Detect end-of-travel and reference positions
Detect end-of-travel and reference positions

Comprehensive portfolio of mini sensors for ideal solutions

For detecting end and reference positions, binary sensors ensure you of reliably simple position detection. With their compact sizes and low weight, our miniature series stands out from the many other options with its minimal space requirements and compatibility with moving actuators and slides. They are ideal, for example on grippers, gantry loaders or in pick-and-place applications, where every ounce of weight saved increases the energy efficiency of the system.

Whether directly in the drive or on various shafts of a packaging machine, rotational speeds are detected everywhere in machine and systems building. To measure rotational speeds and detect rotational direction and stops, we provide you with an optimal solution to meet your requirements. For simple checking you can often get by with one, but for simultaneous rotation direction sensing, two inductive standard sensors are needed.
For demanding use at higher speeds or precise speed determination, our angle measurement systems with magnetically-encoded rings are an optimal choice.

Application examples

  • Spindle feed positioning

    Spindle feed positioning

    The solution

    Block-style mini-sensors are ideal for end-of-travel sensing in the spindle drive. Their flat form factor fits in any design. They are also simple to install.

    The features

    • High availability: very rugged
    • Reduced overall cost: optimal price/performance ratio
    Spindle feed positioning
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  • Detect individual positions

    Detect individual positions

    The solution

    Use inductive mini-sensors to detect end or reference positions in linear drives. They give you great reedom of design when laying out single- or multi-axis linear drives. Their small form factor lets you integrate them in locations that otherwise are too tight for sensors.

    The features

    • Small form factors improve the power density of drive units
    • Low weight increases the dynamics of the movement
    Detect individual positions
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  • Measure slow and fast speeds

    Measure slow and fast speeds

    The solution

    Magnetic encoders are also extremely precise at very slow speeds. They detect both the direction of rotation and the correct shaft position using reference points without contact and wear-free.

    The features

    • High system security: wide speed range
    • Fast commissioning using reference points
    Measure slow and fast speeds
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  • Detect high speeds directly on the motor shaft

    Detect high speeds directly on the motor shaft

    The solution

    BML S1F measurement systems precisely and reliably measure the speeds of the drive shaft directly on the motor. Their narrow form factor allows the existing motor design to remain compact.

    The features

    • Extremely accurate, even at very low speeds
    • Non-contact: maintenance-free
    • SIN-/COS- or ABZ interface
    Detect high speeds directly on the motor shaft
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  • Detect both speed and rotation direction

    Detect both speed and rotation direction

    The solution

    With inductive standard sensors you can detect the speeds of shafts in plant engineering. Two sensors are all you need to detect speed and rotation direction.

    The features

    • Simple installation: generous switching distance
    • Reliable operation: extended temperature range down to –40 °C
    • High equipment uptime: non-contact detection
    • No additional protection measures required: insensitive to contamination
    Detect both speed and rotation direction
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