Measuring angles and inclination
Measuring angles and inclination

Whether single or dual axis: Our robust sensors measure angles of inclination with high precision and detect the exact location of machines, tools and operation, radiation or MET tables. Balluff sensor technology has proven successful both in medical technology and in the industry.

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Application examples

  • Positioning oil pumps

    With precise alignment against wear

    The solution

    To minimize loads and wear, oil pumps have to be placed precisely over the borehole. Our BSI inclination sensors can help in achieving this. Thanks to their high protection class IP67, they are perfectly suited for use in rough conditions. Thanks to their analog angle values, they help position pumps precisely.

    The features

    • Ideal for use in rough conditions with IP67
    • Precise, absolute angle measurement
    • Compact housing
    Position oil pumps with the help of inclination sensors
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  • Position treatment tables precisely with inclination sensors

    Treat patients in non-invasive way

    The solution

    Our BSI inclination sensors guarantee the exact positioning of the treatment table. They are extremely precise and have excellent resolution.

    The features

    • High precision
    • Excellent resolution
    • Compact
    • Easy to install
    Life science, individual and fully customized products, positioning treatment tables precisely with inclination sensors
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  • Align oil pumps

    Precisely position your oil pumps

    The solution

    Oil pumps have to be placed precisely over the borehole so that loads and wear are minimised as much as possible. Our BSI inclination sensors provide optimum conditions in rough outdoor environments: Their analog angle values make it possible for you to position the pumps with the utmost precision.

    The features

    • High protection class IP67 makes them suitable for use in rough conditions
    • Precise, absolute angle measurement
    • Compact housing
    Energy, oil/gas extraction, aligning oil pumps
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  • Guide parabolic troughs according to the sun's path

    High efficiency thanks to precise guiding and focusing

    The solution

    To achieve the highest possible level of efficiency in parabolic trough power plants, all troughs must continuously be adjusted to follow the sun's path. And the receiver tubes must also always be focused precisely. Our BML magnetically encoded position and angle measurement system delivers convincing performance with its high precision, even when subject to major temperature strains.

    The features

    • Direct measurement
    • Precise position detection
    • Determining reference points
    Energy, solar energy, guiding parabolic troughs according to the sun's path
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  • Monitor dams

    Precise control of the water level

    The solution

    By now, fully automatic control of the water level is standard in dams. Here, our BSI inclination sensors precisely detect the intermediate position and thereby reliably monitor your dams.

    The features

    • Large temperature range
    • Analog output 4...20 mA
    • Compact design
    Energy, hydroelectric power, monitoring dams
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  • Monitor tower inclination of wind turbines

    Reduce system strain and minimize risks

    The solution

    Strong forces have an effect on the tower during strong gusts of wind, storms or a wind power plant's start-up phase. Our BSI inclination sensors reliably measure the absolute angle of inclination of the tower. In doing so, they prevent the limit values from being exceeded and reduce strain on the plant.

    The features

    • Easy to install
    • Temperature range of –40 to +85 °C
    • Rugged metal housing
    Energy, wind power, monitoring tower inclination of wind turbines
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  • Slab transport on the walking beam

    Slab transport on the walking beam

    The solution

    Precise location monitoring and continuous guiding of rotary movements are critical when transporting slabs. BSI inclination sensors are an outstanding solution to this challenge. On the walking beam they measure the deviation from the horizontal line on an axis by up to 360° – non-contact and with the highest precision.

    The features

    • Space-saving and rugged for use at –40...85 °C)
    • No mechanical coupling needed in contrast to rotary encoders
    Slab transport on the walking beam
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  • High-precision position feedback for rotary and swivel drives

    High-precision position feedback for rotary and swivel drives

    The solution

    In order to meet higher safety and environmental standards, process valves need to control the flow with ever greater accuracy and process reliability. If an encoder disc system is integrated in the position controller or swivel drive for position feedback, exact and processsecure flow is ensured.

    The features

    • Rapid startup: High tolerances between sensor and code disc
    • Media flow-through is possible: Sensor position eccentric to the axis
    High-precision position feedback for rotary and swivel drives
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  • Exact positioning of a tool pivoting system

    Exact positioning of a tool pivoting system

    The solution

    The magnetically-coded angle measurement system integrated into the torque motor is ideal for exactly positioning the tool pivoting system on a machining center. Power for the driven tools, the coolant line or data lines for the measuring unit are routed inside through the large hollow shaft where they are protected from twisting.

    The features

    • Small sensor head for any niche
    • Ideal for hollow shafts: large inside diameter
    • Simple to install – high operating security: generous distance between sensor and ring
    Exact positioning of a tool pivoting system
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