AFL Introduces Large Diameter Fiber (LDF) Cleavers

Spartanburg, SC – AFL is launching the Fujikura CT-105 and CT-106 high precision, large diameter fiber (LDF) cleavers designed for specialty markets including oil and gas, research and development and medical. With the capability to cleave 80 μm to 1.25 mm diameter fibers, flat and angled, the cleaver’s programming features allow for optimal and consistent results.

“Fujikura continues to expand its specialty fiber optic product line with technologies that support our customers’ needs around the globe,” commented Brad Hendrix, global specialty market manager for AFL. “When exceptional cleave quality is required for fibers up to 1.25 mm, the new cleaver family will provide both flat and angled cleaves that rival anything available on the market today.”

The LDF cleaver provides extensive programmable features including a programmable automatic clamp function, an angle cleaving function (0 – 15° for fibers up to 800 µm), storage for up to 100 program modes, a blade life of 20,000 cleaves with a cladding diameter of 125 µm and applicable optical fiber, including glass optical fibers and capillary. Additionally, the product supports single fibers and features a color LCD monitor.

The new cleavers provide advanced cleaving solutions for end-users in fiber and laser manufacturing, fiber sensor manufacturing across the oil and gas sectors, university and R&D divisions, submarine cabling, defense, optical components and medical applications. For more information about AFL and its products and services, visit

About AFL
AFL provides industry-leading products and services to the electric utility, broadband, communications, enterprise and OEM markets as well as the emerging markets of oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, renewables and transportation. The company’s diverse product portfolio includes fiber optic cable, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectors, fusion splicers, test equipment and training. AFL’s service portfolio includes market-leading positions with the foremost communications companies supporting inside plant central office, EF&I, outside plant, enterprise and wireless areas.

Founded in 1984, AFL is proud to offer engineering expertise, exceptional products and reliable service that help our customers improve their critical and electrical infrastructure. AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia and the South Pacific. The company is headquartered in Spartanburg, SC and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit

Brad Hendrix
Global Specialty Marketing Manager

Corie Culp
Public Relations Manager