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Balluff has introduced a long-range Factor 1 sensor line that as well as detecting differing metals at the same distance also save on installation time.

The long-range feature means that minimal sensor adjustment is required during setup.

The Balluff Factor 1+ range is available in sizes M8 to M30, with the popular M18 versions having a flush range of 8mm and a quasi-flush mounting with a 12mm sensing range.

These sensors were originally designed with welding applications specifically in mind.

They are immune to magnetic DC and AC fields up to strength of 100KA/m, which makes them suitable for use in applications where sensors encounter high levels of magnetic interference from sources such as transformers, motors, drives or welders.

Factor 1 sensors incorporate a Balluff-developed multi-coil design that enables them to sense both ferrous and non-ferrous metals at the same distance.

The PTFE coating helps protect the sensor from weld slag and weld flash.

Balluff Factor 1+ sensors also provide the opportunity to standardise on a smaller number of sensor designs, which can lower supply chain and tool crib stocking costs, especially for welding operations and where detection of metals in addition to mild steel such as aluminum are required.

Maintenance costs and time are further reduced by the ability to quickly position the sensor well away from the target minimising any possibility of impact damage.

Balluff has over 50 years of sensor experience and is a leading global sensor specialist with its own line of connectivity products for every area of factory automation and industrial control.

Everyday, all over the world, Balluff sensors are increasing production throughput and product quality for thousands of satisfied users striving to improve their manufacturing processes and lower their costs. No matter what the application, Balluff has the practical experience, expertise, and product range to make that improvement. Products include:

  • inductive, photoelectric, magnetic field, ultrasonic, capacitive, vision sensors 
  • linear transducers, linear encoders systems 
  • distance  measurement and level sensors
  • industrial RFID 
  • power supplies
  • connectivity and bus systems.

Our manufacturing, sales, and service offices are located around the world. That means the excellent service we provide in England, Germany, or Brazil is the same as we offer in the United States, Japan, or India.

Fast delivery, global pricing, attention to detail and the ability to lower our customers’ costs, no matter where our customers are located. Although our programs are global, our customer relationships are local.

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