Digital Fiber Sensor FX-550L

Panasonic IO-Link technology makes it possible to continuously collect and process data and to control the sensor. This allows users to implement predictive maintenance and to monitor operation in machines and assembly lines. Processing the multitude of data requires users to invest in know-how and time. Panasonic has developed a self-diagnosis function for each sensor type. This function sends sensor data via IO-Link to a higher-level fieldbus, thus informing about the state of the sensor directly. This way, the amount of production data and the work needed to analyze the data is reduced.

A Step Toward IoT

To ensure smooth operation on the production floor, it is important to keep the machine downtime to a minimum. Panasonic's IO-Link technology permanently generates data on the sensor level and transmits them to a PLC for processing. The result is a large amount of data waiting to be analyzed so that it can be used in a meaningful way. The right information helps to take effective measure in the case of a failure in the shortest possible time. To find out at an early stage why a component has failed is a big advantage.

Panasonic’s IO-Link Sensors are equipped with a self-diagnosis function which outputs individual failure information for each sensor type, such as when the amount of light received has deteriorated. This way, users receive error messages specifically for the problem at hand without extra programming effort.

Thanks to predictive systems, IoT helps to reduce maintenance time. For sensors with a self-diagnosis function, users only need to monitor the parameter value that informs them about whether the sensor is still working properly.

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Models table for series Digital Fiber Sensor FX-550L
Part No.DatasheetDirective ComplianceSupply Voltage Power ConsumptionCommunication Output (C/Q): IO-Link CommunicationCommunication Output (C/Q): Baud RateCommunication Output (C/Q): Process DataCommunication Output (C/Q): Minimum Cycle TimeControl Output (DO)Control Output (DO): Output OperationControl Output (DO): Short-Circuit ProtectionResponse TimeSensitivity SettingIncident Light Sensitivity SettingIncident Light Intensity Display RangeTimer Function Timer Function: Timer PeriodDifferent Frequency Interference Prevention FunctionProtectionAmbient TemperatureEmitting Element (Modulated)MaterialCableCable ExtensionWeight (Typ.)Remark
Regulatory compliance
12 to 24 V DC +10-15% Ripple P-P 10 % or less
Normal operation: 960 mW or less (current consumption 40 mA or less at 24 V supply voltage)
ECO mode: 720 mW or less (current consumption 30 mA or less at 24 V supply voltage)
IO-Link Specification V1.1
(Note:)When the sensor is used as an ordinary sensor, the communication output (C/Q) provides the same output operation as the control output (DO).
COM3 (230.4 kbps)
(Note:)When the sensor is used as an ordinary sensor, the communication output (C/Q) provides the same output operation as the control output (DO).
4 byte
(Note:)When the sensor is used as an ordinary sensor, the communication output (C/Q) provides the same output operation as the control output (DO).
1.0 ms
(Note:)When the sensor is used as an ordinary sensor, the communication output (C/Q) provides the same output operation as the control output (DO).
PNP open-collector transistor
• Maximum source current: 50 mA
• Applied voltage: 30 V DC or less (between output and +V)
• Residual voltage: 2 V or less (Note) (at maximum source current)
(Note:)In case of using the cable (cable length 2 m 6.562 ft).
Switchable either Light-ON or Dark-ON by L/D mode
Incorporated
STD: 250 μs or less, LONG: 2 ms or less, U-LG: 4 ms or less, HYPR: 24 ms or less, selectable
2-point teaching / Limit teaching / Full-auto teaching / Manual adjustment
Incorporated, 4 steps
STD: 0 to 4,000, LONG: 0 to 8,000, U-LG / HYPR: 0 to 9,999
Incorporated with variable OFF-delay / ON-delay / One-shot, switchable either effective or ineffective
0.1 to 999.9 ms approx., in units of 0.1 ms approx.
Incorporated (up to 4 units). Note that the response time varies depending on the setting.
F-1: 0.8 ms or less, F-2: 0.9 ms or less, F-3: 1.0 ms or less, F-4: 1.7 ms or less
(Note:)This function increases the hysteresis. Check the sensing condition when using the function.
IP40 (IEC)
-10 to +55℃ +14 to +131℉ (If 4 to 7 units are mounted in cascade: -10 to +50℃ +14 to +122℉ or if 8 to 16 units are mounted in cascade: -10 to +45℃ +14 to +113℉) (No dew condensation or icing allowed), Storage: -20 to +70℃ -4 to +158℉
Red LED (Peak emission wavelength: 660 nm 0.026 mil)
Enclosure, Case cover: Polycarbonate, Switch: Polyacetal
0.2 mm2 4-core cabtyre cable, 2 m 6.562 ft long
Extension up to total 20 m 65.617 ft is possible with 0.3 mm2, or more, cable.
(Condition of CE compliance: less tan 20 m 65.617 ft) (however, supply voltage 12 V DC or more)
Net weight: 55 g approx., Gross weight: 80 g approx.
Where measurement conditions have not been specified precisely, the conditions used were an ambient temperature of +23℃ +73.4℉.
Regulatory compliance
12 to 24 V DC +10-15% Ripple P-P 10 % or less
Normal operation: 960 mW or less (current consumption 40 mA or less at 24 V supply voltage)
ECO mode: 720 mW or less (current consumption 30 mA or less at 24 V supply voltage)
IO-Link Specification V1.1
(Note:)When the sensor is used as an ordinary sensor, the communication output (C/Q) provides the same output operation as the control output (DO).
COM3 (230.4 kbps)
(Note:)When the sensor is used as an ordinary sensor, the communication output (C/Q) provides the same output operation as the control output (DO).
4 byte
(Note:)When the sensor is used as an ordinary sensor, the communication output (C/Q) provides the same output operation as the control output (DO).
1.0 ms
(Note:)When the sensor is used as an ordinary sensor, the communication output (C/Q) provides the same output operation as the control output (DO).
PNP open-collector transistor
• Maximum source current: 50 mA
• Applied voltage: 30 V DC or less (between output and +V)
• Residual voltage: 2 V or less (Note) (at maximum source current)
(Note:)In case of using the cable (cable length 2 m 6.562 ft).
Switchable either Light-ON or Dark-ON by L/D mode
Incorporated
STD: 250 μs or less, LONG: 2 ms or less, U-LG: 4 ms or less, HYPR: 24 ms or less, selectable
2-point teaching / Limit teaching / Full-auto teaching / Manual adjustment
Incorporated, 4 steps
STD: 0 to 4,000, LONG: 0 to 8,000, U-LG / HYPR: 0 to 9,999
Incorporated with variable OFF-delay / ON-delay / One-shot, switchable either effective or ineffective
0.1 to 999.9 ms approx., in units of 0.1 ms approx.
Incorporated (up to 4 units). Note that the response time varies depending on the setting.
F-1: 0.8 ms or less, F-2: 0.9 ms or less, F-3: 1.0 ms or less, F-4: 1.7 ms or less
(Note:)This function increases the hysteresis. Check the sensing condition when using the function.
IP40 (IEC)
-10 to +55℃ +14 to +131℉ (If 4 to 7 units are mounted in cascade: -10 to +50℃ +14 to +122℉ or if 8 to 16 units are mounted in cascade: -10 to +45℃ +14 to +113℉) (No dew condensation or icing allowed), Storage: -20 to +70℃ -4 to +158℉
Red LED (Peak emission wavelength: 660 nm 0.026 mil)
Enclosure, Case cover: Polycarbonate, Switch: Polyacetal
0.2 mm2 cabtyre cable with M12 connector, 0.3 m 0.984 ft long
Extension up to total 20 m 65.617 ft is possible with 0.3 mm2, or more, cable.
(Condition of CE compliance: less tan 20 m 65.617 ft) (however, supply voltage 12 V DC or more)
Net weight: 35 g approx., Gross weight: 60 g approx.
Where measurement conditions have not been specified precisely, the conditions used were an ambient temperature of +23℃ +73.4℉.