Defining fiber optic technology can be somewhat of a catch-22 if you are new to the term or the industry. Wikipedia defines it as, “a sensor that uses optical fiber either as the sensing element (“intrinsic sensors”), or as a means of relaying signals from a remote sensor to the electronics that process the signals (“extrinsic sensors”).” Intrinsic and extrinsic fiber optic sensors can be used for a wide variety of applications, but what makes this particular kind of sensor more beneficial than other types?
Fiber Optic Sensors are More Reliable Than Electro-Mechanical Sensors
Fiber optic sensors from FiberStrike® are beneficial in comparison with more traditional electro-mechanical sensors for a few reasons. They do not require any electricity to work, which is a significant advantage. The other important benefit of fiber optic sensors is they do not get impacted by electromagnetic and radio frequency interference. This means you are maximizing the performance of your sensors all the time, as opposed to electro-mechanical sensors which can stop working in lightning storms and in other scenarios.
Precision A Key Factor in Fiber Optic Sensors
If you invest in fiber optic sensors from FiberStrike® you are guaranteed supreme precision in measurements taken. In fact, FiberStrike® fiberoptic sensors can measure strain, pressure, and temperature down to a picometer range of accuracy. This level of reliable measurement is hard to achieve and is a testament to FiberStrike® engineering.
Whether you are using a fiber optic pressure sensor or a fiber optic temperature sensor, the good news about FiberStrike® fiber-optic sensors is they can be integrated into existing construction or they can be built into new projects. Ensuring the correct gauge is a key to making sure the sensors will be correct, and to that end FiberStrike® provides a variety of gauge types including foil, free filament, semiconductor, and more. For each type we also offer a variety of configurations and sizes, so no matter your application, you should find what you need.
A Strong Record in Fiber Optic Sensors
FiberStrike® has been awarded ten patents in Advanced Measurement and other fiber-related fields. This tells you that while we can delineate advantage after advantage regarding the high quality fiberoptic sensors, the company’s record is what truly speaks to their experience, expertise, and reliability.
Fiber Optic Sensors from FiberStrike® Go the Distance
Along with extreme precision, fiberoptic sensors can also maintain that accuracy over a long distance. FiberStrike® fiber optic sensors are accurate for up to 25 km. No booster amplifiers are required. This is particularly advantageous when using fiber optic sensors for intrusion detection.
Combustive Environment Are No Challenge
One final advantage of FiberStrike® fiber optic sensors for this list is the ability of these sensors to withstand combustive environments. Optical fiber sensors are EMI and EP-resistant, passive, and since they do not use electricity, there is no risk for sparks.
Whatever application you are engaged in that requires fiber optic sensors, you are sure to find the highest quality and most accurate sensors by talking to FiberStrike® today.