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Digital Fiber Sensor FX-550

Significantly improved stability and operation ease thanks to the industry's top* emission power and enhanced versatility!

Digital Fiber Sensor FX-551
CE Marking

CE Approved
CE : EMC Directive

*As of January 2016, survey by our company

Features

Industry's No. 1!*
Three times higher emission power and 1.6 times longer sensing range than conventional models!

* As of January 2016, survey by our company

Ample sensing distance even with thin fiber

The sensing range of the thin reflective type fiber is about 1.6 times longer than that of a conventional product (the sensing range of the standard reflective type fiber is about 1.4 times longer). This adds extra flexibility to the sensor layout.

Fiber Sensing range (STD mode) Rate of increase in sensing range
FX-551 FX-501
FT-31 480mm 18.898 in 315mm 12.402 in 152%
FT-42 1,470mm 57.874 in 1,130mm 44.488 in 130%
FD-41 200mm 7.874 in 125mm 4.921 in 160%
FD-61 620mm 24.409 in 450mm 17.717 in 138%
Ample sensing distance even with thin fiber

When the hysteresis is the same, the higher incident light intensity results in more stable detection.

When the hysteresis is the same, the higher incident light intensity results in more stable detection.

When the hysteresis is the same, the higher incident light intensity results in more stable detection.

Easy adjustment of beam axis

Thanks to the high emission power, a slight deviation of beam axis causes no problem. It is ideal for use in dusty areas* or for detection through an extremely small slit.
* Need to confirm proper operation in installed condition.

Easy adjustment of beam axis

Equipped with a mode to minimize the effect of ambient light

When setting to activate the environment resistance mode in the emission frequency setting, the ambient illuminance for LED lights becomes about 2.5 times higher than that in the normal mode. This reduces erroneous detections caused by LED lights.

Equipped with a mode to minimize the effect of ambient light

Simplified functions for improved operation ease

The FX-500 series and newer models are equipped with only basic functions for improved ease of use. No matter which model you select, they are all easy to use.

MODE NAVI + Direct setting

MODE NAVI uses three indicators and a dual display to show the amplifier’s basic operations. The current operation mode can be confirmed at a glance, so even a first-time user can easily operate the amplifier.

■NAVI display (lights off during RUN mode)

NAVI display

■Direct setting

Direct setting

■List of functions in PRO mode

PRO 1 Response time setting, timer setting, shift amount setting
PRO 2 Teaching lock setting, digital display item setting, digital display turning setting, Eco setting
PRO 3 Display adjustment setting, reset setting, emission frequency setting, threshold value tracking setting

No need to specify a main unit or sub unit

All FX-500 amplifiers can be used as either a main unit or a sub unit. Just use a main cable or a sub cable to distinguish the two. This reduces the costs of inventory management.

No need to specify a main unit or sub unit

Wire-saving, space-saving

The quick-connection cables enable reduction in wiring. The connections and man-hours required for the relay terminal block setup can be reduced and valuable space is saved.

Wire-saving, space-saving

* Connection of up to 16 units with FX-500 / FX-400 / DPS-400 / LS-400 is possible.

Note: FX-550 series is not equipped with a communication function.
When connecting to the host communication units SC-GU3 series and SC-GU1-485, please use FX-500 series.

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