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FX-550 photoelectric sensor

Three times higher emission power and 1.6 times longer sensing range than conventional models!

Photoelectir sensor FX-500 / FX-550 / FX-550L shadow

Three times higher emission power and 1.6 times longer sensing range than conventional models!

FX550 Three times higher emission power and 1.6 times longer sensing range than conventional models!

Ample sensing distance even with a 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 in standard mode Improvement
FX-551 FX-501
FT-31 480mm 315mm 152%
FT-42 1470mm 1130mm 130%
FD-41 200mm 125mm 160%
FD-61 620mm 450mm 138%

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Higher incident light intensity results in more stable detection!

FX550 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 beam axis adjustment

FX550 Easy beam axis adjustment

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. However, it is necessary to check under actual detection conditions whether the detection works as desired.

Special mode to minimize the effect of ambient light

FX550 Special mode to minimize the effect of ambient light

When the environment resistance mode has been activated, the ambient illuminance for LED lights becomes about 2.5 times higher than that in the normal mode. This reduces the detection errors caused by LED lights.

Simplified operation for standard applications

FX550 Simplified operation for standard applications

The FX-500 series is equipped with only the most important functions for improved ease of use. No matter which model you select, they are all easy to use.

NAVI mode

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

  1. L/D
    Switches output operation. L: Light-ON, D: Dark-ON
  2. CUST
    The sensitivity to received light can be changed directly
  3. PRO
    Gives access to the advanced functions and settings for timer, shift amount and threshold value tracking.

Direct settings

FX550 Direct settings
  • Direct adjustment: Threshold values can be changed directly in RUN mode.
  • Direct teaching: Teaching can be done in RUN mode. Just press the SET button once for object “present” and “not present”.

No need to specify main and sub units

FX550 No need to specify main and sub units

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.

  1. The same part number can be used as either a main unit or sub unit!
  2. Cable to identify a sub unit
  3. Cable to identify a main unit
  4. Disconnection is possible from the front without have to move the amplifier sideways.

Wire-saving and space-saving design

FX550 Wire-saving and space-saving design

The quick-connection cables help to reduce the time and space needed for wiring. The amplifiers FX-500 / FX-400 / DPS-400 / LS-400 allow connection of up to 16 units in series. However, the optical communication function cannot be used in this case.

  1. Power supply cable
  2. Digital output 1
  3. Digital output 2
  4. Digital output 16

List of functions in PRO mode

  • PRO 1: Contains the settings for response time, timer, and shift amount.
  • PRO 2: Contains the settings for teaching lock, digital display items, digital display turning and the Eco function.
  • PRO 3: Contains the settings for display adjustment, reset, emission frequency, and threshold value tracking.

Amplifiers

Please note that the quick-connection cable is not included with the FX-551(P) and must be ordered separately.

Type Model No. Emitting element Output
Connector type FFX-551 Red LED NPN open-collector transistor
FX-551P PNP open-collector transistor
Cable type FX-551-C2 NPN open-collector transistor
FX-551P-C2 PNP open-collector transistor

Quick-connection cables

Cable type Model No. Cable length Description
Main cable (3-core) CN-73-C1 1m 0.2 mm2 3-core cab tire cable  with a connector
on one end and an outer diameter of 3.3 mm
CN-73-C2 2m
CN-73-C5 5m
Sub cable (1-core) CN-71-C1 1m 0.2 mm2 1-core cab tire cable with a connector on
one end and an outer diameter of ø3.3 mm.
Up to 15 sub cables can be connected to a one main cable.
CN-71-C2 2m
CN-71-C5 5m

 

Where measurement conditions have not been specified precisely, the conditions used were an ambient temperature of +23°C.

 

Item Connector type Cable type
Model number NPN output FX-551 FX-551-C2
PNP output FX-551P FX-551P-C2
Supply voltage 12 to 24V DC (+10%/-15%), ripple P-P max. 10%
Power consumption Normal operation: max. 960mW (current consumption max. 40mA at 24V supply voltage)
ECO mode: max. 680mW (current consumption max. 28mA at 24V supply voltage)
Output NPN NPN open-collector transistor
  • Maximum sink current: 100mA
  • Applied voltage: max. 30V DC between output and 0V
  • Residual voltage: max. 2V (at maximum sink current when the optional quick-connection cable is used)
PNP PNP open-collector transistor
  • Maximum source current: 100mA
  • Applied voltage: max. 30V DC between output and +V
  • Residual voltage: max. 2V (at maximum source current when the optional quick-connection cable is used)
Output operation Switchable either Light-ON or Dark-ON by L/D mode
Short-circuit protection Incorporated
Response time FAST: max. 60μs, STD: max. 250μs, LONG: max. 2ms, U-LG: max. 4ms, HYPR: max. 24ms
Sensitivity setting 2-point teaching / Limit teaching / Full-auto teaching / Manual adjustment
Incident light sensitivity setting Incorporated, 4 steps
Incident light intensity display range FAST / STD: 0 to 4000, LONG: 0 to 8000, U-LG / HYPR: 0 to 9999
Timer function Incorporated with variable OFF-delay / ON-delay / One-shot / switchable either effective or ineffective
  • Timer range "ms": timer period 1 to 9999ms approx. and timer step 1ms approx.
  • Timer range "sec.": timer period 1 to 32s approx. and timer step 1s approx.
  • Timer range "1/10ms": timer period 0.1 to 999.9ms approx. and timer step 0.1ms approx. (not available when response time is set to to LONG, U-LG, HYPR, IP-F or IP-R)
Different frequency interference prevention function Incorporated (up to 4 units). Note that this function increases the hysteresis and that the response time varies depending on the setting.
F-1: max. 0.8ms, F-2: max. 0.9ms, F-3: max. 1.0ms, F-4: max. 1.7ms
Degree of protection IP40 (IEC)
Ambient temperature -10 to +55°C
For 4 to 7 units mounted in cascade: -10 to +50°C or if 8 to 16 units are mounted in cascade: -10 to +45°C) (No dew condensation or icing allowed), Storage: -20 to +70°C
Emitting element (modulated) Red LED (Peak emission wavelength: 660nm)
Material Housing and protective cover: polycarbonate, keys: polyacetal
Cable -- 0.2mm2 3-core cab tire cable, 2m long
Cable extension -- Extension up to total 100m is possible with a cable of min. 0.3mm2 and a supply voltage of at least 12V DC
Weight Net weight: 15g approx.
Gross weight: 55g approx.
Net weight: 55g approx.
Gross weight: 90g approx.

Response time of FX-550 series

Mode FAST STD LONG U-LG HYPR
Response time Max. 60μs Max. 250μs Max. 2ms Max. 4ms Max. 24ms

Square head fiber

FX550 Square fiber head

Thru-beam type (one pair per set)
Note that the sensing range of the free-cut type fiber may be reduced by max. 20% depending upon how the fiber is cut.

Type Model No. Sensing range (mm)
STD HYPR U-LG LONG FAST
Square head M3 FT-R31 510 1670 1120 700 310
M4 FT-R43 1250 3600* 2650 1750 750

* The fiber cable length practically limits the sensing range.

Threaded type

FX550 Threaded Type

Thru-beam type (one pair per set)
Note that the sensing range of the free-cut type fiber may be reduced by max. 20% depending upon how the fiber is cut.

Type Model No. Sensing range (mm)
STD HYPR U-LG LONG FAST
Threaded M3 FT-31 480 1580 1000 700 290
FT-32 3600* 3600* 3600* 3600* 2900
M4 FT-42 1470 3600* 2900 2100 890

* The fiber cable length practically limits the sensing range.

 

Reflective type
The sensing range is specified for white non-glossy paper. Note that the sensing range of the free-cut type fiber may be reduced by max. 20% depending upon how the fiber is cut.

Type Model No. Sensing range(mm)
STD HYPR U-LG LONG FAST
Threaded M3 FD-31 200 750 450 310 140
FD-32G 320 1150 730 420 170
FD-34G 130 480 310 180 80
M4 FD-41 200 750 450 310 140
FD-42G 320 1150 730 420 170
M6 FD-61 620 1630 1180 870 380

Cylindrical type

FX550 Cylindrical type

Thru-beam type (one pair per set)
Note that the sensing range of the free-cut type fiber may be reduced by max. 20% depending upon how the fiber is cut.

Type Model No. Sensing range (mm)
STD HYPR U-LG LONG FAST
Cylindrical Ø 1.5 FT-S22

 

870 2900 1900 1200 530

 

Reflective type
The sensing range is specified for white non-glossy paper. Note that the sensing range of the free-cut type fiber may be reduced by max. 20% depending upon how the fiber is cut.

Type Model No. Sensing range (mm)
STD HYPR U-LG LONG FAST
Cylindrical Ø 3 FD-S34G 130 480 310 180 80