Balluff Now Offers Flat-Pack Photoelectric Sensors in IP67/IP69K Rated Stainless Housing

Press Release Summary:

The Flat-Pack Photoelectric Sensors are available in multiple versions with diffuse ranges up to 100 mm and through beam ranges up to 2.2 m. The units come in flap pack design with mounting holes and compact dimensions. They are suitable for use in packaging, food and beverage industries and are resistant to cleaning agents, chemicals, coolants or other media. The sensors feature homogeneous pin-point red light spot and chemical-resistant optics.

Original Press Release:

Robust Space Saving Flat-Pack Photoelectric Sensor

Florence, KY (August 24, 2018): Balluff’s new family of flat pack compact photoelectric sensors provide a powerful solution for demanding environments and industries with space restrictions. The sensors, which include a stainless-steel housing, are resistant to aggressive cleaning agents, chemicals, coolants or other media and meet the requirements for packaging, food & beverage industries.

"The new flat pack photoelectric family augments our very successful flat pack inductive proximity sensors" said Jack Moermond, Balluff photoelectric product manager. "These sensors are perfect for detecting objects at small to medium ranges in confined locations. In addition, the stainless housing with IP67/IP69K rating means they can withstand the most demanding environments."

The sensors are available in multiple versions:

  • Diffuse with ranges up to 100 mm
  • Polarized retroreflective with ranges up to one meter
  • Through beam with ranges up to 2.2 meters.

With a precise, uniform visible red-light beam, alignment is easy, and objects are reliably detected. Balluff’s attention to quality, superior sensor design, and performance means better reliability, less down time and higher productivity.

  • Fully enclosed, laser welded stainless steel housing
  • Small, homogeneous pin-point red light spot
  • Chemical-resistant optics, ECOLAB tested            
  • 316L stainless steel meets requirements of packaging, food & beverage industries
  • Space saving and simple to mount flat pack design with front mounting holes and compact dimensions

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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