Q3X Versatile, Rugged Laser Contrast Sensor

Overview

The versatile, rugged laser contrast sensor provides reliable, high-speed detection and fixed background suppression models allow for contrast detection in a fixed range while ignoring a background.

  • High-speed part detection as fast as 250 μs, capturing up to 2,000 events per second
  • Reliable sensing range up to 300 mm
  • Used for challenging presence/absence or orientation detection for applications with small contrast differences
  • Rugged, nickel-plated zinc housing suitable even for environments with cutting fluids and oils
  • Clear intensity readout from angled three-digit display
  • Easy setup with responsive buttons
  • Fixed background suppression models allow for contrast detection in a fixed range while ignoring a background

Product Specifications

Sensing BeamVisible red Class 2 laser, 655 nm
Supply Voltage (Vcc)10 to 30 V dc
Power and Current, exclusive of loadSupply Power: < 675 mW
Current consumption::< 28 mA at 24 V dc
Sensing Range300 mm (11.81 in)
Output ConfigurationBipolar (1 PNP & 1 NPN) output
Output RatingOff-state Leakage Current: < 10 μA
NPN On-state saturation voltage::< 200 mV at 10 mA and < 1.0 V at 100 mA
PNP On-state saturation voltage::< 1 V at 10 mA and < 2.0 V at 100 mA
Input WireAllowable Input Voltage Range: 0 to Vcc Active Low (internal weak pullup—sinking current)::Low State < 2.0 V at 1 mA max.
Supply Protection CircuitryProtected against reverse polarity, over-voltage, and transient voltages
Repeatability60 μs
Beam Spot SizeDistance: 30 mm, Size (x, y) 2.24 mm, 0.79 mm
Distance: 150 mm, Size (x, y) 1.52 mm, 0.55 mm
Distance: 300 mm, Size (x, y) 0.55 mm, 0.27 mm
Response SpeedUser selectable: 250 microsceonds, 1 millisecond, 5 milliseconds
Delay at Power Up1 s
Ambient Light Immunity> 5000 lux
Maximum TorqueSide mounting: 1 N·m (9 in·lbs)
Nose mounting::10 N·m (88 in·lbs)
Connector5-pin Euro M12 Integral Connector
ConstructionHousing: Nickel-plated zinc die-cast Side cover: Nickel-plated aluminum
Lens cover: Scratch-resistant PMMA acrylic
Lightpipes and display window: Polysulfone
Adjustment buttons: 316 stainless steel
VibrationMIL-STD-202G, Method 201A (10 to 60 Hz, 0.06 in (1.52 mm) double amplitude, 2 hours each along X, Y and Z axes), with sensor operating
ShockMIL-STD-202G, Method 213B, Condition I (100G 6x along X, Y and Z axes, 18 total shocks), with sensor operating
Environmental RatingIP67 per IEC60529



IP68 per IEC60529



IP69K per DIN40050-9
Operating ConditionsTemperature: −10 °C to +55 °C (+14 °F to +131 °F)
Humidity:35% to 95% relative humidity
Storage Temperature–25 °C to +75 °C (−13 °F to +167 °F)
CertificationsCE approved, UL pending

English

Product Instruction Manual

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1. Q3X -- Instruction Manual 181485 Download

Data Sheets

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1. Q3X Quick Start Guide 181486 Download

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3. Q3X Laser Contrast Sensor Sell Sheet 183523 Download

Chinese - Simplified

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English - UK

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French

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German

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Italian

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Japanese

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Korean

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Spain

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