Press Release Summary:
Able to see targets independent of color, transparency, surface texture, or ambient conditions, ultrasonic sensors offer sensing ranges up to 19.7 ft. They are based on acoustic wave technology and can be used in automated and process applications to detect presence of targets or to measure distance from selected objects. Available in variety of tubular and block style housings, sensors have IP65 or IP67 protection rating and operate in dusty, humid, or hazy environments.
Original Press Release:
Balluff Goes Ultrasonic! Introducing Ultrasonic Solutions for Object Detection and Measurement
Florence, KY (November 12, 2009): This month marks the release of the Balluff family of ultrasonic sensors, which are designed for rugged, high-performance feedback when long sensing ranges and high accuracy are needed. Balluff ultrasonic sensors are used in many automated and process applications to detect the presence of targets or to measure the distance from selected objects.
Based on the latest in acoustic wave technology, Ultrasonic sensors by Balluff find objects with superior performance compared to traditional sensor technologies like photoelectrics, especially in difficult applications because of their ability to see targets independent of color, transparency, surface texture or ambient conditions. They are reliable with a number of different target media, including solids, powders, or liquids. In dusty, humid, or hazy environments, they are sometimes the only choice available.
Ultrasonic sensors from Balluff offer multiple sensing ranges from short to long (up to 6 m, 19.7 ft). Available in a variety of tubular and block style housings for ease of mounting, these sensors have a rugged industrial IP65 or IP67 protection rating. Withfn discrete, analog or combination output configuration options, the Balluff ultrasonic sensor family has been designed to work with many industry-standard controllers and can be a means to reduce the sensor count in your system. Balluff ultrasonic sensors have programmable setpoints and operating modes for enhanced flexibility in critical applications.
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.
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