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Optoelectronic sensors

Impressive specialist sensors that check for presence, shape, colour, distance and thickness

Photoelectric sensors check presence, shape, colour, distance, and thickness - optimised for robotics, automation, assembly, and handling. They are real experts with various strengths: detecting and counting parts, monitoring stack heights, through-glass detection, aligning small parts, detecting marks, fill level detection, and much more!

The wide Balluff spectrum offers every light type, whether red light, infrared or laser technology, in different ranges. With and without background suppression. Various designs – also in mini version – ensure a wide variety of possible applications. Our photoelectric sensors are optimized for robotics, automation, installation and handling.


  • Part recognition and counting
  • Stack height monitoring
  • Detection through glass
  • Small parts detection
  • Brand recognition
  • Fill level detection and much more

Product families

Color sensors
Fork sensors
Contrast sensors
Light bands
Light grids
Fiber-based devices for plastic and glass fibers
Luminescence sensors
Optical windows
Angle sensors
Micromote Sensors
Through-beam sensors
Plastic and glass fibers for fiber-based devices
Photoelectric distance sensors
Diffuse sensor with background suppression
Diffuse sensors
Retroreflective sensors