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Inductive sensors

Highest quality and accuracy for automation

Inductive sensors

Automation without inductive sensors can hardly be imagined. Wear-resistant, reliable non-contact position detection of metallic objects is required wherever automation is used, whether in mechanical engineering, electronics production, automotive, food, or plastics industries.

Balluff offers a wide range of inductive sensors with diverse designs for nearly any application: from standard sensors to sensors with increased switching distance, hygienic sensors, high-pressure sensors, ex-zone sensors for hazardous areas, and factor 1 sensors. Some sensors have an additional ceramic or PTFE coating so that weld spatter, for example, cannot adhere to them. Sensors that are both factor 1 and all-metal are also available.

Aided by inductive sensors from Balluff, you can automate, monitor, and control processes and conditions at the highest quality, even in extreme environments.

Inductive standard sensors with preferred types

  • cylindrical sensors from Ø 3 mm and rectangular shape up to 80 × 80 mm
  • Shielded and unshielded versions
  • Flush variants with ranges of up to 15 mm
  • Non-flush variants with ranges of up to 30 mm
  • Plug or cable connection

Inductive 2-wire sensors

  • Sensors for DC, AC, and AC/DC power supplies
  • In cylindrical, cubic, flush, and non-flush configurations
  • With cable and plug variants

Pressure-rated inductive sensors

  • Pressure-rated up to 500 bar
  • High temperature-rated up to 120 °C
  • Appropriate for use in explosion-protected areas
  • Overall dimensions from M5 to M18
  • Short and long configurations
  • With and without fixed stop

Hygienic inductive sensors

  • Special stainless steel, such as 1.4404, 1.4571
  • High chemical resistance
  • High degree of protection IP67 to IP69K
  • Extended temperature range available
  • Ecolab, FDA certifications available
  • Safe cleaning (CIP)
  • Various configurations and sizes

Inductive factor 1 sensors

  • High sensing distance without reduction factor for all metals
  • Magnetic-field-resistant
  • Installation in different metals possible
  • High-precision and flexible use
  • Various configurations and sizes

Inductive full-metal sensors

  • Extremely robust
  • High switching distance
  • Factor 1 sensors and selective sensors (ferrous/non-ferrous)
  • Resistant to abrasive media and cleaning agents
  • Various configurations and sizes

Magnetic-field-resistant inductive sensors

  • Extremely robust
  • Magnetic-field-resistant
  • Weld-splatter-resistant
  • Resistant to abrasive media and cleaning agents
  • Various configurations and sizes

Weld-immune inductive sensors

  • Detect metallic objects with no reduction factor
  • Extremely robust, magnetic-field-resistant, and weld-spatter-resistant
  • Resistant to abrasive media and cleaning agents
  • Available in different configurations and sizes

Temperature-rated inductive sensors

  • Temperature ranges up to 230 °C available
  • High degree of protection up to IP68
  • Stainless steel housing
  • Various configurations and sizes

Inductive sensors for hazardous areas

  • For zones: 0, 1, 2, 20, 21 and 22
  • High-pressure rated to 500 bar
  • For use in a variety of temperature ranges
  • With matching NAMUR switching amplifiers
  • Non-contacting
  • Media-resistant
  • Impervious to contamination

Inductive NAMUR sensors

  • Support for process stability
  • Also available for hydraulic cylinders and hazardous areas
  • Faults detectable

Inductive ring and tube sensors

  • Reliable sensor principle for high object speeds
  • Inductive ring sensors universally mountable by means of various sizes
  • Inductive sensor for hoses easily installable on the feed hose
  • Stack-able at a distances of more than 20 mm

Inductive distance sensors

  • Compact, solid and reliable
  • Non-contacting and thus free from wear
  • Absolute measuring principle
  • Measurement range from 0.2 to 50 mm, also teachable
  • Quick response time, high reproducibility, and linearity
  • Broad temperature range, minimal temperature drift
  • Simple application via analog interfaces and IO-Link

Inductive positioning systems

  • Measurement ranges adjustable from 0-133 mm
  • No mechanical adjustment is necessary
  • Non-contacting and thus free from wear
  • High level of reproducibility and precise positioning
  • Analog and digital interfaces