Custom Optical Sensor Development

Are you looking for a partner to design and manufacture an optical or electro-optical sensor?  Whether you are looking for complete design and manufacturing, or whether you already have a concept or prototype and are looking for a manufacturing partner, Prime Photonics can help you.

For the past 20 years, Prime Photonics has been a leader in the development and commercialization of advanced optical sensors and systems for commercial and defense applications.  

Prime Photonics supplies optical sensor products to major turbo machinery and rotating equipment manufacturers, developers and other stakeholders, for rotor blade and drive train vibration and health monitoring.  We also provide custom-designed and manufactured optical solutions, including blade balance/tracker systems which Prime supplies to a major helicopter manufacturer and which are used globally at their production facilities.

Many of our technical staff hold advanced degrees in their field of specialization including optical design, mechanical engineering, electrical and electronics design and software engineering.  Prime Photonics maintains a powerful suite of modeling, simulation and engineering design software, as well as major test and measurement equipment.

Prime Photonics utilizes a proven Product Development Management System (PDMS) to guide the development of all new products through a gated process, resulting in a robust, tested product ready for commercialization on schedule and within budget constraints.


Contract Manufacturing of Optical Probes

Prime Photonics draws on its extensive knowledge of optical sensors to be a resource for optical probe manufacturing.  Contact us with probe specifications or a full probe design and our team will manufacture and deliver the best quality probes in time for your test.


Test Planning

Prime Photonics engineers are available to help scope and plan blade measurement activities including blade tip clearance, blade tip timing, axial rotor displacement, blade width, or crack and damage measurement.

We can assist with probe type selection, probe placement and mounting configuration, cable routing and test equipment planning. Whether you are an experienced Blade Tip Timing (BTT) user or new to NSMS analysis, our technical staff is able to add value.


Test Support

We provide test support ranging from sensor installation and system calibration, to data collection and real-time analysis, as well as provide full turn-key test delivery with on-site personnel.


Equipment Rental

Rental equipment is available for customer test activities.  Rent-to-own is available on most models.  Prime Photonics works with you to determine the test specifications and provide a test system configured for your needs.


Calibration Services

Prime Photonics uses its in-house test rigs to provide calibration services of optical clearance probes.


Maintenance and Repair

Prime Photonics stands behind its equipment.  We provide full maintenance and repair services, from re-polishing probe tips to repairing broken or damaged equipment, you can count on us to deliver superior service.