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HBM FiberSensing

HBM FiberSensing, S.A.
Rua Vasconcelos Costa, 277
4470–640 Maia
Portugal

Tel.:+351 229 61 3010
Fax:+351 229 61 3020
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Website:www.hbm.com/fs
Social media:LinkedIn, YouTube
Quality certification:ISO 9001:2008

Company Description

HBM FiberSensing is a European company specialized in the development and production of advanced monitoring systems based on optical Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) technology. The company concentrates all optical business of the HBM Group and is certified in accordance with ISO 9001:2008 standards.

Specially requested for test and measurement applications in markets such as energy, civil and geotechnical engineering, aerospace, industry and research, HBM FiberSensing optical solutions find use in a wider array of applications where long-term, self-referenced and reliable measurements are required.

The company provides optical sensors, interrogators, software and components together with complete monitoring solutions, primarily on an OEM basis. Moreover, it has the ability to build customized monitoring solutions according to customers’ specific requirements. HBM FiberSensing's full product portfolio is developed in-house from conception to manufacturing, using proprietary technology, and is available through HBM global market presence in over 80 countries.

Founded in Germany in 1950, Hottinger Baldwin Messtechnik (HBM) is today the technology and market leader in the field of test and measurement. HBM’s product range comprises solutions for the entire measurement chain, from virtual to physical testing. The company has production facilities in Germany, USA, Portugal and China.

HBM FiberSensing

Exhibitions

See us at Photonics West 2020 in San Francisco, Feb. 1–6 (booth 3483)!

Products

ProductEncDescription
Bragg gratings E

Based on the Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) technology and the newLight optical sensor series, the FS70 configurable arrays are optical fibers with multiple FBGs and high-performance coatings. These are optimally suited for multipoint measurement of strain in laboratories and in all kinds of industries.

fiber Bragg gratings E

Based on the Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) technology and the newLight optical sensor series, the FS70 configurable arrays are optical fibers with multiple FBGs and high-performance coatings. These are optimally suited for multipoint measurement of strain in laboratories and in all kinds of industries.

fiber patch cables E

Accessories such as patch cables, pigtails, optical adapters, and more, are available from HBM FiberSensing to enable you to build up a complete optical measuring system in a quick and reliable manner.

fiber-optic sensors E

The newly developed optical sensor line newLight enables large strain measurement ranges at increased long-term stability. It is the ideal choice for structural health monitoring due to its fast and easy installation and its resistance to environmental conditions such as humidity, rust, and salt even over extremely long distances.

The compatibility with standard telecom cables makes this line very cost efficient – especially for medium-to-high channel applications. The newLight range is based on the Fiber Bragg Grating technology and offers optical sensors for measurements of strain, temperature, accelerometer, and tilt.

In addition to fiber optical sensors that measure strain, temperature, acceleration, tilt or displacement, HBM also offers optical interrogators, software, as well as service and support for every application.

See also our white paper on Optical Fiber Sensors vs. Conventional Electrical Strain Gauges for Infrastructure Monitoring Applications!

fibers E

Accessories such as patch cables, pigtails, optical adapters, and more, are available from HBM FiberSensing to enable you to build up a complete optical measuring system in a quick and reliable manner.

optical filters E

The FS02 – BraggMETER tunable optical filter features a proprietary cavity design without guiding optics resulting in a compact, robust and vibration-resistant device.

It is most suited for integrating high end products or for research and education purposes in Universities and R & D laboratories.

optical metrology equipment E

Optical interrogators for accurate and precise measurements of Fiber Bragg Grating signals.

Suitable for large scale sensing networks, HBM FiberSensing interrogators provide precise and high resolution static and dynamic measurements 24/7 through reliable software interfaces.

Compatibility with catman software enables hybrid optical/electrical sensing to be easily managed.

optical sensing instruments

Optical interrogators for accurate and precise measurements of Fiber Bragg Grating signals.

Suitable for large scale sensing networks, HBM FiberSensing interrogators provide precise and high resolution static and dynamic measurements 24/7 through reliable software interfaces.

Compatibility with catman software enables hybrid optical/electrical sensing to be easily managed.

optical sensors E

The newly developed optical sensor line newLight enables large strain measurement ranges at increased long-term stability. It is the ideal choice for structural health monitoring due to its fast and easy installation and its resistance to environmental conditions such as humidity, rust, and salt even over extremely long distances.

The compatibility with standard telecom cables makes this line very cost efficient – especially for medium-to-high channel applications. The newLight range is based on the Fiber Bragg Grating technology and offers optical sensors for measurements of strain, temperature, accelerometer, and tilt.

In addition to fiber optical sensors that measure strain, temperature, acceleration, tilt or displacement, HBM also offers optical interrogators, software, as well as service and support for every application.

optical strain sensors E

The FS62 optical strain sensors of the newLight sensor series are designed to easily retrieve static and dynamic strain measurements for stress analysis in smart materials, machines, components, and other types of structures.

With different encapsulations, materials, and attachment methods, they fulfil the requirements of strain measurements for smart materials testing, laboratory, and structural health monitoring (SHM) applications.

optical temperature sensors E

The newLight FS63 optical temperature sensors are based on the Fiber Bragg Grating Technology (FBG) and designed to accurately retrieve temperature measurements in large structures and machines without interferences from external noise. Furthermore, their small size and lightweight structure makes them the ideal choice for hard-to-reach locations and measuring points granting low transmission losses even under harsh environments.

With improved temperature stability, these sensors are particularly suited for temperature measurements in large structures and thermal mapping in electrical machines. Moreover, the FS63 temperature sensors can be used for thermal compensation of other optical sensors. These sensors can be ordered with or without calibration, retrieving absolute temperature measurements or simply for use as a temperature compensation element.

optical tilt sensors

The newLight FS64 tilt sensor is suitable for measuring small angle variations. It can be used in a large range of monitoring applications such as sustaining walls, bridge piles, tunnels, or buildings. The measurement of tilt in different directions is possible with the use of multiple sensors.

Based on the newLight optical sensor line, the FS64 tilt sensor is a ruggedized Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) inclinometer designed to measure very small angle variations towards the vertical. The sensor uses two FBGs in a push-pull configuration for effective temperature compensation.

optical vibration sensors

Based on the Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) technology and the newLight optical sensor line, the FS65 accelerometer is a high precision vibration sensor tailored to measure acceleration at different frequencies from 0 to 50 Hz.

The accelerometer can be used in a large range of monitoring applications where low frequency, but relevant amplitude vibrations are present, including measuring load induced vibration of civil structures and ambient cable vibrations. The simultaneous measurement of vibration along different axes is possible using multiple accelerometers.

training on optical technology

Trainings and Seminars:

As part of HBM, we offer an extended list of topics on measurement data that is the key to further develop your products. The HBM Academy seminars offer trainings from skilled measurement technicians. Our trainers and measurement technicians guide you on the way to the right result: from the selection and installation of the sensor system, the safe measurement data acquisition, to the evaluation of your results. Seminars include themes on measuring with Fiber Bragg Grating based Sensors.

OnSite Training:

HBM offers standardized and individual training sessions. The training can be held either at your premises or at the HBM Academy training rooms. The HBM Academy experts would be happy to prepare an individual training offer for you and your colleagues. Contact us – we will tailor an agenda specifically for you!

tunable optical filters E

The FS02 – BraggMETER tunable optical filter features a proprietary cavity design without guiding optics resulting in a compact, robust and vibration-resistant device.

It is most suited for integrating high end products or for research and education purposes in Universities and R&D laboratories.

The unique FS02 – BraggMETER tunable optical filter, a long time a proven and reliable component used in HBM FiberSensing top of the class optical interrogators, is now available to others.

optical displacement sensors

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