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Best of Both Worlds

...only with HBM: 

  • Simultaneous data acquisition of electrical AND optical strain gauges.
  • Combined data analysis from both types of sensors in HBM's catman software.

FS Line: Optical Sensors for Large Sensing Networks

Robust Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) sensors for measuring strain, temperature, tilt, acceleration and displacement in a wide range of applications.

OP Line: Optical Gauges for High Strain Applications

Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) strain gauges with outstanding bending capability (6 micron core fiber) and high performance coatings.


HBM offers a wide range of accessories for optical measurement technology.

Your Benefits with FBG Technology

Reliable data even on long-distance transmissions

  • Virtually no effects of distance and cable length on the test results
  • High-quality results even if the DAQ system is located hundreds of yards from the measuring points.

Small sensor size and weight

  • Easy installation in remote sites and spots that are difficult to access
  • Available in different types of packaging to address a wide range of applications, such as in laboratory, concrete and outdoors.

Precise results even in difficult environments

  • For stress and fatigue tests even in materials with high levels of strain, and with high numbers of load cycles
  • Accurate test results in adverse ambient conditions, e.g. high-voltage systems.

Reduce installation costs

  • Reduced wiring since a single fiber can handle multiple optical sensors.
  • Individually adapted and configured measurement chain to suit your requirements.

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