Balluff announced a series of inductive flatpack sensors with the active sensing surface made from Fortron, a polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) material. These BES R01 flatpack sensors are designed to help to combat the conditions found in welding environments.
Typical plastic sensing face materials suffer from erosion and degradation due to repeated impingement of hot weld spatter. The closer the sensor is placed to the welding electrode, the shorter the sensor’s life expectancy. The Fortron PPS sensing face on Balluff’s flatpack sensors effectively resists thermal breakdown in hostile welding environments.
The housings having the same form factor as the standard flatpack sensors. Equipped with additional features designed specifically for welding applications, Balluff’s Fortron PPS flatpack sensors are intended to help plant operators reduce downtime occurring due to premature sensor failure.
- Fortron PPS sensor face resists weld spatter burn through
- Die-cast zinc housing combats adhesion of weld spatter
- Silicone cable jacket protects conductors from weld-spatter burn through
- LED in the connector eliminates typical LED burn through on sensor housing
- Weld-field immune (WFI) option for stable operation near electrical welding currents
About Balluff Inc.
Balluff is a supplier of networked IO-Link control system architectures that unlock the potential of the IIoT and Industry 4.0. Balluff offers a 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.