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Sumitomo Electric Releases New Handy Optical Fiber Cleaver FC-8R
The popular FC-7R series has evolved to become even more reliable and user friendly

Products & Technologies

July 22, 2016
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
*This press release was originally published in Japanese on March 17, 2016.

Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. is pleased to announce the release of its new optical fiber cleaver FC-8R series. The FC-8R series is fitted with an auto rotating blade and smart cleave counter to guarantee the high-quality construction of optical networks and also features cost effectiveness of maintenance.

Features of FC-8R series

1. Fitted with a smart cleave counter

The FC-8R is fitted with a digital cleave counter that displays the number of cleaves performed. This clear numerical display assists in determining the right time to change the blade.

2. Capable of cleaving a wide range of fiber ribbons

While its predecessor, the FC-7R series, was capable of performing cleaves for up to 8 fiber ribbons, the new FC-8R series can handle up to 12 fiber ribbons.

3. Lighter and even easier to use

The FC-8R series is 25% lighter than its predecessor FC-7R and has become even more user friendly.

FC-8R with single fiber adapter
FC-8R with single fiber adapter
Smart cleave counter
Smart cleave counter
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