Omron Electronics
ProductsServicesAbout usContact us

We are migrating our knowledge base, for updated information please visit our new site on Australia and†New†Zealand.

Automation SystemsMotion and DrivesControl ComponentsSensing ComponentsSafety ComponentsSwitching Components
Products > Advanced Sensors

Advanced Sensors

OMRON's F-series vision sensors give you accuracy and functionality in a compact package and at a competitive price. The visual inspection solutions we offer include Gray Scale, Binary or Colour processing with many other features.

• Fiber Sensor Best Selection Catalog: E418-E1-07
• ZX Smart Sensors Group Brochure: E351-E1-02A
• MX-Z2000H series Fibre Laser Marker Promotional Brochure: Q251-E1-02
• MX-Z2000H series Fibre Laser Marker Set up Manual: Z376-E1-04
• MX-Z2000H series Fibre Laser Marker User's Manual: Z377-E1-04
• Displacement Sensor Technical (The Basics): Q257-E1-01

Model E3NC-S/E3NC-L E3NW
Type Laser / CMOS series sensors Sensor communication unit
Features E3NC-S
• Dynamic range of 500,000 times for stable detection without influence from changes in workpieces.
• The industryís smallest CMOS laser head* for installation into small spaces.
• Distance discrimination enables stable detection of level differences as small as 1.5 mm.
• Product variations with variable spot and pinpoint spot for stable detection of your workpieces
• Laser Class 1 for safe application
• White on black display characters for high visibility
• Smart Tuning for stable detection with easy setup
• Programless transmission of ON/OFF signals and detected quantities to host PLC (PDO communications)
• Reading and writing threshold values and function settings, teaching, and other operations are possible (SDO communications)
• Wire saving: simply connect the communications cable and power cable, and slide the Amplifier Units from the side
• Up to 30 Sensor Amplifier Units can be connected
• E3NW-ECT EtherCAT interface: User's Manual
• E3NW-CRT CompoNet interface: User's Manual
• E3NW-CCL CC-Link interface: User's Manual
Sensing Distance 30 to 100mm
35 to 250mm
70 ± 15mm
0 to 1200mm
Outputs / Network interfaces NPN, PNP EtherCAT, CompoNet and CC-Link
Power supply voltage 10 - 30 VDC 24 VDC
Current consumption 65 to 80mA max 80 to 100mA max
IP Rating IP65 - IP67 (Sensor head) -
Datasheets E3NC-S / E3NC-L E3NW
Model E3MC E2C/E2C-H and E2C-EDA
Type Full RGB colour sensor High-resolution digital proximity sensor
Features • RGB colour sensor discriminates minute differences in colour
• Optical fibre or integral amplifier options
• Single, four channel or analogue output
• Easy-to-see bar graph detection and threshold indicators
• Teach function is standard on all models
• Wide variety of sensor heads for various applications
• Flexible cables provided as a standard feature
• Mutual Interference Prevention
• Heat resistive sensors, capable of ranges up to 200°C
Sensing Distance Focal range: 60 ± 10mm (Integral)
Focal range: 20 ± 4mm (Fibre)
Focal range: 5mm (E32 fibre optic)
0.6mm - 2mm (see datasheet for sensor head)
Inputs / Outputs NPN, PNP or analogue NPN/PNP
Light source Red, Green and Blue LEDs -
Power supply voltage 12 to 24VDC +/- 10% 12 to 24 VDC ±10%, ripple (p-p): 10% max.
Current consumption 200mA max. (100mA max. for analogue models) -
IP Rating IP66 IEC60529 IP67 / IEC60529 IP67 (E2C-EM02H )
Manuals   Datasheet
Model E3C-LDA, E3C E4C-UDA
Type Long-range laser sensor Ultra sonic sensor
Datasheets E338-E1-06 E4C-UDA
Features • Photo resolution down to 0.25mm
• Separate amplifier with programmable digital display
• Multi-mode teach functions
• Range of diffuse and through beam heads available
• Optional calculation unit for automatic differential measurement between two sensors
• Side by side mounting of sensor with no interference.
• Compact with a broad selection including side-view heads.
• High stability not influenced by colour or material.
• One touch teaching on the E4C-UDA controller.
Sensing Distance 30 to 250/700/1000mm(Diffuse reflective)
700/1300/1700mm(Coaxial Retro-reflective)
400/700/900mm(Coaxial Retro-reflective )
50 to 300 mm
70 to 800 mm
90 to 1000 mm
Inputs / Outputs NPN, PNP open collector outputs NPN /PNP, Analogue Output
Power supply voltage 12-24VDC 24VDC
Current consumption 1080mW 80mA max
IP Rating Enclosure rating IP50 (regular reflective heads are IP40) IP65
Manuals   Instruction Manual
Model ZX-L, ZX-LT030 / ZX-L-N ZX-E
High-accuracy laser sensor
Inductive displacement Sensor
Features • Measurement resolution down to 0.25mm
• Separate amplifier with programmable digital display and configuration/monitoring software
• Multi-mode teach functions
• Range of diffuse and through beam heads available
• Optional calculation unit for automatic differential measurement between two sensors
• Inductive measurement resolution down to 1mm
• Separate amplifier with programmable digital display and monitoring/configuration software
• Averaging function for more stable readings
• Heads available in numerous shapes for various applications
• Heat-resistive heads handle temperatures up to 200°C
Sensing Distance (See data sheet) (See data sheet)
Inputs / Outputs NPN/PNP NPN/PNP
Power supply voltage 12 to 24VDC +/- 10% 12 to 24VDC +/- 10%
Current consumption 200mA max. (with sensor connected) 140mA max. (with sensor connected)
IP Rating IP50 (diffuse reflective); IP40(Regular reflective) All heads IP67 except ZX-EDR5T (IP65)
and ZX-EM02HT (IP60)
Manuals Datasheet: E325-E1-04
Operation: Z157-E1-02
User's Manual for "-N": Z197-E1-04
Datasheet: E331-E1
Operation: Z166-E1-05
High-accuracy contact displacement sensor
Static sensor and ionizers
Features • High accuracy
• No Need to Calculate or Reset the Origin
• Auto Scale Function
• Long Product Life
• Pressing Force Alarm
• Multiple Actuators
• pin-point to wide-area ionization
• Bar-type Ionizer uses the dual-mixing variable-DC method to enable stable, large volume ion supply
• Easy cleaning on various units.
Sensing Distance 1 mm
4 mm
10 mm
Inputs / Outputs NPN / PNP -
Resolution 0.1 μm / 0.4 μm -
Power supply voltage 24VDC -
Current consumption 140mA max -
IP Rating Sensor Head: IP50 / IP65 /IP40(amplifier) -
Manuals Datasheet: E345-E1-04
User's Manual: E346-E1-06
Brochure: E374-E1-04
Manual Bar type: Z235-E1-01
Manual for Sensor: Z237-E1-02
ZJ-BAS Instruction Sheet
Displacement laser sensor with built-in amplifier
High Accuracy displacement sensor with CMOS technology

Features • A resolution of 0.002 mm thatís suitable for simple measurements.
• Stable measurements for any type of workpiece.
• Models available with four different distance specifications.
• Long-distance model for up to 1,000 mm.
• Sensor head with CMOS technology with high dynamics sensing range for measuring black rubber, plastic
• Cycle time: 30 to 500 microsecond (changeable)
• Measurement resolution down to 1.5um
• Separate amplifier with programmable digital display
• Optional calculation unit for automatic differential measurement between two sensors
• compact size
Sensing Distance 40mm-1000mm 40-60mm or 65-135mm
Inputs / Outputs NPN / PNP, Analog Output (4-20mA) NPN/PNP, Analog: 4-20mA, 1-5V, +-5V
Power supply voltage 10-30VDC 10-30VDC
IP Rating IP67 IP67 on Sensor head
Manuals ZX1 Instruction Sheet
User's Manual: Z310-E1-09
ZG / ZG2
2D Profile Measuring Sensor
High-precision Laser Displacement Sensor
Datasheets ZG2 ZS

Features • A wide laser beam captures entire shapes with ease
• High speed and high precision Modes
• Teaching enables simple shape distinguishing and positioning
• A Compact, All-in-one Controller with LCD Monitor
• The Inspection Status Is Immediately Visible
• Connect and expand up to 9 controllers
• Connect Multi-calculation controller for advanced calculations like evenness or flatness
• Connect Data storage module for process-data logging
• Connect PC software for easy system set-up and signal monitoring
• Sensor head with 2D-CMOS technology with high dynamics sensing range for measuring black rubber, plastic, shiny, glass and mirror surfaces
• 1.5m sensing distance for ZS-H
Sensing Distance 20mm -210mm (depending on sensor head) 20mm-350mm (depending on sensor head)
Inputs / Outputs RS232, NPN / PNP, Analog Output RS232, NPN / PNP, Analog Output
Power supply voltage 24VDC 24VDC
IP Rating IP66 IP67
Manuals ZG User's Manual: Z250-E1-01
ZG2 User's Manual: Z288-E1-05
Data Storage Unit Manual: Z289-E1-02
ZS-L User's Manual: Z208-E1-04
ZS-MDC User's Manual: Z209-E1-03
ZS-DSU User's Manual: Z210-E1-03
ZS-HL User's Manual: Z236-E1-07
ZS Series CompoWay/F Reference Manual