Fusion 3500 MZ

PAS/LID Universal Fusion Splicer

PAS LID automatic fiber optic fusion splicer fusion 3500

Fusion 3500MZ fusion splicer

Aurora Optics offers Profile Alignment System (PAS) with a difference: incredible speed. Using sub-pixel image processing, the most advanced single-board computer and frame grabber, and two simultaneous views of the fibers, the new Fusion 3500 can inspect fiber ends, gap, align, splice, and make splice loss estimate in just 10-15 seconds. In PAT (LID) mode, furthermore, the Fusion 3500 can outperform any other splicer on the market, with average single mode splice loss of just 0.016 dB. Its vast memory can store results from up to 1000 splices for downloading, and it can accommodate at least 100 program fiber profiles, either factory-installed or user-developed. It comes in attractive and compact briefcase-style packaging, with battery, charger, built-in heater (or UltraSleeve closer), and many other accessories.

Fusion 3500 MZ Specifications

Parameter Value
Fiber Types Automatic alignment and fusion of single mode and multimode fiber
Fiber Diameters 125um to 140 um in PAS mode; 75 um to 200 um in LID mode
Pigtail Splicing Built-in port for automatic splicing and quality testing of connectorized assemblies
Buffer No limit in PAS mode. Most buffers and colors up to 900 um in LID mode
Fiber Viewing LCD video monitor, two simultaneous (X and Y) views (NTSC format)
Data Display Provides menus for splicing options, fiber profiles, and control; splice loss indication in dB after fusion of fiber
Splice Loss Estimation Splicer estimates extrinsic splice loss in either PAS or LID mode
Manual Operation Totally manual splicing is available using positioner keys and either the video image or the built-in thruput power meter system
Data Memory
Capacity to store data for up to 1000 splices. Output through integral RS232 port
Date/Time Accessible in main menu or splice data file
Arc High frequency AC, tungsten electrodes
Fiber Alignment .05 um position resolution, ruggedized piezo positioners with overtravel protection; three axis capability, alignment axes are 125 um travel; feed axis is 75 um
PAS Mode Sub-pixel image processing; simultaneous in 2 axes; average splice loss for single mode fiber 0.03 dB or less
LID (PAT) Mode Guarantees core-to-core 3-axis alignment and highly accurate splice loss estimation. Average loss for single mode fiber is 0.016 dB
Power AC input: auto-ranging 110-240VAC, 60W at 50/60 Hz. DC input: 10-15V, 60W
Battery 8.0 A-hr. lead-acid battery, 4 hours continuous use. 8 hours charge time for a fully discharged battery
Case Formed aluminum, "o"-ring sealed. Dust and watertight when cover is closed and latched. Shock resistant. Lockable latches
Size 9 x 6 x 10.5 inch (22.5 x 15 x 26.3 cm)
Weight 13 pounds (5.9 kg)
Ambient Conditions 23 to 113 F (-5 to +45 C), 0-95% relative humidity
Built-in Heater Auto heat and cool cycles
Data Port
For splicing file transfer; 9-pin D-sub connection

Fusion 3500 MZ Features

PAS LID automatic fiber optic fusion splicer fusion 3500

Fusion 3500MZ fusion splicer

  • Automatic PAS alignment in both axes simultaneously
  • Fiber end angle measurement and gross defect detection
  • Large clear video monitor that tilts and turns in any direction
  • Two simultaneous views of the fibers at 65 X
  • Splice data memory for up to 1000 splices
  • Capacity for 100 splice program profiles
  • RS 232 port allows downloading of splice data to computer
  • Unique pigtail port system for both splice alignment and pigtail continuity check
  • Automatic overlap correction
  • Built-in heater or UltraSleeve closing tool

Fusion 3500 MZ Benefits

Fusion 3500 PAS LID automatic fiber optic fusion splicer

Fusion 3500MZ screen in splicing mode

  • PAS insertion losses typically 0.03 dB on matched single mode fibers
  • PAT (LID) insertion losses average 0.016 dB on matched single mode fibers
  • Typical automatic splice cycle time of 10 to 14 seconds in PAS mode, 15 to 20 seconds in PAT (LID) mode

Standard Accessories

  • Spare Electrodes
  • Left And Right Fiber Holders
  • Power Supply
  • Fiber Stripper
  • Fiber Cleaning And Protection Supplies
  • Maintenance Tool Kit
  • AC Power Cord
  • User Manual
  • Carrying Case


  • C1-01M Fixtured Cleaver
  • Adjustable Splice Tray Holder
  • Fiber Holders For Various Coatings
  • Closer Tool For ACA UltraSleeve Splice Protectors
  • Work Light
  • Heater Timer Bypass