Laser Sensor features resolution of less than 1 mm.

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BOD 63M Time-of-flight laser sensor features 200 mm dead zone along with second discrete output. With range of 6 m, it is able to sense minute variations in targets at up to almost 20 ft. Device includes high-precision Class II laser and 2 independently adjustable setpoints. Photoelectric sensor is suitable for error proofing in assembly, packaging, printing, and metal processing as well as for roll diameter detection.

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Balluff Enhances Time-of-Flight Laser Measurement Sensor Family

Florence, KY (February 2008): Balluff unveiled this month its upgraded BOD 63M Time-of-flight laser sensor. This photoelectric sensor has been completely revamped with a shorter 200 mm dead zone, a second discrete output, and enhanced resolution of less than 1 mm. The BOD 63M still features a sensing range of 6m, suitable for many long range applications such as hot steel ingot measurement, precise material movement and hopper level detection. The BOD 63M is able to sense minute variations in targets up to almost 20 feet away.

Customers have reported successfully using its two independently adjustable setpoints to create an ON-OFF window, which makes the BOD 63M very useful in applications such as roll diameter detection, where the outputs are set to alert operators to change the roll. The high-precision Class II laser translates into outstanding accuracy, and the true analog output signal satisfies the demand for errorless measurement in complex applications.

Balluff's BOD 63M is suitable for a range of tasks such as error proofing in assembly, packaging, printing, metal processing, anywhere specific positioning or accurate long range measurement is needed.

Balluff Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Balluff GmbH, 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.

In Canada only, contact Norman J. Clarke, President, Balluff Canada, 2840 Argentia Road, Unit # 2, Mississauga, ON L5N 8G4, Phone 1-800-927-9654 or

Tel: 905-816-1494, 905-816-1411, E-mail:

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