Introducing Smart Fiber Optic Displacement Sensor Systems
Smart fiber optic displacement sensors include:
- Fiber Optic Probe with Optical Transceiver Module (OTM)
- Datalink Extension Cable
- Universal Control Module (UCM)
Advantages of these smart sensor systems:
- Remote Control of Analog RC Sensors.
- UCMs and FO Probes are not matched pairs.
- Any UCM can be used with any Smart Probe.
- Long Extension Cables can be used.
- XY Calibration Data can be downloaded from the Smart probes.
Smart Displacement Probes
These smart systems include Smart Probes that comprise:
- Fiber optic displacement probe
- Length of fiber optic cabling
- Optical transceiver module
- Datalink pigtail cable
The transceiver module stores all sensor information and calibration data. The UCM imports Smart Probe data and provides analog voltage output signals.
Universal Control Modules
Universal Control Modules (UCMs) have been designed to primarily work with RC sensors, but D-type sensors can also be used.
The physical specifications are:
- Weight = 553 grams
- Size = 165 x 129 x 52 mm
The communication panel includes:
- Three pin 12-VDC power connector
- USB connector
- RS-232 DB9 connector
(The UCM operates via USB or RS-232 protocol.)
This panel includes:
- Status indicator light – turns green when connected to a Smart Probe
- Input connector – receives input signals via UCM Extension Cables
- RC sensor SNR output voltage on a BNC connector
- RC sensor GAP output voltage on a BNC connector
- User-adjustable TTL voltage output used for speed counting
Philtec Inc. is a manufacturer of custom fiber optic displacement sensor systems. Based in Annapolis, Maryland, Philtec has been providing innovative sensing solutions since 1988. Their sensors are built in the USA and sold worldwide. Their engineers can help you design special sensors uniquely meeting your requirements. Applications for Philtec’s sensors include:
- Computer printers and hard drives
- Oil well drilling
- Medical equipment
- Motion control
To request more information or a quotation for Philtec products, contact IL Photonics.