A Fiber Sensor is a type of Photoelectric Sensor that enables the detection of objects in narrow locations by transmitting light from a Fiber Amplifier Unit with a Fiber Unit.
- Detection in Narrow Locations
The small sensing section and flexible Fiber Unit cable enable a Fiber Sensor to detect objects in narrow locations.
- Superior Environmental Resistance
The sensing section of a Fiber Unit has no electric circuits. This makes it highly reliable even under severe environmental conditions, such as temperature, vibration, shock, water, and electrical noise conditions.
- Easy Installation
The Fiber Unit can be installed close to the sensing object. This allows you to freely select where to install the Fiber Amplifier Unit.
- Virtually No Sensing Object Restrictions
These sensors operate on the principle that an object interrupts or reflects light, so they are not limited like Proximity Sensors to detecting metal objects. This means they can be used to detect virtually any object, including glass, plastic, wood, and liquid.
- Fast Response Time
The response time is extremely fast because light travels at high speed and the Sensor performs no mechanical operations because all circuits are comprised of electronic components.
- Non-contact Sensing
There is little chance of damaging sensing objects or Sensors because objects can be detected without physical contact. This ensures years of Sensor service.
- Color Identification
The rate at which an object reflects or absorbs light depends on both the wavelength of the emitted light and the color of the object. This property can be used to detect colors.
- Easy Adjustment
Positioning the beam on an object is simple with models that emit visible light because the beam is visible.