Panasonic Industrial Automation

Panasonic Industrial Automation products are market leaders and is the supplier of choice for factory and automation solutions. Panasonic’s Industrial Automation products include PLCs, human machine interfaces, industrial sensors, servo motors and more.

Panasonic offers some of the smallest programmable logic controllers on the market and Panasonic HMIs are among the brightest, sharpest, and most flexible operator panels in the industry. Building custom interfaces has never been so easy or rewarding. Panasonic Industrial sensors solve the needs of many sensing applications around the world, winning the utmost in satisfaction and trust from our customers. In addition, Panasonic’s temperature controllers with PID (built-in auto-tuning function included), analog signal conditioners with scaling, and panel meters have very bright and easy to read displays.

HM Series

Panasonic’s HM series HMI touch screen terminals provide the vital link between communication and humans that is essential in the industrial environment to ensure a successful operation. They allow the intuitive use of equipment and machines by providing a visual display of the data and processes in a logical manner. With the web-server based architecture of Panasonic HM series HMI touchscreen terminals, users have extensive tools for controlling and monitoring the machine or equipment and can access it via computer, tablet, or smartphone.

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HG-S Series

Panasonic’s HG-S series contact-type digital displacement sensor features excellent accuracy in a slim and strong unit body. The slim unit body containing plain bearings with a two-point support structure disperses load and achieves superb durability. The sensor head offers long life and reduces maintenance costs. The accuracy and robustness of the HG-S series are backed by master craftsmanship. The plain bearings are accurately aligned with the center of the spindle during their installation to the top and bottom sections of the body to ensure smooth sliding.

Features

  • Slim body like a pencil type sensor head
  • Hot-swappable
  • Bending resistant cable
  • Long life - 200 million vertical operations
  • High precision: resolution 0.004 mils
  • Resistant to lateral load

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ER-X Series

The ER-X series offers an airless charge removal capability to eliminate the need for compressed air in addition to low pressure and high speed compressed air based modes. Furthermore, it supports dual-head configurations for expanded application coverage.

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BE-A Series

Panasonic’s liquid level sensors are designed to detect the presence of liquid in a clear tubing or can be used to detect bubbles in liquid. These sensors are designed for 2 mm, 3 mm, and 4 mm clear tubing to snap into them for positive detection without debris or mis-alignment issues. Built in amplifiers equipped with two outputs determine if liquid is present or absent. The sensors are perfect for dispensing or empty container applications as well as bubble detection for liquids of all kinds.

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SF4D Series

Panasonic's SF4D series safety light curtain offers a slim and robust dead-zone-less design that resists twisting, bending, and shock. The SF4D features a high-power optical system offering stable operation for long-distance setup up to 15 M. The application indicator lights in green, red, and yellow will improve work efficiency by providing support for work activities ranging from daily operation to installation and maintenance.

Features

  • High-power optical system:
    • Emitter offers significantly increased power
    • High resistance to dust and dirt contributes to the reduction of maintenance frequency: 15 M
  • Slim and robust design:
    • Internal unit is downsized by 40% compared to the conventional model while achieving higher performance
    • IP-67/65 case is optimized and offers high rigidity without a change in the external dimensions (28 mm x 30 mm)
  • Dead-zone-less design and fast response:
    • Allows for flawless L- and U-shaped layouts
    • Response time: 10 ms contributes to the reduction of equipment size
  • Application indicator for improved work efficiency:
    • Lights and blinks in green, red, and orange color
    • Indicate work instructions or equipment status

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FP7 Series

The FP7 Series is a compact PLC used in a wide range of manufacturing applications and major assemblies. Its performance, security features, state-of-the-art programming software, connectivity and reliability make it an optimal solution for factory automation.

Features

  • Large Memory Capacity with SD Card Expansion
  • Seven Security Levels with File Encryption
  • Compact Design
  • Advanced Motion Contol with Electronic Gear and Electronic Cam
  • RoHS/REACH Compliant

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SF4B-C Series

Utilizing a proprietary double-structure enclosure, this series features a lightweight plastic body with a metal inner frame to increase overall toughness. Because of its compact size, the SF4B-C Series can be mounted flush to a machine frame, thus minimizing the device clearance, all while maintaining zero dead zone coverage.

Features

  • Now with 70.212 and 78.512 inch Lengths (Hand or Arm Type)
  • Compact Design
  • Plastic/Metal Double-Structure Frame
  • Large, Multi-Purpose Indicator
  • High-End Functionality
  • RoHS Compliant

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HG-C Series

With a compact size of just W20 x H44 x D25 mm this sensor provides high-end performance in a small, lightweight package. Three measurement ranges (100mm±35, 50mm±15, and 30mm±5) are available with a measurement resolution ranging from 10 μm to 70 μm depending on the model selected. The built-in display assist in setup and operation, and I/O options include a 0-5V analog output alongside either one NPN or PNP transistor output as well as an external input.

Features

  • Three Measurement Ranges (100 mm ±35, 50 mm ±15, and 3 0mm ±5)
  • Analog Output: 0-5 V
  • Compact and Lightweight
  • CMOS Image Sensor and an Original Algorithm
  • RoHS Compliant

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HL-G1 Series

This series now features three specular reflection models as well as a new long-range model that can perform diffuse reflection measurements up to 250 mm ±150 mm. With this expansion, the HL-G1 Series now boasts eight different measurement ranges for a complete suite of laser measurement options in a compact, self-contained package.

Features

  • Now with 70.212 and 78.512 inch Lengths (Hand or Arm Type)
  • Compact Design
  • Plastic/Metal Double-Structure Frame
  • Large, Multi-Purpose Indicator
  • High-End Functionality
  • RoHS Compliant

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Minas A5B Series

The Minas A5B Series driver works with high-performance motion control technology from controllers such as Trio, Delta Tau, Beckhoff, Lenze, Soft Servo and more. The Minas A5B Series has passed the official EtherCAT Conformance Test, and is the latest addition to Panasonic’s EtherCAT solutions platform. The Minas A5B Series offers unique features such as safety functions, a fast frequency response of 2.4kHz, a minimum cycle time of 250 us, and real-time communication which contribute to high reliability and higher overall system performance.

Features

  • Uses Minas A5 motors with power range 50W – 15000W
  • Real-Time Communication: 100Mbps via CAN Application Protocol over EtherCAT (CoE)
  • Supports Positions (pp, csp, ip, hm), Velocity (pv, csv), Torque Control (tq, cst), and Safety Standards
  • Manual and Automatic Tuning and Damping Filters
  • RoHS Compliant

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GX Series

The GX series of compact inductive proximity sensors is a high-performance, easy to use solution for your metal detection needs. It features a robust mounting area that has been improved to accept a higher tightening torque than that of conventional models. The series features simple a 3-wire DC hookup for quick integration.

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DP-100 Series

An industry first dual, three-color digital display enhances ease of use of pressure sensors. The user can concurrently view the real-time pressure reading and threshold value for quick changes during routine machine maintenance.

The highly readable display offers the setting of two colors to indicate the output state (red and green) as well as a third (orange) to indicate the menu settings. Also, both displays feature 12 segment characters, which allow for the display of letters in addition to numbers. This enables easy on screen labeling of sensors in large arrays, for instantaneous identification.

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PM Series

The ultra-small PM series of u-shaped photoelectric sensors provides a wide range of 29 different models to suit any of your application needs. With the industry's smallest size, the PM series plays a key role in the miniaturization of your equipment. All models are equipped with two outputs, one for Light-ON and the other for Dark-ON sensing.

This increases the versatility of the sensor for use in existing applications. The series is also available in a connector type to maximize ease of installation and allow for wire replacement if the cable is severed. The PM series conforms to the European EMC Directive and carries UL Recognition. Both NPN and PNP transistor output models are available.

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Tough Fiber Series

'Tough Fiber' series of fiber optics offers a vast improvement over the performance of the previous line with each new fiber encompassing three styles in one: general purpose, high flexibility, and sharp bending. The FX-500 is a highly-advanced digital fiber sensor with high-end features and a class leading stability and performance. An exclusive detection ASIC, designed specifically for the FX-500, is capable of processing ultra high-speed calculations while offering a long sensing range. Due to the impressive capabilities of this sensor, high precision detections can now be carried out where they were previously not possible.

Features

  • Hyper mode-increased sensing distance
  • Ultra-high-speed response
  • Precision accuracy
  • Sharp detection

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MINAS A6 Series Servo Drives and Motors

Panasonic’s latest motion and drives feature real-time auto-tuning, which greatly reduces damage to equipment due to vibration, noise, and jitter. The MINAS A6 family assures stable operation by suppressing effects of load to a minimum using adaptive load control which is ideal for robot motions where workload changes from moment to moment, regardless of arm posture or position.

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HG-C1000L Series

Panasonic’s intelligent sensors are designed to effectively provide preventative maintenance and remote monitoring over the IO-link network. This provides on-sensor judgments such as normal, error, caution, and alarm states. These sensors also provide a means to quickly and remotely reconfigure sensor settings and operations when warranted.

Features

  • Performs high-level self-diagnosis, classifies the sensor state in three levels: normal, caution, and fault
  • Uses IO-link as a communications method:
    • It is possible to manage individual sensor information, prevent trouble such as a wrong sensor connection, and to shorten the time required to recover from production line trouble
    • Baud rate: 230.4 kbps (COM3)
    • Collection of digital data enables operation monitoring, remote controlling, and batch setting
    • Setting parameters of the sensors are stored in the IO-link master enabling automatic writing from the master when devices are replaced
  • Cables are available in two types: discrete wire type and M12 connector type:
    • M12 connector type supports the Smartclick and can be connected to the IO-Link master by just turning by 1/8 turn
    • Connectors other than Smartclick can be connected using an ordinary screw tightening method
  • 4-core cable specifications that separately output the control output (DO) and the communication output (C/Q)
  • Same size and mounting procedures as for the existing series models

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DP-0 Digital Pressure Sensor

Panasonic’s DP-0 pressure sensor series has been redesigned to improve usability. The unit’s body is now black to make the LCD easier to see. The body has a nearly 41% depth savings compared to the DP-100 series. This will ease installation into more narrow spaces. With the new design, there is also a weight savings of 38% when compared to the previous series. This savings means minimal load when the unit is mounted on a moving part, such as a robotic arm. Finally, these units are simple and easy to operate.

Features

  • DP-001 low pressure type range: 14.5 PSI to +14.5 PSI (-100 kPa to +100 kPa)
  • DP-002 high pressure type range: 0 PSI to +145 PSI (0 MPa to +1.00 MPa)
  • Red or white selectable display color
  • Firm clicking feel on operational buttons
  • M5 pressure port
  • PNP or NPN output with NO/NC selectable operation

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FP0H Programmable Controller

Panasonic’s FP0H series of programmable controllers significantly improves basic performance in an ultra-compact body. With speeds up to eight times faster than conventional models and higher capacity up to 64 K steps, the FP0H will reduce production costs. Connection is made easy with Ethernet/IP, Modbus TCP, or MC protocol, allowing communication with all kinds of robots and other PLCs. Units accept expansion I/O units, communication cassettes, and positioning units.

Features

  • Built-in dual Ethernet ports
  • 4-axis pulse outputs
  • SD slot allows project copy function
  • NPN and PNP output types
  • Cassettes allow RS232C and/or RS-485 communication
  • Expansion I/O available
  • FPWIN Pro7S software

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EX-Z Series Ultra-Minute Photoelectric Sensors

Panasonic’s incredibly thin EX-Z sensors are an ideal solution, over conventional fiber sensor heads, for tight-fitting applications. The EX-Z sensors are offered in two configurations: front sensing and side sensing, with the latter best suited for use in the narrowest of spaces. Despite the extremely small size, these robust sensors can sense an object as small as 0.3 mm without the need for an optional slit mask and both configurations can sense a 1.0 mm object from as far as 500 mm. The EX-Z series sensors are IP67 rated making them suitable for applications susceptible to splashing and a host of others, such as the detection of parts in a parts feeder, the detection of the presence or absence of a test tube tray, and the detection of LED leads.

Features

  • 50 mm to 500 mm sensing distance
  • Front or side sensing
  • Built-in amplifier
  • Capable of sensing 0.3 mm object
  • High brightness four element red LED
  • Full line of mounting accessories

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