Balluff’s newest photoelectric sensors provide sensing capabilities in a small form factor, making them suitable for use in applications like robot part-detection, where size constraints exist, and multiple sensors are required.
In robot applications, sensors must be lightweight, small, and self-contained, and the new Balluff IO-Link miniature sensors fulfill these requirements with precision. They can be remotely configured, further adding to their flexibility.
Available in a stainless steel M8 tubular style, 8×8 metal block style, and a stainless steel IP69K flat pack style, each style offers a vivid, clearly defined red LED light spot making sensor alignment quick and easy. Additionally, the various sensor models have the option of side or front-mounted optics.
For these sensors IO-Link parameterization permits multiple teach methods including single point, two point, window and dynamic modes. You can set the range and the hysteresis of the sensor, eliminating the need to adjust the sensor-to-object distance. Also, some versions allow you to configure the SIO output type — reducing your inventory requirements.
Easy and flexible configuration via IO-Link
Various mounting configurations for maximum adaptability
Simple setup, with vivid red indicator light
Diagnostics and sensor information via IO-Link
Precise switching response