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          FU series

          Area Detection Fibre Optic Sensor Heads

          Stable and Accurate-- Wide Area Detection with ToughFlex Fibre Sensor Heads

          Thrubeam sensor lineup

          Created with emphasis on wide area detection. Rated IP67, it is sturdy and easy to use.

          Created with emphasis on wide area detection. Rated IP67, it is sturdy and easy to use.

          POINT
          TOUGH BODY

          Protected by a die-cast metal case. The internal structure is filled with epoxy resin, therefore this unit is able to withstand cracks caused by impact or breakdown caused by the infiltration of liquid into the device.

          POINT
          STRONG CABLE BASE

          The cable base unit (50 mm), uses a stainless-steel jacket. This protects the base unit, which takes on a load when the cable is winded. It is possible to install the device in a narrow space without worry.

          Stainless-steel jacket structure

          * The illustration is only an example.

          POINT
          EASY OPTICAL AXIS ALIGNMENT

          Similarities with an array fibre

          Uses bundle fibre*1. Arranges 30 core fibres with a diameter of 0.25 mm. Because the light expands in a wide field, optical axis alignment can be performed with ease.

          FU-A40 parallel movement characteristics (typical example)

          [MEASUREMENT CONDITIONS]
          Amp: FS-N11N (FINE mode, APC-OFF)
          Measures the position at which ON/OFF is possible after performing maximum sensitivity settings and with all light blocked/all light entering

          POINT
          SLIM BODY

          Compact structure, excellent for narrow installation.
          (L:120 mm x W:17 mm x T:5 mm)

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          COST EFFICIENT AND TIME SAVING

          Eliminate multiple sensors installation for wide area detection applications.

          Confirmation

          It is also possible to stably detect workpieces that vary in drop position.

          CONVENTIONAL

          Multiple sensors are arranged and installed

          Multiple sensors are arranged and installed

          FU-A Series

          Full range covered with a single unit

          Full range covered with a single unit

          Differentiation of product type

          By using 2 output amplifiers, it is possible to distinguish different workpiece types with a single unit.

          CONVENTIONAL

          Sensors are installed for each individual product type

          Sensors are installed for each individual product type

          FU-A Series

          Output possible in response to the amount of blocked light

          Output possible in response to the amount of blocked light

          WIDE-RANGE FIBRE LINEUP

          ARRAY SENSORS

          The raw fibre wires are arranged to form light into a band. Because the aperture angle is 60°, optical axis alignment is easy. Furthermore, because it features a waterproof and dust-proof structure, it has excellent environmental resistance.

          Thrubeam array type
          Type Fibre length (diameter)
          Ambient operating temperature
          Appearance
          (mm)
          Minimum
          cable bend
          radius (mm)
          Detection distance (mm) 1. Optical axis diameter(mm) ModelWeight
          Type Detection
          area
          width
          MEGAFINE Other
          Power mode
          Array 40 mm 2 m free-cut
          (not including the 50 mm
          spiral section)
          -20 to +50ºC

          Thickness 5
          R10 MEGA : 2800
          FINE : 640
          ULTRA : 1900
          SUPER : 1250
          TURBO : 900
          HSP : 360
          Approx.
          40 x 0.25
          FU-A40
          Approx. 70 g
          100 mm 2 m free-cut
          (not including the 50 mm
          spiral section)
          -20 to +50ºC

          Thickness 5
          MEGA : 2800
          FINE : 600

          ULTRA : 1900
          SUPER : 1200
          TURBO : 850
          HSP : 320

          Approx.
          100 x 0.25
          FU-A100
          Approx. 110 g
          5 mm 2 m free-cut (ø2.2)
          -40 to +70ºC

          Thickness 4
          R4 2. MEGA : 2200
          FINE : 440
          ULTRA : 1400
          SUPER : 840
          TURBO : 540
          HSP : 200
          Approx.
          6 x 0.3
          FU-A05
          Approx. 20 g
          10 mm 2 m free-cut (ø2.2)
          -40 to +70ºC
          Thickness 4 Approx.
          11 x 0.3
          FU-A10
          Approx. 20 g
          1. When the FS-N10 Series is used.
          2. R10 for the first 10 mm of cable from the housing.

          When using a reflective type to detect small objects at short distances, the received light intensity will be more than that of an area type. Can detect with greater stability when detecting workpieces with vibration.

          Reflective array type
          Type Fibre length (diameter)
          Ambient operating temperature
          Appearance
          (mm)
          Minimum cable
          bend radius
          (mm)
          Detection
          distance (mm) 1.
          Minimum
          detectable
          object
          (mm) 3.
          Model
          Weight
          Type Detection area width MEGAFINE Other
          Power mode
          Array 10 mm
          (At a detection
          distance of 4 mm)
          2 m free-cut
          (ø2.2 × 2)
          -40 to +70ºC

          Thickness 4
          R4 2. MEGA : 740
          FINE : 140
          ULTRA : 460
          SUPER : 260
          TURBO : 180
          HSP : 60
          ø0.005
          Gold wire
          FU-A05D
          Approx. 20 g
          15 mm
          (At a detection
          distance of 4 mm)
          2 m free-cut
          (ø2.2 × 2)
          -40 to +70ºC

          Thickness 4
          FU-A10D
          Approx. 20 g
          1. When the FS-N10 Series is used.
          2. R10 for the first 10 mm of cable from the housing.
          3. The minimum detectable object was determined at the optimal detecting distance and sensitivity setting.

          AREA SENSORS

          By housing the lens within the device, the light intensity distribution is equalised. As a result, with a thrubeam type, it is possible to detect minute changes in light intensity better than an array type.

          Thrubeam area type
          Type Fibre length
          (diameter)
          Ambient operating
          temperature
          Appearance
          (mm)
          Minimum cable
          bend radius
          (mm)
          Detection distance (mm) 1. Optical axis
          diameter(mm)
          Model
          Weight
          Type Detection
          area width
          MEGAFINE Other
          Power mode
          Area 11 mm 2 m free-cut
          (ø2.2)
          -40 to +50ºC

          Thickness 4
          R2
          ToughFlex
          MEGA : 3600
          FINE : 2700
          ULTRA : 3600
          SUPER : 3600
          TURBO : 3600
          HSP :1300
          11 x 2 FU-E11
          Approx. 20 g
          40 mm 2 m free-cut
          (ø2.2)
          -40 to +50ºC

          Thickness 5.1
          MEGA : 3600
          FINE : 3600
          ULTRA : 3600
          SUPER : 3600
          TURBO : 3600
          HSP : 2500
          40 x 3 FU-E40
          Approx. 30 g
          1. When the FS-N10 Series is used. The maximum detection distance is set at 3600 mm because the fibre length is 2 m on one side.

          By housing the lens within the device, the light is formed into a band. As a result, the light spreads less than an array type.

          Reflective area type
          Type Fibre length
          (diameter)
          Ambient operating
          temperature
          Appearance
          (mm)
          Minimum
          cable bend
          radius (mm)
          Detection distance (mm) 1. Minimum
          detectable
          object (mm) 2.
          Model
          Weight
          Type Detection
          area width
          MEGAFINE Other
          Power mode
          Area 15 mm
          (At a detection
          distance of 15 mm)
          2 m free-cut
          (ø2.2 × 2)
          -40 to +70ºC
          R25 MEGA : 5 to 200
          FINE : 5 to 140
          ULTRA : 5 to 200
          SUPER : 5 to 200
          TURBO : 5 to 160
          HSP : 5 to 110
          ø0.1
          Gold wire
          FU-11
          Approx.19 g
          1. When the FS-N10 Series is used.
          2. The minimum detectable object was determined at the optimal detecting distance and sensitivity setting.

          FIBREOPTIC AMPLIFIERS FS-neo Series

          FS-N15CN/N15CP

          Best when used under tough conditions

          The introduction of a waterproof-type fibreoptic amplifiers

          IP66 compatible and has NEO series functions.

          Even more stable detection is possible with the FS-neo Serie

          Functions that are useful when using a wide-range fibre

          Edge detection mode
          Ignores mild changes in light intensity caused by dirt on the detection unit and temperature changes to detect only changes in light intensity produced by the workpiece. It is possible to reduce the frequency of periodic maintenance or readjustment, enabling long-term, stabilised detection.

          Edge detection mode

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