Linear Position Sensor operates in hazardous areas.

Press Release Summary:

Utilizing non-contact, wear-free magnetostrictive technology, Micropulse® TA12 offers measuring range up to 300 in. PLUS version includes USB configuration capability as well as dual-position magnet capability for monitoring 2 independent motions. Supplied in corrosion-resistant 316L stainless steel housing with field-replaceable electronics module, explosion proof sensor operates from -40 to +176°F and has worldwide Class I, Div 1/Class I, Zone 1 hazardous area approvals.

Original Press Release:

Hazardous Area Explosion Proof Linear Position Sensor from Balluff

Now with worldwide approvals and improved performance

Florence, KY – Balluff's Micropulse® TA12 hazardous area linear position sensor is now available with new features and improved performance, while maintaining 100% backward compatibility to the existing BTL5 TA12.

Key Features and Benefits

Non-contact, wear-free magnetostrictive technology provides long-term reliability

Measuring ranges up to 7620 mm (300")

USB configuration capability for simple in-application customization (PLUS version)

Dual-position magnet capability allows monitoring of two independent motions (PLUS version)

Field-replaceable electronics module for fast, easy in-cylinder repairs

Wide operating temperature range: Standard: -40°C to +80°C (-40°F to +176°F) Extended low temperature operation: -50°C (SA418 option, consult factory)

Available interfaces: Analog voltage/current, Synchronous Serial Interface (SSI)

Worldwide Class I, Div 1/Class I, Zone 1 hazardous area approvals extend global reach

Rugged, corrosion-resistant 316L stainless steel housing

The TA12 linear position sensor is ideal for position feedback applications on hydraulically-actuated valves and in hydraulic cylinders located in hazardous locations. The TA12 is also ideal for level monitoring and turbine speed control applications.

Learn more about Balluff's hazardous area linear position sensors.

See the complete line of Mircopulse linear position sensors.

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. Editors:  please contact Kelly Panko at 1-800-543-8390 for clarifications and additional information e-mail

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