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Balluff announces series of inductive safety sensors

Balluff announces series of inductive safety sensors

March 26, 2018 - Balluff announced the release of a family of inductive safety sensors.  These devices can be connected directly to the Balluff "Safety Over IO-Link" module, allowing integrators to implement a complete safety + automation sensing and network solution.

These sensors detect the approach of metallic targets without direct contact, and do not require a special mating actuator.  This means that safety signals for position and end-of-travel can be generated, or metallic workpiece carriers can be sensed directly.  The sensors are also suitable as pulse transmitters for counting tasks and speed sensing.  They are available in industry standard form factors including M12, M18, M30 and Q40.  The product family includes both PLd/SIL CL 2 and PLe/SIL CL 3.  The M12 plug connector means that the inductive safety sensors can be connected to any desired safety processor, including safety relays, programmable logic modules or safety controllers.  And connection to the Balluff "Safety Over IO-Link" module is "plug & play."
 
About Balluff

Balluff Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Balluff GmbH, Neuhausen, Germany. Balluff is a supplier of networked IO-Link control system architectures that unlock the potential of the IIoT and Industry 4.0. Balluff offers a wide range of intelligent IO-Link and industrial Ethernet sensors in a variety of technologies including inductive, photoelectric, capacitive, and magnetic as well as magnetostrictive linear position sensors, magnetic tape linear encoders, industrial RFID systems, and industrial vision systems

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