Fiber Optic Cable Extensions for
Pantron Photo Eyes

Manufacturer: Pantron Instruments, GmbH
Category: Accessories

The fiber optic cables are to be used for the detection of objects in machines or production systems. They will be screwed onto the sensors with a M12x1 thread (sensors not included in delivery) using the corresponding nut. They are useful in applications with limited space or with high ambient temperatures.

Features and Specifications

  • For transmitters, receivers, and compact opto sensors with type M12 threads.
  • High mechanical load capacity
  • Temperature-resistant up to 200°C (392 °F)
Technical Data at +68 °F
Construction Borosilcate optical glass fiber, optical grade epoxy, stainless steel and brass end tips, sheathing of interlocking stainless steel (type 302) or PVC with monocoil steel reinforcement.
Operating temperatures Stainless steel sheathing - 50°F to +525°F
PVC Monocoil reinforced -40°F to +220°F
*Special assemblies with stainless steel sheathing and end tips -220°F to +750°F
Length Standard length 36 inches. Special lengths available shorter or longer, up to 20 feet max.
Bend radius Inner cable radius must be 1 inch or greater with stainless steel sheathed cables, and 0.5 inches or greater with PVC monocoil sheathed cables.
Pull force Able to withstand up to 15lbs. Of force from a 0 to 70 degree angle up to 2 minutes along the axis of the fiber.
Tolerances Implied dimension tolerances on drawings unless otherwise specified.
.xxx = +/- .005
.xx = +/- .015
.x = +/- .1
Tolerance on overall cable length is +/- .25 inches per foot
Sensing End Tips Available
A   - Angled 90°
AN   - Angled 90° needle
AT   - Angled 90° to threads
LF   - Large flare
N   - Needle
S   - Standard barrel
SF   - Small flare
SV   - Side view
T   - 5/16" threaded
TA   - Threaded to 90° angle

Cable Connector Types (Connects to M12 threaded photo eyes

Cable Type
Straight (Connects to single photo eye) PVC
Bifurcated (Connects to two photo eyes) PVC
Straight (Connects to single photo eye) Stainless steel
Bifurcated (Connects to two photo eyes) Stainless Steel


The operation of fiber optic cable P... is not authorized for applications where the safety of a person depends on the device function.