Consideration on the handling of flexible, brittle and continuous member in fusion splicing robot for optical fiber ribbons

@article{Watanabe1995ConsiderationOT,
  title={Consideration on the handling of flexible, brittle and continuous member in fusion splicing robot for optical fiber ribbons},
  author={Tsutomu Watanabe and Hideaki Yusa and Kazuo Watanabe and Keiji Osaka and Tetsuya Taguchi},
  journal={Proceedings of 1995 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation},
  year={1995},
  volume={3},
  pages={2413-2419 vol.3}
}
This paper presents the configuration and performance of the fusion splicing robot which splices optical fiber ribbons (flexible, brittle and continuous member) automatically. The handling strategy and structure for the optical fiber ribbons were proposed. It provided significant improvement of productivity and splicing quality. Splicing time was 3 minutes which was one third of the conventional way. The failure strength of the spliced points was 30% stronger than that of the conventional way. 

Tables from this paper