Sensors • Fiber Optic Sensors

Fiber optic sensors utilize optical fibers either as sensing elements, or as a way of relaying signals from remote sensors to signal processors.

Fiber optic sensors utilize optical fibers either as sensing elements, or as a way of relaying signals from remote sensors to signal processors.

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  • Allen-Bradley, a Rockwell Automation Brand

    Allen-Bradley offers fiber optic sensors in the following configurations: model 42FVL digital display, model 42FT harsh duty, model 42FSL high speed, model 42FPL long range, model 42FAB analog output, and model 42FA slim. Model 42FSL high speed fiber optic sensors feature cross-talk protection, power bus features, 30 μs response times, mounting brackets, and dual high-intensity status indicators. These sensors are DIN-rail mountable solutions that are ideally used for transportation, food processing, packaging, and material handling applications.

  • Keyence Corp. of America

    Keyence Corp. of America offers fiber optic sensors in the following configurations: FU Series head units, FS01 high accuracy, FS-V30 high power, FS-N Series digital, CZ-V20 Series high power (RGB digital), and CZ Series (RGB digital) fiber optic sensors. CZ-V20 Series high power digital fiber optic sensors feature high resolution amplifiers, dual digital displays, new UV sensor heads, and up to three detection modes for every target. These sensors have automotive, electronic, packaging, pharmaceutical, food, plastic, and molding applications.

  • Omega Engineering, Inc.

    Omega Engineering, Inc. offers fixed mount and fast response infrared fiber optic sensors. Fixed mount fiber optic sensors are usable in vacuum chambers at up to 10-7 Torr, and they have temperature ranges from 320 to 2800°F. Fast response infrared fiber optic sensors feature +/-1.0% accuracies, 10 msec time constants, small spot sizes down to 0.020" at 6", and output standards to 1 mV/Degree.

  • Autonics USA

    Autonics offers BF5 Series digital indicating amplifiers, BF4R/G Series amplifiers with convenient mounts, and BF3R Series twin volume/high accuracy amplifiers. BF4R/G amplifiers with convenient mounts feature high speed responses under 0.5 ms, automatic/remote sensitivity settings, external synchronization input functions, over-current protection, and automatically selectable light/dark modes. These amplifiers have load currents up to 100 mA, applied voltages up to 30 VDC, and 12 x 32.8 x 65.3mm dimensions.

  • Panasonic Electric Works of America

    Panasonic Electric Works of America offers FX-500 dual display, FX-400 manual adjusting, FX-300 high speed, and FX-100 digital fiber optic sensors. Model FX-500 dual display fiber optic sensors feature multifunction external inputs, an 8 channel memory bank, self-diagnostic outputs, and automatic threshold tracking capabilities. These sensors have supply voltages ranging from 12 to 24V DC, ambient temperature ratings ranging from +14 to +131°F, 4mm bending radii, and high repeated bend capabilities up to 10 million times. Panasonic Electric also offers tough fiber, diffuse reflective, retro-reflective, thru-beam/opposed mode, and manual adjust fiber optic sensors.

  • Williamson Corporation

    Williamson Corporation offers Pro 90 dual wavelength, Pro 200 multi-wavelength, and Gold 30 single wavelength fiber optic sensors. Pro 90 dual and Pro 200 multi-wavelength fiber optic sensors feature repeatability ratings better than 1°C, 0.25% accuracies, temperature ranges from 200 to 4500°F, and nominal wavelength ratings ranging from 0.8 to 2 μm. Gold 30 single wavelength fiber optic sensors have quartz or glass type fiber cables, temperature ranges from -50 to 4500°F, and can be used for a variety of general purpose applications.

  • Omron Electronic Components

    Omron Electronic Components offers E32 Series fiber optic sensors in the following configurations: threaded, cylindrical, flat, sleeve, high-power beam, retro-reflective, chemical-resistant, oil-resistant, heat-resistant, etc. Applications include: detection of transparent LCD substrates, sensing of minute components, detection of minute chips, detection of chip discharge, pin counting, etc.

  • SICK, Inc.

    SICK, Inc. offers fiber-optic photoelectric sensors in a variety of configurations. Model WLL12 sensors feature metal housings; applications for harsh environments; and the ability to detect green, infrared, or red light sources. Model WLL180-T sensors have sensing ranges up to 20M, response times up to 16 μs, and high resolution signal processing capabilities for the detection of small/transparent objects.

  • LakeShore

    LakeShore offers copper, stainless steel, and all-dielectric fiber optic sensors for the following applications: LNG storage, aerospace cryogenic fuel systems, high voltage, RF, high energy research, superconducting research, petrochemical, corrosive, etc. These sensors feature rugged/compact packages, dependable measurement capabilities, wide 450° measurement ranges, and ±0.5° repeatability ratings over the entire range. These sensors have operating temperatures ranging from -200 to +250°C, spacing up to 1000m between sensors, and wavelengths ranging from 1510 to 1590 nm.

  • LumaSense Technologies, Inc.

    LumaSense Technologies, Inc. offers fluoroptic thermometry and gallium arsenide-based fiber optic temperature sensors for a wide range of applications. Luxtron ThermAsset2 fiber optic hot spot sensors feature up to 8 channels, overloading protection, thermal model calibration/recalibration, transformer rating verification, and dynamic loading capabilities. These sensors come in 2-8 channels, measurement ranges from -30 to +200°C, analog outputs ranging from 0 to 20 mA, and +/-2°C accuracy ratings.

  • Pepperl + Fuchs, Inc.

    Pepperl + Fuchs, Inc. offers fiber optic sensors for applications involving unfavorable conditions and small targets. These sensors come in sizes ranging from small DIN-rail mountable units to full-size limit switch housings, they can be ordered with a variety of outputs, and a wide range of cables. They are ideally used in extreme temperatures, harsh environments, and small areas.