Whether splicing similar fiber types or double clad LDF fibers for high power lasers, the ARCMaster® series splicers provide multiple solutions for diverse production needs. With State of the ARC™ technology, the ARCMaster sets the standard for fusion splicing with a multitude of features designed to make splicing easier. The patent-pending “split V-groove” fiber clamping system accommodates optical fiber ranges from 60 to 2000 μm for cladding or coating without changing V-grooves or fiber clamps. The “Plasma Zone” fiber positioning system incorporates multiple fiber and electrode positioning techniques to provide unprecedented versatility for splicing LDF, heat sensitive or small diameter fibers. With fiber imaging technology, Interrelation Profile Alignment (IPA), alignment and splicing capabilities are possible with virtually any PM fiber type. Longer fiber tapering application is possible with Fujikura’s Sweep Arc technology. Incorporating PAS (cold fiber image) and WSI (warm image) technologies, the optical analysis system provides a number of advanced features including improved loss estimation capabilities, fiber image performance with both LDF, small or heat sensitive fibers. Users can program multistep glass processing operations to include non-splicing operations such as generating tapers or lenses. Dual LCD monitors provide enhanced data and graphical information that is user-selectable during each stage of the splicing process. The FSM-100P is designed with the needs for production in mind and are suitable for the most popular production workstations.