When it comes to communication, we have grown in leaps and bounds from much slower means like letter-writing to the telephone and now to instant communication via the internet. Fiber optics is a great way to achieve those instantaneous speeds that many businesses crave for their communication, and some people are still learning about all the things that can be done with fiber optics. If you are new to fiber optics or are investigating fiber optics for your communication, you may have heard about fiber optics splicing. Let’s review what fiber optics splicing is and what it is used for.
Fiber optics splicing is complex and needs to be done right, but in the simplest terms it is simply the fusion of two different fiber optics cables. Just like it is sometimes necessary to splice electrical components together when re-wiring an electrical component, sometimes two different fiber optics cables need to be joined or segmented with fiber optics splicing. There are different methods for fiber optics splicing, mainly a fusion splice form where the cables are actually welded together and a mechanical splicing method where the two cables are attached physically with a small sheath. The type of fiber optics splicing can be discussed with your fiber optics expert.
Fiber optics splicing is done for a variety of reasons. Sometimes a cable is broken and needs to be repaired by splicing. Other times, you might need more length or a change made to your cables and splicing is the best option. No matter your reasons, fiber optics splicing allows for safe and effective communication methods. For questions, ask your local splicing expert today!