Fujikura demonstrates world-leading fusion splicers at UK Expo

Fujikura showcased world-leading technology at Data Centre World – the annual exhibition for data centre operators, professionals, and users in the ExCel Centre, London.

At their stand for the event on 8 and 9 March, Fujikura displayed and demonstrated the world’s best fusion splicers. This included the 90R (pictured), a mass fusion splicer capable of splicing up to 16-fibre ribbon cable simultaneously. It is the company’s optimum splicer for data centre communications because of the efficiency and precision it provides network engineers.

There was also the ultra-precise 90S+ single fibre core alignment splicer, launched in 2021 to deliver easy fibre handling, a reduction in working time, and reduced splice loss thanks to real time fusion control analysis.

SpiderWeb Ribbon (SWR) fibre technology which enables data centres’ operators to maximise their available cable ducting and space with high fibre counts and easy install, was on show, too. SWR delivers high fibre density – up to 3,456-fibre cables – plus a significant reduction in cable diameter and weight when compared to traditional ribbon-based cable or loose tube fibre optic cable.

Equipment from test and inspection specialists, AFL, was also displayed and demonstrated on Fujikura’s stand, as it complements their splicers and cables, supporting engineers to install, test and troubleshoot fibre optic networks with speed, ease, and accurate results – meaning less downtime and money spent on fault finding and correction.

Speaking ahead of the event, Stephen Rackstraw, Fujikura’s Regional Sales Manager for the south of the UK, said: “There’s an exponential rise in the amount of data we’re creating through the growth of everything from Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things and 5G rollout, and data centre connectivity and performance grows in step with those factors. Each day it becomes more important to ensure your data centre is operating at its best, while being in a position to swiftly troubleshoot any network issues when they arise.”