affordability― the TYPE-81C splicer is ideal for splicing applications in the central office or head end, the feeder portion of the FTTx network where speed in high fiber application is crucial, and at terminals leading to the final drop to premises or home. For added convenience and functionality, the TYPE-81C design includes a multi- position monitor that automatically change its view to accommodate front-to-back and back-to-front viewing for a vast array of splicing applications. The splicer is RoHS compliant.


Compact, Lightweight & Faster

  • 2.1kg with battery for 230 splices & heat cycles
  • Faster 6sec. splice in Quick Mode
  • Reduced 14sec. heat shrink time

Touch Screen Control

  • Fully navigational touch screen interface for simple and productive operation
  • 4.1″ touch screen color LCD display

Improved Environmental Durability

  • IPx2 water protection
  • IP5x dust protection
  • Splice at 50°C
  • Work at 6000m
  • 76cm drop on 5 faces

Dual ovens with flexible clamps

  • Independent
  • Fast
  • Productive
  • Programmable
  • User selectable clamp operation
Material Silica Glass
Applicable optical fiber
Profile type Single Mode Fiber (SMF)/ITU-T G652
Multi Mode Fiber (MMF)/ITU-T G651
Dispersion Shifted Fiber (DSF)/ITU-T G653
Non-Zero Dispersion Shifted Fiber (NZ-DSF)/ITU-T G655, G656
Bend Insensitive Fiber (BIF)/ITU-T G657
Erbium Doped Fiber (EDF)
Number of fiber Single
Cladding diameter φ80 to φ150 μm *1
Coating diameter φ100 to φ1,000 μm
Cleave length 5 to 16 mm (with coating clamp)
10mm (Drop cable / Indoor cable with fiber holder)
Applicable Cable*2*3
0.25 mm primary coated 1-fiber drop cable 3.1mm or 2.6mm×2.0mm (excluding messenger steel wire)
0.25 mm primary coated 1-fiber indoor cable 2.0mm×1.6mm
Splice Performance
Splice loss (typical)*4 SMF : 0.01 dB
MMF: 0.01 dB
DSF : 0.03 dB
NZDSF : 0.03 dB
Return loss (typical) 60dB or greater
Screening load (typical) 1.96N – 2.09N (at stage)
Splice time (typical) Approx. 6 seconds (SM G652 Quick Mode)
Approx. 7 seconds (SM G652 Std. Mode)
Approx. 8 seconds (Auto Mode)
Automatic fiber identification SMF / MMF / DSF / NZDSF / BIF / Other
Splice & Heat cycles*5 Approx. 230 cycles
Fiber view & magnification 2 CMOS cameras observation,
320X (zoom : 700X) for X or Y single axis view, 88X for X & Y
dual axis view
Splice program Maximum 300 splice programs can be selected and customized.
Splice data storage 10,000 splices
Splice image capture 200 splices
Fiber Alignment method
Core Aligns the left and right fibers by the center of their cores.
Adaptive The alignment method mainly for BIF. It is used in splicing
optical fiber with complicated core profiles.
Diameter Aligns the left and right fibers by their outer diameter.
AIAS The axis is moved beforehand. AIAS is effective to splicing of fiber with high eccentricity.
ATTN “Attenuation”. Fibers are spliced by shifting the centers of the left
and right fiber cores to achieve intentional high splice losses.
Heater Performance
The number of heaters 2 built-in heaters are available
Sleeve length Up to 60mm
Protection sleeve *6 The protection sleeve for single fiber, up to 60mm
length, up to φ5mm diameter.
FPS-1 (single, 60mm, Cleave length 5-16mm)
FPS-61-2.6 (thin, single, 60mm, Cleave length 5-16mm)
FPS-40 (single, 40mm, Cleave length 5-10mm)
FPS-40-2.6 (thin, single, 40mm, Cleave length 5-10mm)
Heating time(typical) *7 Approx. 14 seconds (Slim 60mm 0.25 Quick Mode)
Approx. 18 seconds (Slim 60mm 0.25 Std. Mode)
Program Max. 100 settings
Physical Characteristics
Size (Main body) *8 120W×154D×130H(mm)
Weight Approx. 2.1 kg (With Battery pack BU-11)
Display size 4.1″ touch screen color LCD display
V-groove illumination White LED
Power Conditions
Power consumption Max. 110W
AC operation With AC adapter ADC-1430S
Input: AC 100-240V 50/60Hz 1.1A
DC operation Input: DC 10-15V, 7.5A
Battery operation (With BU-11) 11.1V (4600mAh)
DC output 12V For Sumitomo’s hot jacket remover
In – Out Terminal
Serial port USB 2.0 mini-B type
Storage media SD / SDHC memory card
Environmental Conditions
Operating temperature -10 to +50°C
Storage temperature -40 to +80°C
Humidity 0 to 95%RH with no dew present
Altitude Up to 6,000 m
Environmental Durability*9
Shock resistance Drop from 76cm on 5 faces (Excluding top face)
Water resistance Equivalent to IPx2 (Operates normally after being exposed to water dripping at 3mm/min. for at least 2.5 min on each of 4 surfaces tilted at 15 degree.)
Dust resistance Equivalent to IPx5 (Operates normally after 8 hours in a dust chamber containing dust of particle size 75 um or below)

*1 Cladding diameters, except φ125μm, are applicable only for splicing in room temperature.
*2 Fiber holders appropriate for the fiber coating and fiber count are required.
*3 These fiber holders cannot be used with loose tube cable which optical fiber is free to move about in.
*4 Average value of the final inspection in room temperature with Sumitomo identical fiber. Measured by cut-back method relevant to ITU-T and IEC standards.
*5 Splice & Heat cycles may vary depending on the battery status and the operating environment.
*6 The 40mm protection sleeves can be used only if the cleave length is less than 10mm. Do not use the 40mm protection sleeves for fibers with more than φ250μm coatings.
*7 With Sumitomo protection sleeve FPS-61-2.6, Coating diameter φ250μm (in room temperature, powered with AC adapter, DC output port not in use)
*8 The projection parts are excluded.
*9 Confirms the battery operation in tests carried out by Sumitomo. Does not guarantee that the product is free of faults or damage.

  • Fiber optic network installation
  • Optoelectronic device manufacturing