A fibre-optic-system ist described, which ist readily adaptable within 12 Bit closed-loop-controlled machines. The system consists of a standard module which accepts optical as well as electrical sensing heads. The module autoranges and autocalibrates itself as a sensor is plegged-in, reducing installation time of the system to an absolute minimum. Preliminary results as gained during the verification phase of the system are presented.
"A Fibre Optic Clip Gauge With Auto-Calibration For Industrial Surroundings", Proc. SPIE 1011, Fiber Optic Sensors III, (23 February 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.949316; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.949316