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 transmits light between the two ends to produce an electrical signal.

How Fibre Optic Sensors Work

A fibre-optic sensor system is a technology that 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 optical 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 Fibre Optic Sensors

Fibre optic sensors are used in a number of different sensing 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
PHP3,511.19
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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
PHP1,777.72
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- - - M4 - - - Cable - - IP65 - - 500mm
RS Stock No. 896-7298
BrandRS PRO
PHP1,580.10
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- - - - - - - Cable - - IP65 - - 110mm
RS Stock No. 377-8447
BrandRS PRO
PHP13,208.50
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- PNP - - 500 μs Red LED - Cable - 1 kHz - PE, Plastic 12 → 24 V dc 10mm
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RS Stock No. 219-9007
BrandRS PRO
PHP2,165.19
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180 mm - Plastic Fiber Amplifier - - - - - - IP54 Plastic - -
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RS Stock No. 219-9008
BrandRS PRO
PHP3,047.01
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140 mm - Plastic Fiber Amplifier - - - - - - IP54 Plastic - -
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RS Stock No. 219-9010
BrandRS PRO
PHP3,613.89
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1000 mm - Plastic Fiber Amplifier - - - - - - IP54 Plastic - -
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RS Stock No. 219-9009
BrandRS PRO
PHP2,543.11
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500 mm - Plastic Fiber Amplifier - - - - - - IP54 Plastic - -
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RS Stock No. 219-9011
BrandRS PRO
PHP2,377.77
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1000 mm - Plastic Fiber Amplifier - - - - - - IP54 Plastic - -
RS Stock No. 204-0682
BrandRS PRO
PHP7,379.12
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0.01 mm PNP Plastic 2m PVC cable <0.0002 (Fine mode) seconds, <0.0003 (Turbo mode) seconds, <0.00055 (Super) seconds - - - 1.44 W - IP54 - 24 V dc -
RS Stock No. 204-0681
BrandRS PRO
PHP7,379.12
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0.01 mm NPN Plastic 2m PVC cable 60 seconds - - - 1.44 W - IP54 - 24 V dc -
RS Stock No. 436-0075
Mfr. Part No.E3XNA112M
BrandOmron
PHP9,847.20
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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. 340-976
Mfr. Part No.E32DC200
BrandOmron
PHP5,534.78
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300 (Standard Mode) mm, 500 (High Resolution Mode) mm, 90 (Super High Speed Mode) mm - Plastic - - - - Cable - - IP67 PE 12 → 24 V dc 17mm
RS Stock No. 812-8096
Mfr. Part No.FT-42
BrandPanasonic
PHP3,369.35
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1130 mm - Plastic M4 Screw 25 μs - - - - - IP67 PVC - 12mm
RS Stock No. 764-5414
Mfr. Part No.E3X-HD11 2M
BrandOmron
PHP15,707.86
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- NPN Glass pre-Wired 1 (Standard Mode) ms, 16 (Giga Power Mode) ms, 250 (High Speed Mode) μs, 50 (Super High Speed Mode) μs Red LED - Pre-Wired Cable 720 mW - IP50 PC 12 → 24 V dc -
RS Stock No. 820-9930
Mfr. Part No.E32-T16PR
BrandOmron
PHP17,353.92
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4000 mm NPN, PNP Plastic - - - - - - - IP50 - - 27mm
RS Stock No. 818-1706
Mfr. Part No.E32-DC500
BrandOmron
PHP5,688.35
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- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 667-2541
Mfr. Part No.E32-T16W
BrandOmron
PHP24,421.60
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1150 (High Speed Mode) mm, 1800 (Standard Mode) mm, 2300 (High Resolution Mode) mm, 450 (Super High Speed Mode) mm - Plastic Wire Lead - - - Cable - - IP50 PVC Coating - 69mm
RS Stock No. 812-8364
Mfr. Part No.FX-301
BrandPanasonic
PHP11,131.50
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- NPN Plastic Wire Lead 250 μs Red LED - Cable 960 mW 10 → 150 Hz - ABS 12 → 24 V dc 70.8mm
RS Stock No. 146-0739
Mfr. Part No.GP2Y1010AU0F
BrandSharp
PHP468.923
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0 → 600 μg/m³ Light - Solder - Infrared - - - - - - 5 V 46mm