Sensors come in standard 50 x 50 mm block style.

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S60 compact photoelectric sensors are direct replacements for sensors currently available only in non-standard formats and housings. Sensors are equipped with M12 connector that can be rotated in 90° arc so sensor can be mounted in straight and right angle positions relative to optic axis. Available modes of sensing are standard potentiometer, advanced pushbutton, and laser.

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New Balluff S60 Photoelectric Sensor Series Packs a Wide Range of Capability into One Compact Configuration

FLORENCE, KY {May 21. 2003) - Balluff's all new S60 compact photoelectric sensor family packs a comprehensive range of sensing, mounting, and connection choices into one global standard 50x50 mm block style configuration. The economically priced Balluff S60 series is an ideal solution for companies seeking to realize the benefits of true sensor standardization to lower their supply chain costs, in addition to decreasing start up installation complexity, maintenance costs, and production downtime.

Balluff offers more than 15 types of S60 sensors. All are direct replacements for a variety of sensors currently available only in non-standard formats and housings. Each Balluff S60 is equipped with a standard M12 connector that can be rotated in a 90° arc so that the sensor can be mounted in straight and right angle positions relative to its optic axis. In cable-out versions, the cable emerges at 45°, which means that the cable can extend in virtually any direction. The S60 line features a complete range of sensing modes in three easy-to-maintain and set up families: standard potentiometer, advanced pushbutton, and laser.

Standard models feature an easy to use potentiometer, and include polarized retroreflective, thru-beam, diffuse proximity, transparent polarized retroreflective, auto collimation polarized retroreflective, and transparent auto collimation polarized retroreflective.

Advanced pushbutton models include a patented EASYtouch(TM) system that allows users to quickly set the object detection threshold. These models include background suppression, foreground/background suppression, distance, luminescence, and contrast.

Safe class I laser and visible red laser emission are available in all the basic optic functions, such as thru-beam, polarized retro reflective, diffuse proximity, and background suppression. Laser S60 models feature high spot visibility and concentration, allowing quick and easy alignment of sensors and the object-to-detect at improved detection resolution over competitive models.

Balluff Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Balluff Gmbh & Co., Neuhausen. Germany. Balluff has been one of the world's leading sensor suppliers since 1921, with the resources, commitment, and know how to help customers significantly increase productivity and lower production costs. Balluff products include a complete line of sensors, transducers, ID systems, and connectors and cables. Sensor lines include photoelectric, inductive, capacitive, and magnetic, as well as other more specialized sensor products to fit virtually any sensing application. Balluff concentrates on providing innovative and practical sensor solutions for a wide range of applications and industries. For further information on Balluff Inc., call 1-800-543-8390, or visit

To learn more about how the Balluff S60 family can solve the toughest transparent detection challenges while lowering automation costs through system-wide sensor standardization, contact Thurston Horton at Ballufflnc., 8125 Holton Drive, Florence, KY 41042. call 800-543-8390 or 859-727-2200. FAX 859-727-7752. or visit

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