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GX-F/H inductive sensor

  • GX-F/H inductive sensor

Rectangular inductive proximity sensors

Industry's no. 1* in stable sensing. This sensor has the longest stable sensing range among comparable rectangular inductive proximity sensors in the industry.
The sensor is easy to install. Precise adjustment and control of sensing sensitivity greatly reduces individual sensor differences and variations.

Now it is much easier to adjust sensor positions when using multiple sensors or when sensors have been replaced. The product, e.g. the coil and core has been completely redesigned to provide excellent temperature characteristics. Stable sensing can be obtained regardless of the time of day or season.

Characteristics:

  • Built-in amplifier
  • Mutual interference prevention
  • Oil and water resistant
  • Easy to see indicators

GX-F/H typical applications

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Muting control of light curtains

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Positioning processing equipment

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Positioning metal pallets

Order guide

Type GX-6 type GX-8 type GX-12 type GX-15 type GX-15 type
(long sensing range)
 
Sensing range (note 1) Maximum operation distance: 1.6mm 2.5mm 4.0mm 5.0mm 8.0mm  
Stable sensing range : 0 to 1.3mm 0 to 2.1mm 0 to 3.3mm 0 to 4.2mm 0 to 6.7mm  
  Model No. (note 2) Output operation
NPN output Front sensing GX-F6A GX-F8A GX-F12A GX-F15A GX-FL15A Normally open
GX-F6AI GX-F8AI GX-F12AI GX-F15AI GX-FL15AI
GX-F6B GX-F8B GX-F12B GX-F15B GX-FL15B Normally closed
GX-F6BI GX-F8BI GX-F12BI GX-F15BI GX-FL15BI
             
Top sensing GX-H6A GX-H8A GX-H12A GX-H15A GX-HL15A Normally open
GX-H6AI GX-H8AI GX-H12AI GX-H15AI GX-HL15AI
GX-H6B GX-H8B GX-H12B GX-H15B GX-HL15B Normally closed
GX-H6BI GX-H8BI GX-H12BI GX-H15BI GX-HL15BI
             
PNP output Front sensing GX-F6A-P GX-F8A-P GX-F12A-P GX-F15A-P GX-FL15A-P Normally open
GX-F6AI-P GX-F8AI-P GX-F12AI-P GX-F15AI-P GX-FL15AI-P
GX-F6B-P GX-F8B-P GX-F12B-P GX-F15B-P GX-FL15B-P Normally closed
GX-F6BI-P GX-F8BI-P GX-F12BI-P GX-F15BI-P GX-FL15BI-P
             
Top sensing GX-H6A-P GX-H8A-P GX-H12A-P GX-H15A-P GX-HL15A-P Normally open
GX-H6AI-P GX-H8AI-P GX-H12AI-P GX-H15AI-P GX-HL15AI-P
GX-H6B-P GX-H8B-P GX-H12B-P GX-H15B-P GX-HL15B-P Normally closed
GX-H6BI-P GX-H8BI-P GX-H12BI-P GX-H15BI-P GX-HL15BI-P

Notes:

  1. The maximum operation distance stands for the maximum distance for which the sensor can detect the standard sensing object. The stable sensing range stands for the sensing range for which the sensor can stably detect the standard sensing object even if there is an ambient temperature drift and/or supply voltage fluctuation.
  2. " I " in the model No. indicates a different frequency type.  

 

Options

  Model No. Description
Sensor mounting bracket MS-GX6-1 Mounting bracket for the GX-6 type (recommended). Sensors can be mounted closely together for space-saving.
MS-GL6-1 Mounting brackets for the GX-6 type
MS-GL6-2 Sensor mounting brackets for the GL-6 type can be used. Interchange is possible.
MS-GXL8-4 Mounting bracket for the GX-8 type
MS-GXL15 Mounting bracket for the GX-15 type
Aluminum sheet MS-A15F For GX-FL15□(-P) Use this when the sensor has to be mounted onto a steel or stainless steel plate because mounting on a metal plate may have a negative effect on the performance.
MS-A15H For GX-HL15□(-P)
Mounting sleeve MS-GX8-1×10
[10 pcs. per set]
Mounting sleeve for GX-8 types. When replacing the 3-wire type GXL-8 series (discontinued model) with the GX-8 type, fit the sensor into the mounting sleeve, align the screw holes, and use the screw, washers, and nut to fix the sensor.

Sensor mounting bracket / Aluminum sheet

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MS-GX6-1
Screw is not attached.

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MS-GL6-1
Screw is not attached.

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MS-GL6-2
Screw is not attached.

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MS-GXL8-4
1 pc. each of M3 truss head screw (length: 12mm), nut, spring washer and plain washer is attached.

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MS-GXL15
Screw is not attached.

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Aluminium sheet
MS-A15F
MS-A15H

Specifications

  GX-6 type GX-8 type GX-12 type GX-15 type GX-15
Long sensing range
Type NPN output
(for PNP type please add “-P” to the model number)
Model no. (note 2) Front sensing GX-F6A(I) GX-F6B(I) GX-F8A(I) GX-F8B(I) GX-F12A(I) GX-F12B(I) GX-F15A(I) GX-F15B(I) GX-FL15A(I) GX-FL15B(I)
Top sensing GX-H6A(I) GX-H6B(I) GX-H8A(I) GX-H8B(I) GX-H12A(I) GX-H12B(I) GX-H15A(I) GX-H15B(I) GX-HL15A(I) GX-HL15B(I)
Max. operation distance
(note 3)
1.6mm ± 8% 2.5mm ± 8% 4.0mm ± 8% 5.0mm ± 8% 8.0mm ± 8% (note 6)
Stable sensing range
(note 3)
0 to 1.3mm 0 to 2.1mm 0 to 3.3mm 0 to 4.2mm 0 to 6.7mm
Standard sensing object

Iron sheet 12 x 12 x t 1mm

Iron sheet 15 x 15 x t 1mm Iron sheet 20 x 20 x t 1mm Iron sheet 20 x 20 x t 1mm Iron sheet 30 x 30 x t 1mm
Hysteresis Max. 20% of operation distance (with standard sensing object)
Repeatability Along sensing axis, perpendicular to sensing axis: max. 0.04mm
Supply voltage 12 to 24V DC (+10/-15%), ripple P-P max. 10%
Current consumption Max. 15mA
Output NPN open-collector transistor / PNP open-collector transistor
  • Maximum sink current: 100mA
  • Applied voltage: max. 30V DC (between output and 0V)
  • Residual voltage: max. 2V (at 100mA sink current)
Utilization
category
DC-12 or DC-13
Output operation Normally open Normally closed Normally open Normally closed Normally open Normally closed Normally open Normally closed
Max. response frequency 400Hz 500Hz 250 Hz 150 Hz (note 7)
Operation indicator Orange LED (lights up when the output is ON)
Pollution degree 3 (Industrial environment)
Degree of protection IP68 (IEC), IP68G (note 4, 5)
Ambient temperature Operation: -25 to +70°C, storage: -40 to +85°C
Ambient humidity Operation: 35 to 85% RH, storage: 35 to 95% RH
EMC EN 60947-5-2
Voltage withstandability 1000V AC for one min. between all supply terminals connected together and enclosure
Insulation resistance 50MΩ, or more, with 500V DC megger between all supply terminals connected together and enclosure
Vibration resistance 10 to 500Hz frequency, 3mm amplitude (max. 20G) in X, Y and Z directions for two hours each
Shock resistance 10000 m/s² acceleration (1000 G approx.) in X, Y and Z directions for three times each
Sensing range
variation:
Temperature characteristics Over ambient temperature range of -25 to +70°C: within ±8% of sensing range at +23°C
Voltage characteristics Within ±2% for +10/-15% fluctuation of the supply voltage
Material Housing: PBT, indicator part: polyester
Cable 0.15mm² 3-core oil, heat and cold resistant cab tire cable, 1m long
Cable extension Extension up to total 100m is possible by using a cable with a diameter of min. 0.3mm².
Net weight 15g approx. Front sensing type: 15g approx.
Top sensing type: 20g approx..
Front sensing type: 20g approx.
Top sensing type: 20g approx..
20g approx.

  Notes:

  1. Where measurement conditions have not been specified precisely, the conditions used were an ambient temperature of +23°C.
  2. "I" in the model No. indicates a different frequency type.
  3. The maximum operation distance stands for the maximum distance for which the sensor can detect the standard sensing object. The stable sensing range stands for the sensing range for which the sensor can stably detect the standard sensing object even if there is an ambient temperature drift and/or supply voltage fluctuation.
  4. Panasonic Industrial Devices SUNX's IP68 test method
    (1)Immerse at 0m below 0℃ water surface and leave for 30 min. Then, immerse at 0m below +70°C water surface and leave for 30 min.
    (2) Regard the heat shock test in (1) as one cycle and perform 20 cycles.
    (3) Leave in water at a depth of 1m in water for 500 hours.
    (4) After tests (1) to (3) , insulation resistance, voltage withstandability, current consumption, and sensing ranges must meet the standard values.
  5. If using the sensor in an environment where cutting oil droplets splatter, the sensor may deteriorate due to added substances in the oil. Please check the resistivity of the sensor against the cutting oil you are using beforehand.
  6. This is the numerical value when the sensor is mounted onto an insulant plate. When the sensor is mounted onto a steel or stainless steel plate, insert the optional aluminum sheet between the sensor and the plate.
  7. This is the numerical value when the sensor is mounted onto an insulant plate. When the sensor is mounted onto a metallic plate, the maximum response frequency will decrease.

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