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Panasonic HG-C laser sensor - 10 µm resolution

Panasonic, a world leader in Industrial Automation Products, is pleased to announce the NEW HG-C Series Laser Distance Sensor.
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.
As compact as a photoelectric sensor, the CMOS laser sensor allows to display actual measured distance as accurately as a displacement sensor.
  • Accurate > Linearity: +/-0.1% F.S.
  • Compact & light weight > W20mm x H44mm x D25mm
  • Precise level detection > Repeatability: 10μm

Product Catalog

Product User Manual


Measurement center 30mm 50mm 100mm
Measurement range +/-5mm +/-15mm +/-35mm
Repeatability 10μm 30μm 70μm
Linearity +/-0.1% F.S.
Temperature drift +/-0.03% F.S./°C
Beam source Red semiconductor laser (655nm), Class 2 (JIS/IEC/GB)/Class II (FDA)
Beam spot Approx. Ø50μm Approx. Ø70μm Approx. Ø120μm
Supply voltage 12 to 24VDC +/-10%
Control output 1 output (Light-ON/Dark-ON switching), Load current: 50mA or less
Analog output Voltage output: 0 to +5V (Alarm: +5.2V), Output impedance: 100Ω
Response time High speed: 1.5ms / Standard: 5ms / High precision: 10ms (Switching)
External input 1 input (Zero adjustment, Teaching, Laser ON/OFF, Trigger function selection)
Protection degree IP67
Cable 5-core, 2m cable attached
Weight 35g (exclude cable), Approx. 85g (incl. cable)
The deflection measurement of the hoop material
Thickness measurement of a plate
Height control of the dispenser head
Height control of a component

Installation on a food packaging line (IP67)

SMC releases digital gap measuring system

ISA3 - 3-Color Display, Digital Gap Checker

The ISA series is a non-contact style air catch sensor for applications requiring confirmation of work present for machining operations. Due to the construction of the sensor, fluctuations in the supply pressure does not influence operations. The ISA series is IP66 rated and is dust proof and drip proof.

  • Simple setting
  • Energy saving
  • Improved drainage resistance
  • Easy maintenance

More information on the product can be found in the product brochure HERE.


Homing/limit solutions for linear motion axes

Oftentimes when designing and/or selecting motor-driven linear motion systems, the concept of homing and/or limit switches can be an afterthought.  Most linear transport systems are available with home and limit switches, but for those looking to add that functionality "after the fact," Panasonic has a few solutions that offer good accuracy and value.


Optical Through-beam:

For simple optical home/limit switches, Panasonic offers the PM line of sensing products.  These offer repeatability down to 0.03mm.  Catalog data.

  • Pros: price, size, simplicity
  • Cons: no light interference suppression, not appropriate for dirty environments  


Inductive Proximity:

For simple inductive proximity home/limit switches, Panasonic offers the GX-F/H line of sensing products.  These offer repeatability down to 0.04mm.  Catalog Data.


  • Pros: price, size, simplicity, impervious to dirt, mist, etc.
  • Cons: limited flag/target distance based on size


Contact Bay AT directly for help with your sensing applications.


Panasonic leak detection sensor

Leak Detection Sensor

Leak Detection SensorThe Panasonic EX-F70/F60 series of leak detection sensors offer a unique and reliable method of protecting your equipment against leaks. Using a capillary effect, the sensor utilizes the change in refractive index to detect small leaks and viscous liquids. The built-in amplifier sensor offers a compact design, and is available in general purpose (water detection) and chemical-resistant types.

A convenient LED indicator allows for simple verification of fault conditions. There is no need for sensitivity adjustments, and two simple mounting bracket styles facilitate simple installation.

Detailed information on this product can be found HERE.


Panasonic releases safety-rated leak sensor

Safety Leak Sensors

The SQ4 series is one of the first leak sensors in the industry to earn safety certification, demonstrating that it delivers safety performance of the highest caliber. Featuring a two-stage detection system for improved productivity, the SQ4 simplifies preventative maintenance and maintenance planning.

  • Category 4 Rated - When used in combination the SQ4-A sensor and SQ4-C11 controller, meet category 4 / PLe / SIL3 requirements under ISO 13849-1:2008
  • Two Stage Detection – Dual sensing outputs provide both a warning and safety-critical output for differentiation of leak severity.
  • Multiple Sensor Inputs – Up to four sensors can be connected to each controller
  • Independent Operation – Sensor heads can also be used independently of the controller, meeting a Category 1 rating.
  • Safety Input Function – Allows daisy chaining of multiple controllers along with safety peripherals such as e-stop and door switches.

Detailed information about this product can be found HERE.


Panasonic releases GX-M inductive sensors

GX-M Inductive Proximity Sensors

Panasonic is pleased to announce the release of its new GX-M series cylindrical inductive proximity sensors.  This series is the new standard for metal sensing in the Panasonic line - the GX-M proximity sensor comes with a broad range of available options, a high frequency response, and a high resistance to various environmental conditions.



  • Wide Product Range - 84 models available consisting of 2-wire and 3-wire configurations with an optional M12 quick connect.
  • Easy Mounting - The threaded head of the GX-M series provides a simple and convenient mounting method.  M8, M12, M18, and M30 sizes are available.      
  • High Environmental Resistance - The IP68 rating (IP67 for CX-M8□) of the GX-M series provides protection against harsh environmental conditions.
  • Shielded and Non-Shielded Options - The GX-M series is available in shielded and non-shielded types for wide application coverage.



Panasonic releases CY-100 photoelectric sensors

CY-100 Cylindrical Photoelectric Sensors 

Panasonic is pleased to announce the release of its new CY-100 series low cost, cylindrical photoelectric sensors.  This series covers a wide range of basic applications, with 80 different models are available in diffuse reflective, thrubeam, and retro-reflective sensing configurations.


  • ·Wide Product Range - Standard and side view models are available along with cable and M12 quick connector options. 
  • ·Easy Mounting - The M18 thread of the CY-100 provides a simple and convenient mounting method.  A universal mounting bracket is also available. 
  • ·High Environmental Resistance -  The IP67 rating of the CY-100 provides protection against harsh environmental conditions.
  • ·Sensitivity Adjustment - A built-in potentiometer is available on the diffuse reflective models as an option for controlling the detection sensitivity.