Long Range Inductive Proximity Sensors are weld field immune.
February 14, 2012 -
Weld-immune Factor 1+ sensors incorporate multi-coil design that enables sensing of all metals, ferrous and non-ferrous, at same distance without need to de-rate sensing distance based on target material. Suited for applications subject to magnetic interference from sources such as transformers, motors, drives, or welders, sensors have PTFE coating that helps protect against weld slag and weld flash. Also, housing and sensor identification meet automobile industry requirements.
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8125 Holton Dr.
Florence, KY, 41042-0937
Balluff Expands Weld Field Immune Line to Include Long Range Sensors
Florence, KY: Balluff expands its popular Factor 1 series of inductive proximity sensors to now include a weld immune Factor 1+ version with longer sensing distances. Factor 1+ sensors incorporate a multi coil design that enables them to sense all metals - both ferrous and non-ferrous - at the same distance without the need to de-rate the sensing distance based on target material. These sensors are ideal for use in applications where sensors encounter high levels of magnetic interference from sources such as transformers, motors, drives, or welders.
Greater switching distances for increased performance
Saves time during installation because adjustments are minimal
Greater reliability, even if the detected objects vibrate
Housing and sensor identification optimized to meet requirements in the automobile industry
Ideal for applications where various metallic targets are used (steel, AL, CuZn and Cu)
Factor 1 sensors were designed with welding applications specifically in mind. The PTFE coating helps protect the sensor from weld slag and weld flash generated during the welding process. Beyond their enhanced application flexibility, Balluff Factor 1+ sensors also provide the opportunity to standardize on a smaller number of sensor designs, which can lower supply chain and tool crib stocking costs, especially for welding operations.
For more information on Balluff Factor 1 and other inductive sensors, visit: www.balluff.com/inductives
Balluff Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Balluff GmbH, Neuhausen, Germany, is a leading manufacturer of a wide range of inductive, photoelectric, vision, capacitive and magnetic sensors as well as linear position transducers, RFID systems, and networking products. Balluff products for OEM and factory floor solutions are used to control, regulate, automate, assemble, position, and monitor manufacturing, assembly, and packaging sequences for industries including: metalworking, automotive, plastics, material handling, wood processing, aerospace, alternative energy, medical, electrical, and electronics.
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