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Balluff, Inc.

8125 Holton Drive, Florence, KY, 41042, USA

  • 859-727-2200

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Balluff, Inc.

Sensors Monitors & Transducers

Linear Position Sensor features position resolution to 5 µm.

Jan 16, 2018

BTL6 Rod Style Linear Position Sensor offers stroke lengths of 4572 mm and can measure position and velocity. Product is suitable for continuous hydraulic cylinder position feedback and is embedded with IO-Link 1.1 interface.

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Sensors Monitors & Transducers

M18 Factor 1 Inductive Sensors are IP68 rated.

Dec 19, 2017

M18 Factor 1 Inductive Sensors are offered with optional long and short housing form factors. Units are suitable for ferrous and non-ferrous materials and come with weld spatter resistant coating. Products feature weld-field immune circuitry and expanded temperature rating of -40 to +85°C.

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Sensors Monitors & Transducers

BOS 21M ADCAP Photoelectric Sensor comes with intelligent LED's.

Dec 12, 2017

BOS 21M ADCAP Photoelectric Sensor is configured using IO-Link and offer distributed logic such as counting parts, speed monitoring and controlling the outputs. Unit features background suppression, diffuse, retroreflective and through-beam modes. Product offers counter, speed monitoring, on/off delay timers and timer functions. Sensor provides configurable sensor outputs.

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Sensors Monitors & Transducers

BOD 24K Distance Measuring Sensors come with built-in display.

Dec 05, 2017

BOD 24K Distance Measuring Sensors are suitable for automotive, machine tool and packaging and factory automation industries. Featuring IP67 rated housing, units offer a sensing range up to 650 mm and comes with IO-link diagnostic functions. Sensors are available with discrete switching outputs and include automatic parameterization functionality.

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Sensors Monitors & Transducers

Magnetostrictive Linear Position Sensors can measure lengths up to 7620 mm.

Nov 28, 2017

Magnetostrictive Linear Position Sensors are available in in-cylinder rod and external mount profile styles. Units are suitable for automotive tier suppliers, automated packaging equipment and metalworking machine applications. This Ethernet enabled product features integrated CIP-Sync™, and a built-in webserver. Linear position sensor offer position resolution of 1 µm.

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Automatic ID

RFID Read/Write System comes in IP67 rated metal housing.

Nov 21, 2017

RFID Read/Write System comes with highly visible LEDs. Unit is equipped with standard M12 connectors and cables which are used for power and Ethernet connections. Product enables user to read and write large amounts of tag data at industry leading speeds. RFID allows user to reduce messy cables in the cabinets and is suitable for palletized assembly or work-in-process applications. Read/Write... Read More

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

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