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Specifying Fiber Optic Sensors

The industry prefers fiber optic sensors as they work well in tight spots and in applications that have a high degree of electrical noise. Fiber optic sensors are useful in machines, fixtures, and conveyors for sensing part presence as an important component of industrial automation. The industry often requires controlling sequence and error-proofing assembly based on the presence or absence of a part. In many cases, it is simply impossible to know whether a part is where it should be or the holder Read more [...]

How do fiber optic cables carry light?

Nowadays, nearly everyone is talking about fiber-optic cables. These cables are now commonly used in telephone systems, cable TV systems and the Internet. One of the main advantages with optics cables is their huge bandwidth. That means fiber optics cables can carry far more signals than copper wires can. Usually made of optically pure glass, these cables are very thin – nearly as thin as human hair. Because of their high signal carrying capacity, optical fiber cables are also used for mechanical Read more [...]