Optical Fiber Sensors

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

Fiber Optic Microswitch suits MRI and industrial applications.

May 31, 2016

Featuring V15-style form factor, MR386 ZapFREE® Microswitch comes in Industrial model with extended temperature range of -40 to +80°C and non-metallic MRI Safe model with temperature range of -5 to +60°C. MRI model is designed for use inside bore and is magnetically invisible to imaging process. Non-electrical, totally passive sensors provide EMI and RFI immunity, isolation from high voltage and lightning, inherent safety in explosive atmospheres, and can operate over distances up to 1,500 m. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

OEM Controller fosters fiber optic signaling sensor integration.

May 17, 2016

Designed for OEM industrial and medical systems, MR380-0 provides turnkey solution for integrating any Micronor MR38X series ZapFREE® Fiber Optic Signaling Sensors. Unit contains stable transmitter and sensitive optical receiver that operate over Duplex LC multimode fiber optic link. Compatible with OM1 (62.5/125 µm) or OM2/OM3 (50/125 µm) multimode fiber to distances up to 1.5 km, controller operates over 5–24 Vdc range and provides Digital Logic as well as Open-Collector Output. Read More

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

Fiber Optic Products include flexible amplifier and cables.

March 3, 2016

Compact and flexible, FA1 fiber optic amplifier features adjustable signal level, selectable response time, multiple timer functions, and UL508 approval. Dual 4-digit LED displays, also included, aid programming and provide operational feedback. Respectively available for reflective and through beam applications, FUR and FUT fiber optic cables come in various fiber and head diameters. Extended range, right angle head, and multiple sleeve options are available. Read More

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

Fiber Optic Sensors provide application flexibility.

February 2, 2016

Designed to be intuitive and flexible, FA1 Fiber Optic Amplifier offers adjustable signal level, selectable response time, multiple timer functions, and UL508 Approval. Dual 4-digit LED displays simplify programming and provide feedback for monitoring application set-up, troubleshooting, and operation. Respectively available for retroreflective and through beam applications, FUR and FUT fiber optic cables offer various diameter, sleeve length, and connector options. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Transportation Industry Products

How to Prevent Downtime in Automotive Plants from Broken Parking Brake Cables

November 3, 2015

Although Locon Sensor Systems works with businesses in an assortment of industries, we often find ourselves working closely with automotive plants or clients with automotive applications. The reason why is simple: the sensors we manufacture and supply thrive in the harsh conditions of an automotive plant. For example, when workers are welding or are coating a tight metal finish for a... Read More

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

Micronor introduces New Fiber Optic Mini Rotary and Linear Encoders at SPIE Photonics West, 10-12 Feb 2015

February 9, 2015

MICRONOR will be exhibiting at the SPIE Photonics West Exhibition and Conference, February 10-12, 2015 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. Come visit our booth and experience a very hands-on demonstration of our fiber optic position and temperature sensors. On Tuesday Feb 10 at 1:30pm, Robert Rickenbach will be introducing the new MR302 Series Fiber Optic "Mini" Rotary and... Read More

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

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

Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

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

Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

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

Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Fiber Optic Pressure Sensing Systems for Life Science Researchers

November 14, 2013

Harvard Apparatus has recently teamed up with FISO Technologies, Inc to introduce a new option for life science researchers with their fiber optic pressure sensing systems: FISO-LS. FISO Technologies, Inc. has long been known for their clinical and industrial lines of fiber optic pressure sensors and has perfected the miniaturization of their clinical catheter line, commonly used in medical... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

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

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

ABB to Showcase Leading-Edge Power Technologies at Cigré Event in Paris

August 28, 2012

Focus on latest power solutions shaping the evolution of stronger, smarter and greener grids <4444>Zurich, Switzerland - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, will present some of its leading power technologies at the Cigré conference in Paris. Running from August 27-31, 2012, the biennial event is a key platform for the discussion of global trends, technologies and future... Read More

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

EN60601 Approval Opens up Medical Market for FBGS

August 13, 2012

Geel, Belgium - FBGS, a leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of innovative fibre optic sensing products, is pleased to announce it has gained EN60601 medical approval for its fibre optic interrogator FBG-Scan 804D.<4444>According to sales manager (Europe) David Johnson, "we are now authorized to supply a medical declaration of conformity for our instrument in medical applications... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

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

Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Stratophase to Exhibit at BioTechnica 2011

October 7, 2011

SpectroSens(TM) Technology for Real-time Monitoring and Diagnostics to be showcased at Stand A28, Hall 9<4444>Romsey, UK - Stratophase, innovators in real-time in situ monitoring and diagnostics, will be exhibiting and showcasing its unique SpectroSens(TM) optical microchip technology at Biotechnica 2011 (11th - 13th October). SpectroSens draws on Stratophase's expertise in fibre optic... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

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

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

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

Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

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

Controls & Controllers, Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Advanced Photonix, Inc. Announces a One KHz Addition to the T-Ray(R) 4000 Product Platform

August 17, 2009

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 6 /-- Advanced Photonix, Inc. (NYSE ASE: API) announced today that Picometrix, LLC, an API company, introduced a new addition to its T-Ray 4000 product platform. The T-Ray 4000, introduced in 2007, is the first compact, high-power terahertz system. It is targeted at the application research, non-destructive testing and on-line process control markets. The recent... Read More

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

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