Type 71M12

Mass Ribbon Fusion Splicer – 12C Fibres

Ultra-fast, ultra-reliable splicing – in every environment.

Size Comparison: Type 71C+ next to a drink can

Pure Productivity

Dual independent ovens 15 seconds per splice 55 seconds per shrink 2.1kg carry weight

Powerful, yet Simple.

Touch-driven Design Easy to Learn Multimedia Tutorials 4.1″ Large Screen
Type 71 Splicing
Type 71 - Rain-proofing

Built Tough. Designed for Reliability.

Works in Australian Heat IP52 dust/water rated Container with work-bench Remote diagnostics Service from Melbourne


This product is available ex-stock for distribution or direct sale from our warehouse in Melbourne, Australia

Sumitomo 71M Splicer Specifications

Applicable optical fiber Material Silica Glass
Profile type Single Mode Fiber (SMF)
Multi Mode Fiber (MMF)
Dispersion Shifted Fiber (DSF)
Non-Zero Dispersion Shifted Fiber (NZ-DSF)
Bend Insensitive Fiber (BIF)
Number of fiber *1 1c, 2c, 4c, 5c, 6c, 8c, 10c, 12c
Cladding diameter φ125 μm
Coating diameter *2 Single: 250 μm, 500 μm, 900 μm
Ribbon fiber thickness: 280-400 μm
Cleave length 10mm
Applicable cable 0.25mm primary coated 1-fiber drop cable 3.1mm or 2.6mm×2.0mm
(Excluding messenger steel wire)
0.25mm primary coated 1-fiber indoor cable 2.0mm×1.6mm
Physical Characteristics Size (Main body) 120W×154D×130H(mm) *3
Weight Approx. 2.0 kg (With Battery pack BU-11)
Display size 4.1" touch screen color LCD display
Power Conditions Power consumption Max. 80W
AC operation With AC adapter ADC-1430S
Input: AC 100-240V 50/60Hz 1.1A
DC operation Input: DC 10-15V, 4.5A
Battery operation (With BU-11) 11.1V (4600mAh)
DC output 12V For Sumitomo’s hot jacket remover
In - Out Terminal Serial port USB 2.0 mini-B type
Storage media SD / SDHC memory card
Splice Performance at room temperature (25°C) Splice loss (typical)*4 SMF : 0.05 dB
MMF: 0.02 dB
DSF : 0.08 dB
NZDSF : 0.08 dB
Screening load (typical) 1.96N - 2.09N (at stage)
Splice time (typical) Approx. 14 seconds (SMF8-12c)
Approx. 12 seconds (SMF4c)
Approx. 9 seconds (SMF1c)
Splice & Heat cycles Approx. 110 cycles *5
Splice program Maximum 200 fusion programs can be selected and customized.
Splice data storage 10,000 splices
Splice image capture 64 splices
Heater Performance The number of heaters 2 built-in heaters are available
Sleeve length Up to 60mm
Protection sleeve
Up to 60mm sleeve
Fiber protection sleeve
60mm for single fiber (FPS-1, FPS-61-2.6)
40mm for ribbon up to 8c fiber (FPS-5)
40mm for ribbon up to 12c fiber (FPS-6, FPS-M12)
Protection sleeve for Splice-on Connector
Lynx2-MPO and Lynx2 CustomFitR Splice-On Connectors.
Heating time(typical)*6 Approx. 55 seconds. (40mm for 12c fiber)
Program Max. 100 settings
Environmental Conditions and Power Conditions Operating temperature -10 to +50°C
Storage temperature -40 to +80°C
Humidity 0 to 95%RH with no dew present
Altitude Up to 3,660 m
Environmental Durability Shock resistance*7 Drop from 76cm on 5 faces (Excluding top face)
Water resistance*7 Equivalent to IPx2 (Operates normally after being exposed to water dripping at 3mm/min. for at least 2.5 min on each of 4 surfaces tilted at 15 degree.)
Dust resistance*7 Equivalent to IPx5 (Operates normally after 8 hours in a dust chamber containing dust of particle size 75 um or below)
*1 Fiber holders appropriate for the fiber coating and fiber count are required.
*2 These fiber holders cannot be used with loose tube cable which optical fiber is free to move about in.
*3 The projection parts are excluded.
*4 With Sumitomo identical fibers (in room temprature). Measured by cut-back method relevant to ITU-T and IEC standards.
*5 Cycles per battery vary depending on the battery remaining capacity and operational environment.
*6 With Sumitomo protection sleeve in room temprature, powered with AC adapter.
*7 Confirms the battery operation in tests carried out by Sumitomo. Does not guarantee that the product is free of faults or damage.