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.

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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. 896-7298
BrandRS PRO
£24.16
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- - - - - - Cable - - IP65 - - 110mm -
RS Stock No. 896-7305
BrandRS PRO
£40.98
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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. 377-8447
BrandRS PRO
£153.65
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- PNP - - 500 μs Red LED Cable - 1 kHz - PE, Plastic 12 → 24 V dc 10mm -
RS Stock No. 896-7285
BrandRS PRO
£24.16
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- - - M4 - - Cable - - IP65 - - 500mm -
RS Stock No. 340-976
Mfr. Part No.E32DC200
BrandOmron
£32.93
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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. 340-960
Mfr. Part No.E32TC200
BrandOmron
£36.23
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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. 473-0957
Mfr. Part No.E3XNA412M
BrandOmron
£109.90
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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. 698-9110
Mfr. Part No.GP2Y1010AU0F
BrandSharp
£9.23
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- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 146-0739
Mfr. Part No.GP2Y1010AU0F
BrandSharp
£7.203
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0 → 600 μg/m³ Light - Solder - Infrared - - - - - 5 V 46mm -
RS Stock No. 178-0202
Mfr. Part No.E32DC200E
BrandOmron
£39.52
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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. 436-0075
Mfr. Part No.E3XNA112M
BrandOmron
£109.90
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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. 842-8591
Mfr. Part No.WLL180T-P434
BrandSick
£142.99
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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. 436-0104
Mfr. Part No.E3XNA41F2M
BrandOmron
£109.90
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- PNP - Pre-Wired 20 μs Red LED Pre-Wired Cable - - IP50 PBT 12 → 24 V dc 67.3mm -
RS Stock No. 458-535
Mfr. Part No.E32-T11N
BrandOmron
£104.70
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140 (Super High Speed Mode) mm, 330 (Standard Mode) mm, 350 (High Speed Mode) mm, 700 (High Resolution Mode) mm - Plastic Wire Lead - - Cable - - IP67 PVC Coating - 14.7mm -
RS Stock No. 178-0218
Mfr. Part No.E32TC200E
BrandOmron
£42.82
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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. 822-4535
Mfr. Part No.E32-TC200A
BrandOmron
£32.23
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Maximum of 2000 mm, Maximum of 3000 mm NPN, PNP Glass Wire Lead - - M3 - - IP67 - - 101mm -
RS Stock No. 281-1622
Mfr. Part No.XUFN12301
£34.65
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200 mm - Plastic - - - - - - IP64, IP641 PE - 15mm -
RS Stock No. 769-6762
Mfr. Part No.WLL160-F420
BrandSick
£242.72
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0 → 2000 mm PNP Plastic 4 Pin M8 Connector 0.35 ms LED - 30 mA 1.5 kHz IP66 ABS 10 → 30 V dc 38.5mm -
RS Stock No. 205-7109
Mfr. Part No.E32T14L
BrandOmron
£109.90
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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. 786-5740
Mfr. Part No.E3NXFA512M
BrandOmron
£153.40
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- PNP - Pre-Wired 1 (Standard Mode) ms, 16 (Giga Power Mode) ms, 250 (High Speed Mode) μs, 32 (Super High Speed Mode) μs Red LED Pre-Wired Cable 1.08 W - - PC 10 → 30 V dc 104.8mm -
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PBT housing, PC cover. IP50For use with Omron E32 Fibre Optic CableHigh speed version, ideal for labelling and production line applicationsPre-wired versions for single application. Connector versions for multiple amplifier applications to provide wire and connection saving. Master (power and output) and Slave (output only) connectors, available separately see stock ...
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