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NX-5 photoelectric sensor - discontinued 30.09.2023

Compact, multivoltage photoelectric sensors.

Compact, multivoltage photoelectric sensors

Long sensing ranges and high reliability are combined in this compact sensor design, which is available in thru-beam, retroreflective or diffuse reflective versions. The output is a sealed relay allowing connection of high capacity loads. All sensors accept AC or DC supply voltages. Thru-beam and retroreflective models can be ordered with an infrared or visible red light source. Cross talk prevention means that two sensors can be mounted closely together.


  • Compact design
  • Long sensing ranges
  • Retroreflective type with polarisation filter
  • Thru-beam type with 30m detection range
  • Multi-voltage
  • Relay output
  • Red LED types for easy alignment


  • Cross talk prevention filter
  • Slit mask
  • Various reflectors
  • Various mounting brackets
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Typical applications

Sensors Photoelectric NX5 applications Panasonic Industry
  • Multistoried parking
    Detects if the car is protruding from the elevator door.
  • Golf driving range
    The sensor detects the presence of a golf ball. The sensor is multi-voltage type so no DC power supply is needed.
  • Arresting shutter closing
    The long sensing range sensor with a visible red beam can be used to control the shutter operation at the gate of a factory.
  • Arresting door closing
    The sensor detects a person or an object and prevents the door from closing as long as its beam is interrupted.


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 Catálogo Resumen Sensores Data sheet 29 MB 28.04.2021 Spanish
PDF Data sheet NX-5 Data sheet 1.2 MB Italian
PDF Data sheet NX-5 Data sheet 2.9 MB English
ZIP NX5 2D Data CAD 21.5 KB 01.06.2007
ZIP NX5 3D Data CAD 521.5 KB 01.06.2007
PDF NX5 Bedienungsanleitung Manual 248.8 KB 01.11.2010 German
PDF NX5 Series Instruction Manual, MJEC-NX5 Manual 545 KB 10.04.2024 English, Japanese, Chinese, simplified
PDF NX5 Series User's Manual, WUME-NX5-4 Manual 514 KB 21.01.2020 English
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 Short Form Sensors for Factory Automation Catalog, Shortform 32.7 MB 08.07.2021 English
PDF Top seller - Automation products, 6215euen Catalog, Shortform 15.7 MB 04.05.2023 English
PDF Übersicht Sensoren Catalog, Shortform 28 MB 05.05.2022 German
PDF Übersicht Topseller Automatisierungstechnik, 6215eude Catalog, Shortform 15.6 MB 24.04.2023 German