Thru Beam Fork Sensor has laser capability.

Press Release Summary:

Laser BGL thru beam fork sensor consists of one-piece, plug and play BGL sensor with pre-aligned optics integrated into metal fork-style body. It uses Class 2 Laser that delivers precision resolution down to 0.03 mm. Laser sensor is available in 30, 50, 80, and 120 mm sizes. Always in alignment, sensor is accurate over entire length of beam, which enables it to detect minute deviations over entire area of product being manufactured.

Original Press Release:

Balluff Adds High Accuracy Laser Capability to Popular Thru Beam Fork Sensor

Designed for applications that require precision thru-beam sensing, Balluff's new Laser BGL combines unparalleled sensing precision with unmatched ease of use

FLORENCE, KY (October, 2003) - An addition to its popular BGL line, Balluff's new Laser BGL thru beam fork sensor is a vast improvement over conventional fiber optic and laser sensors. One-piece "plug and play" BGL sensors feature pre-aligned optics integrated into a family of metal fork-style bodies, allowing fast, accurate installation without the need for special brackets or complex beam alignment procedures. Balluff's Laser BGL uses a safe Class 2 Laser delivering precision resolution down to 0.03 mm. The new laser sensors are available in 30 mm, 50 mm, 80 mm, and 120 mm sizes.

"The new Balluff Laser BGLs allow a level of precision and ease of installation that is a quantum leap over standard fiber optic technology," comments Balluff Product Manager, Thurston Horton. "BGLs are always in alignment, so they are a breeze to install. Not only that, they are accurate over the entire length of their beams, which means they can detect minute deviations over the entire area of a product being manufactured. Plus, their accuracy does not change whether you use a 30 mm or a 120 mm sized BGL."

Operating on 10-30Vdc, the sensors are protected against short circuits and reverse polarity and are user selectable between normally open or normally closed operation.

"We designed this system specifically for high-volume, in-process error proofing assembly applications," comments Balluff Industry Manager, Tom Rosenberg. "Everything in the BGL product family is designed to be a low cost/high performance improvement over existing sensors found within the assembly function."

For more information, contact Thurston Horton, Balluff Inc., 8125 Holton Drive, Florence, KY 41042. Phone: 800-543-8390. Fax: 859-727-7752.

Balluff Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Balluff GmbH & Co., Neuhausen, Germany, is a leading manufacturer of a wide variety of inductive, optical, capacitive and magnetic sensors as well as linear position transducers and ID systems. Balluff products are used to control, regulate, automate, position and monitor manufacturing and packaging sequences for a number of industries, including metalworking, automotive, plastics, aerospace, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, electrical and electronics.

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