Miniature Automatic Fusion Splicer

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MiniMod miniature automatic fusion splicer

Aurora Optics, Inc. introduces the world’s smallest hand-held fully automatic 3-axis aligning fusion splicer. With a fusion head no bigger than a digital camera, the MiniMod can go anywhere – up a ladder, hanging from overhead aerial strand, or into the tightest of cramped cabinets. Yet inside the miniature fusion head Aurora has packed fully-automatic 3-axis PAS fiber alignment technology for the consistent low loss, high yield, and versatility, even in the most adverse environments. And the product is so rugged it can surpass the latest military specifications for hand-held equipment, including shock, vibration, and thermal cycling.

MiniMod Specifications

Parameter Value
Fusion Head
Size 1.7 x 3.2 x 4.7 inches (4.3 x 8.1 x 11.9 cm), or 23 cubic inches volume
Weight 17 ounces (0.5 kg)
Alignment Type Fully automatic 3-axis fiber alignment
Alignment technology PAS (Profile Alignment System)
Fiber types all standard single mode and multi- mode, including matched clad, dispersion shifted, NZ-DS, DCF, Er-doped, and large- core
Core diameters 3 microns to 200 microns
Cladding diameters 100 to 140 microns in PAS automatic mode, up to 250 um in manual mode
Buffer diameters 250 to 900 um depending on fiber holders
Typical splice loss 0.03 dB or less on SMF
Arc high frequency AC, tungsten electrodes
Imaging Sub-pixel image processing in both x and y axes simultaneously
Alignment range 125 um in x and y axes, 2.5 um in z-axis
Ambient operating conditions -10 to +55 C (14 to 131 F), 0 - 95% RH
Altitude up to 5000 meters (16,400 feet)
Electronics Module and Display
Size 7.5 x 4.75 x 1.75 inches (19 x 14 x 7.6 cm)
Weight 1.25 pounds (0.6 kg)
Controller Built-in high speed microprocessor
Monitor size 3.5 inch diagonal
Operator input 6 soft-touch keys
Data display menus for splicing control, profiles selection, data files, downloads, machine settings, and control
Loss estimates splicer estimates extrinsic splice losses by PAS
Splice data memory 10,000 files capacity; stores date,time, splice number, profile used, image and loss estimate
Date/time continuous, non-volatile, user-re- settable
Power supply/charger AC input, auto-ranging, 100 – 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Battery Operation 12 volt operation - from battery belt, vest, or vehicle using cigarette lighter plug; 86 W peak.

MiniMod Features

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MiniMod fusion head

  • By far the smallest fusion head on the market
  • Separable control unit
  • Separable fiber holders
  • Real time active 3-axis alignment
  • Automatic fiber alignment in both axes simultaneously
  • Fiber end angle measurement and gross defect detection
  • Splice data memory, up to 10,000 splices
  • 100 splicing program capacity

MiniMod Benefits

miniature fiber optic cable fusion splicer minimod

MiniMod fiber holder

  • Splicer head can splice anywhere the user’s hand can fit.
  • Operates in any orientation - horizontal, vertical, sideways, even upside down.
  • Compact head can splice within one inch of wall or conduit, minimize need for slack fiber.
  • Removable fiber holders minimize the need for operator skill and attention in fiber preparation.
  • Transparent cover protects splice

Standard Accessories

  • Spare Electrodes
  • Left And Right Fiber Holders
  • Transparent Cover
  • Power Supply
  • 4.5-AH Battery
  • Battery Charger
  • Module Remoting Cable
  • Fiber Stripper
  • Fiber Cleaning And Protection Supplies
  • Maintenance Tool Kit
  • AC Power Cord
  • User Manual
  • Carrying Case


  • C1-01M Fixtured Cleaver
  • Thermal Stripper
  • Fiber Holders For Various Coatings
  • Heat Oven
  • High Performance Padded Carrying Case
  • 7.5-AH 12Vdc Battery Belt Or Vest