- October 26, 2018
Oct. 26, 2018 — To combat the problem of premature sensor failure in harsh welding and stamping applications, Balluff has expanded its family of steel-faced inductive proximity sensors to include additional models in the M18 tubular form factor. The stainless steel sensing face fights failure from impact, abrasion, and erosion while Factor 1 technology extends the sensing range to 8mm, even when flush-mounted in metal, for additional mechanical protection.
Factor 1 technology allows the sensor to detect both ferrous and non-ferrous materials at the same full range, a boon in cases where sensor de-rating for non-ferrous materials forces a reduction in the distance between sensor and target material. An feature of Balluff's Factor 1 technology is weld-field immunity, enabling sensor status to be continuously monitored even during a welding cycle.
Application-specific types are available with options such as anti-weld-spatter coating, and ferrous-selective and non-ferrous-selective variants.
All models come with a protection rating of IP68, assuring resistance to liquid ingress even when fully submerged for extended periods of time.