Optical Fiber Splicer handles large diameter and specialty fibers.

Press Release Summary:

Using filament fusion technology, Model LFS-4000 produces low-loss splices on fibers ranging from 125-900 microns in diameter. Splicer is suitable for standard and specialty fiber such as doped fibers, polarization maintaining fibers, photonic crystal fiber, and non-circular shapes. PC-based laptop software features one screen for product development that allows all of unit's functionalities, and another screen that allows only basic operator interface for volume manufacturing.

Original Press Release:

Vytran Introduces Splicer for Large Diameter Optical Fibers

"LFS-4000" to be Featured in Upcoming Product Demos in U.S., Europe, Canada

Morganville, New Jersey, - Vytran, an innovative supplier of optical fiber processing solutions, introduces the "LFS-4000," a precision optical fiber splicer for standard, large-diameter and specialty fibers. The LFS-4000 is a dedicated process tool ideal for volume manufacturing fiber assemblies for fiber laser, sensing, medical device, defense and aerospace, fiber-based instrumentation, and research and development applications. Vytran will feature the system in several upcoming product demonstrations in the United States, Europe and Canada.

"The LFS-4000 combines Vytran's unique filament fusion technology, a high degree of user process control, and simple manufacturing operation," said Jean-Michel Pelaprat, Vytran president and CEO. "It's intended for manufacturers that want the splicing performance and process control of our proven filament fusion workstations, but from a stand-alone tool with a streamlined operator interface for manufacturing. The LFS-4000 is a key addition to the suite of fully compatible hardware, along with a corresponding application library, that we have established to support customer efforts from development through volume production."

The LFS-4000 uses Vytran's filament fusion technology to produce low-loss splices on fibers ranging from 125 to 900 microns in diameter. It can be used for standard and specialty fibers such as doped fibers, polarization maintaining (PM) fibers, photonic crystal fiber (PCF), highly stressed fibers and non-circular shapes. Its PC-based laptop software features two screens - one tailored for product development that allows all of the unit's functionalities, and another simplified screen that allows only basic operator interface for volume manufacturing.

Vytran's LFS-4000, GPX-3400 glass processor, LDC-400 fiber cleaver, and PTR-200 series of fiber recoaters and proof testers make up a suite of complementary products. These products facilitate early process development through manufacturing for applications such as splicing fiber assemblies and creating fused components and fiber terminations. The LFS-4000, GPX-3400 and LDC-400 share a fiber holding block to ensure mechanical fiber integrity. LFS and GPX systems also share common software and an application library to streamline customers' processes from development through production.

Vytran will feature the LFS-4000 in upcoming product demonstrations in the United States, Canada and Europe. To learn more about the demos, please email Jim Stathis, Vytran business development manager, at jstathis@vytran.com.

About Vytran

Vytran is an innovative supplier of semi-automated and fully automated fiber fusion splicing and glass processing solutions for the telecom, fiber laser, sensing, medical, aerospace, and specialty fiber products markets. Vytran technologies are designed to reduce customers' risk, speed their products to market, and lower their cost of ownership. The company's patented filament fusion technology is paired with industry-leading machine monitoring and control capabilities to provide process control unattainable with other fusion splicing methods. These technologies, along with innovations in fiber cleaving, recoating and proof testing, make Vytran a leader in reliable, precision equipment for high-volume optical fiber assembly and specialty fiber processing. Vytran is part of the NKT Photonics Group.

For more information about Vytran, LLC, please visit www.vytran.com or email info@vytran.com.

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