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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Description Price Detection Range Output Type Fibre Optic Type Terminal Type Response Time Light Source Communication Protocol Electrical Connection Power Consumption Switching Frequency IP Rating Housing Material Supply Voltage Length
RS Stock No. 146-0739
Mfr. Part No.GP2Y1010AU0F
BrandSharp
kr 76,175
Each (In a Tray of 50)
Units
0 → 600 μg/m³ Light - Solder - Infrared - - - - - - 5 V 46mm
RS Stock No. 698-9110
Mfr. Part No.GP2Y1010AU0F
BrandSharp
kr 113,17
Each
Units
- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 124-4431
Mfr. Part No.E3NXCA412M
BrandOmron
kr 2 414,00
Each
Units
- PNP - Pre-Wired 1 (Standard Mode) ms, 16 (Giga-Power Mode) ms, 50 (Super High Speed Mode) μs, 250 (High Speed Mode) μs White LED IO-LINK Pre-Wired Cable 1.08 W - IP20 PC 10 → 30 V dc 104.8mm
RS Stock No. 786-5740
Mfr. Part No.E3NXFA512M
BrandOmron
kr 2 276,00
Each
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- PNP - Pre-Wired 1 (Standard Mode) ms, 16 (Giga Power Mode) ms, 32 (Super High Speed Mode) μs, 250 (High Speed Mode) μs Red LED - Pre-Wired Cable 1.08 W - - PC 10 → 30 V dc 104.8mm
RS Stock No. 410-9038
Mfr. Part No.FLE 200D1Y00
BrandBaumer
kr 561,76
Each
Units
Long Distance - Plastic Axial - - - Cable - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 480-5269
Mfr. Part No.FX311P
BrandPanasonic
kr 1 393,21
Each
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- PNP - - 2 ms Red LED - Cable 840 mW - - - 12 → 24 V dc 30.5mm
RS Stock No. 340-976
Mfr. Part No.E32DC200
BrandOmron
kr 591,00
Each
Units
90 (Super High Speed Mode) mm, 300 (Standard Mode) mm, 500 (High Resolution Mode) mm - Plastic - - - - Cable - - IP67 PE 12 → 24 V dc 17mm
RS Stock No. 205-7109
Mfr. Part No.E32T14L
BrandOmron
kr 1 264,00
Each
Units
120 (Super High Speed Mode) mm, 300 (High Speed Mode) mm, 460 (Standard Mode) mm, 600 (High Resolution Mode) mm - Plastic Wire Lead - - - Cable - - IP67 PE - 35mm
RS Stock No. 324-1636
Mfr. Part No.XUFN35301
kr 471,58
Each
Units
50 mm - Plastic - - - - - - - IP64, IP641 PE - 15mm
RS Stock No. 822-4529
Mfr. Part No.E32-R21
BrandOmron
kr 2 033,00
Each
Units
10 → 250 mm, 10 → 370 mm NPN, PNP Glass Wire Lead - - - M6 - - IP67 - - 27.8mm
RS Stock No. 786-5747
Mfr. Part No.E3NXFA212M
BrandOmron
kr 2 276,00
Each
Units
- NPN - Pre-Wired 1 (Standard Mode) ms, 16 (Giga Power Mode) ms, 32 (Super High Speed Mode) μs, 250 (High Speed Mode) μs Red LED - Pre-Wired Cable 1.08 W - - PC 10 → 30 V dc 104.8mm
RS Stock No. 436-0104
Mfr. Part No.E3XNA41F2M
BrandOmron
kr 1 919,00
Each
Units
- PNP - Pre-Wired 20 μs Red LED - Pre-Wired Cable - - IP50 PBT 12 → 24 V dc 67.3mm
RS Stock No. 896-7305
BrandRS PRO
kr 563,40
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. 185-889
Mfr. Part No.FX101PCC2
BrandPanasonic
kr 1 239,07
Each
Units
- PNP - - 250 μs, 450 μs, 500 μs, 600 μs - - Cable 720 mW - - - 12 → 24 V dc 64.5mm
RS Stock No. 436-0075
Mfr. Part No.E3XNA112M
BrandOmron
kr 1 726,00
Each
Units
- NPN - Pre-Wired 200 μs Red LED - Pre-Wired Cable - - IP50 PBT 12 → 24 V dc 67.3mm
RS Stock No. 185-968
Mfr. Part No.FX101PZ
BrandPanasonic
kr 1 393,21
Each
Units
- PNP - - 250 μs, 450 μs, 500 μs, 600 μs - - Cable 720 mW - - - 12 → 24 V dc 64.5mm
RS Stock No. 152-647
Mfr. Part No.E3X-MDA8
BrandOmron
kr 4 310,00
Each
Units
- PNP - Connector 1 ms, 4 ms, 130 μs, 450 μs Red LED - Cable 1.08 W - IP50 PBT 12 → 24 V dc 74.3mm
RS Stock No. 513-5612
Mfr. Part No.XUFN04331
kr 917,24
Each
Units
6 mm - Plastic - - - - - - - IP64, IP641 PE - -
RS Stock No. 812-8235
Mfr. Part No.FD-61
BrandPanasonic
kr 450,05
Each
Units
450 mm - Plastic M6 Screw 25 μs - - - - - IP64 - - 17mm
RS Stock No. 822-4535
Mfr. Part No.E32-TC200A
BrandOmron
kr 788,50
Each
Units
Maximum of 2000 mm, Maximum of 3000 mm NPN, PNP Glass Wire Lead - - - M3 - - IP67 - - 101mm