E3NX-FA

Features

High-performance digital fiber amplifier

The E3NX-FA amplifier is best choice for most challenging fiber applications in terms of long sensing distance, minute object detection or high speed processes.
  • Easy teaching by Smart tuning within a few seconds
  • New N-Smart technology provides significant improvement for sensing distance, minimum object detection and speed
  • Easy and transparent information about sensor status by Solution Viewer and Change Finder function
  • EtherCAT Communication unit for high-speed field bus connectivity

N-Smart technology

The GIGA RAY 2S high-efficiency coupling element achieves a clear signal and wide dynamic range. It is joined by the new “Smart Noise Reduction” light reception algorithm and the high-speed, high-precision “N-Core” IC.These three technologies improve the basic performance of E3NX-FA resulting in signal-to-noise ratio that is 2.5 times higher compared to conventional models.
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Dynamic Power Control

Dynamic Power Control (DPC) automatically compensates differences in the incident level caused by dirt or vibration. In addition an alarm output signal is sent for predictive maintenance, if the sensor has reached compensation limit.
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Timer functions

Adjust the output signal length and timing:
  • T1 ON-delay set time
  • T2 OFF-delay set time
  • T1 and T2 can be set separately
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Specifications & ordering info

Ordering information

Item

Connection

Inputs/Outputs

Order code

NPN output

PNP output

Standard models

Pre-wired

1 output

E3NX-FA11 2M

E3NX-FA41 2M

Fiber amplifier connector

E3NX-FA6

E3NX-FA8

Advanced models

Pre-wired

2 outputs + 1 input

E3NX-FA21 2M

E3NX-FA51 2M

Fiber amplifier connector

1 output + 1 input

E3NX-FA7

E3NX-FA9

2 outputs

E3NX-FA7TW

E3NX-FA9TW

M8 connector

1 output + 1 input

E3NX-FA24

E3NX-FA54

2 output

-

E3NX-FA54TW

Networking model1

Connector for communication unit

via com. protocol

E3NX-FA0

Fiber amplifier connectors

Shape

Type

Comment

Order code

 

Fiber amplifier connector

2 m PVC cable (4 pin)

E3X-CN21

 

30 cm PVC cable with M12 plug connector (4 pin)

E3X-CN21-M1J 0.3M

30 cm PVC cable with M8 plug connector (4 pin)

E3X-CN21-M3J-2 0.3M

Communication units

Shape

Communications method

Applicable Amplifier Units

Order code

 

Sensor communication unit for EtherCAT

E3NX-FA0

E3NC-LA0

E3NC-SA0

E3NW-ECT

 

Sensor dispersion (slave) unit

E3NW-DS

Specifications

Item

Type

Standard models

Advanced models

Model for sensor
communications unit

NPN output

E3NX-FA11

E3NX-FA6

E3NX-FA21

E3NX-FA7

E3NX-FA7TW

E3NX-FA24

-

E3NX-FA0

PNP output

E3NX-FA41

E3NX-FA8

E3NX-FA51

E3NX-FA9

E3NX-FA9TW

E3NX-FA54

E3NX-FA54TW

Connection method

Pre-wired

Wire-saving connector

Pre-wired

Wire-saving connector

M8 connector

Connector for sensor communications unit

Inputs/
outputs

Outputs

1 output

2 outputs

1 output

2 outputs

1 output

2 outputs

via com. protocol

External inputs

-

1 input

1 input

-

1 input

-

-

Light source (wavelength)

Red, 4-element LED (625 nm)

Power supply voltage

10 to 30 VDC, including 10% ripple (p-p)

Power consumption

At power supply voltage of 24 VDC

Standard model or model for sensor communications unit:

Normal mode: 960 mW max. (current consumption: 40 mA max.),

Power saving eco mode: 840 mW max. (current consumption: 35 mA max.)

Advanced model:

Normal mode: 1,080 mW max. (current consumption: 45 mA max.),

Power saving eco mode: 930 mW max. (current consumption: 40 mA max.)

Control output

Load power supply voltage: 30 VDC max., open-collector output

Load current: groups of 1 to 3 amplifires: 100 mA max., groups of 4 to 30 amplifires: 20 mA max.

Residual voltage: at load current of less than 10 mA: 1 V max.

at load current of 10 to 100 mA: 2 V max.

OFF current: 0.1 mA max.

-

Response time

Super-high-speed Mode (SHS)2

Operate or reset for model with 1 output: 30 μs, with 2 outputs: 32 μs

High-speed Mode (HS)

Operate or reset: 250 μs

Standard Mode (Stnd)

Operate or reset: 1 ms

Giga-power Mode (GIGA)

Operate or reset: 16 ms

No. of units for mutual

interference prevention

Super-high-speed Mode (SHS)1

0

High-speed Mode (HS)

10

Standard Mode (Stnd)

10

Giga-power Mode (GIGA)

10

Functions

Auto power control (APC), dynamic power control (DPC), timer, zero reset, resetting settings, eco mode, bank switching, power tuning, and hysteresis width

Maximum connectable units

30

Easy One-Button-Teaching/Smart Tuning

Easy setting of optimum power and threshold by pushing tune button twice.

Smart power control

Enhanced signal stability control for compensating power reductions caused by temperature drift, dust or aging of LED. Alarm output added for predictive maintenance.

N-Smart platform

The N-Smart platform provides wide portfolio of advanced sensors - all with the same intuitive operation concept and field bus connectivity.


1. For field bus connection please chose communication unit E3NW-ECT for EtherCAT.

2. The mutual interference prevention function is disabled if the detection mode is set to super-high-speed mode.

1. For field bus connection please chose communication unit E3NW-ECT for EtherCAT.

2. The mutual interference prevention function is disabled if the detection mode is set to super-high-speed mode.

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