Steel-face sensors keep the presses punching
Today’s rigorous metal stamping industry requires reliable non-contact sensing. Whether detecting material presence, monitoring infeed/outfeed, or preventing miss hits—proper sensing avoids die crashes while assuring consistent product quality.
Balluff’s steel-faced, Factor 1, inductive proximity sensor in an M18 tubular housing addresses these challenges. Designed to withstand physical impact, stray metal slivers, and die lubricant ingress—conditions that destroy traditional plastic-faced sensors—it keeps the presses running smoothly.
Inductive sensors in harsh welding environments often have short life expectancies. Part loading impact damage and erosion from weld spatter leads to premature failure and costly downtime, resulting in lost production and lower profits.
The sensor’s face is constructed of stainless steel, resulting in higher durability against weld-spatter burn-through and mechanical impact, when compared to a conventional plastic face. A flush mount housing offers the same 8mm extended sensing range of standard non-flush types.