"The BOD 24K family satisfies the increasing demand for precise optical measurement," shares Jack Moermond, Balluff Inc Photoelectric Product Marketing Manager, "with a sensing range up to 650mm. In addition, the IO-Link diagnostics functions enable preventative maintenance to ensure the highest productivity." As an alternative to IO-Link, analog interfaces (voltage and current) as well as discrete switching outputs are available that can also be set up from the integrated display.
With IO-Link, simple installation and easy controls integration translates to cost savings for machine builders on design, build, & commissioning; while manufacturers see a value in the ability to hot-swap smart sensors via automatic parameterization functionality. The BOD 24K family was designed to fit into a wide variety of industries from automotive, machine tool and packaging to factory automation.