Optical Fiber Sensors

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Optics & Photonics

Fiber Optic Sensors are ATEX rated, inherently safe.

October 7, 2014

While MR380 series offers emergency stop (ESTOP) functional safety compliance with SIL1 rating, MR382 series Fiber Optic U-Beam Sensor acts as general-purpose photo interruption/slot sensor. Both inherently safe fiber optic signaling products, suited for industrial automation, robotic, and medical markets, consist of passive optical sensor that connects to DIN rail-mount controller module via OM1 duplex 62.5/125 multimode fiber optic link. Sensors operate over distances up to 8,200 ft. Read More

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Digital Fiber Optic Current Sensor has free standing design.

August 26, 2014

Suited for current measurement applications in 245–800 kV substations, FOCS-FS has digital interface capability that fosters deployment in digital substations and facilitates adaptability to future substation automation needs. Sensor complies with IEC 61850 open systems communication protocol, facilitates development of digital substations, and enables smart grids. Free of magnetic saturation, sensor can capture fast transient currents, short circuit currents, and AC with DC-offset. Read More

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Fiber Optic Position Sensor offers 14-bit single-turn resolution.

March 28, 2014

Featuring all-optical design immune to any EMI and other harsh environment conditions, MR330 series offers inherently safe operation and interference-free sensor transmission over distances exceeding 300 m. Absolute rotary encoder measures absolute angular position from 0° to 360° via programmable 13-bit (8,192 count) or 14-bit (13,950 count) resolution at speeds exceeding 2,500 rpm. Firmware also tracks turns up to 12 bits (4,096 revolutions). Read More

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Hexagonal Fiber Units affords stable detection with built-in lens.

November 1, 2013

Allowing for stable detection by incorporating lens units, series E32-LT11N/E32-LD11N are standard fiber units with hexagonal shape that is designed to facilitate installation, promote reliability, and foster neat cable connections. Fiber unit integrates lens with 15° aperture angle, helping increase incident light level even if emission light level is same as before. Offering stable detection in dusty environments, units include M4 through-beam model and M6 diffuse-reflective model. Read More

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Fiber Optic Sensors feature IP50 and IP65 protection.

January 31, 2012

For high operating distances, S7 Series includes 10-bit resolution models with 500 µsec response. For high speed, series has models with 12-bit resolution, 50 µsec response and 4-digit display. Versions are also available with multiturn mechanical trimmer adjustment. To facilitate installation and setting, sensors feature ultra-thin housing with CLEARLOCK(TM) and EASYtouch(TM) adjustment system. Read More

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Compact Laser Displacement Sensor delivers 1 nm resolution.

June 15, 2011

Suited for semiconductor HDD and web processing industries, SI-F1000 Series Micro-Head Spectral-Interference Laser Displacement Sensor provides precision performance from 2 mm dia sensor head. It delivers laboratory accuracy measurements inside production process as well as assembled products. Optical system uses fiber optic detecting, enabling precision measurements to be taken without introducing electromagnetic effects or adding another head to measurement system. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Plastic Fiber Optic Amps can reduce wiring by up to 70%.

November 16, 2009

Intended for plastic fiber optic cables, SU18 and SU19 Photoelectric Fiber Optic Sensors feature multiple detection modes, selectable timing functions, remote teach capability, and 4-in-1(TM) output. Latter automatically selects NPN light/dark on and PNP light/dark on output options from single sensor. While SU18 series is available in pushbutton or potentiometer adjustable versions, SU19 series offers 4-digit, percentage-of-light-received LED display and glass detection mode. Read More

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Fiber Optic Sensor accurately counts small objects.

September 17, 2009

Comprised of D10 Expert sensor paired with PFVCA fiber optic arrays, D10 Expert(TM) Small Object Counter creates 2D sensing field in which objects are detected upon breaking any point of array. Arrangement facilitates alignment and marginalizes object positioning control, ensuring consistent counting with response times as fast as 150 µsec. Features include Dynamic Event Stretcher, which prevents double-counting; selectable threshold with automatic compensation; and self-diagnostics. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

Fiber Optic Signal Conditioner targets HERO and EED testing.

January 9, 2009

Optimized to measure small current, Model FPI-HS/HE is designed for Hazardous Electromagnetic Radiation Ordnance (HERO) and Electro-Explosive Devices (EED) testing used in military, automotive, and aerospace applications, such as in aircrafts and weapons systems. Unit runs at 15 kHz and includes built-in temperature compensation system that maintains accuracy even when test environment temperature varies. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, HVAC, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Optics & Photonics

Temperature Sensor offers stability to 1,000°C.

October 8, 2008

Suited for applications ranging from weld monitoring and control to turbine engine service and design, Helica fiber optic temperature sensor offers accuracy of 1% and sensitivity of 0.01 nm/°C (nominal). It features monolithic glass fiber sensing element that is as stable as silica glass. Standard probe length is 300 mm, while sensor/grating length is 15 mm, and sensor placement is 25 mm from probe tip. Unit utilizes FC/APC type connector. Read More

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USB-Based Power Sensors support wide measurement range.

September 22, 2008

Comprised of 5 models optimized for specific frequency and power ranges, U2000B/H Series operate without power meters or external power adapters and feature built-in triggering. Up to 1,000 readings/sec can be taken in buffered mode, and high-speed USB 2.0 interface enables plug-and-play setup. Covering -60 to +44 dBm power range and 9 kHz to 24 GHz frequency range, models also offer internal zeroing and come bundled with N1918A Power Analysis Manager software. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, HVAC, Welding Equipment & Supplies, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Optics & Photonics

Fiber Optic Temperature Sensor measures up to 1,000°C.

September 9, 2008

Based on chiral grating, which is fabricated by twisting or microforming fiber, Helica(TM) Temperature Sensor is designed for applications ranging from weld monitoring and control to turbine engine service and design. Sensing element is monolithic glass fiber and features sensitivity of 0.01 nm/°C, nominal. Probe length is 300 mm standard, sensor/grating length is 15 mm, and sensor placement is 25 mm from probe tip. Unit also features FC/APC connector type. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, HVAC, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Optics & Photonics

Strain and Temperature Sensor has up to 40 km sensing range.

July 10, 2008

Foresight(TM) Fiber Optic Distributed Strain and Temperature Sensor (DSTS) uses Brillouin scattering in optical fibers to measure changes simultaneously in both temperature and strain along length of standard optical fiber, with spatial resolution as short as 5 cm. By wrapping or embedding a fiber inside any structure such as oil pipeline or dam, users can detect when that structure is being strained or heated/cooled and allow the problem to be corrected before failure occurs. Read More

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Fiber Optic Array Sensor detects small components.

April 23, 2008

With beam spread of 28 mm that detects objects in any position across area of light transmission, LFP-1011-020 solves problem of capturing, counting, and controlling small components produced by high-speed manufacturing machinery. Use with 5 kHz amplifier optimizes small component detection, while use of blue-light emitting amplifier enables detection of small black rubber components. Each multi-beam head is supplied with 2 m of polymer fibers that can be cut to length. Read More

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Photoelectric Sensors feature compact, 29 mm deep housing.

February 15, 2008

Suited for packaging and assembly environments, ML17 Tru-Vue(TM) Series fiber optic sensors provide typical sensing range of 100 and 400 mm for diffuse and thru-beam fiber optic cables, respectively. They offer 360° visibility LEDs, 5 connection options, and 4-in-1(TM) outputs which enable single sensor to operate in NPN NO/NC and PNP NO/NC configurations. Photoelectric sensors can be mounted via industry-standard M18 threaded snout or thru-holes. Read More

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Fiber Optic Sensor detects true colors in workpieces.

February 12, 2008

Utilizing 10 mm wide amplifier with White LED, Model E3X-DAC measures changes in RGB parameters and processes them as ratio, so they are unaffected by light-intensity variations. One-touch teaching facilitates setup in registering colors, while smart functions optimize positioning of target objects for detection. Sensor includes timer function with variable ON or OFF delay up to 5 s, and response time of 60 µs, making it suitable for detecting registration marks on packaging. Read More

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Photoelectric Sensors are immune to ambient light sources.

June 26, 2007

Available in fiber optic and background suppression models with visible red and Class 2 laser light sources, Series V18 cylindrical photoelectric sensors feature adjustable focus and sensitivity settings. Rugged sensors feature automatic mutual interference protection and 18 mm dia cylindrical metal housing with straight or right angle sensing configurations. They can automatically determine their output without external influence. Read More

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Fiber Optic Sensors feature 4-in-1 output.

April 19, 2007

Provided in 29 mm deep housing, ML17 Tru-Vue(TM) series photoelectric sensors are mounted via M18 threaded snout or thru-holes and secure cables with quarter-turn locking mechanism. Products offer 360° visibility LEDs, 5 connection options, and 4-in-1(TM) outputs, which enable one sensor to operate in NPN NO, NPN NC, PNP NO, or PNP NC configurations. While typ sensing range is 100+ mm for diffuse fiber optic cables, 400+ mm is standard for thru-beam fiber optic cables. Read More

Safety & Security Equipment, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Optics & Photonics

Fiber Optic Safety Grid is rated for explosive atmospheres.

February 9, 2007

Designed for personnel safety and equipment protection applications, PICO-GUARD(TM) Grids provide optically based, non-contact solution for perimeter and access guarding. Products are available with 2, 3, or 4 beams that can function as emitter or receiver. Preconfigured for proper beam spacing from 300-584 mm, grids perform at ranges up to 31 m and protective heights to 1,066 mm. Anodized aluminum, MEK-resistant protective housing is standard, and fiber lengths range from 2.4-30 m. Read More

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Fiber Optic Sensors feature programmable, NPN/PNP outputs.

November 14, 2006

With supply voltage of 10-30 Vdc and sensing distance of 10-200 mm, AF fiber optic sensors feature sensitivity adjustment along with keyboard to ensure that adjustments cannot be changed. Connection to sensors is made using standard sensor cables equipped with M8 connectors. Compact units can be din-rail mounted and are suited for detecting small parts, sensing marks and contrasts on packages, and presence control on automated equipment. Read More