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GX-F/H inductive sensor

Rectangular inductive proximity sensors.

Rectangular inductive proximity sensors

Industry's no. 1* in stable sensing. This sensor has the longest stable sensing range among comparable rectangular inductive proximity sensors in the industry. The sensor is easy to install. Precise adjustment and control of sensing sensitivity greatly reduces individual sensor differences and variations.

Now it is much easier to adjust sensor positions when using multiple sensors or when sensors have been replaced. The product, e.g. the coil and core has been completely redesigned to provide excellent temperature characteristics. Stable sensing can be obtained regardless of the time of day or season.

Characteristics:

  • Built-in amplifier
  • Mutual interference prevention
  • Oil and water resistant
  • Easy to see indicators

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Type GX-6 type GX-8 type GX-12 type GX-15 type GX-15 type
(long sensing range)
 
Sensing range (note 1) Maximum operation distance: 1.6mm 2.5mm 4.0mm 5.0mm 8.0mm  
Stable sensing range : 0 to 1.3mm 0 to 2.1mm 0 to 3.3mm 0 to 4.2mm 0 to 6.7mm  
  Model No. (note 2) Output operation
NPN output Front sensing GX-F6A GX-F8A GX-F12A GX-F15A GX-FL15A Normally open
GX-F6AI GX-F8AI GX-F12AI GX-F15AI GX-FL15AI
GX-F6B GX-F8B GX-F12B GX-F15B GX-FL15B Normally closed
GX-F6BI GX-F8BI GX-F12BI GX-F15BI GX-FL15BI
             
Top sensing GX-H6A GX-H8A GX-H12A GX-H15A GX-HL15A Normally open
GX-H6AI GX-H8AI GX-H12AI GX-H15AI GX-HL15AI
GX-H6B GX-H8B GX-H12B GX-H15B GX-HL15B Normally closed
GX-H6BI GX-H8BI GX-H12BI GX-H15BI GX-HL15BI
             
PNP output Front sensing GX-F6A-P GX-F8A-P GX-F12A-P GX-F15A-P GX-FL15A-P Normally open
GX-F6AI-P GX-F8AI-P GX-F12AI-P GX-F15AI-P GX-FL15AI-P
GX-F6B-P GX-F8B-P GX-F12B-P GX-F15B-P GX-FL15B-P Normally closed
GX-F6BI-P GX-F8BI-P GX-F12BI-P GX-F15BI-P GX-FL15BI-P
             
Top sensing GX-H6A-P GX-H8A-P GX-H12A-P GX-H15A-P GX-HL15A-P Normally open
GX-H6AI-P GX-H8AI-P GX-H12AI-P GX-H15AI-P GX-HL15AI-P
GX-H6B-P GX-H8B-P GX-H12B-P GX-H15B-P GX-HL15B-P Normally closed
GX-H6BI-P GX-H8BI-P GX-H12BI-P GX-H15BI-P GX-HL15BI-P

Notes:

  1. The maximum operation distance stands for the maximum distance for which the sensor can detect the standard sensing object. The stable sensing range stands for the sensing range for which the sensor can stably detect the standard sensing object even if there is an ambient temperature drift and/or supply voltage fluctuation.
  2. " I " in the model No. indicates a different frequency type.  

Options

  Model No. Description
Sensor mounting bracket MS-GX6-1 Mounting bracket for the GX-6 type (recommended). Sensors can be mounted closely together for space-saving.
MS-GL6-1 Mounting brackets for the GX-6 type
MS-GL6-2 Sensor mounting brackets for the GL-6 type can be used. Interchange is possible.
MS-GXL8-4 Mounting bracket for the GX-8 type
MS-GXL15 Mounting bracket for the GX-15 type
Aluminum sheet MS-A15F For GX-FL15□(-P) Use this when the sensor has to be mounted onto a steel or stainless steel plate because mounting on a metal plate may have a negative effect on the performance.
MS-A15H For GX-HL15□(-P)
Mounting sleeve MS-GX8-1×10 [10 pcs. per set] Mounting sleeve for GX-8 types. When replacing the 3-wire type GXL-8 series (discontinued model) with the GX-8 type, fit the sensor into the mounting sleeve, align the screw holes, and use the screw, washers, and nut to fix the sensor.

Typical applications

GX-F/H inductive sensor applications
  • Checking up/down operation of compact molding equipment
  • Sensing presence of metallic objects on a part feeder
  • Positioning metal pallets
  • Muting control with light curtains