New Balluff 18mm IO-Link Photoelectric Smart Sensor

BOS 18M with IO-Link
BOS 18M with IO-Link

"This new family of sensors definitely strengthens Balluff's position as the IO-Link leading company," shares Jack Moermond, Balluff Inc. Photoelectric Product Marketing Manager, "by providing standard sensors with IO-Link connectivity that is not available from the competition". This family of sensors includes diffuse, retroreflective and through-beam modes of operations.

The tubular sensors have multiple output modes including single point, window mode, and two point sensing modes with either standard or dynamic teach functionalities. With IO-Link, simple installation and easy controls integration translates to cost savings for machine builders on design, build, & commissioning while manufacturers see a value in the ability to hot-swap smart sensors via the automatic parameterization functionality.


  • Diffuse, retro-reflective and through-beam modes
  • Diagnostics with IO-Link including low voltage, over temperature and emitter detect
  • Stability/margin indicator
  • Visible red light for easy alignment
  • Rugged metal housing