Atlanta (PRWEB) July 29, 2014
Micron Optics, Inc., a global leading innovator and provider of fiber optic sensing systems and tunable laser technology, today announced the latest addition to its portfolio of fiber optic displacement sensors: the os5000 Displacement Gage.
The os5000 is a fiber optic displacement gage based on fiber Bragg grating (FBG) technology designed to measure key expansion joints and cracks up to 12 mm in concrete, steel or earthen structures. The os5000 displacement gage is the latest addition to Micron Optics’ full line of fiber optic displacement gages that includes the os5100 and os5500, aimed at enhancing the safety and lifetime of the world’s critical infrastructure – bridges, dams, large concrete/stone and geotechnical structures – through rugged, high performance structural health monitoring.
The FBG sensors that comprise the os5000 gage are located within a rugged, hard-coat anodized aluminum enclosure, which shields them from the elements and allows for installations in harsh environments. The os5000 design is flexible enough to allow for easy attachment to various substrates making measurements on metal, concrete and other surfaces straightforward. The gage can be used alone or in series with fiber optic sensors such as strain gages, accelerometers, temperature sensors and other displacement gages. The all-optical design of the os5000 ensures long gage life and enables it to outperform gages based on traditional LVDT and vibrating wire technology under harsh conditions. The os5000 delivers the many advantages inherent to all FBG-based sensors, including EMI immunity - something electrical gages cannot offer.
“Structural health monitoring using advanced sensor technologies like those we manufacture is becoming commonplace because it gives organizations and asset owners keen insight into the overall health and safe operation of critical infrastructure. The os5000 fiber optic displacement gage, with its rugged, compact design and high precision displacement measurement capability will bring our customers working on structural health monitoring applications significant value,” commented Jeff Miller, President and CEO of Micron Optics, Inc. “Our goal is to enhance our customers’ success through accurate and accessible measurements in each market segment we focus on and we are happy to now offer a complete line of optical displacement gages to cover every application in structural monitoring from the millimeter-scale up to half a meter.”
For more information on the os5000 and Micron Optics’ entire line of industry-leading optical sensors, visit http://www.micronoptics.com/sensors_products.php.
About Micron Optics, Inc.:
Micron Optics’ (http://www.micronoptics.com) optical sensing and tunable filter products make impossible measurements possible, revealing new, critical information for infrastructure, energy, transportation, medical and industrial sectors. Since 1990, Micron Optics has been expanding its core capabilities from tunable optical components and leading-edge instrumentation and software, to complete optical sensing systems. Micron Optics is a privately held company with headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. For more information, visit http://www.micronoptics.com.
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