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Digital Fiber Sensor FX-100

Taking fiber sensors to the next level

Digital Fiber Sensor FX-100
C-UL-US CE Marking

UL/C-UL , CE Approved
CE : EMC Directive
UL : Approved Listing

* The FX-100 series has been changed to Panasonic brand from production in and after July 2011.
* Cover opened state is shown.

Features

Good dual digital display

The threshold value and incident light intensity can be both confirmed at the same time, bringing good operability when making changes of each setting.

Good dual digital display

Commercially-available connectors reduce lead time and spare part numbers

Compatible with commercially-available connectors, so that processing costs and lead time required for processing after purchase can be greatly reduced. The connection parts same as the DP-100 series digital pressure sensors and the PM-65 series micro photoelectric sensors can be commonly used.

Commercially-available connectors reduce lead time and spare part numbers

Commercially-available crimping connectors are used,
so that the processing costs for connection cables can be greatly reduced.

Saving-space with a width of 9 mm 0.354 in

Very slim body at only 9 mm 0.354 in. This is much thinner than existing fiber sensors. This makes a very large difference when using many units, even if the difference of one unit is small.

Saving-space with a width of 9 mm 0.354 in

Improved stability over long terms

Utilizes "Four-chemical emitting element" for light emission. The light emission is guaranteed to be stable over long periods of time.

Improved stability over long terms

Simple operation due to clear configuration system

Continued to use the configuration system of digital pressure sensor DP-100 series, which has received high popularity since its release. We have separated the settings into three levels: RUN mode, SET mode, and PRO mode, making operation simpler and easier.

Simple operation due to clear configuration system

Quick code input function [RUN mode]

Simply imputing the default setting "code (number)" will enable sensor settings. Even if the settings are accidentally changed, imputing the code will restore the default settings.
Confirmation can be carried out smoothly via telephone by simply quoting numbers. This can be of great assistance when dealing with foreign country customers.

Quick code input function [RUN mode]

Refer to "Quick setting function" and "Code setting function" in "PRECAUTIONS FOR PROPER USE" for details.

Teaching with ON / OFF keys

Simply press the ON key when an object is present, and OFF when it is not, and teaching is completed. There is no need to consider difference between Light-ON and Dark-ON.

(Setting example)

Teaching with ON / OFF keys

Teaching even without an object - Limit teaching function
Threshold value can be set by performing teaching only when an object is absent (when the incident light amount is stable). This is useful when there are other objects in the background also when defecting a minute objects. Teaching can also be carried out using external input.

Resolves variation in incident light intensity display GETA function [PRO mode]

Even when performing the same sensing operation, there may be variances in the digital values of the fiber amp. There is no problem with the sensor itself, but the operator may find it troubling.
Given value can be corrected with the GETA function, so the apparent variation can be eliminated and the creation of operation manuals can proceed smoothly.

Resolves variation in incident light intensity display GETA function [PRO mode]

Threshold value follow-up cycle setting function [PRO mode]

This function seeks changes in the light emitting amount resulting from changes in the environment over long periods (such as dust levels), so that the incident light intensity can be checked at desired intervals and the threshold values can be reset automatically.

Threshold value follow-up cycle setting function [PRO mode]

* Effective when the output operation is set to Dark-ON, and when using thru-beam type or retroreflective type fibers.

Emission amount setting function [SET mode]

Emission amount can be reduced in order to achieve stable detection when the receiving light level is saturated, such as detection at close range and detection of transparent or minute objects. Previously, the emission amount level was only one, but from production in December 2007, four level setting (three level + auto setting) has become available. This function brings easier settings than before.

Emission amount setting function [SET mode]

Emission frequency setting mode [SET mode]

Mutual interference is prevented for max. 3 units for standard type FX-101□ and max. 4 units in case of long sensing range type FX-102□.
During setting of interference prevention, emitter and output indicator both flash, so it is convenient to confirm which fiber is in the setting process at a glance. Emitter flashes even when an amplifier is not installed close
together.
* When the emission frequency is changed, a response time is also changed.

Emission frequency setting mode [SET mode]
The emitter and output indicator flash at the same frequency.

External input setting mode [PRO mode]

External input can be selected from emission halt, limit teaching / full-auto teaching / 2-level teaching, ECO or emission amount test. Threshold value set at each teaching is also memorized.
* 2-level teaching, emission amount test and threshold value storing setting are available in amplifiers manufactured after December 2007.

External input setting mode [PRO mode]

Digital display inversion setting [PRO mode]

The viewing orientation of the digital display can be inverted in accordance with the setting direction of the amplifier.

Digital display inversion setting [PRO mode]

Alert function [PRO mode]

When the amount light received approaches the threshold value, the display can be made to blink in order to alert the operator.

<When using at a shift amount of 20% and a threshold value of 1,000>
The amount of light received ranges from about 900 to 1,100 when the digital indicator flashes.

Alert function [PRO mode]

Setting copy function to reduce man-hours and human error [PRO mode]

By connecting a fiber sensor to the master fiber sensor, the master sensor settings can be copied along with data communications. When the same settings are input to several units, trouble from setting errors can be prevented, also changes to the work order will be small when equipment design is changed.

<Wiring to copy settings>

Wiring to copy settings

These settings can be copied
Threshold value, output operation, timer operation, timer emission amount, shift, external input, threshold valuestoring, ECO inverting digital display, and threshold value margin

Without mounting bracket

Selectable either mounting on DIN rail or direct mounting with through hole.
Direct mounting brings stability even on a movable parts or installation of a single unit.

Without mounting bracket

Available from standard type or long sensing range type

Standard type and long sensing range type are available which has various response time and sensing range.
The model best meet application needs can be selected.

Model No. Type Sensing range
(FT-43)
Response time
FX-101 Standard type 350 mm 13.780 in Max. 250μs
FX-102 Long sensing
range type
970 mm 38.189 in Max. 2.5 ms

Power consumption saving with ECO mode

When there is no key operations in approximately 20 seconds, digital display turns off and power consumption can be reduced to 600mW or less (720mW in normal mode).

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