Digital Fibre Optic Sensors

FS-N40 series

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Fibre Amplifier, Cable Type, NPN

Model

FS-N41N

FS-N42N

FS-N43N

FS-N44N

Type

Cable

Output type

NPN

Main unit/expansion unit

Main unit

Expansion unit

Main unit

Expansion unit

Number of control outputs

1

2

Number of external inputs

1

Light source LED

Transmitter side: Red, four-element LED (wavelength 660 nm)

Response time

23 µs (S-HSPD*1) / 50 µs (HSPD*2) / 250 µs (FINE) /500 µs (TURBO) / 1 ms (SUPER) / 4 ms (ULTRA) / 16 ms (MEGA) / 64 ms (TERA)

23 µs (S-HSPD*7*1) / 50 µs (HSPD*2) / 250 µs (FINE) /500 µs (TURBO) / 1 ms (SUPER) / 4 ms (ULTRA) / 16 ms (MEGA) / 64 ms (TERA)

Control output

Open-collector, 30 V or less 100 mA or less per output,
100 mA or less total for 2 outputs (when used as a solitary unit) / 20 mA or less (when used as an expansion unit)
Residual voltage: 1.4 V or less (output current 10 mA or less) / 2 V or less (output current 10 to 100 mA)

External input

Input time 2 ms (ON) / 20 ms (OFF) or longer*3

Unit expansion

Up to 16 units (17 units connected in total including the main unit).
However, each dual output type will be treated as two expansion units.

Protection circuit

Protection against reverse power connection, output overcurrent, output surge, and reverse output connection

Mutual interference prevention

S-HSPD/HSPD 0 units, FINE 4 units, TURBO/SUPER/ULTRA/MEGA/TERA 8 units
(The mutual interference prevention values are twice those shown here when Double is set.)

Power supply

Power voltage

10 to 30 VDC (including 10% ripple (P-P) or less) , class 2 or LPS*4

Current consumption

During normal operation: 870 mW or less (34 mA or less at 24 V/62 mA or less at 12 V)
ECO ON: 800 mW or less (31 mA or less at 24 V/56 mA or less at 12 V)
ECO FULL: 710 mW or less (28 mA or less at 24 V/49 mA or less at 12 V)*5

Environmental resistance

Ambient light

Incandescent lamp: 20,000 lux or less, sunlight: 30,000 lux or less

Operating ambient temperature

-20 °C to +55 °C (no freezing)*6

Vibration resistance

10 to 55 Hz; double amplitude 1.5 mm; 2 hours each for X, Y, and Z axes

Shock resistance

500 m/s2 ; 3 times each for X, Y, and Z axes

Case material

Main unit and cover: polycarbonate

Weight

Approx. 78 g

Approx. 48 g

Approx. 83 g

Approx. 73 g

*1 Restrictions when S-HSPD is selected
Area detection, Area % Mode, DATUM, Rising edge, and Falling edge cannot be selected for Detection Mode.
Output timer, Limit Detection, and Display Gain cannot be used.
FULL cannot be selected for the ECO function.
*2 Restrictions when HSPD is selected
Display Gain cannot be used.
*3 The input time becomes 25 ms (ON)/25 ms (OFF) when external calibration input is selected.
*4 When expanding the system to 9 or more units, use a power supply voltage of 12 V or higher.
*5 The load current is excluded. The power consumption including the load when the maximum number of units are connected is 38 W max.
*6 When expanded by 1 to 2 units: -20 °C to +55 °C. When expanded by 3 to 10 units: -20 °C to +50 °C.
When expanded by 11 to 16 units: -20 °C to +45 °C. When using 2 outputs, 1 unit is counted as 2 units.
The prescribed values for the ambient temperature assume that the sensor amplifier has been mounted on a DIN rail installed on a metal surface.
Exercise special care when installing the product in an airtight space.
*7 Restrictions when S-HSPD is selected: Output 2 of dual output types is fixed to OFF.

Fibre Amplifier, Cable Type, PNP

Model

FS-N41P

FS-N42P

FS-N43P

FS-N44P

Type

Cable

Output type

PNP

Main unit/expansion unit

Main unit

Expansion unit

Main unit

Expansion unit

Number of control outputs

1

2

Number of external inputs

1

Light source LED

Transmitter side: Red, four-element LED (wavelength 660 nm)

Response time

23 µs (S-HSPD*1) / 50 µs (HSPD*2) / 250 µs (FINE) /500 µs (TURBO) / 1 ms (SUPER) / 4 ms (ULTRA) / 16 ms (MEGA) / 64 ms (TERA)

23 µs (S-HSPD*7*1) / 50 µs (HSPD*2) / 250 µs (FINE) /500 µs (TURBO) / 1 ms (SUPER) / 4 ms (ULTRA) / 16 ms (MEGA) / 64 ms (TERA)

Control output

Open-collector, 30 V or less 100 mA or less per output,
100 mA or less total for 2 outputs (when used as a solitary unit) / 20 mA or less (when used as an expansion unit)
Residual voltage: 1.6 V or less (output current 10 mA or less) / 2.2 V or less (output current 10 to 100 mA)

External input

Input time 2 ms (ON) / 20 ms (OFF) or longer*3

Unit expansion

Up to 16 units (17 units connected in total including the main unit).
However, each dual output type will be treated as two expansion units.

Protection circuit

Protection against reverse power connection, output overcurrent, output surge, and reverse output connection

Mutual interference prevention

S-HSPD/HSPD 0 units, FINE 4 units, TURBO/SUPER/ULTRA/MEGA/TERA 8 units
(The mutual interference prevention values are twice those shown here when Double is set.)

Power supply

Power voltage

10 to 30 VDC (including 10% ripple (P-P) or less) , class 2 or LPS*4

Current consumption

During normal operation: 910 mW or less (36 mA or less at 24 V/65 mA or less at 12 V)
ECO ON: 840 mW or less (33 mA or less at 24 V/60 mA or less at 12 V)
ECO FULL: 750 mW or less (30 mA or less at 24 V/52 mA or less at 12 V)*5

During normal operation: 990 mW or less (39 mA or less at 24 V/72 mA or less at 12 V)
ECO ON: 920 mW or less (36 mA or less at 24 V/66 mA or less at 12 V)
ECO FULL: 830 mW or less (33 mA or less at 24 V/59 mA or less at 12 V*5

Environmental resistance

Ambient light

Incandescent lamp: 20,000 lux or less, sunlight: 30,000 lux or less

Operating ambient temperature

-20 °C to +55 °C (no freezing)*6

Vibration resistance

10 to 55 Hz; double amplitude 1.5 mm; 2 hours each for X, Y, and Z axes

Shock resistance

500 m/s2 ; 3 times each for X, Y, and Z axes

Case material

Main unit and cover: polycarbonate

Weight

Approx. 78 g

Approx. 48 g

Approx. 83 g

Approx. 73 g

*1 Restrictions when S-HSPD is selected
Area detection, Area % Mode, DATUM, Rising edge, and Falling edge cannot be selected for Detection Mode.
Output timer, Limit Detection, and Display Gain cannot be used.
FULL cannot be selected for the ECO function.
*2 Restrictions when HSPD is selected
Display Gain cannot be used.
*3 The input time becomes 25 ms (ON)/25 ms (OFF) when external calibration input is selected.
*4 When expanding the system to 9 or more units, use a power supply voltage of 12 V or higher.
*5 The load current is excluded. The power consumption including the load when the maximum number of units are connected is 38 W max.
*6 When expanded by 1 to 2 units: -20 °C to +55 °C. When expanded by 3 to 10 units: -20 °C to +50 °C.
When expanded by 11 to 16 units: -20 °C to +45 °C. When using 2 outputs, 1 unit is counted as 2 units.
The prescribed values for the ambient temperature assume that the sensor amplifier has been mounted on a DIN rail installed on a metal surface.
Exercise special care when installing the product in an airtight space.
*7 Restrictions when S-HSPD is selected: Output 2 of dual output types is fixed to OFF.

Fibre Amplifier, Zero line

Model

FS-N40

Type

Zero Line

Main unit/expansion unit

Expansion unit

Number of control outputs

None*1

Light source LED

Transmitter side: Red, four-element LED (wavelength 660 nm)

Response time

23 µs (S-HSPD*2) / 50 µs (HSPD*3) / 250 µs (FINE) /500 µs (TURBO) / 1 ms (SUPER) / 4 ms (ULTRA) / 16 ms (MEGA) / 64 ms (TERA)

External input

Input time 2 ms (ON) / 20 ms (OFF) or longer*4

Unit expansion

Up to 16 units (17 units connected in total including the main unit).
However, each dual output type will be treated as two expansion units.

Protection circuit

Protection against reverse power connection, output overcurrent, output surge, and reverse output connection

Mutual interference prevention

S-HSPD/HSPD 0 units, FINE 4 units, TURBO/SUPER/ULTRA/MEGA/TERA 8 units
(The mutual interference prevention values are twice those shown here when Double is set.)

Power supply

Power voltage

10 to 30 VDC (including 10% ripple (P-P) or less) , class 2 or LPS*5

Current consumption

During normal operation: 870 mW or less (34 mA or less at 24 V/62 mA or less at 12 V)
ECO ON: 800 mW or less (31 mA or less at 24 V/56 mA or less at 12 V)
ECO FULL: 710 mW or less (28 mA or less at 24 V/49 mA or less at 12 V)*6

Environmental resistance

Ambient light

Incandescent lamp: 20,000 lux or less, sunlight: 30,000 lux or less

Operating ambient temperature

-20 °C to +55 °C (no freezing)*7

Vibration resistance

10 to 55 Hz; double amplitude 1.5 mm; 2 hours each for X, Y, and Z axes

Shock resistance

500 m/s2 ; 3 times each for X, Y, and Z axes

Case material

Main unit and cover: polycarbonate

Weight

Approx. 23 g

*1 This counts as 1 output when connecting multiple units to the FS-MC8N/P, NU Series.
*2 Restrictions when S-HSPD is selected
Area detection, Area % Mode, DATUM, Rising edge, and Falling edge cannot be selected for Detection Mode.
Output timer, Limit Detection, and Display Gain cannot be used.
FULL cannot be selected for the ECO function.
*3 Restrictions when HSPD is selected
Display Gain cannot be used.
*4 The input time becomes 25 ms (ON)/25 ms (OFF) when external calibration input is selected.
*5 When expanding the system to 9 or more units, use a power supply voltage of 12 V or higher.
*6 The load current is excluded. The power consumption including the load when the maximum number of units are connected is 38 W max.
*7 When expanded by 1 to 2 units: -20 °C to +55 °C. When expanded by 3 to 10 units: -20 °C to +50 °C.
When expanded by 11 to 16 units: -20 °C to +45 °C. When using 2 outputs, 1 unit is counted as 2 units.
The prescribed values for the ambient temperature assume that the sensor amplifier has been mounted on a DIN rail installed on a metal surface.
Exercise special care when installing the product in an airtight space.

Fibre Amplifier, M8 Connector Type

Model

FS-N41C*1

Type

M8 Connector*2

Main unit/expansion unit

Main unit

Number of control outputs

2*3

Number of external inputs

1*3

Light source LED

Transmitter side: Red, four-element LED (wavelength 660 nm)

Response time

23 µs (S-HSPD*4)/50 µs (HSPD*5) / 250 µs (FINE) / 500 µs (TURBO) / 1 ms (SUPER) / 4 ms (ULTRA) / 16 ms (MEGA) / 64 ms (TERA)

Control output

Open-collector, 30 V or less 100 mA or less per output,
100 mA or less total for 2 outputs (when used as a solitary unit) / 20 mA or less (when used as an expansion unit)
Residual voltage
NPN 1.4 V or less (output current 10 mA or less) / 2 V or less (output current 10 to 100 mA)
PNP 1.6 V or less (output current 10 mA or less) / 2.2 V or less (output current 10 to 100 mA)

External input

Input time 2 ms (ON) / 20 ms (OFF) or longer*6

Protection circuit

Protection against reverse power connection, output overcurrent, output surge, and reverse output connection

Mutual interference prevention

S-HSPD/HSPD 0 units, FINE 4 units, TURBO/SUPER/ULTRA/MEGA/TERA 8 units
(The mutual interference prevention values are twice those shown here when Double is set.)

Power supply

Power voltage

10 to 30 VDC (including 10% ripple (P-P) or less) , class 2 or LPS*7

Current consumption

During normal operation: 910 mW or less (36 mA or less at 24 V/65 mA or less at 12 V)
ECO ON: 840 mW or less (33 mA or less at 24 V/60 mA or less at 12 V)
ECO FULL: 750 mW or less (30 mA or less at 24 V/52 mA or less at 12 V)*8

Environmental resistance

Ambient light

Incandescent lamp: 20,000 lux or less, sunlight: 30,000 lux or less

Operating ambient temperature

-20 °C to +55 °C (no freezing)*9

Vibration resistance

10 to 55 Hz; double amplitude 1.5 mm; 2 hours each for X, Y, and Z axes

Shock resistance

500 m/s2 ; 3 times each for X, Y, and Z axes

Case material

Main unit and cover: polycarbonate

Weight

Approx. 25 g

*1 IO-Link Specification V.1.1/COM2 (38.4 kbps) is supported.
*2 Ensure the cable length is 30 m or less for the M8 connector type.
Ensure the cable length is 20 meters or less when connecting by way of IO-Link.
*3 Output 2 and the external input are selectable.
*4 Restrictions when S-HSPD is selected
Output 2 of dual output types is fixed to OFF.
IO-Link communication cannot be used.
Area detection, Area % Mode, DATUM, Rising edge, and Falling edge cannot be selected for Detection Mode.
Output timer, Limit Detection, and Display Gain cannot be used.
FULL cannot be selected for the ECO function.
*5 Restrictions when HSPD is selected
Display Gain cannot be used.
*6 The input time becomes 25 ms (ON)/25 ms (OFF) when external calibration input is selected.
*7 When expanding the system to 9 or more units, use a power supply voltage of 12 V or higher.
*8 The load current is excluded. The power consumption including the load when the maximum number of units are connected is 38 W max.
*9 When expanded by 1 to 2 units: -20 °C to +55 °C. When expanded by 3 to 10 units: -20 °C to +50 °C.
When expanded by 11 to 16 units: -20 °C to +45 °C. When using 2 outputs, 1 unit is counted as 2 units.
The prescribed values for the ambient temperature assume that the sensor amplifier has been mounted on a DIN rail installed on a metal surface.
Exercise special care when installing the product in an airtight space.

Multi-Output Unit NPN/PNP

Model

FS-MC8N

FS-MC8P

Output type

NPN

PNP

Number of inputs / outputs

Separate control output: 8, common output: 1, common input: 1

Response time

Depends on the response time settings of the connected expansion units

Unit expansion

Up to 8 expansion units can be connected. (However, each dual output type will be treated as 2 expansion units.)
Allowable passing current: 1,200 mA or less

Indicators

STATUS indicator (green and red two-colour display) MEMORY indicator (orange) LOCK indicator (orange)

Separate control output,
common output

NPN open-collector, 30 V or less, 20 mA or less per output, residual voltage: 1.4 V or less

PNP open-collector, 30 V or less, 20 mA or less per output, residual voltage: 1.6 V or less

External input time

Input time of the connected expansion units + 11 ms

Protection circuit

Protection against reverse power connection, reverse output connection, output overcurrent, and output surge

Power supply

Power voltage

10 to 30 VDC (including 10% ripple (P-P) or less) , class 2 or LPS*1

Current consumption

690 mW or less (when used as a solitary unit) (26 mA or less at 24 V/38 mA or less at 12 V [excluding the load current])*2

Environmental resistance

Operating ambient temperature

-20 °C to +55 °C (no freezing)

Vibration resistance

10 to 55 Hz; double amplitude 1.5 mm; 2 hours each for X, Y, and Z axes

Shock resistance

500 m/s2; 3 times each for X, Y, and Z axes

Case material

Main unit and cover: polycarbonate

Weight

Approx. 110 g

*1 Match the rated power supply voltage of the expansion units to be connected to expand the system.
*2 The power consumption including the load when the maximum number of units are connected is 38 W max.

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