Balluff Absolute Magnetic Encoder with IO-Link Interface
The sensor reports exact position data without requiring additional calculations for resolution or analog to digital conversion. According to Scott Rosenberger, Product Marketing Manager for Balluff's measurement products, the BML SL1 is especially relevant in applications with high sensor density. According to Rosenberger, "not only does the IO-Link interface greatly simplify the connection to the machine control system, IO-Link also presents opportunities for substantial cost savings by allowing numerous sensors to be connected to one IO-Link master, using standard unshielded sensor cables. Plus, there is no need for dedicated, expensive absolute encoder interface hardware."
The BML SL1 is ideal for applications such linear measurement on X-Y tables, overhead gantries, and any other application where precise, absolute position measurement is required.