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FX-500 photoelectric sensor

The industry’s leading fiber amplifier in sensing performance.
Photoelectir sensor FX-500 / FX-550 / FX-550L shadow

The industry’s leading fiber amplifier in sensing performance

Thanks to its new “application-specific integrated circuit” (ASIC), Panasonic can solve applications with fiber optic sensors that were previously impossible. Not only can the FX-500 reach a response time of 25µs while providing extremely accurate detection, integrated logic functions save you money because external controllers are no longer needed for normal applications and threshold tracking and self-diagnostic functions save time for maintenance. Moreover, the reliability of the detection has increased by 75% compared to that of previous models.

The customer can choose between digital output types with one or two outputs, or an analog output type.


  • One 4-digit green, one 4-digit red LCD display
  • Copy settings via optical interface
  • Decreased variations among amplifiers
  • Input for external settings, i.e. threshold value (not available for FX-501)
  • Up to 8 settings can be saved and loaded (data bank)
  • Logical calculation functions
  • Light intensity and gain setting for transparent object detection
  • Threshold tracking
  • Self-diagnosis output
  • Display easy readable at angles of up to 60°
  • Superior quality fibers (listed in the FX-500 brochure)


  • Quick connection cables in lengths of 1, 2 or 5m
  • End plates
  • Protection cover
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Sensors Fiber FX-500 applications Panasonic Industry
  • Counting of IC pins
  • Check crimping
  • Glass substrate sensing


Name File Type Size Date Language
PDF Brochure "Focus Automazione" Catalog, Shortform 3.1 MB 01.04.2022 Italian
PDF Brochure Capteurs Catalog, Shortform 32.5 MB 13.09.2021 French
PDF CN-7x-Cx Instruction Manual, MJEC-CN71C1 Manual 152.1 KB 01.06.2016 English
PDF Catálogo Resumen Sensores Data sheet 29 MB 28.04.2021 Spanish
PDF Data sheet FX-500 Data sheet 8 MB 01.06.2021 English
PDF FT-□, FD-□, FR-□ Instruction Manual (FX-AT5, AT6, AT7), MJEC-FXAT4567 Manual 268.7 KB 14.02.2023 English
PDF FV-FR1/FR4 Instruction Manual, MJE-FVFR Manual 563.8 KB 13.03.2020 English
PDF FX-500 Instructions (with Pro Mode) Manual 1.3 MB 01.03.2012 English
PDF FX-500 Manual de instrucciones Manual 4.7 MB 01.11.2011 Spanish
PDF FX-500 Notice d'instructions Manual 1.3 MB 01.03.2012 French
PDF FX-500 Series Pro Mode Operation Manual, MJE-FX500PROC Manual 918.3 KB 09.04.2024 English
PDF FX-501 Instruction Manual, MJE-FX501C Manual 2.7 MB 09.04.2024 English
PDF FX-502 Instruction Manual, MJE-FX502C Manual 2.7 MB 09.04.2024 English
PDF FX-505 Instruction Manual, MJE-FX505C2C Manual 3.6 MB 09.04.2024 English
PDF Fiber head FT-/FD-/FR Instruction Manual (FX-AT2, FX-AT3), MJEC-FXAT23 Manual 656.2 KB 14.02.2023 English
PDF Manuale d'Istruzioni FX-500 con PRO mode Manual 1.3 MB 01.05.2012 Italian
PDF Programma Sensori Catalog, Shortform 2.6 MB 11.01.2021 Italian
Raccolta Applicazioni Sensori Data sheet 24.2 KB 20.12.2018 Italian
PDF Sensor Selection Guide for Packaging Industry Catalog 14.7 MB 12.07.2022 English
PDF Sensori Fotoelettrici Guida tecnica Data sheet, Technical information 1.9 MB 01.05.2006 Italian
PDF Senzory - Zkrácená verze Catalog, Shortform 10.1 MB 28.01.2013 Czech
PDF Serie FX-500 Betriebsanleitung Manual 4.9 MB 01.11.2011 German
PDF Short Form Sensors for Factory Automation Catalog, Shortform 32.7 MB 08.07.2021 English
ZIP gr_FX-500 series, 2D Data CAD 439.6 KB
ZIP gr_FX-500 series, 3D Data CAD 1.7 MB
PDF Übersicht Sensoren Catalog, Shortform 28 MB 05.05.2022 German