Magnetic Field Sensors utilize only 1 connector.

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Requiring only one 4-conductor cable with M8 or M12 connections for 2 end-of-stroke sensors, BMF V-Twin(TM) Sensors use magneto-resistive technology to detect piston magnet through aluminum wall of cylinder. Units feature noise immunity and universal compatibility with Hall Effect or Reed Switch cylinder magnet polarizations. Equipped with short circuit, overload, and reverse polarity protection, sensors are suitable for detecting multiple positions on pneumatic grippers and cylinders.



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



Balluff has expanded its magnetic field sensor portfolio with the new BMF 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.

Florence, KY - April 30, 2009 -- Balluff has expanded its magnetic field sensor portfolio with the new BMF 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(TM) 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 Balluff BMF V-Twin magnetic field sensor has just one connection for two sensors, allowing the user to reduce installation time and cost.

The new BMF V-Twin(TM) 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(TM) 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.

For further information, visit: www.balluff.com/bmf

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

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

E-mail: balluff.canada (at) balluff.ca

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