Versatile and flexible mounting solutions
Balluff supplies a wide variety of brackets and sensor protection mounting hardware designed to decrease installation costs, prolong sensor life expectancy, reduce unplanned downtime, and increase the overall performance and utility sensors.
Sensors, blocks and tags are positioned inside plants, machines and conveyor systems, usually during the setup process. Mounting systems like brackets, stands and clamps, provide valuable assistance.
When working in different kinds of environments, it is important to take a multi-angle approach to designing the application. When you are working with existing installation, it is essential to consider all obstacles before determining a solution.
Over the last 50 years, Balluff has been selling sensors, blocks and tags in a variety of environments and applications. We have tubular mounting brackets to fit sensor ranging from 3 to 36 mm diameters to fit the majority of applications- mounting, protection, quick change, or flexibility. The convivence of having a predesigned mounting hardware allows customer to quickly install the fixture in the plant. With the variety of choices, anyone can easily choose the best mounting system for their application.
Balluff provides a range of mounting solutions to decrease the need to adjust sensors for correct sensing range to reduce downtime and setup costs when sensors are replaced.
Sensor is assembled into the prox mount tube and locked into place with a plastic compression ring and metal nut. The prox mount and sensor assembly is then mounted and adjusted as with any tubular sensor, but the prox mount will remain in place on future sensor replacement tasks.
Simply loosen the metal nut, allowing the sensor to be quickly removed. Install the new sensor into the prox mount mounting tube and lock into place with the compression ring and nut. A positive stop designed into the prox mount tube ensures effortless repeatable sensor positioning.
The convenience of having a predesigned standard mounting hardware allows customers to quickly install the fixture in the plant. With tubular sensor options ranging from 3 mm to 36 mm, customers can easily choose the best mounting system for their application.
So you picked the best sensor for the application, but engineers know implementation is everything. You select the best technology in the world for your equipment but if it is not designed, installed, and positioned properly, it will never work right. This can cause warranty issues and service calls over a simple sensor installation.
Operators or technicians disable or remove faulty sensors if they start impacting immediate production requirements. These kinds of situations can then lead to bigger problems later — maybe the bracket doesn't hold the sensor in position, or the bracket cannot be aligned to the target. There are tens of thousands of mounting options available and selecting the right one that will work long term can be daunting.
The Balluff mounting system (BMS) is efficient, precise, easy to assemble and is an award winning design, adding modern style and high functionality in positioning sensors.