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Sumitomo Electric Launches Next-Generation TYPE-72M12 Ribbon Fiber Splicer

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September 4, 2019
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.

Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. announced its newest addition to the industry-leading fusion splicer portfolio. Sumitomo Electric's new TYPE-72M12 is accompanied with new features and benefits capable of deploying next-generation hyperscale networks.
Maintaining all of the industry-leading features of the previous TYPE-71M12, the new fusion splicer TYPE-72M12 improves splicing performance and has a newly designed user interface.

The TYPE-72M12 has the new Auto Clamping Adjustment System "Active-ACAS," which reduces fiber offset, leading to better splicing performance. Compared to the previous model, the TYPE-72M12 reduces splicing time from 14 seconds to 11 seconds and heating time from 55 seconds to 35 seconds in Quick Mode. Its rugged frame enhances durability and improves shock resistance compared to the previous model.
The consistent and quality low-loss splicing, the compatibility with Lynx-CustomFit™ Splice-On Connecter, and Sumitomo Electric's patented dual independent ovens make this fusion splicer a preferred choice for extensive and diverse optical fiber networks. The new ribbon fiber splicer is capable of handling 250㎛ and 200㎛ ecosystems.

Sumitomo Electric offers you our expertise in ribbon fiber splicing technologies based on our 30 years' experience in designing and producing this world-leading fusion splicer.

The TYPE-72M12 will be available to see at the Sumitomo Electric booth of ECOC Exhibition 2019 to be held in Dublin, Ireland from September 22 to 26, 2019.

For more details, visit the TYPE-72M12 page at:

ECOC Exhibition 2019 Information

Dates September 23 - 26, 2019
Venue RDS (The Royal Dublin Society) Merrion Road
Ballsbridge Dublin 4
Booth No. Stand 96
Official website https://www.ecocexhibition.com/
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