Sensors & Optical Devices: Sensors for Factory Automation

Sensors for Factory Automation design engineers Panasonic
Sensors for Factory Automation

Panasonic offers a wide variety of Factory Automation Sensors including, Area, Color Mark, Laser, Safety Light Curtains, Photoelectric and more.


  • Area SensorsLight curtains for non-safety applications, e.g. “pick to light”.
  • Fibre SensorsSensors equipped with fiber optical cables. The very small and special sensor heads are optimal for limited and difficult environments.
  • Inductive SensorsInductive sensors allow the detection of metal (iron, steel) from a distance of 1 to 10mm.
  • Laser ON/OFF SensorsSensors allow detecting smallest objects from a long distance.
  • Light Curtains / Safety ComponentsLight curtains, single beam sensors and scanner systems for safety relevant applications.
  • Measurement SensorSensors that output an analog signal to measure distances of up to 250mm (± 150mm) with a resolution down to 0.01µm
  • Miniature Photoelectric SensorsOptical sensors with very small dimensions to detect even the smallest objects.
  • Particular Use SensorsSensors for special applications in the wafer production as well as fluid and leakage detection in the semiconductor industry
  • Pressure Sensor/Flow SensorSensors to measure flow and pressure of gases or liquids
  • Trigonometric sensorsOptical sensors using the diffuse reflective technique (also called background suppression (BGS)), which allows color-independent object detection. These sensors combine sender and emitter in the same housing and do not need reflectors. Perfect for people and animal detection.
  • Universal photoelectric sensorsOptical sensors with a long sensing range available as thru-beam, retroreflective and diffuse reflective type.
  • Mark / Colour sensorsSensors able to detect marks and colors.

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