A range of Steel Anchored FBG sensors allowed direct and immediate field installation of the FBGs to many surfaces by screwing in or chemically bonding the steel pads. Available in a wide range of optical and mechanical specifications. The packaged sensors inscribed directly into the fibre’s core can also be packaged into a variety of higher-level sensors in optical sensing systems. The Steel Anchored FBG sensor is designed to make handling and installation fast, easy and intuitive. Ideally balancing cost, performance and reliability, the Steel Anchored FBG sensor is here to simplify the process of using Fiber Bragg Gratings, and to accelerate the creation of new and attractive fiberoptic based commercial solutions.
Available for fibers with diameters from 50µm to 155µm and with standardized and custom size stainless steel anchors (pads). The fiber pigtails can be protected with Teflon or other types of loose tube jacketing.
Well suited for projects that include the need to provide optical filtering, to monitor strain, temperature, and other engineering parameters at many points. The Steel Anchored FBG sensor can be provided as a single FBG optical components or in FBG arrays of various lengths, with a flexible number of FBGs, and with the steel anchors located at customer specified distances along the fiber.
The Steel Anchored FBG Sensor is a rugged low-cost optical component with stable operation for highly accurate and reliable long-term use in various applications, as is. It is also the core element for the development of an expanding range devices such as strain, vibration, acceleration, displacement, tilt, pressure, load, temperature, and other types of higher-level optical sensors.