Inductive ring sensors

Ideal for automated assembly

Balluff inductive ring sensorsRing sensors control the feed of screws, nails, and similar small parts. Their output is static, i.e. it remains active as long as there is a metal part in the detection range.


  • Easy installation (can be mounted side-by-side and universally, stacked with a gap of > 20 mm)
  • Extremely reliable due to inductive sensor principle
  • Ideal for the detection of small parts (with integrated pulse extension)


  • Detection of nails, screws, welded studs, and similar
  • Reject control
  • Counting parts
  • Wire break monitoring
  • Nail machines for pallet manufacturing
  • Feed control in assembly technology
  • Backlog reporting for feed tubes

BES IKVS inductive ring sensors in use