Balluff’s new line of miniature sensors include inductive, photoelectric, magnetic, capacitive, and ultrasonic; compact inductive couplers, space-saving I/O modules, and RFID in miniature versions are available for each sensor.
With Balluff’s BVS vision sensor with built-in infrared lighting and integrated daylight filter, visible ambient light cannot affect image quality or stability of an inspection, greatly increasing inspection and process reliability; and because the sensor’s light is invisible to the human eye, it removes intrusive flickering to the operator, eliminating the need for shielding or desire to tamper with the sensor to minimize the lights effects.
Using a new generation of RFID processors, the Balluff BIS V RFID system maximizes flexibility by providing a single device for both low frequency 125 KHz and high frequency 13.56 MHz read/write heads with an IO-Link master port.
Featuring a generous sensing distance and high function reserve, the new generation of BOS 18M photoelectric sensors from Balluff include energetic diffuse, retro-reflective and thru-beam, which are available as red light and infrared types, including a version with high-performance background suppression.
Providing highly-accurate and reliable position control signals, Balluff’s Micropulse Generation 7 linear position transducers are now available with a Rapid Replacement Module (RRM) option that allows quick field replacement without removing the pressure tube from the hydraulic cylinder, making field-level maintenance fast and easy.
Balluff’s IP67 CC-Link I/O modules and supporting cordsets provide a full I/O and RFID connectivity solution for CC-Link, and enable the consistent, cost-optimized implementation of requirements using decentralized installation technology.
Balluff’s IO-link based RFID system simplifies network topology and PLC setup by using the IO-link block to treat the RFID data like standard I/O points, and reduces costs by running multiple RFID readers off 1 I/O block using standard, 3-conductor sensor cables.
Balluff’s Micropulse Generation 7 linear position transducers feature improved measurement and environmental specifications, longer lengths, enhanced shock and vibration ratings, and more flexible setup than previous models.
Balluff’s direct metal-mount or “M-M” RFID system provides track-and-trace capability to any manufacturing, assembly or closed-loop logistics process using a non-contact, ISO 15693 compliant passive data carrier technology.
Balluff’s (Florence, KY) new Micropulse magnetostrictive linear position sensors are available with a Profibus-DP interface. The profile-style sensors offer a stroke length up to 157” and provide sub-millisecond position updates, position resolution of 0.0002” and velocity resolution of 0.004”/sec.
Balluff (Florence, KY) offers a 24-page brochure on its MiniPro optical sensor. Machine combines a dualmount form factor with 1200 psi/140?F washdown capability for color mark or presence detection applications for the packaging and metalwork industries.
Balluff (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) has released a brochure highlighting various sensors in the company’s PackPRO packaging sensors program. The program was designed for full automation and includes optoelectrics for presence, color mark and luminescence detection; Micropulse® noncontact magnetostrictive linear position transducers; noncontact Power remote systems; limit switches and many more.
The MiniPro optical sensor from Balluff (Florence, KY) features standard housing dimensions, bracketry and installation capability. The housing is ultrasonically welded, rather than bolted together, making the sensor able to withstand 1겨-psi washdown.
Even when the target is moving at production speed, the 6K subminiature optical sensor from Balluff (Florence, KY) learns its target with the touch of a button, electronically suppressing backgrounds and detecting clear objects.
Balluff's (Florence, KY) BOS 20K fiber-optic sensor uses teach-in capability to eliminate adjustment hassles and offer accurate sensor set-up. The versatile sensor has a compact 60 x 30 x 13 mm housing and is suitable for small parts detection, part feature checks, counting, and part positioning.
Balluff (Florence, KY) now offers all of the components necessary to build and maintain an Actuator-Sensor Interface (ASI) bus system, which allows simple connection of more than 100 packaging line components to a PC or PLC with minimal wiring.
Balluff's (Florence, KY) new color brochure describes the BIS System for product identification. An alternative to bar code labels and RF emitters, BIS uses non-volatile "memory" tags to store up to 2ꯠ alphanumeric characters, with data read and written by non-contact, unobstructable, passive inductive heads.
The Dynamic Optical Window from Balluff (Florence, KY) detects and reacts to moving objects as small as .03" dia. Suited for counting small objects air-conveyed in a transparent tube or dropped from a chute, such as drug capsules, wire trim scrap or electronic components.