Fork Sensors feature IP69K-rated stainless steel design.

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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 for power and switching indication in connector allow for troubleshooting and sensor status.

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New IP69K Stainless Steel Fork Sensors from Balluff

Balluff's new rugged self-contained through-beam sensors are ideal for challenging environments in the food and beverage, packaging, metalworking and pharmaceutical industries.

Florence, KY:  Balluff’s newest addition to the industry's leading line of fork sensors now includes IP69K rated stainless steel self-contained through-beam sensors designed for the most challenging environments. These robust sensors incorporate a 316L stainless steel housing that is able to withstand aggressive  cleaning solutions, coolants, and lubricants. The protection provided by the housing makes these sensors the ideal choice for food and beverage, packaging, metalworking and pharmaceutical industries. 

These stainless steel fork sensors are available in 50mm and 80mm widths. Features include normally open and normally closed outputs to solve most applications and allow for easy integration into control schemes. Powerful infrared light sources solve application with mist and other airborne particulates, while red light allows for easy alignment in general application. LED's for power and switching indication in the connector allow for easy troubleshooting and sensor status.

The "F" series of C / U slot or fork sensors are universal self-contained through-beam sensors. These new sensors complement Balluff's extensive line of fork sensors that include red light, infrared, pin-point red light and laser light sources and width openings up to 220mm. Also included in this family of sensors are versions for transparent detection liquid detection and analog outputs for edge positioning. The many industries these sensors are used in include food and beverage, pharmaceutical, semiconductor, life science, automotive, and metal forming. 


IP69K 316L stainless steel housing

LED's in the connector

Red light and infrared light sources

Normally open and normally closed outputs

Easy installation - no alignment required

PMMA optics for food and beverage applications

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About Balluff Inc.

Balluff Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Balluff GmbH, Neuhausen, Germany, is a leading manufacturer of a wide range of inductive, photoelectric, vision, capacitive and magnetic sensors as well as linear position transducers, RFID systems, and networking products.  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, alternative energy, medical, electrical, and electronics.

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