CMOS Type Micro Laser Distance Sensor HG-C1000L

Capable of diagnosing own state and reporting to the host device

CMOS Type Micro Laser Distance Sensor HG-C1000L SERIES
UL C-UL Recognaized CE Marking FDA

UL/C-UL , CE , FDA Approved

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Reduction of the data analysis burdenone small step towards IoT.

IO-Link compatible Collecting sensor level data

Field data collected and accumulated for “preventive maintenance” and “operation monitoring”.
An analysis of such field data requires high-level know-how and time, causing a burden to people responsible for the production site management.
The Self-Monitoring Sensor manufactured by Panasonic is capable of reporting sensor data and its own state to the host device through the I/O Link master.
With the Self-Monitoring Sensor, you can immediately judge the state of the sensor and easily identify the cause of failure. Thus, this sensor contributes to the reduction of the burden experienced by the client in collecting and analyzing data.

Configuration examples of IO-Link compatible devices
Configuration examples of IO-Link compatible devices

Incorporated high-level self-diagnosis function
With the Panasonic's Self-Monitoring Sensor,you can get high-level solutions!

Problems are solved by the high-level self-diagnosis.

Status Judgement of the state
Normal Operation is normal.  
Notification Check the settings.
Detected state is faulty.
* Recover to the normal state through checking installation and settings.
 Reduction in the incident light intensity
Caution Getting close to the end of service life.
Reached the state where the device should be replaced.
* Limitation in the writing frequency into the memory or in the operation hours, etc.
Fault Short-circuited or broken.
Reached the state where it is impossible to control as a device.
* Short-circuited output, damaged EEPROM, etc.
* By creating a program with a PLC, etc., the "State" of the self-monitoring sensor can be grasped.

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Easy use of IoT

Easy use of IoT

“Predictive maintenance” can be easily achieved through monitoring the state of the Self-Monitoring Sensor.

Compact and light-weight

The HG-C series is the smallest CMOS laser sensor in industry *. W20 × H44 × D25 mm W0.787 × H1.732 × D0.984 in, 35 g approx. (without cable)
* As of May 2015, in-company survey.

A new optical system with a built-in mirror
In general, more accurate and stable measurements can be obtained by increasing the optical path length between the light-receiving part and the light receiving element (CMOS), but this also increases the sensor depth and the sensor body gets bigger. The HG-C series sensors incorporating a new optical system with a built-in mirror provides smaller sensor depth as well as higher measurement accuracy equivalent to displacement sensors.

A new optical system with a built-in mirror

An aluminum die-cast casing protects from strain and heat
A light-weight but strong die-cast aluminum casing has been adopted. A compact, solid body casing reduces the impact of strain and heat on the measurement accuracy.

Overwhelmingly stable

Fitted with a precise CMOS image sensor and an original algorithm

Thanks to a precise CMOS image sensor, it is now possible to perform highly precise measurements in the order of 1/100 mm 0.0003 in.
The existing adjustable range reflective sensors cannot achieve such accuracy.

Useful functions

Teaching & window comparator mode

With an object below the sensor, press the TEACH key to set the valid range for distances via threshold values. There are 3 methods for setting the valid range: 1-point, 2-point, and 3-point teaching.

1-point teaching

Perform 1-point teaching and the threshold range is set for the distance from the reference surface of the sensing object.
This is used for sensing within the threshold range.

2-point teaching

Press TEACH once for the lower (first point) and once for the upper limit (second point).

This is the method to set the threshold range by conducting the teaching at 3 points (sensing object A, B and C). After teaching, the reference points are automatically sorted in ascending order (reference point 1, 2 and 3). The thresholds are set at the midpoints between reference point 1 and 2, and 2 and 3, respectively.

In addition to the teaching & window comparator mode, the “rising differential mode”, “trailing differential mode” and “normal sensing mode” are available.
In normal sensing mode, “2-point teaching” as basic teaching and “limit teaching,” which is useful for very small objects and backgrounds, are possible.

Timer setting function

The time mode options are “off-delay timer,” “on-delay timer,” “one-shot timer” and “no timer.” The counting time is fixed to 5 ms.

Timer setting function

Off-delay timer
Function : Extends output signals by 5 ms.
Usage : Appropriate in case a connected device is slow to respond and ON time is required to extend.

On-delay timer
Function: Overrides output signals for 5 ms after detection.
Usage: Convenient way to override temporary signals and control with a time lag.

One-shot timer
Function: Sends output signals for only 5 ms after detection.
Usage: Useful when the signal duration needs to be constant to meet inputs from a connected device.
This mode is also used to extend temporary signals by a desired length of time.

Zero set function
This function compulsorily sets the measured value to “zero.”
The zero point can be set at a desired value. It is useful when measuring steps or tolerance with reference to the height of a sensing object.

Zero set function

Display setting function
How to indicate measured values of the moving sensed object can be chosen from three options, “Normal,” “Invert” and “Offset.”


Display setting function

Peak and bottom hold functions

The peak hold function holds the maximum measured value which is output and displayed.
The bottom hold function holds the minimum measured value which is output and displayed.
* The peak hold function and the bottom hold function cannot be set at the same time.
* When the zero set function is executed while the peak hold function or the bottom hold function is valid, the held measurement value is reset.

Threshold value fine adjustment function

Fine adjustment of threshold values can be performed while measurement is proceeding on the display, and even after teaching.

Key lock function

This function protects setting conditions from unintentional changes.

* For other functions and procedures for setting the functions, see“PRO Mode Setting”.

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