Balluff Adds to Its Line of Powerful Self-Contained Thru-Beam Angle Sensors

FLORENCE, KY (June, 2006) - Balluff has added to its unique line of versatile L-shaped BWL thru-beam sensors. Balluff now offers three heavy-duty BWL model sizes and five new standard duty BWL model sizes.

The heavy-duty models feature a rugged corrosion resistant steel housing that can resist multiple impacts without loss of function. These sensors also feature a high- powered infrared light source that will cut through heavy contamination. This combination makes these sensors ideal for harsh-duty applications.

The new standard duty BWL sensor series features an anodized aluminum housing with a selection of visible red light or Class II laser. Visible red emission models feature detection resolution down to 0.5 mm, while the Class II laser versions boast resolution down to 0.1 mm throughout their beam. The laser versions are ideal for detection of extremely small parts.

Balluff BWL one-piece "plug and play" sensors feature pre-aligned optics to allow fast, accurate installation without the need for special brackets or complex beam alignment procedures. BWL sensors are always in alignment, so they are easy to install; plus, they are accurate over the entire length of the beam, which means they can detect minute deviations over the entire product being sensed.

BWL sensors can detect virtually any target regardless of color, shape, or reflectivity with high repeatability year after year. BWLs meet demanding assembly applications such as part position, edge detection, gripper positioning, parts ejection, bend angle measurement, pallet transfer, pick and place and Poka-Yoke.

Balluff Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Balluff GmbH & Co., Neuhausen, Germany, is a leading manufacturer of a wide range of inductive, optical, capacitive and magnetic sensors as well as linear position transducers and ID systems. 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, electrical, and electronics.

Tom Draper
Balluff Inc.
8125 Holton Drive
Florence, KY 41042

In Canada only, contact
Norman J. Clarke, VP & Gen. Mgr.,
Balluff Canada, 2840 Argentia Road,
Unit # 2, Mississauga, ON L5N 8G4,
Phone 1-800-927-9654 or
Tel: 905-816-1494, 905-816-1411,

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