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Balluff, Inc.

8125 Holton Drive, Florence, KY, 41042, USA

  • 859-727-2200

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Balluff, Inc.

IO-Link Memory Module comes with IP 67 protection.

January 5, 2017

Used as memory storage device on interchangeable units in milling heads on machining centers, IO-Link bidirectional data memory module requires single standard cable for stable and fault free transmission. Holding up to 14 segments of 64 bytes each, product provides noise-immune and EMC resistant data transmission. Measuring 34 x 16 x 8 mm, unit provides complete data about current status of... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Balluff Type A IO-Link Master offers virtual IP address allocation.

November 21, 2016

With robust IP67 housing, Balluff’s 4-port slim design IO-Link Masters can be mounted directly on machine closer to sensors and actuators. Enabling remote diagnostics and configuration of attached IO-link devices, unit hosts up to 120 configurable discrete I/O when connected to Balluff IO-link, I/O hubs. Offering function blocks to promote ease of IO-link into existing controls architecture,... Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Sensor/Actuator Hubs feature expansion port.

October 13, 2016

Featuring 8 ports for 16 inputs/outputs, IO-Link Actuator/Sensor Hubs allow for example signals from up to 16 switching sensors to be collected from distance of up to 20 m so they can be made available to machine controller via IO-Link and IO-Link master using 3-conductor cable. Slot 7 can be reconfigured as expansion port by means of parameter entry. Complete valve plug or additional sensor hub... Read More

Sensors Monitors & Transducers

Fork Sensors feature IP69K-rated stainless steel design.

August 30, 2016

Available in 50 and 80 mm widths, F Series Self-Contained Through-Beam Sensors incorporate 316L SS housing that withstands aggressive cleaning solutions, coolants, and lubricants found in food and beverage, packaging, metalworking, and pharmaceutical industries. Units feature NO/NC outputs, IR light sources for applications with mist and airborne particulates, and red light for alignment. LEDs... Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Machine Mount I/O Blocks are based on CC-Link IE Field network.

June 29, 2016

IP67-rated machine mount I/O devices and IO-Link masters, based on 1 GBPS industrial Ethernet network, are CLPA conformance tested and approved. Distributed modular architecture utilizes IO-Link to enhance controls architecture while integrating smart devices into architecture. Module with 8 IO-Link ports hosts up to 8 IO-Link smart devices, including RFID, SmartLights, flow or measurement... Read More

Automatic ID

RFID Reader offers lean solution for track and trace.

June 23, 2016

Supplied in IP67-rated die-cast zinc housing, 13.56 MHz All-in-One Model BIS M-4008 features integrated processor, Profinet interface, and 2-port Ethernet switch for constructing line and ring topologies. Integrated webserver provides status monitoring from distance, while LEDs on device also indicate status. Reader offers suitable choice wherever lean solution is needed for detecting data... Read More

Sensors Monitors & Transducers

Linear Position Sensor operates in hazardous areas.

May 18, 2016

Utilizing non-contact, wear-free magnetostrictive technology, Micropulse® TA12 offers measuring range up to 300 in. PLUS version includes USB configuration capability as well as dual-position magnet capability for monitoring 2 independent motions. Supplied in corrosion-resistant 316L stainless steel housing with field-replaceable electronics module, explosion proof sensor operates from -40 to... Read More

Automatic ID

Portable Wireless Barcode Reader offers versatile operation.

April 5, 2016

With read distance up to 110 cm, Industrial Handheld Reader BVS HS-P decodes 1D, 2D, and stacked barcodes on objects moving at up to 0.8 m/sec. DPM codes can also be read. With read reliability unaffected by tilts up to 40° and rotation angles up to 180°, IP65-rated solution employs optical aiming system with visible laser marking and provides USB, Bluetooth® (100 m range),... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Power Supplies offer greater than 93% efficiency.

February 26, 2016

Equipped with HEARTBEAT® function, IO-Link Power Supplies include stress level indicator, load level indicator, and life expectancy indicator. IO-Link function gets information parameters to control system which can then alert operators so counter actions can be taken to extend life. Available in IP20 and IP67 versions, power supplies feature galvanic isolation between power and IO-Link.... Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Network I/O Modules suit noisy electrical environments.

February 15, 2016

Suitable for welding environments, Balluff Weldblocks are constructed with fiberglass reinforced composite that inherently resists weld spatter while effectively combating grounding loops and EMI. Weldblocks promote machine mount distributed modular architecture with IO-Link. Network node with IO-Link master communicates over EtherNet/IP with PLC or controller of machine, while IO-Link ports can... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mechanical Power Transmission

Inductive Coupler offers bi-directional IO-Link communication.

December 21, 2015

Featuring IP67-rated housing measuring 40 x 40 x 70 mm, IO-Link Inductive Coupler offers 32 bytes of bi-directional data transfer over standard 4-pole M12 sensor cable. Unit is also rated for 500 mA at 5 mm gap with 24 V power. Utilizing magnetic induction phenomenon to exchange power and data wirelessly over small gap or over non-metallic barrier, coupler is immune to vibration, oil,... Read More

Sensors Monitors & Transducers

Photoelectric Sensors withstand harsh and wash-down environments.

December 15, 2015

Supplied in miniature stainless steel flatpack, IP69K-rated R01E comes in several sensing modes: diffuse versions with ranges up to 100 mm, polarized retroreflective with ranges up to 1 m, and through beam sensor with ranges up to 2.2 m. Precise, uniform, visible red light beam facilitates alignment and fosters reliable object detection, and connections are made by cable or M8 three-pin quick... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Test & Measuring Instruments

PROFINET I/O Module provides 16 ports.

November 16, 2015

Featuring scalable, distributed control architecture, 16-port IO-Link Master supports high I/O density applications. If sensor/actuator hubs are connected, 256 I/O signals can be processed. When Master is combined with expansion I/O hubs, up to 480 I/O signals can be processed. Each IO-Link port can transmit up to 32 bytes of process data in cyclical form. At same time, parameter or diagnostic... Read More

Sensors Monitors & Transducers

Position Transducers feature real-time Ethernet interfaces.

October 28, 2015

Available in rod and profile housings, BTL7 Series provides synchronous real-time data transmission and dynamic position measurement with 1 µm resolution. Able to detect and process up to 16 position encoders, transducers output position and speed for each encoder, yielding up to 32 measured values. Selectable Ethernet interfaces include Profinet IRT, EtherCAT, and Varan. Four diagnostic LEDs... Read More

Sensors Monitors & Transducers

Precision Tube Sensors provide microbubble detection.

September 28, 2015

With uniform illumination of tube's liquid column, MICROmote® Optical Precision Tube Sensors can detect free-floating air bubbles smaller than 10 µm in diameter in transparent liquids. Uniform illumination is created by concentrated arrangement of multiple light beams, each with individual uniform intensity distribution, surrounding tube. When small air bubble enters sensing field,... Read More

Sensors Monitors & Transducers

Ultrasonic Sensors are pressure rated to 6 bar.

August 25, 2015

With G1 process connection and contact-free measurement, Pressure rated Ultrasonic Sensors can be used for fill level measurement applications under normal pressure or in tanks and containers with overpressure of up to 6 bar. Fill level measurement can be carried out concurrently with overflow protection through combination of switching outputs and analog outputs. Stainless steel housings are... Read More

Sensors Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Absolute Feedback Systems integrate into drives.

July 31, 2015

Supplied in IP67-rated housing, Absolute Position and Angle Measurement Systems are suited for installation or direct integration into drive and positioning systems, and can be used in rotary applications as well. Magnetically encoded systems, featuring Permagnet® nonius technology, enable formats, strokes, and end positions of axes to be adjusted automatically. Position data is generated in... Read More

Automatic ID

Flexible RFID System can read 3 different frequencies.

July 28, 2015

Addressing flexible manufacturing challenges, BIS V has 4 dedicated RFID ports and one IO-Link master port. This combination allows RFID to be mixed with sensors, hubs, actuators, and SmartLight tower lights. Rated to IP65, processor can mount directly on production line and connect to major control systems. Network In and Out port enables network to be configured in multiple topologies and... Read More

Sensors Monitors & Transducers

Inductive Sensor suits robotic and end effector applications.

June 8, 2015

Weighing as little as 0.7 g, SuperShorty™ inductive sensors comes in stainless steel housings with diameters as small as 6.5 mm and lengths as short as 6 mm. Self-contained electronics eliminates need for remote amplifiers, and electrical outputs are fully protected against short circuits and polarity reversal. In addition to installation in space-limited places, mass enables abrupt... Read More

Sensors Monitors & Transducers

Miniature Photoelectric Sensors offer 5 sensing modes.

April 21, 2015

Set up with pushbutton teach, 6K Miniature Sensors provide reliable position detection independent of material or surface characteristics. Units are available with background suppression, diffuse, retroreflective, through-beam, and contrast modes, with through-beam mode offering up to 18 m range. IP67, IP69, and Ecolab approved, distance measuring sensors include reverse polarity and short... Read More

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