The TUNE PM 500 Splicer is the third-generation machine (after 300 and 400). The novel design adds two unique rotary fiber align holders, making splicing a pair of polarization-maintaining fibers easier, faster, and lower in cost. In operation, the axes of the two PM fibers are manually aligned by rotating the holders while visually matching the stress patterns on display. Once the axes are aligned and locked in position, the fusion splicing will then be performed automatically by pushing a button. The accuracy of the end face pattern alignment can be further improved/verified by a compact high-resolution end face microscope or a real-time optical power/extinction ratio meter. The ease of operation has been perfected in the manufacturing environment for over ten years. The fusion splicer incorporates the most advanced features of glass V-groove fiber holders for excellent repeatability, 6-motor all directional core alignment ( It automatically finds the alignment position with the need to precisely position fiber inside the clamp as the old splicers), in-process arc current adjustment to ensure low loss and high-fiber -pull-strength, high-quality, long-lasting fiber cleaving blade, and lightweight for portability. Each machine is adjusted and tested with a customer-specified fiber type. With an Active Optical Monitoring Meter, one can measure the ER prior push the splicing button. The Active Optical Monitoring Meter is also a useful general lab tool to measure PM optical properties. For people with prior fiber splicing experiences, the manual PM splicing operation is straightforward. The basic splicer kit has all the accessories to perform splicing, including a fiber stripper, a matching cleaver, a video scope, a battery, and a cleaning alcohol dispenser. The machine has a wide customer base around the globe. Rental is $1490 per month with a full unit payment.