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Balluff's Long Distance Positioning System (LDPS): An ultimate in reliability and flexibility

Intelligent position measurement for a wide range of customer requirements

Balluffs Long Distance Positioning System (LDPS)

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In the dynamic world of industrial automation, the demand for reliability and flexibility is higher than ever. Balluff’s Long Distance Positioning System (LDPS) meets these demands with an unique technology designed to deliver remarkable performance across various applications. From industrial bakeries to drilling operations and crane management, the LDPS stands out as a versatile system designed to enhance efficiency. 

Why Flexibility Matters? 

The LDPS is a game-changer, providing reliable position measurements over medium to long distances. Its magnet-based system is not only accurate but also resilient in harsh environments, ensuring consistent performance and minimal maintenance. This flexibility is what distinguishes the LDPS, setting new standards in various industries. 

1. Industrial Bakeries: Ensuring Consistency and Quality 

In the realm of industrial baking, precision is essential. The positioning of dough containers must be exact to ensure the production of consistent, high-quality products. The LDPS offers continuous monitoring of container positions, effectively preventing errors and assuring smooth process flows. Thanks to its robust design, the LDPS remains unaffected by dough spills, ensuring high reliability without additional maintenance needs. 

2. Drilling Operations: Achieving Exact Depths  

Drilling operations, whether for construction or manufacturing, demand exact control over the position and depth of drill heads. The LDPS provides reliable feedback, ensuring that drills reach the required depth every time. Its resistance to dirt and dust, common in drilling environments, guarantees consistent performance and minimal downtimes. 

3. Crane Management: Enhancing Safety and Efficiency 

Cranes are essential in many industries for moving heavy loads. Precise positioning is essential to avoid collisions and ensure smooth operations. The LDPS facilitates reliable crane positioning, enhancing both safety and productivity. Its flexibility also allows for easy retrofitting into existing crane systems, making it a versatile and cost-effective solution for enhancing crane management. 

Why Choosing the LDPS? 

Versatile Range  

The LDPS is capable of handling positioning tasks over distances ranging from five meters to several hundred meters. This extensive range of capabilities ensures that the system can be adapted to meet the specific needs of various industries, providing a custom fit for each application. 

Resilient Design  

A standout feature of the LDPS is its magnetostrictive measurement system, which is highly resistant to dirt and dust, making it ideal for use in harsh environments. 

Low Maintenance 

The contact- and wear-free operating principle of the LDPS results in minimal maintenance requirements. This not only reduces operational downtime but also lowers overall operational costs, making it a cost-effective choice for long-term use. 

Simple Integration 

Thanks to its flexible design, the LDPS can be easily integrated. Whether implementing it in a new setup or retrofitting it into an existing one, the LDPS provides a simple integration that enhances operational efficiency without significant disruptions. 

Balluff's Commitment to Excellence 

It is Balluff’s mission to deliver solutions that enhance the capabilities and efficiencies of industrial operations. The LDPS embodies this mission by providing a versatile, reliable, and easy-to-use positioning system that meets the diverse needs of the customers. Whether you are looking to improve precision in baking, drilling, crane management or other applications, the LDPS offers a robust solution that you can depend on. 

For more information on how the LDPS can transform your operations, visit our official page or explore our detailed flyer.

The blog post was written by Nadine Papst (Strategic Marketing) and Waldemar Goette (Product Management).


  • automation
  • harsh environment
  • Industrial Automation
  • Smart sensors
  • Optimization of production processes
  • sensors
  • Sensors
  • Systems solutions

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Nadine Papst

Nadine Papst

Nadine Papst is part of the strategic marketing team and is responsible for the strategic development of the steel and metallurgical industry market segment. As a market and product expert with a passion for future trends, she enjoys sharing her knowledge in order to solve applications and provide customers with individual and targeted support.

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