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EX-Z photoelectric sensor

Our smallest Thru-beam sensor.


Sensing range: 50mm
Repeatability: 0.02mm
Minimum sensing object: Ø 0.3mm (opaque object)

Sensing range: 200mm
Repeatability: 0.03mm
Minimum sensing object: Ø 0.5mm (opaque object)

Sensing range: 500mm
Repeatability: 0.05mm
Minimum sensing object: Ø 1.0mm (opaque object)

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Unit volume ratio reduced by about 50%*

Sensors Photoelectric EX-Z, unit volume ratio reduced by about 50%* Panasonic Industry

The world's thinnest** sensor dimension of 3mm has been achieved by utilizing a new semiconductor packaging technology that does not use wire bonding. The 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.

*   As compared to EX-10 series ** Among photoelectric sensors with built-in amplifier as of June 2015 (survey by our company)

Capable of sensing an extremely small Ø 0.3mm object without optional slit (EX-Z11)

Sensors Photoelectric EX-Z, capable of sensing an extremely small Ø 0.3mm object without optional slit (EX-Z11) Panasonic Industry

 A slit is already provided on the front side of the main sensor body. The sensor can detect a Ø 0.3mm object (the smallest-object sensing capability in the industry* without using an optional slit.

* Among photoelectric sensors with built-in amplifier, as of June 2015 (survey by our company)

Capability to sense a small Ø 1.0mm object over long distance (EX-Z13□)

Sensors Photoelectric EX-Z, capability to sense a small Ø 1.0mm object over long distance Panasonic Industry

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 Ø 1.0mm object over a long distance of 500mm. Since the spotlight is clearly visible, the sensing position can be easily confirmed.

Inflection resistant cable type available for all models

EX-Z photoelectric sensor, inflection resistant cable type available for all models

Inflection resistant cable type with improved flex resistance is available for all models. Select the model suitable for your specific application.

The standard type comes with lead wires with the same wire diameter as previous models, but the outside diameter of the cable is 2.0mm and thinner than the cables of the EX-10 series. This facilitates cable routing.

IP67 protective structure

EX-Z photoelectric sensor, IP67 protective structure Panasonic Industry

The sensors features an IP67 protective structure to allow their use in process lines where water is used or splashed.
Rust-resistant stainless steel sensor mounting brackets and screws are available.

Note: If water splashes on the sensor during sensing operation, it may sense water as an object.


EX-Z photoelectric sensor applications Panasonic Industry
  • Detection of parts in parts feeder
  • Detection of presence / absence of test tubes
  • Detection of LED contacts
  • Mounted on robot arm


Name File Type Size Date Language
PDF Brochure "Focus Automazione" Catalog, Shortform 3.1 MB 01.04.2022 Italian
PDF Catálogo Resumen Sensores Data sheet 29 MB 28.04.2021 Spanish
PDF Catálogo resumen - Gama de producto automatización industrial Catalog, Shortform 5.9 MB 31.08.2021 Spanish
ZIP EX-Z 2D Data CAD 25.9 KB 18.08.2015 English
ZIP EX-Z 3D Data CAD 391.8 KB 18.08.2015 English
PDF EX-Z Instruction Manual, MJECK-EXZ Manual 2.4 MB 19.06.2023 English
PDF EX-Z Series USER’S MANUAL, WUME-EXZ-2 Manual 397.1 KB 17.02.2016 English
PDF EX-Z series data sheet Data sheet 5.7 MB 18.08.2015 English
PDF Flyer DP-0 / EX-Z (from Japan) Flyer 952.6 KB English
PDF Kompakt konzipiert - Optischer Sensor mit innovativer Halbleiter-Anordnungstechnologie setzt neue Maßstäbe Press, Press article 858.8 KB 03.01.2017 German
PDF Les essentiels - Produits d’automatisme, 6215eufr Catalog, Shortform 5.5 MB 16.06.2023 French
PDF Miniatur-Talent - Weltweit kleinste optoelektronische Sensor-Serie; SPS-Magazin - Ausgabe SPS-Special 2015; Press, Press article 250.4 KB 19.11.2015 German
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 Sensors & Ionizer Solutions Catalog for Laboratory Automation Catalog 710.9 KB 01.05.2024 English
PDF Solutions for Liquid Dispensing Processes. For Clinical Diagnostics Instruments. Catalog 2 MB 01.05.2024 English
PDF Top seller - Automation products, 6215euen Catalog, Shortform 2.6 MB 01.05.2024 English
PDF Übersicht Topseller Automatisierungstechnik, 6215eude Catalog, Shortform 15.6 MB 24.04.2023 German