The powerful FITEL S179 Hand-Held, Core Alignment Fusion Splicer delivers fast and reliable optical fiber splicing even under harsh environmental conditions. Offering a wide range of capabilities, this fusion splicing machine opens the door to an entirely new range of applications.

Product Description

Designed with end users and rugged field use in mind, the FITEL S179 Fusion Splicer delivers rapid splicing and heating for consistent results, splice after splice. Suitable for use with ultra-bend insensitive and large area effective fibers, this fusion splicing machine is an excellent choice for a variety of deployments including data centers, Metro and FTTx. A broad range of new features that enhance communication, ease of use, portability and field durability combine to make the S179 Fusion Splicer one of the most powerful and userfriendly fusion splicing machines available today.
Unit of Measure


Single or Mass Fusion

N/A Single

Hand Held/Desktop

N/A Hand held

Carrying case

N/A Hard

Fiber Types

N/A BIF/UBIF (Bend Insensitive Fiber ITU-T G.657B3) Cut-off Shifted Fiber (ITU-T G.654, Large Area type) DSF (ITU-T G.653) MM (ITU-T G.651) NZD (ITU-T G.655) SM (ITU-T G.652, G.657A1 and G.657A2)

Fiber Alignment

N/A Core


N/A Backbone Data Centers Enterprise Fiber Sensors FTTx LAN Long-haul Manufacture of Optical Components

Key Features


  • Fast and consistent fiber splicing for exceptional performance
  • NEW design features enhanced ease of use, maintenance, speed and shock resistance (see page 2)
  • Large capacity, internal battery charging system allows 200 splicing cycles (splicing/heating) in one charge
  • Wide splicing chamber for easy fiber loading
  • Lower profile, lighter weight design enhances portability
  • Powerful, high-propulsion motor (8N) for stable splicing (SOC)
  • Compatible with Splice-On-Connectors (SOC)

Under Tough Environments


The S179 passed manufacturer testing based on these tests and standard operations could be carried out after conducting these tests (The tests below were performed at the manufacturer's Furukawa Electric Co. Labs, and do not guarantee that the machine will be undamaged under these conditions.):

Shock Resistant

N/A Equivalent to IK07 rating Mechanical impact (IK07 rating Mechanical impact means that the machine protects against 2 jour impact, it is equivalent to 500g force from 40cm.)

Drop Resistant

N/A 76 cm drop tests from 5 different angles. 120 cm drop tests with hard carrying case.

Water Resistant

N/A Equivalent to IPX2 rating drip proof (IPX2 rating drip proof means that the machine can be exposed to 3 mm/min drips for 10 minutes with 15 degree tilt and still function.)

Dust Resistant

N/A Equivalent to IP5X rating dust proof (IP5X rating dust proof means that the machine can be exposed to dust particles with a diameter of 0.1 µm to 25 µm and still function.)

How To Order:

Part Number

N/A S179A

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Order From Location

N/A 1 Brightwave Blvd. Carrollton, GA 30117, USA 1-770-798-5555 from outside the USA 1-888-fiberhelp (1-888-342-3743) from inside the USA CARROLLTON LOCATION