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Ophir Fiber Adapter Solution can be used as a diagnosis tool. In addition it is ideally suited for manufacturers of laser fibers or fiber lasers. By connecting the fiber directly to the power meter, they can easily perform power measurement within the production process or as end of line testing.

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“You can do Profinet, right?”

John had just ordered 10 laser welding stations for his new car manufacturing facility. As a laser system integrator, you talked to him in detail about all the specs. What exactly does he need from the laser? What sort of control equipment does he have? What else does he need?

John added, almost as an afterthought – “The facility is in Germany, so of course we want all the lasers and devices running on Profinet. You can do that, right?”

Uh-oh.

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Not everyone knows this, but almost all Ophir power and energy sensors can be used with four standard fiber adapters:

SMA
FC
ST
SC
Of course, any fiber can be measured by an Ophir sensor by taking a free-space measurement – placing the fiber tip a few mm or cm from the sensor and letting the laser beam continue to the sensor.

However, in many cases it is convenient to use a fiber adapter to connect to a measuring device.

If that’s the case, here’s what you’ll want to do.