Construction Machinery and Mining Vehicles
Construction Machinery and Mining Vehicles

Maximum Support for the Operator

Urbanization is ensuring a booming construction industry. Investment is being made in construction and civil engineering, and the manufacture of construction equipment is continually increasing. As a result of the great pressure placed on construction to be ever faster and more efficient, topics such as digitalization of the machine and partial self-driving capabilities to assist the operator are gaining in significance. This creates a great need for innovative automation concepts for which we at Balluff offer solutions.

Application examples

  • Excavator: Detecting Excavator Attachments

    With BSI inclination sensors

    The solution

    To use an excavator efficiently, you need the right tool. RFID systems from Balluff are ideal for reliably identifying excavator attachments such as buckets, vibrators and drills. Since these tools are uniquely identified with a data carrier, the read/write head on the excavator arm can reliably detect them. From the cab the driver only needs to determine the basic settings for the respective attachment.

    The features

    • Simple, reliable identification of the attachments
    • Rapid setup for various work tasks
    • Rugged data carriers
    Excavator: Detecting Excavator Attachments
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  • Mobile Crane: Detecting the Position of the Mobile Crane over 360°

    With BML magnetic encoder systems

    The solution

    Our magnetic encoder systems are extremely precise at very slow rotational speeds. This makes them perfect for monitoring the position of mobile cranes in all directions. The system not only detects the direction of rotation, but also the correct position for the cab lock using reference points, all without contact and wear-free. Simply install it on the slewing ring of the crane superstructure.

    The features

    • Extremely accurate with high resolution, even at very low speeds
    • Non-contacting
    • Wide temperature range (–20...80 °C)
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  • Mobile Crane: Monitoring the End Position of the Outriggers

    With BES inductive sensors

    The solution

    Our inductive sensors are ideally suited for monitoring the extendable outriggers on mobile cranes. They monitor the end position of the vertical hydraulic cylinders to ensure that the outrigger can only extend and retract when the plate is in the park position.

    The features

    • High-pressure rated to 500 bar
    • International certificates: CE, cULus, EAC, WEEE
    • IP68 protection
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  • Universal Drilling Rig: Monitoring the Position of the Hydraulic Cylinder

    With BTL magnetostrictive linear position sensors

    The solution

    When searching for new raw material supplies, soil samples are taken with mobile drillers to confirm potential deposits. With our magnetostrictive linear position sensors you can ensure the correct drilling depth because they monitor the hydraulic cylinder position of the drilling rig. This lets you always know where the driller is located.

    The features

    • Installed directly in the hydraulic cylinder
    • High accuracy and repetition rate
    • Wear-free, minimal mechanical wear
    • Also available as ATEX version (BTL7-B-DEX)
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