Balluff designed its new block-style capacitive smart level sensor with IO-Link for applications with highly conductive fluids like acids and bases, using smart level 50 technology to compensate for foam and deposit build-up. And thanks to its IO-Link interface, it delivers expanded application and setting options.
IO-Link’s automatic parameter setting allow the user to see the upper and lower hysteresis values allowing easy and precise adjustments that aren’t possible with a potentiometer. Once unplugged, the sensor goes into standard I/O mode (SIO).
“This IO-Link version is a good addition to an already great portfolio of sensors,” said Jack Moermond, engineering partner manager with Balluff. “The addition of IO-Link provides more flexibility and more control. It is great for those who are using IO-Link in their applications, but it also can be preset with IO-Link and then used in standard mode.”
This capacitive sensor reliably detects fluid levels through non-metallic containers up to 10 mm thick, making it well suited for a wide variety of industries including packaging, food and beverage, metalworking, and general factory automation.
Detects levels through walls of non-metallic containers up to 10 mm thick
For highly conductive media such as acids and bases
Compensates for foam and residues using smart level 50 technology
Operating modes: standard I/O mode (SIO), IO-Link mode