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.

Optical Interrogators

To complete the system, the company has available measuring devices (data acquisition systems) prepared to read Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) sensors.


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

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.

Your Benefits with FBG Technology

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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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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.
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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.
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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.

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