Thru-Beam Sensors feature self-contained design.

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Offered in 4 basic frame designs, UltraFrame(TM) Sensors are available with visible red, pinpoint visible red, visible red laser, and high-power infrared light sources. One-piece housings contain both emitter and receiver elements with pre-aligned optics, eliminating fiber optic cable and routing of multiple power cords. Equipped with on-board sensitivity and light/dark operation controls, sensors are suited for error-proofing, process monitoring, and general automation tasks.

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Balluff UltraFrame(TM) Sensors - The Thru-Beam Solution to Use First

Florence, KY (March 2009): Balluff's UltraFrame(TM) series is the latest in self-contained thru-beam sensor technology and is designed to solve problems many other sensors cannot. Offering reliable performance in an innovative package, these sensors are the first ones to use in error-proofing, process monitoring, and general automation tasks in a number of environments. With the broadest selection of sizes, shapes, and light sources available today, there is an UltraFrame sensor waiting to provide a solution to your application that will save you time, money, and headaches.

The UltraFrame sensors' one piece housings contain both emitter and receiver elements with pre-aligned optics, providing easy installation and an end to misalignment nuisances. This means no more fiber optic cable hassles or routing of multiple power cords. On-board sensitivity and light/dark operation controls provide for easy adjustment to your process.

Available in four basic frame designs, these sensors have multiple sizes to choose from. Up to four application-specific light sources are also available to suit your design requirements, including: visible red (easy set up), pinpoint visible red (higher precision), visible red laser (highest precision), and high-power infrared (burns through accumulated dirt). With this level of flexibility, UltraFrame sensors are simply the ones to use first.

Watch a Balluff UltraFrame sensor in a gripper application.

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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, ID systems, and full network solutions. 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.

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