Reliably Detect Metal - Rugged and Wear-Free
Inductive safety sensors detect the approach of metallic objects without contact. They provide the needed safety signals for position and end of travel. These sensors are also ideal as pulse generators for counting tasks or speed detection. Unlike traditional safety switches they require no special mating part or actuator. This makes direct sensing of metallic workpiece carriers a simple and easy task.
Inductive safety switches can be connected to any safety processor, i.e. to safety relays, programmable logic modules or safety controllers. Wiring is simple using standardized M12 plug connections - the sensors are "plug & play" with the Balluff safety IO-Link I/O module.
The inductive safety sensors are well-suited for applications requiring safe position detection. They can replace mechanical switches on robots, machine tools and conveyors to indicate end of travel, stopped motion or closed/open doors. The sensors come in industry standard form factors (M12, M18, M30 and Q40) and both PLd/SIL CL 2 and PLe/SIL CL 3 devices are available.