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Picking Sensor


Compact, Resistant to Mutual Interference, and Ideal for Picking a Variety of Parts

Sensing method Through-beam
Model F3W-D052A (P) *1 F3W-D052B (P) *1
Sensing distance 3 m, switchable between LONG mode (1 to 3 m) and SHORT mode: (0.05 to 1 m),
factory-set to SHORT mode.
Beam gap 25 mm
Number of beams 5
Sensing width 100 mm
Standard sensing object Opaque, 35 mm dia. min.
Light source
(emission wavelength)
Infrared LED (860 nm)
Power supply voltage 12 to 24 VDC±10% (ripple (p-p): 10% max.)
Power consumption Emitter: 0.6 W max., Receiver: 0.7 W max.
Control output NPN open collector with 100 mA max. at 30 VDC
NPN open collector output type
Dark-ON or Light-ON (selectable)
Picking instruction
indicator input
Open collector with relay or transistor input
Indicator ON: Input voltage of 0 to 2 V
Indicator OFF: Open (with leakage current of 0.1 mA max.)
Protection circuits Reverse-connection protection, output short protection, and mutual
interference prevention function (set with frequency switch)
Response time Operate/Reset: 10 ms max.
Indicators Receiver Operation indicator (orange), stability indicator (green), and 6 picking indicators
UNI-WIRE Direct Connection Models: Transmission indicator (orange) *2
Emitter Power indicator (green), different frequency indicator (green), and 6 picking
indicators (orange),
UNI-WIRE Direct Connection Models: Transmission indicator (orange) *2
Ambient temperature Operating: -10° to 55°C, Storage: -25° to 70°C (with no icing or condensation)
Ambient humidity 35% to 85% (with no condensation)
Insulation resistance 20 MΩ min. (at 500 VDC)
Dielectric strength 1,000 VAC 50/60 Hz for 1 min
Vibration resistance (destruction) 10 to 50 Hz, 1.5-mm double-amplitude for 2 hours each in X, Y and Z directions
Shock resistance (destruction) 500 m/s2, 3 times each in X, Y and Z directions
Degree of protection IEC60529: IP62 (with the operation cover closed)
Connection method Pre-wired
Standard cable length: 5 m *3
Pre-wired connector
(M12 5-pin connector)
Standard cable length: 2 m *3
Weight (packed state) Approx. 360 g Approx. 230 g
Materials Case,
indicator windows
ABS resin
Lens Acrylic resin
Operation cover Nylon (PA6)
Accessories Instruction manual

*1. The F3W-D052[]P Emitters are provided with the external picking indicator output line shown in the following table.

Item F3W-D052AP, F3W-D052BP
Connection method Pre-wired (standard cable length: 300 mm)
Electrical specifications Output current: 50 mA max.
Output voltage: Fixed at Sensor power supply voltage

*2. The transmission indicator indicates bus transmission status.
*3. The following cable lengths are also available.
       F3W-D052A (P): 2 m, 7 m
       F3W-D052B (P): 1 m, 3.5 m