Routine Maintenance & Repair
One of the best ways to maximize the life of your fusion splicer and receive the greatest return on your investment is to perform routine maintenance and repair. Whether your fusion splicer is brand new or was built back in the early days, here are three simple steps you can take now to help it last.
Step 1: Send In Your Equipment for an Annual Calibration
Our technicians recommend sending your fusion splicer into Legacy Fiberoptics once a year for a regular calibration. We will inspect the functionality of the unit, replace common parts such as rubber pads or electrodes, and identify any other components that need repair. We will also perform a thorough cleaning of your equipment.
Our technicians are true veterans in the industry. We pride ourselves on our detailed troubleshooting approach and offer a six-month warranty on our fusion splicer repair service. Our team has experience with the majority of fusion splicers on the market, both past and present, including AFL, American Iislintech (UCL Swift), Corning, Fitel, INNO & Sumitomo. If your unit was made by a different manufacturer, we may still be able to help. Reach out to our team to learn more.
Step 2: Perform Regular Cleaning
While an annual calibration will go a long way, the best method of prolonging the life of your fusion splicer is to perform routine cleaning yourself. Even a speck of dust can throw off equipment readings and damage internal electrodes and components. Invest in a fusion splicer cleaning kit and develop a regular in-house cleaning routine to help keep your unit running smoothly between annual calibrations. Reach out to our sales team today for recommendations on our preferred cleaning products.
3. Partner with the Experts
If your fusion splicer is experiencing more serious splicing, camera, motor issues, or is giving you constant error messages, don’t despair. At Legacy Fiberoptics, we are dedicated to doing everything possible to repair and preserve your existing equipment before recommending a new equipment purchase, saving you valuable time, money, and resources. Send in your fusion splicer with the cleaver, power cord, and batteries, and our technicians will get to work diagnosing the problem down to the component level. We will work with you through every step of the troubleshooting and repair process so we can get your equipment back to you as quickly and efficiently as possible.