Balluff sensor technology detects the end positions of hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders. Our sensors reliably detect valve positions and the end positions of linear and rotary movements.
Inductive mini-sensors are ideally suited for end position detection in spindle drives. Their flat, rectangular form factor fits easily into most designs.
Balluff offers wide variety of sensors to fit your specific application needs for example intelligent photo-eye that can be programmed to operate in diffuse or retroreflective mode, ultrasonic sensors for fill level or distance measurement, laser distance sensor for accurate position monitoring and lot more. These intelligent sensors are powered by IO-Link to reduce complexity of their integration and promote eae of use through parameterization features.
Balluff portfolio ranges from presence sensing of various materials to precise position monitoring and high speed operations.
Balluff's magnetostrictive linear position sensors enable precise control of valves, flaps, and dampers at the blast furnace. By monitoring degree of opening or closing, they permit the controlled regulation of supply and return air in pig iron production. For simple Open/Closed status monitoring, consider Balluff's rugged inductive proximity sensors.
Balluff's high-temperature-rated inductive sensors are specially designed to withstand the harsh conditions found in the steel industry. With high temperature ratings up to 160 °C, these rugged proxes deliver dependable position sensing and detection for charging cars, stamping stations, pusher machines, and transfer machines. Their ability to perform despite the heat increases the availability of your systems while reducing maintenance expenses.
Time is of the essence when raising and lowering movable drawbridges, as impact on traffic must be kept to a minimum. Our high-precision Micropulse magnetostrictive linear position sensors, which are integrated in the hydraulic cylinders, allow the bridge to raised and lowered as quickly as possible. Our pressure-rated inductive sensors reliably detect the end positions of the cylinder and position the bridge with precision.
Balluff inductive mini sensors are perfectly suited for the optimum alignment of core pulls: These ensure that the core pull is at the required end position. High-pressure resistant versions of the sensors scan the end positions directly in the hydraulic cylinder. If necessary, alternatives that are resistant to high temperatures can also be used.
Balluff magnetic cylinder sensors reliably detect the extend/retract position of the piston of the pneumatic cylinders. The sensors, which are resistant to temperatures up to 105 °C, replace wear-prone magnetic reed switches and have a long service life.
Accumulated debris at the infeed screen of hydroelectric power plants resulted in reduced pressure head and flow volume, reducing plant efficiency. Automatic debris rakes are operated periodically to clean flotsam from the inlet screens. Balluff's pressure-rated inductive proximity sensors detect and report the end-of-stroke positions of the screen actuating cylinder.
Reliable turbine blade pitch control is essential for speed regulation, peak energy production, and safe operation. An extensive worldwide installed base is testament to the dependability of Balluff's magnetostrictive linear position cylinder sensors. These hydraulic pitch control sensors undergo rigorous in-house destructive testing during development. Analysis of test specimens reveals potential high-stress failure modes, which are subsequently designed out of the final product. Balluff's expertise in developing robust linear position sensors has lead turbine manufacturers the world over to trust Balluff as the preferred hydraulic pitch control sensor supplier.