Safe and reliable energy generation
The distribution of power to a large number of individual systems and the direct influence of extreme environmental factors place stringent requirements on the quality of the components used. Whether for renewable energy or conventional energy generation, Balluff sensors and systems deliver convincing performance with excellent safety, robustness and reliability.
Diverters guide gas turbine fumes either to the bypass chimney or to the steam generator. Hydraulic systems with our integrated Micropulse magnetostrictive linear position sensors gradually open and close these gas flow diverters. They operate dynamically, are compact and can also be used in a potentially explosive area.
Flaps ensure a reliable workflow in power plants and monitor fumes or exhaust gases. Robust hydraulic cylinders with our BTL magnetostrictive linear position sensors ensure that the flaps used are opened and closed reliably and on time. They support the smooth operation of power plants.
Balluff's magnetostrictive linear position sensors are used in servo-hydraulic systems in nearly every industry. The special requirements of hazardous locations in oil & gas extraction, transportation, refining, and petrochemical processing require sensing products designed to withstand harsh environmental conditions, while at the same time meeting the certification and agency approval requirements of jurisdictions around the globe.
For high efficiency, all troughs in the parabolic trough power plant have to be continuously adjusted to follow the sun's path and be focused exactly on the receiver tubes. Our BML magnetic encoders are located right on the rotating shaft and allow for precise position detection.
With the help of our BTL magnetostrictive linear position sensors, you can flexibly adjust the guide and rotor blades of Kaplan turbines. A BTL profile controls the exact position of the guide blades depending on how much water is to flow into the turbine. In addition to this, our BTL magnetostrictive linear position sensors are integrated into the shaft to adjust the blades of the impeller to the various flow volumes.
Reliable turbine blade pitch control is essential for speed regulation, peak energy production, and safe operation. An extensive worldwide installed base is testament to the dependability of Balluff's magnetostrictive linear position cylinder sensors. These hydraulic pitch control sensors undergo rigorous in-house destructive testing during development. Analysis of test specimens reveals potential high-stress failure modes, which are subsequently designed out of the final product. Balluff's expertise in developing robust linear position sensors has lead turbine manufacturers the world over to trust Balluff as the preferred hydraulic pitch control sensor supplier.