Our robust, highly accurate linear and rotary position measurement systems operate contact- and wear-free. They are extremely reliable, even in rough environments such as extreme temperatures, in salty air, in the presence of vibrations or shocks as well as in potentially explosive environments.
Gearless linear direct drives are increasingly replacing conventional systems in machine construction and automation applications. Absolute, high-precision encoded linear measuring systems for longer strokes are required for position feedback on the servo axes.
Balluff absolute linear measurement system was designed for precise positioning over long distance and is multi-slide capable; simply add more sensors heads reading from one encoded tape. This means all slides are working from the same absolute position reference, enhancing control and operating security.
Balluff's precision-encoded absolute magnetic tape scale can be attached to the underside of moving slides, to be read by the encoder read head. In this configuration, the electronics head is stationary and the tape is moving, eliminating the need for cumbersome cable drag chains, saving space and reducing costs.
The measurement signal is available upon system is power-up, so no homing or reference run is required to acquire actual position.
Our optoelectronic distance sensors in the object detection family provide excellent support for your special requirements. They are best suited for monitoring the diameter of fill rolls through continuous measurements with extreme precision. These sensors are highly immune to properties of the material being measured.
Balluff offers a variety of solutions for linear position feedback to enable quick format change either through manual operation or automated. Balluff's magnetostrictive linear position technology or even the magnetic encoder based position feedback system are industry proven solutions. The sub-micron accuracy for position measurement is working for you to ensure your change over time is optimized.
Our BTL magnetostrictive linear position sensors in the hydraulic cylinder guide and position the slabs with precision. They check for the correct configuration of the lateral guides and accompany the slabs on their path through the rolling stand. In addition, the system safely compensates for the strong forces that occur during reshaping.
In the production of components made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP), uniform pressure on the carbon fibers woven into mats is of central importance for an optimum result. Micropulse linear position sensors ensure uniform shaping of the finished parts by guaranteeing consistent pressure with every press-fitting process.
For fast and efficient drilling, pipehandlers take drill rods out of the magazine and position them directly over the borehole. Powerful hydraulics are needed in order to move the heavy rods. Our BTL magnetostrictive linear position sensors support the hydraulics and in doing so play a decisive role in promptly and correctly positioning the rods.
The flat design of our BTL PF profile magnetostrictive linear position sensors, which measure without contact, is perfect for tight installation conditions on the injection molding machine. The floating position magnet provides wear-free operation and enables rapid unit changeovers without the need for mechancial re-alignment.
Balluff's magnetically coded position and angle measurement systems can ensure precise positioning so that wafers are in the correct position during manufacturing. Available in either linear or rotary configurations, the sensing tape and head are incredibly compact providing versatility in mounting. In addition, output signals are available as either incremental or absolute supporting high dynamic position or angle measurement tasks in real-time systems.
Balluff's magnetostrictive linear position sensors are used in servo-hydraulic systems in nearly every industry. The special requirements of hazardous locations in oil & gas extraction, transportation, refining, and petrochemical processing require sensing products designed to withstand harsh environmental conditions, while at the same time meeting the certification and agency approval requirements of jurisdictions around the globe.