Maximum reliability - Industrial grade sensors for extreme conditions
Difficult conditions are often present in industrial environments: High temperatures, weld spatters and metal splatter or flying sparks, impacts or aggressive coolants or lubricants can make things tough for the sensors used.. Sensors from Balluff are made precisely for these tough applications.
Balluff sensors are subjected to long-term testing in Highly Accelerated Life Tests (HALT) in our own accredited lab and optimized for harsh applications as early as the development stage. Our particularly durable sensors increase service life, ensure the greatest system availability and thus contribute to cost reduction.
Balluff provides you with a wide range of industrial-grade sensors with application-oriented cables and suitable accessories. Depending on their design, these rugged reliable, components are temperature or impact-resistant and resistant to aggressive media. For you this is a solution for a wide variety of applications.
Our sensors are approved internationally and available worldwide. Furthermore, we offer you comprehensive support around the globe. This includes personal consulting, training relevant to real-world use, and customized solutions.
Foundries and forges have to battle long-lasting thermal loads as well as short high-temperature peaks. These thermal loads can lead to a significant reduction in performance or even to a complete failure of the sensors.
Our sensors are specifically designed for high temperatures, with optional heat-resistant accessories.
Balluff sensors are HALT tested, therefore particularly durable and perfectly suitable as a stable and lasting solution. This means that sensors and special accessories have to be replaced less often. The need for spare parts is minimized. Downtimes are shortened, and therefore the costs are reduced in the long term.
In foundries, forges and welding areas the sensors of systems and machines are frequently subjected to metal splatter and flying sparks. This splattering can cause heat damage on impact. Or they can stick to the sensors and cables and impair their functionality.
Balluff has several solutions for this problem in its portfolio:
For applications that do not permit the use of protective devices, we offer weld-resistant sensors and cables with special coatings. On the one hand, it prevents layers of metal splatter from forming, and on the other it prevents the electromagnetic fields from distorting the distances to be detected.
Impacts and mechanical loads are inevitably a daily occurrence in the manufacturing industry—for example, in the automotive industry during production of axles, exhaust systems or chassis.
To withstand such forces, sensors need to be specifically designed for such demands Balluff industrial grade sensors and accessories have been developed for adverse conditions, guaranteeing absolute reliability even when high forces are applied. As a result, the service life of your systems will be increased substantially and your costs can be lowered.
Coolants and lubricants used in machining are generally very aggressive. Material that was installed in a chip area must therefore withstand a wide range of chemical and mechanical stress. The same applies to cleaning processes with CO2: Dirt and incrustations are removed using compressed air jets with dry ice. The low temperatures of –78.9 °C and the abrasion from the compressed air jet can damage the sensors used here.
Balluff Sensors and accessories have been specifically developed to meet the demands of such applications and also offer protection class IP67 and IP69K important for high-pressure cleaners.