Photoelectric Sensors suit variety of automation tasks.

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Available in 30 versions, Series BOS 21M utilizes single, identically-dimensioned metal housing measuring 42.5 x 50 x 15 mm. Units come with full range of mounting clamps, brackets, and flexible mounting systems, and feature 270° rotatable M12 connector for installation. PNP and NPN models are available, keyed to specific designs. Impact-resistant sensors are sealed to IP67 standards and carry UL and CE approvals.

Original Press Release:

New Family of Photoelectric Sensors Includes 30 Versions in Identical, Standard-Dimensioned Metal Housing

Provides economical standardization for a variety of automation tasks

FLORENCE, KY (October 2004) - Balluff is introducing a new family of photoelectric sensors, all housed in an identical rugged, standard-dimensioned metal housing. The new BOS 21M family can handle virtually any automation, assembly, robotics, packaging, or industrial task requiring a photoelectric sensor. Dimensions for all versions are 42.5 x 50 x 15 mm.

By utilizing a single, identically dimensioned family of photoelectric sensors, customers can realize substantial cost saving and efficiency goals, according to Balluff. The BOS 21M line comes with a full range of mounting clamps, brackets, and flexible mounting systems, and features a 270° rotatable M12 connector for easy installation. PNP and NPN models are available, keyed to specific designs. BOS 21M sensors are impact resistant, sealed to IP 67 standards, and carry UL and CE approvals.

The comprehensive new line contains 30 versions organized within ten basic models, each with its own sub-family:
o Diffuse (six red light, infrared, or laser versions)
o Diffuse/background suppression (four red light or laser versions)
o Diffuse/fore and background suppression (two red light versions)
o Retro-reflective/polarized (four red light or laser versions)
o Retro-reflective, auto collimation (two red light versions)
o Retro-reflective, glass detection (two red light versions)
o Thru-beam receiver (four infrared or laser versions)
o Thru-beam emitter (two infrared and laser versions)
o Contrast sensor (two white light versions)
o Luminescence sensor (two UV light versions)

Balluff Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Balluff GmbH & Co., 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 Tom Draper, Manager, Marketing Programs (1 800 543-8390) for clarifications and additional information.

In Canada only, contact Norman J. Clarke, VP & Gen. Mgr., 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:

In Mexico only, contact Cesar Legarreta, Director General, Balluff de Mexico S.A. de C.V., Ave. Meson del Prado #292, Fracc. Juriquilla, Queretaro, Qro. 76230, Phone (52) (442) 234-1587, Fax (52) (442) 234-1586, e-mail:

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