Fiber Optic Sensor Systems
Proximion designs and manufactures customized state-of-the-art fiber optic sensor systems for the measurement of temperature, strain, and other physical parameters. Our technology suits the requirement of measurements with; difficult environmental conditions, a high number of measurement points, few signal cables that may work over long distances, high measurement accuracy, and fast time response.
Our advanced fiber optic platform, based on Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) technology, can significantly enhance performance, productivity, and digitalization in numerous industries through condition monitoring, process optimization, and by connecting into process control.
We always aim to deliver cutting-edge, customized solutions to our customers. This is achieved by our unique ability to precisely tailor the FBG sensors and sensor packaging for every specific application. Everything from development to design and manufacturing is conducted at our premises in Kista, Sweden
Fiber optic sensors, especially FBG-based ones, provide an attractive alternative to traditional electrical sensors for many applications. They have the advantages of high accuracy, long-term stability, streamlined installation, and premium performance under critical environmental conditions.
The optical fiber sensor is written into the fiber itself, so the fiber is the only mechanical component of the sensor. Because the sensor contains neither moving parts nor electrical circuitry, it is completely immune to all forms of interference from electrical and magnetic fields and has extraordinary resistance to chemical and mechanical fatigue.
Proximion offers complete FBG-based sensor systems
A typical FBG-based sensor system consists of FBG sensors, optical interrogators, and sensor analysis software. Proximion’s advanced fiber optic sensor system for high-temperature measurements consists of customized WISTHeat sensors and WISTSense Ultra interrogators.
FBG sensors that read other measurands such as strain, pressure, acceleration and the like can be integrated within the same Proximion system. The system’s unprecedented sensor density together with extreme resolution and sample rate will provide you with insights you never thought were possible.
Contact us for more information about how FBG sensors can add value to your applications.
Oil and gas
Proximion's technology has proven use cases
Proximion's fiber optic sensor systems are already providing value in many applications. Use cases include monitoring the condition of roller bearings, watching for defects in molten steel as it is cast, and monitoring the thermodynamics inside chemical reactors.
Details of many of these use cases must be withheld to preserve our clients' competitive advantage; however, some information is shared below to illustrate the power of a Proximion fiber optic sensing solution.
All in-house capability
We tailor our technology to your needs
Expertise in multiple industries
Strength in fiber
We treat our customers as partners - one example of a successful partnership is our collaboration with SKF.
SKF has been working with fiber optic load sensing since the early 2000’s for critical applications and has therefore gained a lot of knowledge around this technology. This has initially been for R&D projects together with selected customers.
In 2017 SKF decided to industrialize this technology and scale it up for use in different applications where fiber optical load sensing integrated into bearings supports the SKF promise to offer reliable rotation to SKF's customers.
In 2018 SKF entered into a development partnership with Proximion to build a strong product portfolio with the knowledge and experience of Proximion related to the development and production of advanced fiber optic sensors and data collection hardware units.
The first commercially available offer that was launched end of 2019 was focusing on applications within the fluid industry, mainly pumps and compressors enabling the OEMs to better understand the application conditions by knowing the real loads.
SKF and Proximion are working together on speeding up to expand the offer portfolio to other applications.