These magnetostrictive linear position sensors with a profile design are contact-free and absolute measurement systems for the precise detection of one or more positions. They deliver convincing performance in harsh environments, for example in presses, injection molding machines or gantry robots, because they are made of a hermetically sealed IP67 aluminum housing. The magnets of the position encoder act on the measurement element through the wall of the aluminum profile.
The most important application for our magnetostrictive linear position sensors in rod design is in hydraulic drive units. They are exceptionally well-suited for use in hydraulic cylinders for position feedback, for molding lines and rolling mills or in wind power applications. Because the sensors are installed in the pressure area of hydraulic cylinders, they have to have the same pressure resistance as the cylinder itself. The measurement element is installed in a pressure-tight tube made of non-magnetic stainless steel. The flange seals the high pressure area using an O-ring. The electronics are integrated in a protective housing outside of the cylinder on the mounting flange.
Whenever you need to measure with absolute precision, you can count on the rugged linear position sensors from Balluff. These systems are made completely of stainless steel and are designed in protection classes up to IP69K or for high pressure cylinder applications up to 1000 bar. This guarantees you the highest degree of reliability and precision, even under the most extreme ambient conditions.
Our multiple redundant position measurement systems meet the highest requirements for security and availability, even in harsh environments, for example, when used in safety-relevant valves and hydraulic cylinders. They offer up to three independent measurement systems in the same housing and thereby ensure increased safety during operation. The different interfaces enable diverse redundancy.
For use in ex zones 0 and 1 we offer pressure encapsulated rod styles with various performance profiles. Depending on the application, you can choose variants for areas with gas or dust hazards. Magnetostrictive sensors are also available for Zone 2. Rugged and pressure encapsulated versions with easily and quickly replaced electronic modules meet the specifications of the oil and gas industry for high reliability and simple service.
The fill level sensor continuously performs precise measurements in applications in which exceptional hygiene is required. The measurement system is made of corrosion-free stainless steel. With a high surface quality and rounded edges, it meets the highest international hygiene standards and allows you to easily implement, for example, the strict requirements of the food industry.
n 100 % stainless steel for unbeatable hygiene standards and a long service life
n Safe for sterilization (SIP) and cleaning (CIP)
n Continuous precise measurement in the μm range for excellent filling results
n Reliable fill level values thanks to foam compensation system
n International certificates such as 3-A Sanitary Standard, FDA and EHEDG
n Tri-clamp mounting