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Measurement sensor HG-C1000L with IO-Link

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Transmission of sensor data via IO-Link

The IO-Link technology makes it possible to continuously collect and process data and to control the sensor. This allows users to implement predictive maintenance and to monitor operation in machines and assembly lines. Processing the multitude of data requires users to invest know-how and time. To reduce the workload for the customers, Panasonic has developed a self-diagnosis function specifically for this sensor. This function sends sensor data via IO-Link to a higher-level fieldbus, thus informing about the state of the sensor directly. This way, the amount of production data and the work needed to analyse the data is reduced.

A step towards Industry 4.0

To ensure smooth operation on the production floor, it is important to keep the machine downtime to a minimum. The new IO-Link technology permanently generates data on the sensor level and transmits them to a PLC for processing. The result is a large amount of data waiting to be analysed so that they can be used in a meaningful way. The right information helps to take effective measure in the case of a failure in the shortest possible time. To find out at an early stage why a component has failed is a big advantage. Panasonic’s IO-Link sensors are equipped with a self-diagnosis function which outputs individual failure information for each sensor type, for example when the amount of light received has deteriorated. This way, you receive error messages specifically for the problem at hand without extra programming effort.

Thanks to predictive systems, Industry 4.0 helps to reduce maintenance time. For sensors with a self-diagnosis function, users only need to monitor the parameter value that informs about whether the sensor is still working properly.

Compact miniaturized housing

Because the laser beam is deflected inside the sensor, it has been possible to reduce the housing to a minimum size. Parameters can be set directly at the device with the help of the buttons and the built-in display.

Easy configuration

Perform 1-point teaching and the threshold range is set for the distance from the reference surface of the object to be detected.


2-point-teaching uses threshold values. For this method, all you need to do is press TEACH once for the lower (first point) and once for the upper limit (second point). This is useful for detecting objects at different distances.


For the 3-point method, you set the threshold range by conducting the teaching at 3 points (detecting object A, B and C). After teaching, the reference points are automatically sorted in ascending order (reference point 1, 2 and 3). The thresholds are set at the midpoints between reference point 1 and 2, and 2 and 3, respectively. This is useful for detecting objects at different distances.

Typical applications

Product Feature

Assembly line downtime caused by failures of the sensor can be avoided thanks to predictive maintenance.

Product Feature

When the sensor is mounted close to the assembly line it is often very difficult to change the device settings via the buttons because access to the sensor is very limited. Remote setup and monitoring of the sensor offers many advantages.

Cable type

Measurement center type Measurement center distance and measuring range Repeatability Beam diameter Model number Control output
30mm 30 ± 5mm 10μm Approx. 50μm HG-C1030L3-P PNP output with open-collector transistor
50mm 50 ±15mm 30μm Approx. 70μm HG-C1050L3-P
100mm 100 ± 35mm 70μm Approx. 120μm HG-C1100L3-P
200mm 200 ± 80mm 200μm Approx. 300μm HG-C1200L3-P
400mm 400 ±200mm 300μm Approx. 500μm HG-C1400L3-P
300μm (200-400mm)
800μm (400-600mm)

M12 connector type

Measurement center type Measurement center distance and measuring range Repeatability Beam diameter Model number Control output
30mm 30 ±5mm 10μm Approx. 50μm HG-C1030L3-PJ PNP output with open-collector transistor
50mm 50 ±15mm 30μm Approx. 70μm HG-C1050L3-PJ
100mm 100 ±35mm 70μm Approx. 120μm HG-C1100L3-PJ
200mm 200 ±80mm 200μm Approx. 300μm HG-C1200L3-PJ
400mm 400 ±200mm 300μm Approx. 500μm HG-C1400L3-PJ
300μm (200-400mm)
800μm (400-600mm)


Model number Description
MS-HG-01 Mounting bracket for HG-C1000L sensor head
2701524 IO-Link master for EtherCAT®
2701496 IO-Link master for EtherNet/IP
2701513 IO-Link master for PROFINET
1408819 Power supply cable for IO-LINK master
1407510 Network cable for IO-LINK PROFINET master, 5m
1408639 Network cable for IO-LINK EtherCAT master, 5m
1408712 Network cable for IO-LINK EtherNet/IP master, 5m


Cable type HG-C1030L3-P HG-C1050L3-P HG-C1100L3-P HG-C1200L3-P HG-C1400L3-P
M12 connector type HG-C1030L3-PJ HG-C1050L3-PJ HG-C1100L3-PJ HG-C1200L3-PJ HG-C1400L3-PJ
Measurement center 30mm 50mm 100mm 200mm 400mm
Measurement range ±5mm ±15mm ±35mm ±80mm ±200mm
Repeatability 10μm 30μm 70μm 200μm 300μm (200-400mm)
800μm (400-600mm)
Linearity ±0.1% F.S. ±0.2% F.S. ±0.3% F.S.
Temperature drift ±0.03% F.S./°C
Beam source Red semiconductor laser (655nm), Class 2 (JIS/IEC/GB)/Class II (FDA)
Beam diameter Approx. 50μm Approx. 70μm Approx. 120μm Approx. 300μm Approx. 500μm
Supply voltage 12 to 24V DC ±10%
Switching and
communication line (C/Q)
Communication specification IO-Link specification V1.1
Baud rate COM3 (230.4kbit/s)
Process data 4 bytes
Transmission cycle time 1ms
Control output (DO) PNP transistor, load current: max. 50mA
Degree of protection IP67
Cables Cable type: 4-wire PVC cable, 2m
M12 connector type: 4-wire PVC cable, 0.3m
Weight 35g (exclude cable), Approx. 85g (incl. cable)

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