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. 764-5417
Mfr. Part No.E3X-HD41 2M
BrandOmron
SGD339.80
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- 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. 178-0432
Mfr. Part No.E32D24
BrandOmron
SGD161.69
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8 (Super High Speed Mode) mm, 20 (High Speed Mode) mm, 30 (Standard Mode) mm, 50 (High Resolution Mode) mm - Plastic Wire Lead - - - Cable - - IP67 PE - 42mm
RS Stock No. 340-976
Mfr. Part No.E32DC200
BrandOmron
SGD68.11
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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. 818-1706
Mfr. Part No.E32-DC500
BrandOmron
SGD139.32
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RS Stock No. 281-1622
Mfr. Part No.XUFN12301
SGD79.61
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200 mm - Plastic - - - - - - - IP64, IP641 PE - 15mm
RS Stock No. 324-1642
Mfr. Part No.XUFN05323
SGD85.02
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70 mm - Plastic - - - - - - - IP64, IP641 PE - 23mm
RS Stock No. 812-8364
Mfr. Part No.FX-301
BrandPanasonic
SGD297.67
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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. 340-960
Mfr. Part No.E32TC200
BrandOmron
SGD66.75
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200 (Super High Speed Mode) mm, 500 (High Speed Mode) mm, 760 (Standard Mode) mm, 1000 (High Resolution Mode) mm - Plastic Wire Lead - - - Cable - - IP67 PE 12 → 24 V dc 14mm
RS Stock No. 842-8594
Mfr. Part No.LL3-DT01
BrandSick
SGD89.60
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- - Glass, Plastic - - - - Cable - - - - - 2m
RS Stock No. 214-701
Mfr. Part No.FVDK 10P 67Y0 S35A
BrandBaumer
SGD272.12
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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. 698-9110
Mfr. Part No.GP2Y1010AU0F
BrandSharp
SGD18.75
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RS Stock No. 842-8608
Mfr. Part No.LL3-TB02
BrandSick
SGD61.92
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- - Glass, Plastic - - - - Cable - - - - - 2m
RS Stock No. 281-1616
Mfr. Part No.XUFN05321
SGD77.29
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70 mm - Plastic - - - - - - - IP64, IP641 PE - 18mm
RS Stock No. 124-4434
Mfr. Part No.E32C91N2M
BrandOmron
SGD169.12
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4 (12-Colour SHS) mm, 6 (12-Colour HS) mm, 9 (12-Colour ST) mm, 13 (White Paper SHS) mm, 18 (12-Colour GIGA) mm, 30 (White Paper HS) mm, 45 (White Paper ST) mm, 90 (White Paper GIGA) mm - Plastic M6 Flexible Cable Connector - - IO-LINK Flexible Cable - - IP65 PE (Sheath) - 24mm
RS Stock No. 820-9898
Mfr. Part No.E32-D11R
BrandOmron
SGD120.30
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1260 mm - Plastic M6 - - - Connector - - IP67 - - 17mm
RS Stock No. 146-0739
Mfr. Part No.GP2Y1010AU0F
BrandSharp
SGD14.06
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0 → 600 μg/m³ Light - Solder - Infrared - - - - - - 5 V 46mm
RS Stock No. 281-1600
Mfr. Part No.XUFN01321
SGD77.29
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18 mm - Plastic - - - - - - - IP64, IP641 PE - -
RS Stock No. 896-7298
BrandRS PRO
SGD43.45
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- - - - - - - Cable - - IP65 - - 110mm
RS Stock No. 842-8591
Mfr. Part No.WLL180T-P434
BrandSick
SGD238.40
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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. 513-7107
Mfr. Part No.XUDA1PSML2
SGD234.84
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- PNP Plastic - - - - Cable - 1 kHz - - 12 → 24 V dc 65mm