Balluff Introduces High Temperature Sensors in Multiple Block-Style Housings

Press Release Summary:

The High Temperature Proximity Sensors are designed for applications such as industrial automation environments where localized temperatures increase due to radiant heat from weld flashes. The units can be operated in 130°C to 150°C temperature range and come with liquid crystal polymer face. They are offered in M8 tubular housings, 5 m heat-resistant PTFE-jacketed cable and block-style housing with 5 m silicone cable.


Original Press Release:

Balluff High-Temp Sensors Battle Heat of Welding, Stamping Applications

New Line Provides Reliable Non-Contact Object Detection up to 150 °C

Florence, Kentucky, Dec. 14, 2018 — The latest line of extended-temperature proximity sensors from Balluff doubles the maximum temperature rating of standard sensors. This makes them ideal to battle the heat found in many industrial automation environments including robotic weld cells, where localized temperatures increase due to radiant heat from frequent weld flashes and conducted heat from molten welded materials.

Where conventional inductive proximity sensors would quickly fail, Balluff’s extended-temperature line of sensors provides reliable, non-contact object detection in ambient temperatures from 130 °C / 266 °F up to 150 °C / 302 °F.

The technology is most beneficial to the automation needs of those in industries such as hot metal stamping, steel forging, and glass manufacturing, as standard inductive proximity sensors are unsuited for high-temperature environments. Limited to 70 °C / 158 °F, standard sensors are susceptible to malfunctioning, failure, and ultimately, machine downtime.

Balluff’s sensors offer increased heat resistance thanks to the use of a liquid crystal polymer face. Both the active electronic and passive sensing components are included in the head of the unit and housed in stainless steel. 

The new sensors are available in M8 tubular housings, with a 5-meter heat-resistant PTFE-jacketed cable, and block-style housings with a 5-meter silicone cable.

Key Features:

  • Ideal for extended ambient temperatures from 130 °C / 266 °F up to 150 °C / 302 °F
  • Sensor face composed of high-temperature LCP
  • Passive sensor components and active electronic amplifier enclosed in same housing
  • M8 and multiple block-style housings available

About Balluff Inc.: 
Balluff Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Balluff GmbH, Neuhausen, Germany. Balluff is a leading supplier of networked IO-Link control system architectures that unlock the potential of the IIoT and Industry 4.0. Balluff offers a wide range of intelligent IO-Link and industrial Ethernet sensors in a variety of technologies including inductive, photoelectric, capacitive, and magnetic as well as magnetostrictive linear position sensors, magnetic tape linear encoders, industrial RFID systems, and industrial vision systems. Balluff provides cost-saving, process-enhancing solutions to machine builders and manufacturers to control, regulate, automate, assemble, position, and monitor manufacturing, assembly, and packaging sequences. Industries served include: automotive, packaging, food processing, beverages, tire, primary metals, conventional and alternative energy, semiconductor, plastics, and fluid power.

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