Balluff Detection & Sensors

New generation of photoelectric sensors

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With a new generation of optoelectronic sensors, Balluff offers a universally applicable and reliable solution for detecting objects and expands its globally established product family. These new sensors have compact and robust cubic standard housings and include all sensor principles – including photoelectric proximity switches with and without background suppression, retro-reflective sensors, and through-beam sensors. The sensors are available with both invisible infrared light and red light, which is highly visible and, thus, easy to align.

The integrated wide beam version with its 100 mm range, as well as the smaller beam version with its 50…150 mm range, offer high flexibility. The same applies to their uncomplicated normally closed/normally open switching and potentiometer, which enables quick and easy sensitivity adjustment.

The field of application is diverse: Because of their color and material autonomy, photoelectric proximity switches can detect plastic bottles easily and reliably. Through-beam photoelectric sensors are often used to detect foodstuffs filled in cardboard packaging.

Retro-reflective sensors can be used to detect small pallets of colored plastic that pass over a conveyor belt — ideal for factory automation, life science, metalworking, and the automotive sector. Small components, such as plastic trim, can be detected by a photoelectric proximity switch with background suppression.

Features

  • Robust sensor design
  • Variable range and high detection range thanks to wide beam (optimized for non-uniform objects), small beam (improved small part detection), and long range (range up to 1 meter)
  • Quick and easy sensitivity adjustment with potentiometer
  • Flexible operation thanks to uncomplicated normally closed/normally open switching
  • Wide range of applications thanks to integration of all major sensor principles, application freely configurable
  • IP67 protection class
  • UKCA and cULus approval
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