A world first in miniature sensing: new 4 and 5mm unshielded proxes reach out with 5mm sensing range – equal to an M18

May 13, 2006
Balluff has expanded its line of long-range mini inductive proximity sensors to include 4mm and 5mm unshielded versions. These new sensors set a new world standard in sensing distance for their size – out to 5mm – the equivalent range of an M18 sensor three to four times larger. As extensions of a line that includes a 3mm sensor with unmatched 3mm range, these new sensors allow the use of significantly smaller sensors that save space, but do not sacrifice sensing range. This translates to a greater degree of functional reserve and greater reliability. Principal applications center on small part detection where a high level of miniaturization is required for tight, difficult-to-install situations, such as robotic tooling and automated assembly systems for the semiconductor, medical and electronic industries. Balluff Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Balluff GmbH & Co., Neuhausen, Germany, is a leading manufacturer of a wide range of inductive, optical, capacitive and magnetic sensors as well as linear position transducers and ID systems. Balluff products for OEM and factory floor solutions are used to control, regulate, automate, assemble, position, and monitor manufacturing, assembly, and packaging sequences for industries including metalworking, automotive, plastics, material handling, wood processing, aerospace, electrical, and electronics.