Benefits compared to other sensing technologies

Immunity to electromagnetic, electrostatic or radio frequency sources; 100% intrinsically safe

Applicable in harsh environments with extreme temperature stability

Multiplexing allows thousands of sensors in one fiber with one interrogation system

Small size and lightweight for easy integration in structures and materials to monitor internal strain and temperature

Benefits compared to conventional Fiber Bragg Gratings

Type II gratings survive temperatures of up to 1,000°C, compared to UV-inscribed FBGs which fade-out at approx. 250°C

Highly cost efficient multipoint/sensor array production

Significantly higher tensile strength compared to strip and recoat technology

Low polarization (0-5pm) for high resolution measurements compared to draw tower gratings and very low scattering losses (< 0,2dB)

Significantly higher reflectivity and lower fiber cost compared to draw tower technology

Highest spatial resolution due to dense sensor spacing (minimum FBG distance 2mm)

Direct writing process into customer specific fibers possible

Industry leading specification variety

Benefits of our worldwide leading manufacturing process

Highest specification variety with a comprehensive portfolio of product specifications, the realization of customer individual requirements and the direct writing process into customer specific fibers

Highest production capacity based on a large volume production process with multiple-shift and night operation and industry leading degree of automation

Highest efficiency due to a customized production setup with high degree of automation and large scale production and significantly higher cost efficiency compared to strip and recoat gratings

Highest quality with inline quality control, reporting and documentation, inline strain tests and industry leading delivery lead times