Balluff released added functionality to its standard 18-mm tubular photoelectric sensors. Configuration of this family of sensors can be accomplished either through the integral teach button or via IO-Link. These sensors enhance Balluff’s portfolio of photoelectric sensors which includes all standard sensing modes and miniature sizes.
“This new family of sensors definitely strengthens Balluff’s position as the IO-Link leading company,” shares Jack Moermond, Balluff Inc. Photoelectric Product Marketing Manager, “by providing standard sensors with IO-Link connectivity that is not available from the competition.” This family of sensors includes diffuse, retroreflective and through-beam modes of operations.
The tubular sensors have multiple output modes including single point, window mode, and two point sensing modes with either standard or dynamic teach functionalities. With IO-Link, simple installation and easy controls integration translates to cost savings for machine builders on design, build, and commissioning while manufacturers see a value in the ability to hot-swap smart sensors via the automatic parameterization functionality.
- Diffuse, retroreflective and through-beam modes
- Diagnostics with IO-Link including low voltage, over temperature and emitter detect
- Stability/margin indicator
- Visible red light for easy alignment
- Rugged metal housing