Balluff Releases BMP Series of Intelligent Displacement Sensors

With their BMP series Balluff has added an intelligent displacement sensor which provides  the absolute position signal for the stroke travel of a piston via IO-Link as well as information about the sensor status and the current ambient conditions.

It monitors, for example, the sensor temperature, the number of starts and issues warnings when a configurable limit value is violated. An internal counter continuously monitors the operating hours over the entire life of the sensor, both since the last service and the last start-up. This makes it possible to plan for a possible needed replacement at the next service interval.

The integrated IO-Link interface also enables, for example, parameterization functions. This magnetic, non-contact sensor continuously detects the absolute position of a piston, is compatible with virtually all cylinder types. Preferred applications include those where the execution of a defined piston stroke is essential for the process and product quality, for example in assembly, handling and factory automation.

For more information, visit Balluff website.

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