AFL Launches New Fixed V-groove Fusion Splicer

Spartanburg, SC – April 25, 2017 – AFL is launching a new version of the Fujikura 12S, the world’s smallest, lightest and most portable fusion splicer. The new Fujikura 12S-C fixed V-groove fusion splicer retains the same high quality and workmanship of the Fujikura 12S, but is available with sheath clamps instead of fiber holders, reducing splice time.
“Fujikura continues to provide new and innovative fusion splicing products to the market and the model 12S-C continues that tradition,” explained Greg Pickeral, splicer product & operations manager for AFL. “The addition of sheath clamps to our most portable splicer model provides greater utility for those customers primarily installing splice on connectors or wishing to avoid managing the extra parts required for fiber holder operation.”
Both the Fujikura 12S and 12S-C incorporate a rugged chassis that provides shock, dust and moisture protection while the large monitor that provides a clear image, even in bright sunlight, for evaluating splice quality. The long electrode life minimizes downtime for replacement and stabilization and the two-camera observation system provides accurate fiber alignment and loss estimation calculations.
Even with its small size, these fusion splicers support the most challenging environments. The transit case easily coverts to a workstation and provides multiple work tray options. Both versions are fully compatible with the FUSEConnect® line of fusion installable connectors.
AFL operates the only authorized repair facility for Fujikura splicing products in North America. When you choose a Fujikura splicing solution, AFL provides 24/7 technical support as well as complimentary on-site training with every splicer purchased. For more information on AFL, its products and services, visit
About AFL
Founded in 1984, AFL is an international manufacturer providing end-to-end solutions to the energy, service provider, enterprise and industrial markets as well as several emerging markets. The company’s products are in use in over 130 countries and include fiber optic cable and hardware, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectivity, test and inspection equipment, fusion splicers and training. AFL also offers a wide variety of services supporting data center, enterprise, wireless and outside plant applications.

Headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit

Greg Pickeral
Splicer Product & Operations Manager

Corie Culp
Public Relations Manager