Rugged Part Detection for Extreme Welding Applications
In welding applications, customers need to install sensors to errorproof and confirm part position with proper part nesting. These harsh and demanding applications, which are hostile and hot with ever-changing tolerances within the product, create major obstacles for sensors. Easily damaged sensors due to cable burn through, excessive weld spatter and impact damage result in machine downtime and lost productivity.
Balluff’s new flatpack inductive sensors with polyphenylene sulfide (Fortron) reinforced sensing faces are ideal for these application issues. Thanks to the use of Fortron in the sensing face, these new offerings provide thermal stability and are resistant to weld spatter and impact. They include a high durability, full silicone cable with LEDs to combat extreme heat and burn through. With these key features, the new inductive flatpacks are problem solvers that increase machine uptime.