Sensor targets C-slot pneumatic cylinders.

Press Release Summary:

Designed to indicate piston stroke end position, Balluff BMF 273 is 25.7 mm long and fits completely within standard C-slot. Low-hysteresis sensor is secured by non-stripping screw and cable is also equipped to be secured within C-slot by custom-designed mini pop-in fastener. Sensor features LED indicator light and utilizes advanced magnetoresistive technology.

Original Press Release:

Balluff Introduces New Compact Sensor for C-Slot Pneumatic Cylinders

Florence, KY (March 2008): Balluff has introduced a new compact sensor especially designed for use with C-slot-equipped pneumatic cylinders. Today, sensor installation from above into a standard C-slot is more and more a requirement for fast, simple installation. The Balluff BMF 273 offers reliable sensing characteristics and a wide range of sensing performance.

The BMF 273 sensor, designed to indicate piston stroke end position, is just 25.7 mm long, and fits completely within a standard C-slot. The BMF 273 is secured by a non-stripping screw, while the cable is also equipped to be secured within the C-slot by a custom-designed mini pop-in fastener. The highly accurate, low hysteresis sensor, designed to replace outmoded Reed and Hall-Effect switches, comes with an LED indicator light and uses advanced magnetoresistive technology.

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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 Tom Draper, (1 800 543-8390) for clarifications and additional information, or e-mail to

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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