TYPE-81M12 Mass fusion splicer up to 12c fibers

12c ribbon splicers with 14sec. fast splicing time, Dual ovens for a faster splicing cycle, Fully navigational touch screen interface

General Details

The TYPE-81M series mass fusion splicer with compact and portable design, and makes a highly accurate and reliable fiber fusion splicer. the fiber splicer achieves splice time of approximately 14 seconds for 12-core ribbon fiber and heat shrink time of approximately 45 seconds with 40mm sleeve for 12c.

Compared with the old version welding machine, the type-81M with dual heat shrink ovens which a.c built onto the splicer to increase the heating efficiency. Automatic fiber count detection and automatic arc compensation function enable to automatically select suitable splice program for the fiber being used prior to fusion splicing.

A touch screen is available on 4.1 inch TFT color LCD monitor. An operator can just touch icons on the monitor to work with the splicer, which makes splicing operation more user-friendly, The TYPE-81M12 has drip proof and dust proof performance equivalent to IP52. Rubber shook pads are equipped with the splicer to protect it from drop impact.


Compact & Reliable High speed splicer

  • Ultra Fast splicing in approx. 14sec. with (12-fiber ribbon) and fast heat shrinking of approx. 45sec. (FPS-6 sleeves) with independent dual ovens (US patent 7,412,146)
  • Fully navigational touchscreen and intuitive GUI for user friendliness
  • Built in help videos play on the splicer display
  • Shock, water and dust resistance for use in harsh environments
  • Software updates and remote diagnosis via Internet
Applicable optical fiber
Material Silica Glass
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
Number of fiber *1 1c, 2c, 4c, 5c, 6c, 8c, 10c, 12c
Cladding diameter φ125 μm
Coating diameter *2 Single: 250 μm, 500 μm, 900 μm
Ribbon fiber thickness: 280-400 μm
Cleave length 10mm
Applicable cable
0.25mm primary coated 1-fiber drop cable 3.1mm or 2.6mm×2.0mm
(Excluding messenger steel wire)
0.25mm primary coated 1-fiber indoor cable 2.0mm×1.6mm
Physical Characteristics
Size (Main body) 120W×154D×130H(mm) *3
Weight Approx. 2.0 kg (With Battery pack BU-11)
Display size 4.1″ touch screen color LCD display
Power Conditions
Power consumption Max. 80W
AC operation With AC adapter ADC-1430S
Input: AC 100-240V 50/60Hz 1.1A
DC operation Input: DC 10-15V, 4.5A
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
Splice Performance at room temperature (25°C)
Splice loss (typical)*4 SMF : 0.05 dB
MMF: 0.02 dB
DSF : 0.08 dB
NZDSF : 0.08 dB
Screening load (typical) 1.96N – 2.09N (at stage)
Splice time (typical) Approx. 14 seconds (SMF8-12c)
Approx. 12 seconds (SMF4c)
Approx. 9 seconds (SMF1c)
Splice & Heat cycles Approx. 160 cycles *5
Splice program Maximum 200 fusion programs can be selected and customized.
Splice data storage 10,000 splices
Splice image capture 64 splices
Heater Performance
The number of heaters 2 built-in heaters are available
Sleeve length Up to 60mm
Protection sleeve Fiber protection sleeve
Up to 60mm sleeve 60mm for single fiber (FPS-1, FPS-61-2.6)
40mm for ribbon up to 8c fiber (FPS-5)
40mm for ribbon up to 12c fiber (FPS-6, FPS-M12)
Protection sleeve for Splice-on Connector(Single Fiber connector only)
Heating time(typical)*6 Approx. 45 seconds. (40mm for 12c fiber)
Heating Program Max. 100 settings
Environmental Conditions and Power 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 3,660 m
Environmental Durability
Shock resistance*7 Drop from 76cm on 5 faces (Excluding top face)
Water resistance*7 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*7 Equivalent to IPx5 (Operates normally after 8 hours in a dust chamber containing dust of particle size 75 um or below)
*1 Fiber holders appropriate for the fiber coating and fiber count are required.
*2 These fiber holders cannot be used with loose tube cable which optical fiber is free to move about in.
*3 The projection parts are excluded.
*4 With Sumitomo identical fibers (in room temprature). Measured by cut-back method relevant to ITU-T and IEC standards.
*5 Cycles per battery vary depending on the battery remaining capacity and operational environment.
*6 With Sumitomo protection sleeve in room temprature, powered with AC adapter.
*7 Confirms the battery operation in tests carried out by Sumitomo. Does not guarantee that the product is free of faults or damage.