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Balluff, Inc.

8125 Holton Drive, Florence, KY, 41042, USA

  • 859-727-2200

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Sensors Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

BML SL1 Absolute Magnetic Encoder provides position resolution of 1 micrometer.

Nov 11, 2017

BML SL1 Absolute Magnetic Encoder offers position measurement of lengths up to 8 m. Unit comes with built-in condition monitoring and diagnostic options. Product is suitable for X-Y tables and overhead gantries applications. Absolute magnetic encoder with IO-Link interface enables to connect numerous sensors to one IO-Link master.

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Sensors Monitors & Transducers

Capacitive Strip Sensors feature analog or IO-link data connectivity.

Nov 07, 2017

Suitable for non-contact and continuous level detection of liquids or bulk materials, Self-Adhesive Capacitive Strip Sensors offer sensing range from 108 mm to 850 mm. Unit’s integrated adhesive surface helps in easy attachment to the container. Sensors provide continuous voltage and current output through IO-Link. Sensors externally mount to non-metallic containers.

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Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electronic Components & Devices

Slim IO-Link Master meets IP67protection standards.

Oct 26, 2017

Slim IO-Link Master is enhanced with Type A or Type B port functionality and is available in EtherNet/IP, PROFINET and EtherCAT industrial networks. The Type A model can host up to 124 configurable I/O points and 4 additional I/O whereas the Type B model used for connecting IO-link valve manifolds. Having 2 A of output current per channel, units come with built0in switch for daisy chaining and... Read More

Sensors Monitors & Transducers

BES Q40 Inductive Sensors are designed for general factory automation.

Oct 19, 2017

Available with 2 meters of cable length and PNP Normally-Open output polarity, BES Q40 inductive sensors provide basic application solutions. Sensors IP 67 rating is suitable for dusty and wet environments, while customizable sensing area allows for flexible installation. Product comes in compact 40mm by 40mm block-style housing. Designed for general factory automation applications.

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Sensors Monitors & Transducers

Inductive Linear Position Sensor comes in fully potted housing.

Oct 12, 2017

BIP04 Inductive Linear Position Sensor is offered in analog 0-10V, analog 4-20 mA, and IO-Link interface versions. Unit offers linear position feedback in a 17 mm range and is suitable for machine tool clamping spindles and pneumatic gripper applications. Product features non-contact inductive technology and provides field-teachable measuring range.

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Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Profinet Read/Write System features IP67 rated metal housing.

Oct 06, 2017

Profinet All-in-One Read/Write System can read and write large amounts of tag data that are mounted on directly metal. Eliminating messy cable runs back to control cabinet, unit operates with direct connection to multiple heads or PLC. Product uses M12 connectors and cables for power and Ethernet connections and is designed to withstand harsh manufacturing environments.

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Computer Hardware & Peripherals

IO-Link Analog Hub comes with fully configurable inputs.

Sep 29, 2017

Eliminating long shielded-cables and analog cards, IO-Link Analog Hub enables user to assign software-based set-points per channel. Unit’s analog-to-digital conversion resolution can be configured as 10-, 12-, 14- or 16-bits per channel. Offering a unified interface for device-level connectivity, the hub is configurable to inputs such as voltage, current, or temperature measurements and can... Read More

HVAC, Sensors Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Infrared Temperature Sensor is housed in M30 stainless steel package.

Sep 20, 2017

Infrared Temperature Sensor features a multi-function display with auto-rotation option. Unit comes with intuitive menus and optional IO-Link interface. Product is operated in a temperature range of 250 to 1250 °C and help to detect moving objects. Sensor is embedded with 4 to 20 mA interface or discrete setpoints.

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Electrical Equipment & Systems

BAE PS Enclosed Power Supplies are short-circuit protected.

Sep 15, 2017

BAE PS Enclosed Power Supplies are suitable for small to medium size applications such as medical testing machines or 3D printers. Units can be mounted with basic screw holes to the machines. These power supplies are designed to include in automation equipment and can be installed directly in the device enclosures.

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IO-Link Memory Module comes with IP 67 protection.

Jan 05, 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.

Nov 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.

Oct 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.

Aug 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.

Jun 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.

Jun 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.

Apr 05, 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.

Feb 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.

Feb 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.

Dec 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

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