Magnetic Field Sensors come with reverse polarity protection.

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Featuring 1 connection for 2 sensors, V-Twin(TM) sensors are suited for detecting multiple positions on pneumatic grippers and cylinders, and doubling number of sensors in multiple interface box. They use magneto-resistive technology to detect piston magnet through aluminum wall of cylinder, and include universal compatibility with either Hall Effect or Reed Switch cylinder magnet polarizations. Sensors are available in several sizes and form factors, including weld field immune version.

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Reduce Installation Time and Costs with Balluff's New V-Twin(TM) Magnetic Field Sensor

Balluff has expanded its magnetic field sensor portfolio with the new V-Twin(TM) - two sensors, one connector. This revolutionary low profile design allows the user to reduce installation time and cost by requiring only one four conductor cable with either M8 or M12 connections for two end of stroke sensors. Because the BMF V-Twin has just one connection for two sensors, it is ideal for detecting multiple positions on pneumatic grippers and cylinders and doubling the number of sensors in a multiple interface box.

The new BMF V-Twin is available in several sizes and form factors to cover applications from grippers and short stroke cylinders to C-Slot, T-Slot round and tie rod cylinders, in some cases without requiring additional mounting brackets. Weld field immune versions are also available. The Balluff V-Twin magnetic field sensors use magneto-resistive technology to detect the piston magnet through the aluminum wall of the cylinder. Advantages of Balluff magnetic field sensors include universal compatibility with either "Hall Effect" or "Reed Switch" cylinder magnet polarizations, reduction or elimination of double switch points, higher noise immunity, and elimination of electrical contact wear and sticking. Balluff magnetic field sensors come with short circuit, overload, reverse polarity protection and a lifetime warranty.

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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.

please contact Vestal Simms or Kelly Panko, (1 800 543-8390) for clarifications and additional information, or e-mail to,

In Canada only , contact

Norman J. Clarke,


Balluff Canada, 2840 Argentia Road, Unit # 2,

Mississauga, ON L5N 8G4,

Phone 1-800-927-9654 or

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


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