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New Sensor from Balluff Delivers Flexible, Smart Condition Monitoring
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Sensor Processes Data on Vibration, Temperature, Relative Humidity, and Ambient Pressure
Florence, KY. June 05, 2020 - Balluff’s new condition monitoring sensor can measure vibration, temperature, relative humidity, and ambient pressure. The feature-rich sensor collects and processes these readings and outputs digital statistical data to a host system via IO-Link.

In addition, the sensor can detect and communicate its condition, continuously reporting its temperature, number of operating hours, and start cycles. By automating cost-intensive manual inspections, it minimizes unscheduled stops and faults in the production process. This condition data is an essential component for implementing smart and flexible manufacturing.

The sensor is available in two versions, both in an extremely small stainless-steel form factor. The first measures contact temperature and vibration in all three axes of motion and have IP67 and IP69K ratings making it especially useful for harsh environments. The other adds the additional environmental variables of relative humidity and ambient pressure and delivers an IP67 rating.

The sensor’s standardized IO-Link protocol allows users to easily parameterize the sensors and match the processing in the sensors to their specific application. The process data structure permits users to configure five measured or preprocessed data types to be cyclically transmitted. It is also possible to perform an acyclical request for additional statistical processing variables.
Key features:

  • Multiple measurements in one device: vibration, temperature, relative humidity, ambient pressure
  • Integrated processing circuitry with configurable data preprocessing
  • Configurable events and status indicators
  • Fast connection and simple to incorporate using IO-Link
  • Extremely compact form factor for restricted spaces
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Learn more at http://www.balluff.com

About Balluff Inc.

Balluff Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Balluff GmbH, Neuhausen, Germany. Balluff is a leading supplier of networked IO-Link control system architectures that unlock the potential of the IIoT and Industry 4.0. Balluff offers a wide range of intelligent IO-Link and industrial Ethernet sensors in a variety of technologies including inductive, photoelectric, capacitive, and magnetic as well as magnetostrictive linear position sensors, magnetic tape linear encoders, industrial RFID systems, and industrial vision systems. Balluff provides cost-saving, process-enhancing solutions to machine builders and manufacturers to control, regulate, automate, assemble, position, and monitor manufacturing, assembly, and packaging sequences. Industries served include: automotive, packaging, food processing, beverages, tire, primary metals, conventional and alternative energy, semiconductor, plastics, and fluid power.


Media Contact:

HEATHER HEUPEL
Balluff, Inc
Phone: 859-727-2200








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