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Balluff has launched the BOS 23K range of sensors for use in industries where rugged instruments are required, including the automobile, wood and paper industries.

The new range consists of through-beam, retro-reflective, diffuse and background suppression models.

Visible red light and laser versions for precision alignment, together with long ranges and compact uniform housing styles, ensure freedom in equipment design and at a favourable price/performance ratio, according to the company.

The diffuse model with background suppression offers a range of up to 1.2m.

The highly visible red light spot (even in daylight) with sharp edges helps to align the sensor.

Precise adjustment of the background suppression is accomplished using an 18-turn potentiometer and display window for range setting.

The very low grey value shift (three per cent at 600mm) allows the sensor to reliably detect objects of various colours, even against a reflecting background.

The energetic diffuse sensor, the retro-reflective model and the through-beam type also allow the user to set the sensing range using a remote connection.

This is especially helpful when the sensor must be installed in an inaccessible location.

In addition, the dynamic teaching of the sensor function is possible in-process.

The sensors also include a button disable function to protect from unauthorised or unintended manipulation.

The rugged, fibreglass-reinforced plastic housing with IP 67 protection and Icolab approval ensures reliable operation even under harsh ambient conditions.

A side optics guard also prevents possible damage to the Fresnel lenses.

The 360deg-visible LEDs make it easier to calibrate the sensor.

Two integrated dovetail guides on the housing provide for variable mounting options.

A range of accessories is also available for the BOS 23K; for example, the sensor can be fully protected against mechanical effects by using the BAM01FM mounting bracket.

The BOS 23K is used in virtually every area of industrial automation.

Balluff claims that its strengths are seen when detecting changing objects against varying surfaces, such as shiny or dark objects against a bright background.

In industries where rugged sensors are required, the BOS 23K is suitable thanks to its long ranges and rugged plastic housing with side optics protection and Ecolab certification.

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:

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  • linear transducers, linear encoders systems 
  • distance  measurement and level sensors
  • industrial RFID 
  • power supplies
  • connectivity and bus systems.

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