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The complete line of self-contained and amplifier separated photoelectric sensor solutions from Panasonic are anything but basic. They offer some of the smallest photoelectric sensors in the world for unmatched simplicity and versatility. Advanced features are also available in our sensors such as background/foreground suppression which protect against unwanted detection. Their laser amplifiers contain the same high-speed response and built-in features that can be found in the high end fiber optic amplifiers, so you are ensured the highest quality sensing available.

EX-L200 Ultra-compact Laser Sensor with Built-in Amplifier

Panasonic EX-L200 sensors

Due to the customized IC and optical design of the EX-L200, high precision detection is fulfilled with directivity and visibility achievable only by laser. The laser adopted is Class 1 (IEC / JIS / FDA) laser that is safe to use, so that there is no need to separate the areas of sensor usage.

A repeatability of 0.02 mm 0.0008 in or less at a range of from 100 to 200 mm 3.937 to 7.874 in makes this type best suitable for positioning applications (typical, EX-L221). Moreover, it boasts a top-class detection precision in the compact laser sensor category with the gold wire of ø0.01 mm ø0.0004 in.

EX-L200 Ultra-compact Laser Sensor


HG-C Series Laser Distance Sensor

Panasonic HG-C Laser Sensor

The HG-C Series Laser Distance Sensor with a compact size of just W20 x H44 x D25 mm this sensor provides high-end performance in a small, lightweight package. Three measurement ranges (100mm±35, 50mm±15, and 30mm±5) are available with a measurement resolution ranging from 10 μm to 70 μm depending on the model selected. The built-in display assist in setup and operation, and I/O options include a 0-5V analog output alongside either one NPN or PNP transistor output as well as an external input.

  • New optical system increase measurement accuracy
  • Aluminum die-cast casing protects from strain and heat
  • CMOS image sensor performs measurements in the order of 1/100mm

HG-C Laser Distance Sensor


HG-C1000L CMOS Type Micro Laser Distance Sensor

Panasonic HG-C1000L CMOS sensor

The HG-C series is a micro CMOS laser sensor at  W20 × H44 × D25 mm W0.787 × H1.732 × D0.984 in, 35 g approx. (without cable) 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. 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.

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.



HG-C1000L CMOS Type Sensor


EX-Z Ultra-minute Photoelectric Sensor

Panasonic EX-Z photoelectric sensor

The world's thinnest sensor dimension of 3 mm 0.118in has been achieved by utilizing new semiconductor packaging technology that does not use wire bonding. The EX-Z small unit size allows installation of sensors in a narrow space where only a conventional fiber sensor head could be installed before. The built-in amplifier also saves on installation space.

A slit is provided on the front side of the main sensor body. The sensor can detect a ø0.3 mm ø0.012 in object without using an optional slit.The high-brightness 4-element red LED provides strong light emission stably over a long period of time. In spite of the extremely small size, both front sensing and side sensing units can sense a small ø1.0 mm ø0.039 in object from a long distance of 500 mm 19.685 in. Since the spotlight is clearly visible, the sensing position can be easily confirmed.

EX-Z Ultra-minute Photoelectric Sensor


CX-400 Ver.2 Compact Photoelectric Sensors

Panasonic CX-400 Ver.2 photoelectric sensor

The various lineup covers through the inclusion of a newly developed custom integrated circuit.The CX-400 series achieves reductions in power consumption of up to 60%, averaging 44% reduction when upgrading due to its unique design. These sensors reduce carbon emissions and contribute to environmental friendliness.

  • Thru-beam type
  • Retroreflective type
  • Diffuse reflective type
  • Adjustable range reflective type

CX-400 Compact Photoelectric Sensors


EX-10S Ultra-slim Photoelectric Sensor with Built-in Amplifier

Panasonic EX-10S photoelectric sensor

With about half the light diffusion of previous models, EX-10S narrow-beam models can be placed twice as closely together-without the added cost of purchasing and installing slits.

With about half the light diffusion of previous models, narrow-beam models can detect minute objects with a diameter of just 0.5 mm (0.020 in), without slits. These models provide a reasonably-priced solution for applications requiring detection of minute objects. Narrow-beam models deliver long-range sensing at 1 m 3.281ft.

EX-10S Ultra-slim Photoelectric Sensors


EX-30 Ver.2 Threaded Miniature Photoelectric Sensors

Panasonic EX-Z photoelectric sensor

All you need to do is to make a ø4 mm ø0.157 in hole where you would like to stop or check the object (ø6 mm ø0.236 in hole for reflective type). Furthermore, the center of the sensing axis is the same as the center of the mounting hole, which makes it much easier to set the sensing position.

The EX-30 series solves all of the difficulties associated with fiber sensors, such as:

  • Difficulty finding a suitable place for the amplifier
  • Fragility of the fiber
  • Extra space needed because of difficulty in bending the fiber
  • The nuisance of having to use a protective tube to prevent fiber breakage

EX-30 Threaded Miniature Photoelectric Sensor


EQ-500 Adjustable Range Reflective Photoelectric Sensors

Panasonic EQ-500 Adjustable photoelectric sensor

EQ-500 with an adjustable range to 2.5 m 8.202 ft allows plenty of space for installation. 1 m 3.281 ft sensing range type also available. Adjust the volume easily to suit your needs when using at close range.

The optical system has been optimized. Since the sensor is hardly influenced at all by angles or the gloss of objects compared to the previous model, it is possible to detect both white objects and black objects at almost a constant distance.  Because the sensor doesn’t detect objects outside the preset sensing field by using the 2-segment photodiode adjustable range system, it will not malfunction even if someone walks behind the sensing object or machines or conveyors are in the background.

EQ-500 Adjustable Range Photoelectric Sensor


LX-100 Digital Mark Sensor

Panasonic LX-100 Digital Mark sensor

LX-100's coaxial reflective optics and a sharp 1 x 5 mm 0.039 x 0.197 in spot enable high precision sensing. With the introduction of this 3 LED mark sensor, stable detection of marks is possible.

The 3 colors of the R・G・B LEDs are optimally selected according to the color combination. With the LX-100's Mark mode, the built-in "Automatic optimal LED selection function" automatically selects the LED for the largest contrast (S / N ratio) between the mark and base (non-mark area) to ensure optimal sensing. For more stable detection, the sensor makes selections according to the contrast and not according to the reflected light variation between the mark and base (non-mark area).

This sensing mode automatically selects a single color from the 3 R・G・B LEDs to achieve an ultra quick 45 μs response time. The automatic optimal LED selection function automatically selects the LED that is most suitable for the sensing. This function is perfect for ultra quick sensing.

LX-100 Digital Mark Sensor


Compact & Robust Safety Light Curtain [Type 4 PLe SIL3] SF4D

SF4D light curtain

The SF4D series features a slim and robust unit body and new high power optical system. The tough unit body prevents entry of liquids and dust. The new series ensures stable and reliable operation of safety light curtain even under an inhospitable environment.

The internal unit was redesigned and downsized extensively. The internal unit was downsized to less than 40% (volume ratio) as compared to the conventional model while achieving higher performance.

SF4D Compact Light Curtain


Compact Safety Light Curtain[Type4 PLe SIL3] SF4B-C

SF4B-C light curtain

The SF4B-C series features a proprietary double structure of a “plastic body” with a “metal inner frame” which lightens the weight while maintaining the durability. Despite its compact, plastic body, the SF4B-C series features a metal inner frame that increases toughness and also keeps its enclosure not to curve. Protective heights range from 263.4 mm to 1,943.4 mm 10.370 in to 76.512 in.

The SF4B-C series is equipped with the large multi-purpose indicator at the center of the unit. The indicator shows the presence of the safety light curtain, helping to prevent unintentional beam interruption. The indicator can be used in a variety of applications such as a muting indicator and work indicator.

SF4B-C Safety Light Curtain


Ultra-slim Light Curtain [Type2 PLc SIL1] SF2C

SF2C light curtain

The SF2C features easy beam axis alignment and reduced wiring.  Safety light curtain wiring consists of just five wires each for the emitter and receiver, allowing you to easily implement safety measures in about the same amount of time as with an area sensor with using optical synchronization.

The SF2C series is made of resin that is lighter than the conventional aluminum case type*. Its lightweight body eases the burden on the mounting surface of the equipment and contributes to overall reduced weight.

SF2C Type 2 Safety Light Curtain


Safety Control Unit SF-C21

SF-C21 Safety Controller

One Panasonic SF-C21 can do the work of four safety relay units.Simple to wire the units in the control panel! Compact with a height 97 mm 3.819 in × width 45 mm 1.772 in. It's easy to find installation space for the SF-C21 unit. Four auxiliary outputs (PNP semiconductor output) are provided. Using RS-485 communications (MODBUS RTU), various general-purpose control units (PLC, HMI, etc.) can monitor the SF-C21 information such as the status, the selected logic, and any error status. Eight preset logics, safety-certified and compatible up to control category 4 PLe, can be selected by simply turning the rotary switch. Use our "Configurator SF-C" software to build your own safety circuits of connected devices, control logic, output modes, etc. No programming skills required!

SF-C21 Safety Control Unit


Safety Laser Scanner Type 3 SD3-A1

Panasonic EQ-500 Adjustable photoelectric sensor

The safety laser scanner is used as an interlock that checks the reflection of the emitted laser and permits machine operation only when a person or an object is not present. Because it performs monitoring using invisible light, it is effective in wide areas that could not be enclosed by a safety fence or locations that become less efficient for work when they are concealed by a door or cover.

Two zones can be widely monitored with Panasonic SD3-A1, the warning zone (within a radius 15 m 49.213 ft) and the detection zone (protection zone) (within a radius 4 m 13.123 ft). The contours of these zones are fully configurable for a perfect fit in every application. Up to eight zone patterns can be set and switched over at any given time, even during operation. 

SD3-A1 Safety Laser Scanner


Ultra-slim Safety door switch with solenoid interlock SG-B1

Panasonic LX-100 Digital Mark sensor

Panasonic SG-B1 series ship with bundled cables already connected internally. Since there is no need to provide cables separately, and because they are already connected internally, the number of wiring man-hours is cut in half. Introducing a safety door switch with solenoid interlock that is among the world's thinnest! With 5 built-in contacts.

SG-B1 Safety Door Switch with Interlock


Clayton Controls is a Panasonic distributor in California. We offer free evaluations and technical support to help our customers choose the correct solution to solve their applications.


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