Tag Archives: displacement sensors

Connectorized Fiber Optic Cable Configurations

Philtec fiber optic sensors can make displacement measurements inside of mechanisms, machinery and vacuum chambers. To gain access to the measurement locations, fiber optic cables may be connectorized for the probe tips to be separated from the electronics. In some complex applications, more than one joint may be required for the installation and removal of the sensor … Continue reading

02-Aug-2023 Blog, Fiber Optics, PHILTEC

Measuring Turbine Speed

A previous PHILTEC Application Note “Bending Light“ showed that the light beam emitted from a fiber optic probe can be redirected to a different emission angle by polishing the fibers at an angle to the probe axis. A new customer wanted to measure turbine speed by sensing the passage of 1 mm thick blades. 1-mm thick … Continue reading

15-Feb-2023 Blog, Detectors, PHILTEC

Philtec Releases Introductory Video

Watch the new introductory video released by Philtec that highlights the main features of their sensors, and the industries that the company serves. 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 … Continue reading

05-Jul-2022 Blog, Detectors, PHILTEC

RC Sensor Calibrations

Philtec recently performed calibration tests on their sensors, using different target materials supplied by their customers. Calibrations were made to 4 different metal targets without adjusting the gain output control. Only the SNR control was varied to 3-4 volts max to optimize the signal for each target. The four targets were: Dull Metal: A dull … Continue reading

30-Dec-2021 Blog, Detectors, PHILTEC

Standard Threaded Tips from Philtec

Philtec produces threaded tips in a variety of lengths and sizes. Some are easy to machine, while others are very difficult. Any diameter thread with a long length is more difficult. Read Philtec Application Note No. 73 to see Philtec’s Table of Standard Minimum Thread Sizes for Sensor Tips. This table shows standard threads with standard lengths … Continue reading

19-Dec-2021 Blog, Detectors, PHILTEC
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