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Balluff is a global supplier of pre-engineered, kitted dynamic zone limit systems for robots. Systems are designed to be control-reliable when used with appropriate safety monitoring relays and circuits. Rotary Axis 1 kits are available with up to three independent diverse, complementary, redundant zones. Axis 2 & 3 kits are available with one zone. Multi-zone linear systems are also available for toploader and RTU applications. Balluff also provides discrete , linear, and rotary sensors and encoders, including inductive, photoelectric, vision, RFID, capacitive, magnetic, magnetoresistive, magnetostrictive, magneto-inductive, magnetic incremental, and electromechanical technologies. Balluff provides one of the broadest lines of sensors available to give you more technological and application-driven solutions than any other supplier. All Balluff lines reflect the latest in high technology coupled with real-world design to survive in the toughest industrial environments.

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Inductive Safety Sensors

POSTED 08/29/2018

Balluff' s family of inductive safety sensors can be easily and inexpensively connected directly to the safe Balluff IO-Link I/O module, allowing customers 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 devices, giving customers the flexibility to meet the price/safety performance needs of their application.  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 safe Balluff IO-Link I/O module is "plug & play."