3SAE End-Cap Fusion Splicer (ECS)

SKU #479109 | MFR #ECS-01-001
The world's first portable end-cap fusion splicer that provides capabilities that overcome the limitations of current end-cap splicing processes. The ECS was specially designed for volume production, repeatability , precision and user-friendly operation while maintaining unprecedented end-cap splice quality
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3SAE End-Cap Fusion Splicer (ECS)

The rapid developments in fiber laser technologies and the increased demand of high-power fiber laser component fabrication has created the need for a dedicated and cost-effective end-cap splicer. It must be capable of processes outside of those available with standard production fusion splicers and glass processing equipment. These new capabilities must be ideal for production and R&D environments yet sophisticated enough to satisfy the stringent requirements of fiber laser fabrication.

3SAE Technologies End-Cap Splicer™ (ECS) is the world's first portable end-cap fusion splicer that provides capabilities that overcome the limitations of current end-cap splicing processes to meet the most demanding requirements for the high-power fiber laser component fabrication. The ECS was specially designed for volume production, repeatability , precision and user-friendly operation while maintaining unprecedented end-cap splice quality.

The ECS leverages 3SAE's patented PentaPod™ alignment stages and latest 3rd generation Ring of Fire® heat source. With the combination of a precision mechanical design, high contrast optics, absolute control of relative positional and angular fiber-to-endcap alignment, and a next generation highly stable ROF plasma source, sets the ECS apart from any existing technologies. Additionally, a new splice scanning technology provides a detailed analysis of the splice quality and facilitates 3SAE's “Curvature-Based Thermal Splice Calibration™.”

 

Product Features 

  • Specifically designed to accurately splice end-caps to fibers for R&D and production environments.
  • The ECS can also be used to perform bundle-to-fiber splices of various diameters.
  • The unique, patented PentaPod™ alignment stages are compact, rigid, and stable.
  • Both the fiber and end-cap stages provide individual alignment in X, Y, and Z as well as Pitch, Yaw, and Theta yielding 6-axes of motion control (X, Y, Z, Xϴ, Yϴ, Zϴ) per side.
  • ±6mm of relative linear alignment (X, Y, Z axes) with positional accuracy <0.1μm.
  • ±6°of angular alignment (Xϴ, Yϴ, Zϴ axes) with positional accuracy <0.01°.
  • A new implementation of the 3SAE Ring of Fire® (ROF) technology provides superior thermal stability for applications from 125μm to 2.5mm fiber diameter.
  • Sophisticated machine vision provides the highest alignment quality and facilitates detailed process evaluation. Two Orthogonal (X & Y) live views of the splice during the splicing process.
  • New splice scanning technology provides a detailed analysis of the splice quality and facilitates 3SAE’s Curvature Based Thermal Splice Calibration™.
  • Fiber and end-cap are fixtured in removeable, interchangeable carriages that can be customized to specific applications.
  • Accurate control of the vertical alignment of the ROF with respect to the end-cap & fiber ensures even circumferential thermal distribution during the splice.
  • Highly flexible splice process allows continuous control of arc temperature and fiber placement during the splice.
  • Pre & post splice data export for convenient splice tracking and data analysis.
  • An optional, integrated active feedback module is available facilitating output beam steering during the splicing process.

 

Technical Specification

  • Dimensions: 398 (W) x 305 (D) x 250 (H) mm
  • Weight: ~27lbs
  • Power Source: (1) 24VDC, 8.3A
  • Control / Operation: Included high -performance Windows PC
  • Glass Diameter: 125um to 2.5mm • Slice Programs: > 1000
  • Splice Data Storage: Max. 20,000

 

Standard Package and Accessories

  • ECS Main Body
  • (1) Left FH Carriage
  • (1) Right FH Carriage
  • (1) AC Adapter
  • (1) AC Power Cord
  • (1) Spare set of ROF electrodes
  • (1) Electrode Cleaning Disk
  • User Manual
  • 1-Year Manufacturer’s Warranty
  • PC/Monitor with all necessary software, accessories and interconnect cables.

 

Accessories

  • Left ECS Fiber Holders: 250um, 400um, 700um, 1000um, 1500um, 2000um, 2500um
  • Right ECS Fiber Holders: 250um, 400um, 700um, 1000um, 1500um, 2000um, 2500um
  • Right ECS End-Cap Holders: 1.1-7mm & 5-12mm (all are non-vacuum)
  • Vacuum based end-cap holding system for supporting end-caps during splicing (will support most end-caps <10mm in length)
  • Hard Transport Case

 

More Information
Manufacturer 3SAE
Manufacturer Part Number ECS-01-001
Product Series 3SAE End-Cap Fusion Splicer (ECS)
Product Type Fusion Splicers
Fiber Compatibility Large Diameter Fiber (LDF)
Size / Operation Portable
Splicer: Alignment Type Active
Splicer: Fiber Count Single Fiber
Splicer: Special Applications Fiber rotation function, Glass Diameter 125um to 2.5mm, High Strength, Large Diameter fiber (Up to 1200um)
Fiber Cladding Diameter 125μm to 2.5mm
Industry Aerospace and Defence, Fiber Optic Lasers, Medical, Optical Equipment Manufacturing (OEM), Research
Applications PCF (Photonic Crystal Fiber) Splicing, Fiber Optic End Capping, Fiber Optic Lensing, Fiber Optic Tapering, OCD (Optical Combiner Development), Distributed Temperature and Strain (DTSS)
Standard Package Contains
  • ECS Main Body
  • (1) Left FH Carriage
  • (1) Right FH Carriage
  • (1) AC Adapter
  • (1) AC Power Cord
  • (1) Spare set of ROF electrodes
  • (1) Electrode Cleaning Disk
  • User Manual
  • 1-Year Manufacturer’s Warranty
  • PC/Monitor with all necessary software, accessories and interconnect cables.
Warranty 1 Year
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