Digital Fiber Sensor FX-500 Ver.2

The Industry’s Leading Fiber Amplifier In Sensing Performance, FX-500 Series

Thanks to its new “application-specific integrated circuit” (ASIC), Panasonic can solve applications with Fiber Optic Sensors that were previously impossible. Not only can the FX-500 Series reach a response time of 25µs while providing extremely accurate detection, integrated logic functions save you money because external controllers are no longer needed for normal applications and threshold tracking and self-diagnostic functions save time for maintenance. Moreover, the reliability of the detection has increased by 75% compared to that of previous models.

Users can choose between digital output types with one or two outputs, or an analog output type.

Characteristics

  • One 4-Digit Green, One 4-Digit Red LCD Display
  • Copy Settings Via Optical Interface
  • Decreased Variations Among Amplifiers
  • Input For External Settings, i.e. Threshold Value (Not Available For FX-501)
  • Up To Eight (8) Settings Can Be Saved And Loaded (Data Bank)
  • Logical Calculation Functions
  • Light Intensity And Gain Setting For Transparent Object Detection
  • Threshold Tracking
  • Self-Diagnosis Output
  • Display Is Easy Readable At Angles Of Up to 60°
  • Superior Quality Fibers (Listed In The FX-500 Brochure)

Part Number List

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Models table for series Digital Fiber Sensor FX-500 Ver.2
Part No.DatasheetCE Marking Directive ComplianceSupply Voltage Power ConsumptionOutputOutput: Output Points Output: Output Operation Output: Short-Circuit ProtectionOutput 1, Output 2Output 1, Output 2: Output PointsOutput 1, Output 2: Output OperationOutput 1, Output 2: Short-Circuit Protection Response TimeAnalog OutputExternal InputExternal Input (Switchable with Output 2)Possible External Input Function Sensitivity SettingIncident Light Intensity Display RangeTimer Function Timer Function: Timer PeriodEmission Amount Setting FunctionInterference Prevention FunctionVarious SettingsProtectionAmbient TemperatureEmitting Element (Modulated)MaterialCableCable ExtensionWeight (Typ.)Accessory
EMC Directive, RoHS Directive
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: 680 mW or less (current consumption 28 mA or less at 24 V supply voltage)
NPN open-collector transistor
- Maximum sink current: 100 mA (Note 1)
- Applied voltage: 30 V DC or less (between output and 0 V)
- Residual voltage: 2 V or less (Note 2) (at maximum sink current)
(Note 1) 50 mA max. if 5 or more standard types are connected together.
(Note 2) 50 mA max. if 5 or more standard types are connected together. (25 mA in case of 2-output type and cable type)
1 point
Switchable either Light-ON or Dark-ON by L/D mode
Incorporated
H-SP: 25 micro s or less
FAST: 60 micro s or less
STD: 250 micro s or less
LONG: 2 ms or less
U-LG: 4 ms or less
HYPR: 24 ms or less, selectable
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2-point teaching / Limit teaching / Full-auto teaching / Manual adjustment
H-SP / FAST / 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 / ON-delay - OFF-delay / ON-delay - One-shot timer, switchable either effective or ineffective
Timer range ''ms'': 0.5 ms approx., 1 to 9,999 ms approx., 1 ms approx.
Timer range ''sec.'': 0.5 s approx., 1 to 32 s approx., 1 s approx.
Timer range ''1/10 ms'': 0.05 ms approx., 0.1 to 999.9 ms approx., 0.1 ms approx.
each output is set individually
Incorporated, 3 levels (each level 25 to 100 %) + Auto setting [1 level (25 to 100 %) when using H-SP mode]
Incorporated (Note) , selectable either automatic interference prevention or different frequency
(Note) Number of sensor heads which is possible to be mounted closely in auto interference prevention function depends on response time as shown in table below.Number of sensor heads which is possible to be mounted closely in different frequency Interference prevention function is up to 3 units.
- Number of sensor heads mountable closely (Unit: set)
Response time: IP-1
H-SP: 0
FAST: 2
STD: 4
LONG: 8
U-LG: 8
HYPR: 12
Hysteresis setting / Shift amount setting / Emission power setting / Display turning setting / ECO setting / Data bank loading saving setting / Copying setting / Code setting / Reset setting / Logical calculation setting / Threshold value tracking setting, etc.
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: 643 nm 0.025 mil)
Enclosure, Case cover: Polycarbonate
Switch: Polyacetal
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-
Net weight: 15 g approx.
Gross weight: 70 g approx.
FX-MB1 (Amplifier protection seal): 1 set
EMC Directive, RoHS Directive
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: 680 mW or less (current consumption 28 mA or less at 24 V supply voltage)
PNP open-collector transistor
- Maximum source current: 100 mA (Note 1)
- Applied voltage: 30 V DC or less (between output and +V)
- Residual voltage: 2 V or less (Note 2) (at maximum source current)
(Note 1) 50 mA max. if 5 or more standard types are connected together.
(Note 2)50 mA max. if 5 or more standard types are connected together. (25 mA in case of 2-output type and cable type)
1 point
Switchable either Light-ON or Dark-ON by L/D mode
Incorporated
H-SP: 25 micro s or less
FAST: 60 micro s or less
STD: 250 micro s or less
LONG: 2 ms or less
U-LG: 4 ms or less
HYPR: 24 ms or less, selectable
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2-point teaching / Limit teaching / Full-auto teaching / Manual adjustment
H-SP / FAST / 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 / ON-delay - OFF-delay / ON-delay - One-shot timer, switchable either effective or ineffective
Timer range ''ms'': 0.5 ms approx., 1 to 9,999 ms approx., 1 ms approx.
Timer range ''sec.'': 0.5 s approx., 1 to 32 s approx., 1 s approx.
Timer range ''1/10 ms'': 0.05 ms approx., 0.1 to 999.9 ms approx., 0.1 ms approx.
each output is set individually
Incorporated, 3 levels (each level 25 to 100 %) + Auto setting [1 level (25 to 100 %) when using H-SP mode]
Incorporated (Note) , selectable either automatic interference prevention or different frequency
(Note) Number of sensor heads which is possible to be mounted closely in auto interference prevention function depends on response time as shown in table below.Number of sensor heads which is possible to be mounted closely in different frequency Interference prevention function is up to 3 units.
- Number of sensor heads mountable closely (Unit: set)
Response time: IP-1
H-SP: 0
FAST: 2
STD: 4
LONG: 8
U-LG: 8
HYPR: 12
Hysteresis setting / Shift amount setting / Emission power setting / Display turning setting / ECO setting / Data bank loading saving setting / Copying setting / Code setting / Reset setting / Logical calculation setting / Threshold value tracking setting, etc.
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: 643 nm 0.025 mil)
Enclosure, Case cover: Polycarbonate
Switch: Polyacetal
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-
Net weight: 15 g approx.
Gross weight: 70 g approx.
FX-MB1 (Amplifier protection seal): 1 set
EMC Directive, RoHS Directive
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: 680 mW or less (current consumption 28 mA or less at 24 V supply voltage)
NPN open-collector transistor
- Maximum sink current: 50 mA (Note 1)
- Applied voltage: 30 V DC or less (between output and 0 V)
- Residual voltage: 2 V or less (Note 2) (at maximum sink current)
(Note 1) 25 mA max. if 5 or more standard types are connected together.
(Note 2)50 mA max. if 5 or more standard types are connected together. (25 mA in case of 2-output type and cable type)
2 points
Switchable either Light-ON or Dark-ON by L/D mode
Incorporated
H-SP: 25 micro s or less
FAST: 60 micro s or less
STD: 250 micro s or less
LONG: 2 ms or less
U-LG: 4 ms or less
HYPR: 24 ms or less, selectable
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NPN non-contact input
- Signal condition
High: +8 V to +V DC or Open
Low: 0 to +1.2 V DC(at 0.5 mA source current)
- Input impedance: 10 kOhm approx.
Emission halt / Teaching (Full-auto, Limit, 2-point) / Logic operation setting / Copy lock / Display adjustment / Data bank load / Data bank save, selectable
2-point teaching / Limit teaching / Full-auto teaching / Manual adjustment
H-SP / FAST / 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 / ON-delay - OFF-delay / ON-delay - One-shot timer, switchable either effective or ineffective
Incorporated with variable OFF-delay / ON-delay /One-shot timer, switchable either effective or ineffective
Timer range ''ms'': 0.5 ms approx., 1 to 9,999 ms approx., 1 ms approx.
Timer range ''sec.'': 0.5 s approx., 1 to 32 s approx., 1 s approx.
Timer range ''1/10 ms'': 0.05 ms approx., 0.1 to 999.9 ms approx., 0.1 ms approx.
each output is set individually
Incorporated, 3 levels (each level 25 to 100 %) + Auto setting [1 level (25 to 100 %) when using H-SP mode]
Incorporated (Note) , selectable either automatic interference prevention or different frequency
(Note) Number of sensor heads which is possible to be mounted closely in auto interference prevention function depends on response time as shown in table below.Number of sensor heads which is possible to be mounted closely in different frequency Interference prevention function is up to 3 units.
- Number of sensor heads mountable closely (Unit: set)
Response time: IP-1
H-SP: 0
FAST: 2
STD: 4
LONG: 8
U-LG: 8
HYPR: 12
Hysteresis setting / Shift amount setting / Emission power setting / Display turning setting / ECO setting / Data bank loading saving setting / Copying setting / Code setting / Reset setting / Logical calculation setting / Threshold value tracking setting, etc.
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: 643 nm 0.025 mil)
Enclosure, Case cover: Polycarbonate
Switch: Polyacetal
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-
Net weight: 15 g approx.
Gross weight: 70 g approx.
FX-MB1 (Amplifier protection seal): 1 set
EMC Directive, RoHS Directive
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, excluding analog output)
ECO mode: 680 mW or less (current consumption 28 mA or less at 24 V supply voltage, excluding analog output)
NPN open-collector transistor
- Maximum sink current: 50 mA (Note 1)
- Applied voltage: 30 V DC or less (between output and 0 V)
- Residual voltage: 2 V or less (Note 2) (at maximum sink current)
(Note 1) 50 mA max. if 5 or more standard types are connected together.
(Note 2) 50 mA max. if 5 or more standard types are connected together. (25 mA in case of 2-output type and cable type)
2 points
Switchable either Light-ON or Dark-ON by L/D mode
Incorporated
H-SP: 25 micro s or less
FAST: 60 micro s or less
STD: 250 micro s or less
LONG: 2 ms or less
U-LG: 4 ms or less
HYPR: 24 ms or less, selectable
Output current: 4 to 20 mA approx. [H-SP, FAST STD: At 0 to 4,000 digits, LONG: At 0 to 8,000 digits (Note) ]
Response time: 2 ms or less
Zero point: Within 4 mA plus or minus 1 % F.S.
Span: Within 16 mA plus or minus 5 % F.S.
Linearity: Within plus or minus 3 % F.S.
Load resistance: 0 to 250 Ohm
(Note) If display adjustment was conducted, it is not in this range.
NPN non-contact input
- Signal condition
High: +8 V to +V DC or Open
Low: 0 to +1.2 V DC(at 0.5 mA source current)
- Input impedance: 10 kOhm approx.
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Emission halt / Teaching (Full-auto, Limit, 2-point) / Logic operation setting / Copy lock / Display adjustment / Data bank load / Data bank save, selectable
2-point teaching / Limit teaching / Full-auto teaching / Manual adjustment
H-SP / FAST / 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 / ON-delay - OFF-delay / ON-delay - One-shot timer, switchable either effective or ineffective
Incorporated with variable OFF-delay / ON-delay /One-shot timer, switchable either effective or ineffective
Timer range ''ms'': 0.5 ms approx., 1 to 9,999 ms approx., 1 ms approx.
Timer range ''sec.'': 0.5 s approx., 1 to 32 s approx., 1 s approx.
Timer range ''1/10 ms'': 0.05 ms approx., 0.1 to 999.9 ms approx., 0.1 ms approx.
each output is set individually
Incorporated, 3 levels (each level 25 to 100 %) + Auto setting [1 level (25 to 100 %) when using H-SP mode]
Incorporated (Note) , selectable either automatic interference prevention or different frequency
(Note) Number of sensor heads which is possible to be mounted closely in auto interference prevention function depends on response time as shown in table below.Number of sensor heads which is possible to be mounted closely in different frequency Interference prevention function is up to 3 units.
- Number of sensor heads mountable closely (Unit: set)
Response time: IP-1
H-SP: 0
FAST: 2
STD: 4
LONG: 8
U-LG: 8
HYPR: 12
Hysteresis setting / Shift amount setting / Emission power setting / Display turning setting / ECO setting / Data bank loading saving setting / Copying setting / Code setting / Reset setting / Logical calculation setting / Threshold value tracking setting, etc.
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 12 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: 643 nm 0.025 mil)
Enclosure, Case cover: Polycarbonate
Switch: Polyacetal
0.2 mm2 6-core cabtyre cable, 2 m 6.562 ft long
Extension up to total 100 m 328.084 ft is possible with 0.3 mm2, or more, cable. (however, supply voltage 12 V DC or more)
Net weight: 60 g approx.
Gross weight: 100 g approx.
FX-MB1 (Amplifier protection seal): 1 set
EMC Directive, RoHS Directive
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, excluding analog output)
ECO mode: 680 mW or less (current consumption 28 mA or less at 24 V supply voltage, excluding analog output)
PNP open-collector transistor
- Maximum source current: 50 mA (Note 1)
- Applied voltage: 30 V DC or less (between output and +V)
- Residual voltage: 2 V or less (Note 2) (at maximum source current)
(Note 1) 50 mA max. if 5 or more standard types are connected together.
(Note 2) 50 mA max. if 5 or more standard types are connected together. (25 mA in case of 2-output type and cable type)
2 points
Switchable either Light-ON or Dark-ON by L/D mode
Incorporated
H-SP: 25 micro s or less
FAST: 60 micro s or less
STD: 250 micro s or less
LONG: 2 ms or less
U-LG: 4 ms or less
HYPR: 24 ms or less, selectable
Output current: 4 to 20 mA approx. [H-SP, FAST STD: At 0 to 4,000 digits, LONG: At 0 to 8,000 digits (Note) ]
Response time: 2 ms or less
Zero point: Within 4 mA plus or minus 1 % F.S.
Span: Within 16 mA plus or minus 5 % F.S.
Linearity: Within plus or minus 3 % F.S.
Load resistance: 0 to 250 Ohm
(Note) If display adjustment was conducted, it is not in this range.
PNP non-contact input
- Signal condition
High: +4 V to +V DC (at 3 mA sink current)
Low: 0 to +0.6 V DC or Open
- Input impedance: 10 kOhm approx.
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Emission halt / Teaching (Full-auto, Limit, 2-point) / Logic operation setting / Copy lock / Display adjustment / Data bank load / Data bank save, selectable
2-point teaching / Limit teaching / Full-auto teaching / Manual adjustment
H-SP / FAST / 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 / ON-delay - OFF-delay / ON-delay - One-shot timer, switchable either effective or ineffective
Incorporated with variable OFF-delay / ON-delay /One-shot timer, switchable either effective or ineffective
Timer range ''ms'': 0.5 ms approx., 1 to 9,999 ms approx., 1 ms approx.
Timer range ''sec.'': 0.5 s approx., 1 to 32 s approx., 1 s approx.
Timer range ''1/10 ms'': 0.05 ms approx., 0.1 to 999.9 ms approx., 0.1 ms approx.
each output is set individually
Incorporated, 3 levels (each level 25 to 100 %) + Auto setting [1 level (25 to 100 %) when using H-SP mode]
Incorporated (Note) , selectable either automatic interference prevention or different frequency
(Note) Number of sensor heads which is possible to be mounted closely in auto interference prevention function depends on response time as shown in table below.Number of sensor heads which is possible to be mounted closely in different frequency Interference prevention function is up to 3 units.
- Number of sensor heads mountable closely (Unit: set)
Response time: IP-1
H-SP: 0
FAST: 2
STD: 4
LONG: 8
U-LG: 8
HYPR: 12
Hysteresis setting / Shift amount setting / Emission power setting / Display turning setting / ECO setting / Data bank loading saving setting / Copying setting / Code setting / Reset setting / Logical calculation setting / Threshold value tracking setting, etc.
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 12 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: 643 nm 0.025 mil)
Enclosure, Case cover: Polycarbonate
Switch: Polyacetal
0.2 mm2 6-core cabtyre cable, 2 m 6.562 ft long
Extension up to total 100 m 328.084 ft is possible with 0.3 mm2, or more, cable. (however, supply voltage 12 V DC or more)
Net weight: 60 g approx.
Gross weight: 100 g approx.
FX-MB1 (Amplifier protection seal): 1 set
EMC Directive, RoHS Directive
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: 680 mW or less (current consumption 28 mA or less at 24 V supply voltage)
PNP open-collector transistor
- Maximum source current: 50 mA (Note 1)
- Applied voltage: 30 V DC or less (between output and +V)
- Residual voltage: 2 V or less (Note 2) (at maximum source current)
(Note 1) 25 mA max. if 5 or more standard types are connected together.
(Note 2) 50 mA max. if 5 or more standard types are connected together. (25 mA in case of 2-output type and cable type)
2 points
Switchable either Light-ON or Dark-ON by L/D mode
Incorporated
H-SP: 25 micro s or less
FAST: 60 micro s or less
STD: 250 micro s or less
LONG: 2 ms or less
U-LG: 4 ms or less
HYPR: 24 ms or less, selectable
-
PNP non-contact input
- Signal condition
High: +4 V to +V DC (at 3 mA sink current)
Low: 0 to +0.6 V DC or Open
- Input impedance: 10 kOhm approx.
Emission halt / Teaching (Full-auto, Limit, 2-point) / Logic operation setting / Copy lock / Display adjustment / Data bank load / Data bank save, selectable
2-point teaching / Limit teaching / Full-auto teaching / Manual adjustment
H-SP / FAST / 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 / ON-delay - OFF-delay / ON-delay - One-shot timer, switchable either effective or ineffective
Incorporated with variable OFF-delay / ON-delay /One-shot timer, switchable either effective or ineffective
Timer range ''ms'': 0.5 ms approx., 1 to 9,999 ms approx., 1 ms approx.
Timer range ''sec.'': 0.5 s approx., 1 to 32 s approx., 1 s approx.
Timer range ''1/10 ms'': 0.05 ms approx., 0.1 to 999.9 ms approx., 0.1 ms approx.
each output is set individually
Incorporated, 3 levels (each level 25 to 100 %) + Auto setting [1 level (25 to 100 %) when using H-SP mode]
Incorporated (Note) , selectable either automatic interference prevention or different frequency
(Note) Number of sensor heads which is possible to be mounted closely in auto interference prevention function depends on response time as shown in table below.Number of sensor heads which is possible to be mounted closely in different frequency Interference prevention function is up to 3 units.
- Number of sensor heads mountable closely (Unit: set)
Response time: IP-1
H-SP: 0
FAST: 2
STD: 4
LONG: 8
U-LG: 8
HYPR: 12
Hysteresis setting / Shift amount setting / Emission power setting / Display turning setting / ECO setting / Data bank loading saving setting / Copying setting / Code setting / Reset setting / Logical calculation setting / Threshold value tracking setting, etc.
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: 643 nm 0.025 mil)
Enclosure, Case cover: Polycarbonate
Switch: Polyacetal
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-
Net weight: 15 g approx.
Gross weight: 70 g approx.
FX-MB1 (Amplifier protection seal): 1 set