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

Simple position detection and need-oriented speed measurement

Balluff binary sensors using a wide variety of technologies reliably guarantee simple position detection. They are powerful and universally applicable. In applications where each gram of weight savings means an improvement in energy efficiency, mini-series deliver convincing performance – especially with little space.

Speeds are measured all over in the area of machinery and plant engineering. Differing applications place differing demands on the sensors that measure speed. Balluff always offers you the right sensors for your needs: BML magnetic encoders are ideal if you work with high speeds or need to determine speeds with particular accuracy. Inductive standard sensors are suited for efficient solutions for simple inquiries.

Application examples

  • Measure speed and detect direction of rotation

    Operation free of interference with high uptime

    The solution

    The extended temperature range of the inductive BES standard sensors ensures operation free of interference: They measure shaft speeds in the plant construction at temperatures down to –40 °C. Two sensors are sufficient for measuring the speed, detecting the direction of rotation and reliably protecting the equipment from overspeed.

    The features

    • Easy installation thanks to high switching distance
    • Operation free of interference thanks to extended temperature range
    • High equipment uptime thanks to contact-free detection
    • Insensitivity to contamination means no additional protection measures are required
    Measure speed and detect the direction of rotation of shafts in plant engineering using inductive standard sensors
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  • High speeds directly on the motor shaft

    Precise, reliable and compact

    The solution

    BML S1F magnetic encoders 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
    • Low-wear and service-free thanks to contact-free working
    • SIN-/COS- or ABZ interface
    Measure high speeds directly on the motor shaft with the BML S1F magnetic encoder
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  • Measure slow and fast speeds

    Extremely accurate detection thanks to wear-free measurement systems

    The solution

    Our BML magnetic encoders detect both the direction of rotation and the correct shaft position using reference points. They are extremely accurate at all rotational speeds.

    The features

    • Wear-free thanks to contact-free working
    • High plant safety thanks to the wide speed range
    • Fast commissioning through reference points
    Measure rotational speeds on the shaft with BML magnetic encoders
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  • Detect individual positions

    Reliable use, even in previously inaccessible places

    The solution

    Thanks to their compact design, our high-performance inductive mini sensors can also be integrated in places where there previously has not been any room for sensors. In linear units, you will reliably detect end-of-travel and reference positions.

    The features

    • Freedom of design for single or multi-axis linear drives
    • Small physical sizes improve power density of drive units
    • Low weight increases the dynamics of movement
    Detect individual positions in linear units
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  • Spindle feed positioning

    End position detection with mini-sensors

    The solution

    Inductive mini sensors are ideally suited for end position detection in spindle drives. Their flat, rectangular form factor fits in any design.

    The features

    • Easy to install
    • High uptime thanks to robust design
    • Reduction in overall costs thanks to optimal price/performance ratio
    End position detection in spindle drives
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