Fibre Optic Sensors

Fibre optic sensors are a type of proximity sensor that have an optical fibre connected to a light source to allow for detection in tight spaces or where a small profile is beneficial. The optical fibre is a transparent fibre made of glass (silica) or plastic with a diameter slightly thicker than a human hair, this fibre transmit light between the two ends to produce an electrical signal.How Fibre Optic Sensors WorkA fibre-optic sensor system consists of a fibre-optic cable connected to a remote sensor, or amplifier. The sensor emits, receives, and converts the light energy into an electrical signal. The cable is the mechanical component that transports the light into and out of areas that are either too space constrained or too hostile back to the sensor.Uses of Fiber Optic SensorsFibre optic sensors are used in a number of different applications. In mechanical properties testing, fibre optical sensors are used to measure mechanical strain. They can also be used to measure acceleration, velocity, pressure, temperature and displacement.

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RS Stock No. 896-7305
BrandRS PRO
$118.39
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- NPN-NO, PNP-NC - - <1 ms Red LED PVC Cable - 50 Hz IP65 ABS, PC 12 24 V dc 65mm -
RS Stock No. 896-7285
BrandRS PRO
$57.18
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- - - M4 - - Cable - - IP65 - - 500mm -
RS Stock No. 896-7298
BrandRS PRO
$62.78
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- - - - - - Cable - - IP65 - - 110mm -
RS Stock No. 377-8447
BrandRS PRO
$363.64
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- PNP - - 500 μs Red LED Cable - 1 kHz - PE, Plastic 12 24 V dc 10mm -
RS Stock No. 407-1242
Mfr. Part No.XUFN2P01L2
$120.50
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300 mm - Plastic - - - - - - IP64, IP641 PE - - -
RS Stock No. 764-5417
Mfr. Part No.E3X-HD41 2M
BrandOmron
$315.14
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- PNP Glass pre-Wired 1 (Standard Mode) ms, 16 (Giga Power Mode) ms, 250 (High Speed Mode) μs, 55 (Super High Speed Mode) μs Red LED Pre-Wired Cable 720 mW - IP50 PC 12 24 V dc - -
RS Stock No. 842-8601
Mfr. Part No.LL3-TR01
BrandSick
$124.54
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- - Glass, Plastic - - - Cable - - - - - 2m -
RS Stock No. 410-7975
Mfr. Part No.FVDK10P81Y0
BrandBaumer
$360.74
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70 mm PNP Plastic - <0.5 ms Red LED Cable - - IP40 ABS, PC 10 30 V dc 29.7mm -
RS Stock No. 513-5599
Mfr. Part No.XUFN05331
$128.30
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70 mm - Plastic - - - - - - IP64, IP641 PE - - -
RS Stock No. 436-0097
Mfr. Part No.E3XNA11F2M
BrandOmron
$530.78
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- NPN - Pre-Wired 200 μs Red LED Pre-Wired Cable - - IP50 PBT 12 24 V dc 67.3mm -
RS Stock No. 848-6067
Mfr. Part No.PBT46U
BrandBanner
$131.98
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- - Plastic - - - Cable - - - - - 14mm -
RS Stock No. 208-7560
Mfr. Part No.E20603
$108.16
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200 mm, 350 mm, 800 mm PNP - - - - Cable - 500 Hz IP65 Aluminium 10 30 V dc 18mm -
RS Stock No. 124-4432
Mfr. Part No.E3NXCA212M
BrandOmron
$435.61
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- NPN - Pre-Wired 1 (Standard Mode) ms, 16 (Giga-Power Mode) ms, 250 (High Speed Mode) μs, 50 (Super High Speed Mode) μs White LED Pre-Wired Cable 1.08 W - IP20 PC 10 30 V dc 104.8mm IO-Link
RS Stock No. 812-8248
Mfr. Part No.FD-G500
BrandPanasonic
$107.03
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4 mm - Plastic M4 Screw 25 μs - - - - - PE - - -
RS Stock No. 205-7092
Mfr. Part No.E32L25
BrandOmron
$257.09
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3.3 mm - Plastic Wire Lead - - Cable - - IP67 PE - 20mm -
RS Stock No. 510-3520
Mfr. Part No.VL18LL-M/40A/118/128
$236.90
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300 mm Push Pull Glass - 1 ms Red LED M12 4-Pin - 500 Hz IP67 Nickel Plated Brass 10 30 V dc 78mm -
RS Stock No. 324-1642
Mfr. Part No.XUFN05323
$95.19
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70 mm - Plastic - - - - - - IP64, IP641 PE - 23mm -
RS Stock No. 281-1600
Mfr. Part No.XUFN01321
$93.30
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18 mm - Plastic - - - - - - IP64, IP641 PE - - -
RS Stock No. 178-0218
Mfr. Part No.E32TC200E
BrandOmron
$175.08
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125 (High Speed Mode) mm, 220 (Standard Mode) mm, 270 (High Resolution Mode) mm, 50 (Super High Speed Mode) mm - Plastic Wire Lead - - Cable - - IP67 PE - 11mm -
RS Stock No. 510-3536
Mfr. Part No.LME18-23-05-K2
$226.10
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- - Glass Screw 1 ms Red LED - - 500 Hz IP40 Nickel Plated Brass 10 30 V dc 500mm -
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