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Balluff has developed an inductive proximity block sensor with Factor 1 technology suitable for use in hostile welding environments and packaging applications.

The Q40 sensor delivers maximum sensing ranges in a small housing, with weld field immunity and the ability to sense aluminium and steel at the same distance.

Each sensor has a visible corner light-emitting diode (LED) plus a sensor head that can be mounted in five positions.

The connector outlet is adjustable within a 270deg arc.

Although the Factor 1 sensor is ideal for hostile welding applications thanks to its Teflon-coated sensing face and immunity to magnetic fields, the sensor is also suitable for other applications where the sensor needs to perform no matter what the type of metal target material.

An example of this would be a packaging line where cans of various sizes and/or materials are being run on the same line.

Balluff’s Factor 1 Q40 block sensor is specifically designed with multi-metal functionality in mind.

Aluminium cans are a difficult target to detect owing to their thin walls and low inductance.

The Factor 1 Q40 sensor not only detects the cans as they back up in the accumulator, but it also detects the cans at a distance much greater than a standard tubular proximity switch, with one of the non-flush models having a sensing range of 40mm.

In addition, the switching and operating state of the sensor can be identified far away thanks to the highly visible LED.

Balluff offers various Factor 1 sensor options, with the Q40 block sensor combining multi-metal sensing with a long range.

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.

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