Fibre optic sensors

Fibre-optic amplifier

For a fibre-optic amplifier the transmitter and receiver are incorporated into one housing. Depending on the version the transmitter emits an infrared or red light beam. A fibre-optic amplifier has no lens since fibre optics have to be connected to it.
Type
rectangular Multi-channel amplifier
Material
plastics
Range
up to 300 mm / 70 mm up to 400 mm / 200 mm up to 800 mm / 300 mm up to 1000 mm / 175 mm up to 1800 mm / 70 mm
Connection
cable connector
System
for fibre optics with plastic sheath for fibre optics with metal sheath
 

Fibre optics

Fibre optics can be considered to be a prolongation of the optical components of the fibre-optic amplifier. Through-beam and diffuse reflection versions are available depending on the detection task. Fibre optics with glass fibres and metal sheath can be used in hot applications. For standard applications inexpensive fibre optics with acrylic fibres are available.
Type
cylindrical M3 M4 M5 M6 M8 angled
Material
metal plastics sensing head with special features
Range
up to 100 mm / 40 mm up to 300 mm / 70 mm up to 1000 mm / 175 mm
System
through-beam sensor diffuse reflection sensor
System
acrylic fibres on a reel highly flexible high temperature
 

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System description - Fibre optic sensors