Balluff offers reliable systems for data transfer from the sensor to the controller. You can choose from a variety of connectors, contact-free transfer systems and between active and passive splitters. We also provide first-class solutions for special environments such as welding equipment and drag chains or the demanding hygiene sector.
We offer you our BNI Fieldbus Blocks for all important bus systems to simplify your network topology. They can be used to modularly build up the network. Their functional security up to 70 °C makes them particularly suitable for steelwork. Additionally available IO-Link versions make it possible to effectively and inexpensively wire all sensors.
The Balluff EtherCAT module with IO-Link interface collects all the signals from the various standard sensors and relays them to the controller.This solution simplifies the entire network structure and creates transparency down to the last detail.
With the help of Balluff inductive couplers, the need for manual insertion of mechanical connectors is eliminated. The couplers transfer signals and energy without contact and ensure prompt gripper changing. The quick-disconnect units are easy to handle and provide you with maximum flexibility.
Our IO-Link sensor hubs made of plastic or metal collect the signals of the sensor in the gripper and relay them to the controller. The controller needs to be connected to a 16x IO-Link master, which records the signals of up to 272 sensors. This makes it possible to reduce the wiring effort, weight and costs.
All pneumatic lines come together in the control cabinet. With our IO-Link valve terminal interfaces, the valve terminals are connected to the controller using a simple industrial cable. This makes it easy to control the reliable movement of the pneumatic cylinders. Which saves on costs: With IO-Link, you can reduce the wiring effort and require less cable and hose material.