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
MYR247.76
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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
MYR149.39
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- - - M4 - - - Cable - - IP65 - - 500mm
RS Stock No. 377-8447
BrandRS PRO
MYR928.96
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- PNP - - 500 μs Red LED - Cable - 1 kHz - PE, Plastic 12 → 24 V dc 10mm
RS Stock No. 896-7298
BrandRS PRO
MYR149.39
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- - - - - - - Cable - - IP65 - - 110mm
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RS Stock No. 204-0682
BrandRS PRO
MYR535.74
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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 -
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RS Stock No. 204-0681
BrandRS PRO
MYR535.74
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0.01 mm NPN Plastic 2m PVC cable 60 seconds - - - 1.44 W - IP54 - 24 V dc -
RS Stock No. 340-960
Mfr. Part No.E32TC200
BrandOmron
MYR179.04
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1000 (High Resolution Mode) mm, 200 (Super High Speed Mode) mm, 500 (High Speed Mode) mm, 760 (Standard Mode) mm - Plastic Wire Lead - - - Cable - - IP67 PE 12 → 24 V dc 14mm
RS Stock No. 178-0218
Mfr. Part No.E32TC200E
BrandOmron
MYR273.39
Each
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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. 473-0957
Mfr. Part No.E3XNA412M
BrandOmron
MYR545.43
Each
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- PNP - Pre-Wired 200 μs Red LED - Pre-Wired Cable 840 mW - IP50 PBT 12 → 24 V dc 67.3mm
RS Stock No. 812-8364
Mfr. Part No.FX-301
BrandPanasonic
MYR640.80
Each
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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. 842-8591
Mfr. Part No.WLL180T-P434
BrandSick
MYR721.52
Each
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0 → 20 m PNP - M8 16 μs LED - M8 Connector ≤50 mA 31.2 kHz IP50 ABS/PC 12 → 24 V dc 75.5mm
RS Stock No. 340-976
Mfr. Part No.E32DC200
BrandOmron
MYR211.49
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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. 410-9044
Mfr. Part No.FCE 200C1Y00
BrandBaumer
MYR348.19
Each
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45 mm - Plastic - - Red LED - Cable - - - Plastic 10 → 30 V dc 27mm
RS Stock No. 146-0739
Mfr. Part No.GP2Y1010AU0F
BrandSharp
MYR36.72
Each (In a Tray of 50)
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0 → 600 μg/m³ Light - Solder - Infrared - - - - - - 5 V 46mm
RS Stock No. 818-1706
Mfr. Part No.E32-DC500
BrandOmron
MYR420.37
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- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 698-9110
Mfr. Part No.GP2Y1010AU0F
BrandSharp
MYR45.37
Each
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- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 178-0202
Mfr. Part No.E32DC200E
BrandOmron
MYR261.43
Each
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130 (High Resolution Mode) mm, 22 (Super High Speed Mode) mm, 80 (Standard Mode) mm - Plastic Wire Lead - - - Cable - - IP67 PE - 11mm
RS Stock No. 764-5414
Mfr. Part No.E3X-HD11 2M
BrandOmron
MYR924.36
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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. 436-0075
Mfr. Part No.E3XNA112M
BrandOmron
MYR689.17
Each
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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. 362-3943
Mfr. Part No.SME312FP
BrandBanner
MYR780.29
Each
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- NPN, PNP Plastic Pre-Wired 500 μs Red LED - Cable - 1 kHz IP67 - 10 → 30 V dc 30.7mm