Smart Solutions: Fiber Cable Splicing Services in Ohio

Fiber cable Mechanical Splicing and Fusion Splicing are two techniques used in Fiber optic cable installation to join two optical fibers together.

What is Fiber cable Mechanical Splicing?

Fiber optic mechanical splice performs a similar function to the fusion splice except that the fibers are held together by mechanical means rather than by a welding technique. Mechanical splices somewhat look like fusion splice protection sleeves.

In a mechanical splice, two cleaved fiber tips are mechanically aligned to each other by a special housing. Normally, index matching gel is used between the fiber tips to maximize coupling and minimize back reflection.

This method has its own advantages and disadvantages.

The advantages include:

  • no power source required, no extra tools needed beyond a fiber stripper and cleaver,
  •  can be used when fusion splicing is not practical or impossible due to facility regulations or requirements,
  •  takes less time to perform for temporary use.

The disadvantages include the following:

  • mechanical splices are not as reliable as fusion splices in a long run,
  • more expensive material vise than fusion splice in average cost,
  • higher insertion loss (the typical insertion loss for a mechanical splice is about 0.2dB which is significantly higher than the 0.02dB loss for a typical fusion splice),
  • optical performance of a mechanical splice can be sensitive to ambient temperature which makes Mechanical splices good only in relatively benign environments such as inside an office building.

For Mechanical Splicing the average tool kit costs around $500.

What is Fiber cable Fusion Splicing?

Fusion splicing is the most widely used method of splicing as it provides for the lowest loss and least reflectance, as well as providing the strongest and most reliable joint between two fiber optic cables. This process involves precisely aligning the fiber optic cable cores and then using a heat source to fuse them together.

Fusion splicing machines are mostly automated tools that require you preset the splicing parameters or choose factory recommended settings that will control the splicing process itself with minimal human intervention into a complete process. All require the use of a precision fiber optic cleaver that scribes and breaks (cleaves) the fiber optic cores to be spliced precisely, as the quality of the splice will depend on the quality of the cleave. Most splicing machines come with a recommended cleaver. The resulting joint is as strong as the original fiber and allows for minimal signal loss, making it ideal for high-speed data transmission over long distances.

Fiber cable fusion is commonly used in telecommunications, data centers, and internet service provider networks to create reliable and high-performance fiber optic connections. It is also used in the network installations to connect fiber optic cables between different locations and to repair damaged cables.

Reliable fusion splicing systems typically cost from $5000 up to $15000+ and it’s the largest portion of a cost.

Smartech for Fiber Cable Splicing and Fusion in Ohio:

Smartech offers professional fiber optic cable splicing and fiber optic cable fusion in Ohio, including the Greater Cincinnati area, Dayton, and Columbus. Our experienced technicians use state-of-the-art equipment to ensure precise alignment and fusion of fiber optic cables, resulting in reliable and efficient connections.

Services Provided by Smartech:

  • Surveillance Systems Installation and Service
  • Voice and Data Installation and Service
  • Audio/Video Services
  • Fiber Cable Splicing: We provide fiber cable splicing in Ohio to repair damaged cables or join cables of different lengths. Our fusion splicing services create seamless connections between fiber optic cables, minimizing signal loss and ensuring reliable data transmission.

With our expertise in fiber optic cable fusion splicing, Smartech is your trusted partner for all your fiber optic cable installation needs in Ohio. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you achieve reliable and efficient fiber optic connections for your business.