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New Balluff Photoelectric Sensors Provide Condition-Monitoring Data

April 6, 2021


balluff-photoelectric-condition-monitoring-sensorsNew photoelectric sensors with condition monitoring from Balluff, Florence, KY, reportedly deliver capabilities not yet seen before in the market. In addition to providing photoelectric sensing, they deliver the condition monitoring and advanced IO-Link features of the firm’s Smart Automation and Monitoring System (SAMS) portfolio, meant to eliminate downtime by simplifying troubleshooting, changeover, and machine setup. 

All new SAMS products, including these photoelectric sensors, are self-monitoring, providing internal environmental data in real time, including temperature, relative humidity, inclination detection and vibration monitoring. The sensors’ signal quality is displayed on LEDs on the sensors, and operating hours and time functions are available using IO-Link. 

Two models are available:

BOS0285--a diffuse sensor with triangulation with a laser red light, making it ideal for small part detection thanks to background suppression.

BOS0286--a retroreflective sensor with an LED, which can reliably detect clear objects.

Both sensors were designed for demanding applications and have Ecolab certification as well as IP67 and IP69K ratings. In addition, the sensors have passed what Balluff calls ‘washdown plus’ testing, which simulates more than 1000 washdown cycles.

 

See also: Balluff, Inc.

Technologies: Sensing/Electronics/IOT

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