Balluff, Inc.

Controls & Controllers

I/O Blocks facilitate design of DeviceNet networks.

ODVA-approved connectivity products include 4 machine-mount DeviceNet(TM) I/O modules, available in 16 input-only, 16 point-configurable, 8-input/8-output, and 8 output-only models, that allow design and construction of virtually any DeviceNet network. Each has status LEDs; high-density inputs that enable use of splitters to double input count; and full-metal, low-profile housing that survives...

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Construction Equipment and Supplies

Insulation Displacement Connectors promote quick connection.

Featuring Insulation Displacement Field Attachable design, IDCs enable process of adding connector to cable in few seconds over 2 min. Installation requires one pair of standard wire cutters and removal of 20 mm of outer insulation. Both straight and angled connectors feature bulkhead gasket on threading, providing IP67 protection rating for field connection. On final assembly, blades cut into...

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Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Photoelectric Sensor suits small parts conveying equipment.

Available in compact 34.5 x 29.3 x 15 mm T-style housing, Series BOS 11K includes diffuse, retro-reflective, polarized retro-reflective, and thru-beam styles. Ultrasonically welded IP67 housing features diagnostic LEDs as well as highly visible 360° LED window for troubleshooting. Designed to be used with BMS mounting system, unit can be positioned almost anywhere at any angle in tight...

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Paints & Coatings

Balluff Increases Welding Productivity with New Weld Select Products

Florence, KY, June 2007: Balluff has introduced a family of products that significantly increases the life expectancy of sensors and connector components in harsh weld cell environments. The Weld Select family consists of Weld Field Immune sensors, SteelFace(TM) sensors, SlagMaster(TM) slag resistant laminate coatings, improved mounting hardware, connector components, and Weld Repel(TM) products...

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Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Photoelectric Line Sensor features multimodal operation.

Operating in 3 basic modes, BOL 27K provides means for product width sensing, edge detection, hole location, and web loop tension measurement. Retroreflective photoelectric sensor projects measuring line of light onto strip of reflective tape, which it uses to measure and locate key attributes of object with 0.15 mm resolution. With discrete and analog outputs, measuring line sensor suits error...

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Entire Balluff RFID Product Line Now Supports Ethernet/IP
Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Entire Balluff RFID Product Line Now Supports Ethernet/IP

Florence, KY (February 2007) Balluff RFID systems have been designed to support all preferred communication bus formats such as Interbus, Profibus, DeviceNet, and now Ethernet, including Ethernet/IP, Modbus TCP, and Ethernet TCP/IP protocols. Ethernet/IP, certified by ODVA, is the premier network solution. It's the most common, has less connectivity issues, offers the fastest performance and...

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Mini Retroreflective Sensor detects transparent objects.
Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Mini Retroreflective Sensor detects transparent objects.

Measuring 32 x 20 x 12 mm, photoelectric Model BOS 6k enables transparent objects to be identified regardless of shape, color, or composition. Based on autocollimation principle, emitter and receiver are on same optical axis, ensuring switching accuracy. Built-in polarizing filter suppresses interference such as reflections, while pulsed visible red light maximizes ambient light rejection and...

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Balluff Introduces Series of Extended Range Steelface(TM) Sensors
Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Balluff Introduces Series of Extended Range Steelface(TM) Sensors

Balluff's new RFID system provides economical data tracking for continuously moving applications FLORENCE, KY (June 2006) - Balluff has expanded its line of RFID systems to include a new inexpensive line that provides fast, economical on-the-fly industrial data tracking. The BIS M system is specifically designed for continuously moving applications requiring large amounts of industrial data...

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Sensor combines photoelectric and proximity features.
Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Sensor combines photoelectric and proximity features.

Optoprox(TM) Photoelectric Sensor offers simplicity of mounting, aligning, and handling of inductive proximity sensor, but without range limitations. It features focused red light beam with fixed sensing range up to 23 mm, complete with background suppression. Unit can target very small objects and sense difficult-to-detect black plastic, metal, and rubber parts. Applications include presence...

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UV Luminescence Sensor has long-range, high-speed operation.
Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

UV Luminescence Sensor has long-range, high-speed operation.

Able to detect UV luminescent materials/markers over distances to 300 mm, BLT 31M combines adjustable light projection and high resolution to suit part detection and error proofing applications. Sensing range helps avoid incidental contact in manufacturing process, while 6 kHz response time suits high-speed applications. With optional 50 mm lens, projected light can be directed into 5 mm spot....

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