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EN60601 Approval Opens up Medical Market for FBGS

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.

According to sales manager (Europe) David Johnson, "we are now authorized to supply a medical declaration of conformity for our instrument in medical applications when used in combination with a medically approved power supply. The instrument achieved the highest performance levels in all tests undertaken and we can also claim the highest immunity level at 10V/m, which is only normally required for life support equipment.

With immediate effect we can market our strain and temperature measurement solutions into the medical industry, where miniature FBG based sensors are used for diagnostics and monitoring. This opens up potential for many innovative applications including a unique fibre optic catheter. This device, used by gastroenterologists use an array of fibre Bragg gratings to measure the complex muscular contractions that transport food through the digestive system"

The FBG-Scan 804D is a dynamic, high precision measurement device for use with Fibre Bragg Grating (FBG) sensors. The system can measure up to 4 optical channels with 40 FBG sensors per channel and all sensors can be monitored at a scan rate of 500Hz.

More information about FBGS
FBGS is a Belgium and Germany based developer and manufacturer of high strength FBG sensors using draw tower technology, where the grating array is written during the drawing process of the fibre. This automated process results in very high quality low cost Fibre Bragg Gratings with unique characteristics. These are suitable for both standard and bespoke sensing solutions including applications within aerospace, oil & gas, renewable energy, process, composite & medical industries.

For more information:
David Johnson
Sales & Marketing Manager Europe
Mobile: +44(0)7918 744718

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