New Balluff 18mm IO-Link Photoelectric Smart Sensor
"This new family of sensors definitely strengthens Balluff's position as the IO-Link leading company," shares Jack Moermond, Balluff Inc. Photoelectric Product Marketing Manager, "by providing standard sensors with IO-Link connectivity that is not available from the competition". This family of sensors includes diffuse, retroreflective and through-beam modes of operations.
The tubular sensors have multiple output modes including single point, window mode, and two point sensing modes with either standard or dynamic teach functionalities. 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 the automatic parameterization functionality.