Our BES inductive standard sensors with preferred types for detecting objects in metal areas are robust and reliable. With a wide range of over 500 series to choose from, we offer the right inductive sensor for any application.
The technology, which is in use worldwide, has an optimum price/performance ratio, with short delivery times even in large quantities.
With inductive 2-wire sensors from Balluff, you can reduce the number of variants in your application in a targeted manner. This saves you storage space and costs without losing functionality. Our standard range of 2-wire technology with a range of 0 to 50 mm includes sensors in M8 to M30. And it is suitable for most PNP or NPN control systems. Our inductive 2-wire sensors are also available with increased switching distance.
Our pressure-rated inductive sensors withstand pressure of up to 500 bar. They are, therefore, perfectly suited for position monitoring of your hydraulics, such as for end position verification of hydraulic cylinders or monitoring valve position. This capability is a result of media-resistant housing materials and special sealing. For individual applications we offer a comprehensive line of various housing diameters and thread sizes.
Our hygienic sensors are extremely resistant to abrasives and aggressive media. Even the part label is protected against abrasion and chemicals. The LED indicators cannot be destroyed. And the housing construction is optimized for safe cleaning, so that the products do not retain dirt.
For use in extremely aggressive environments, variations completely in PTFE are available.
The inductive Factor 1 sensors can be used wherever dissimilar metals must be identified uniformly with high precision. These all-rounders reliably detect all metals without a reduction factor at the same sensing distance: ferrous and non-ferrous metals, steel, brass, aluminum, etc. They are also magnetic field resistant and can be used in strong electromagnetic fields.
Also available: versions with PTFE coating to protect against weld spatter.
The especially resistant stainless steel inductive sensors are custom developed for use in very harsh environments. The housing and sensor front are made of stainless steel and are resistant to impact, mechanical loads and abrasive media. For welding applications we offer versions with PTFE and ceramic coating that resist weld splatter. This reduces your maintenance costs and increases the up-time of the equipment.
In areas with strong electromagnetic fields, such as in welding and induction hardening equipment, magnetic-field-resistent inductive sensors work with the greatest precision. They are insensitive to magnetic fields arising from electric welding currents up to 25 kA. And with their additional ceramic coating, they are resistant to metal spatters, slag and combustion residues. They are extremely rugged.
Weld-immune Factor 1 inductive sensors from Balluff detect metallic objects, such as steel, aluminum, or brass, with the same switching distance. With their ceramic coating they are just as resistant to metal spatter, slag, and combustion residues as they are to magnetic fields arising from electric welding currents of up to 25 kA. Even abrasive media and cleaning agents cannot harm them. Perfect for use in welding, induction hardening installations, and similarly harsh industrial environments.
Our temperature-resistant sensors are designed for temperatures up to 160 °C: this is due to their special housing and cable construction as well as their fully integrated electronics. We also offer high-pressure rated sensors, so that you can make use of a broad application spectrum.
You can use wear-free inductive sensors in various Ex-zones: in areas in which an explosive atmosphere is a rare occurrence (Category 3G/3D), or in explosion hazard equipment or Zone 1 (Category 2G/1D) when combined with a NAMUR isolating amplifier. For flexible use, we offer a comprehensive portfolio of common sensor housings, thread sizes and the option of molded-on cables or connectors.
Inductive NAMUR sensors and switching amplifiers make condition detection in sensitive areas easy. The non-contact sensors are placed inside the work area and the switching amplifiers are placed outside. This assists with process stability.
In addition to standard versions, we also offer high pressure variants for monitoring end positions in hydraulic cylinders or for monitoring the positions of valves. There are explosion-proof variants for potentially explosive systems or rooms in Zones 1 and 2. In addition, models are available for applications in the semiconductor industry.
Our inductive ring and tube sensors work extremely reliably and are ideal for detecting small parts with a high object speed of up to 20 m/s. The integrated pulse extension of up to 150 ms makes it possible for the switching signals to be reliably utilized by control systems. You also benefit from the simple installation procedure. The sensors can be universally mounted, lined up, and stacked at a distance of > 20 mm.
Our inductive distance sensors measure various positions and distances. They also reliably differentiate various material types. They work without contact and are therefore wear-free, and feature long service life. Initial installation is quick and easy, which means short down-times when a sensor needs to be replaced.
Included among the important fields of application for our distance sensors are the monitoring of movements in joining, pressing or clamping equipment used for machine construction or the detection of imbalances and expansions of axles.
The inductive positioning system is impressive in tight installation conditions: perfectly integrable, it measures the position of metallic objects with maximum precision, contact- and wear-free. The measurement values are output via IO-Link or analog.
Included among the most important areas of use are monitoring of drive spindles and clamping devices or detecting linear motion: for example punch depth, gripper positions, roller positions or valve positions.