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 Work

A 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 Sensors

Fibre 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.

...
Read more Read less

Filters

Viewing 1 - 20 of 173 products
Results per page
Description Price Detection Range Output Type Fibre Optic Type Terminal Type Response Time Light Source Electrical Connection Power Consumption Switching Frequency IP Rating Housing Material Supply Voltage Length Interface
RS Stock No. 407-1242
Mfr. Part No.XUFN2P01L2
$117.07
Each
units
300 mm - Plastic - - - - - - IP64, IP641 PE - - -
RS Stock No. 842-8601
Mfr. Part No.LL3-TR01
BrandSick
$121.00
Each
units
- - Glass, Plastic - - - Cable - - - - - 2m -
RS Stock No. 764-5417
Mfr. Part No.E3X-HD41 2M
BrandOmron
$334.82
Each
units
- PNP Glass Pre-Wired 1 (Standard Mode) ms, 16 (Giga Power Mode) ms, 55 (Super High Speed Mode) μs, 250 (High Speed Mode) μs Red LED Pre-Wired Cable 720 mW - IP50 PC 12 → 24 V dc - -
RS Stock No. 410-7975
Mfr. Part No.FVDK10P81Y0
BrandBaumer
$262.27
Each
units
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
$119.38
Each
units
70 mm - Plastic - - - - - - IP64, IP641 PE - - -
RS Stock No. 812-8248
Mfr. Part No.FD-G500
BrandPanasonic
$104.00
Each
units
4 mm - Plastic M4 Screw 25 μs - - - - - PE - - -
RS Stock No. 208-7560
Mfr. Part No.E20603
$69.51
Each
units
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
$423.22
Each
units
- NPN - Pre-Wired 1 (Standard Mode) ms, 16 (Giga-Power Mode) ms, 50 (Super High Speed Mode) μs, 250 (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. 848-6067
Mfr. Part No.PBT46U
BrandBanner
$128.23
Each
units
- - Plastic - - - Cable - - - - - 14mm -
RS Stock No. 473-0957
Mfr. Part No.E3XNA412M
BrandOmron
$351.57
Each
units
- PNP - Pre-Wired 200 μs Red LED Pre-Wired Cable 840 mW - IP50 PBT 12 → 24 V dc 67.3mm -
RS Stock No. 510-3536
Mfr. Part No.LME18-23-05-K2
$194.00
Each
units
- - Glass Screw 1 ms Red LED - - 500 Hz IP40 Nickel Plated Brass 10 → 30 V dc 500mm -
RS Stock No. 667-2541
Mfr. Part No.E32-T16W
BrandOmron
$551.05
Each
units
450 (Super High Speed Mode) mm, 1150 (High Speed Mode) mm, 1800 (Standard Mode) mm, 2300 (High Resolution Mode) mm - Plastic Wire Lead - - Cable - - IP50 PVC Coating - 69mm -
RS Stock No. 214-701
Mfr. Part No.FVDK 10P 67Y0 S35A
BrandBaumer
$409.55
Each
units
300 mm PNP Plastic - 0.058 → 5 ms Red LED Cable - - IP40 ABS, PC 10.8 → 26.4 V dc 33.8mm -
RS Stock No. 510-3520
Mfr. Part No.VL18LL-M/40A/118/128
$186.62
Each
units
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
$92.49
Each
units
70 mm - Plastic - - - - - - IP64, IP641 PE - 23mm -
RS Stock No. 178-0218
Mfr. Part No.E32TC200E
BrandOmron
$102.81
Each
units
50 (Super High Speed Mode) mm, 125 (High Speed Mode) mm, 220 (Standard Mode) mm, 270 (High Resolution Mode) mm - Plastic Wire Lead - - Cable - - IP67 PE - 11mm -
RS Stock No. 764-3847
Mfr. Part No.KLE-C01-2,2-2,0-K102
$117.59
Each
units
220 (SU18) mm, 220 (SU19) mm, 920 (SU18/35) mm - Plastic - - - - - - - Plastic, Stainless Steel - 2.02m -
RS Stock No. 896-7305
BrandRS PRO
$113.76
Each
units
- NPN-NO, PNP-NC - - <1 ms Red LED PVC Cable - 50 Hz IP65 ABS, PC 12 → 24 V dc 65mm -
RS Stock No. 436-0097
Mfr. Part No.E3XNA11F2M
BrandOmron
$450.14
Each
units
- NPN - Pre-Wired 200 μs Red LED Pre-Wired Cable - - IP50 PBT 12 → 24 V dc 67.3mm -
RS Stock No. 842-8608
Mfr. Part No.LL3-TB02
BrandSick
$78.10
Each
units
- - Glass, Plastic - - - Cable - - - - - 2m -
Related Products
Range of fiber-optic cables with plastic and glass ...
Description:
Range of fiber-optic cables with plastic and glass fibers, giving usersmore application flexibilityResistant to damage caused by mechanical and chemical stress, as well as hightemperaturesStandard and customer-specific typesSimple installation saves timeFor detection of objects, surfaces, leading edges, and fluid ...
The E3NX-A series of fibre amplifier units are ...
Description:
The E3NX-A series of fibre amplifier units are advanced performance sensors for ultra stable and easy detection. The sensing distance and minimum sensing object specifications of the sensors have been improved allowing easy detection in a wide variety of applications. ...
Various formats for a wide range of applications. ...
Description:
Various formats for a wide range of applications. IP67 (IP50 E32-L25) All fibres are 2m long black PE. Permissable bend radius 25mm min.Trim to length with the cutting tool supplied for insertion into amplifier clamping aperturesOperating temperature range -40° to ...
Heavy duty fibre optic sensor module and a ...
Description:
Heavy duty fibre optic sensor module and a choice of through-beam or direct-detect glass fibre optic cables with stainless steel jackets. PNP open collector outputOutput short circuit and over current protectedNo tools required to fit cablesTerminal chamber connection to module. ...