Always knowing the position of your machine’s linear stages is critical to preventing crashes.

We apply Balluff’s Micropulse® linear position transducers to provide highly accurate and reliable position control signals where a continuous, absolute position signal is required.

Balluff’s non-contact magnetostrictive technology means performance will not degrade over time, as with linear potentiometers. Micropulse® transducers are available with a variety of housing styles and electrical outputs to fit a wide range of applications and are very popular and effective for the lumber industry, plastic injection and blow molding, tire and rubber manufacturing, stamping presses, die casting, and all other types of automated machinery.

Schedule a free on-site positioning evaluation today, contact your Unique Automation linear motion specialist.

 

 

Magnetostrictive

Magnetostrictive linear position sensors in profile housing:

  • High resolution of up to 0.5 μm
  • Stroke lengths up to 7620 mm
  • Measures several positions and speeds at the same time
  • Contact-free, therefore wear-free – no downtimes, long service life
  • Easy system integration via a range of interfaces – e.g., IO-Link, Profinet, EtherCAT, SSI and analog
  • Programmable output signals – invert, configure and document the measuring range
  • Three housing variants for flexible and fast installation depending on the space requirements and application
  • Floating and captive encoders

Sensors

Magnetostrictive sensors for explosive areas:

  • Suitable for Zones 0, 1 and 2
  • Measurement ranges up to 7620 mm
  • Absolute output signal with high resolution of up to 5 μm
  • Pressure-resistant to 600 bar
  • Range of interfaces available
  • Fast commissioning through characteristic curve adjustment
  • Many international certifications, such as IECEx, ATEX and CSA

 

Sensors

Redundant magnetostrictive linear position sensors:

  • Double- or triple-redundancy design
  • Temperature range -40 to +85 degrees Celcius
  • Analog and digital interfaces
  • Flexibility measuring range and signal inversion via software
  • Settings can be copied to all three measurement channels
  • Durable thanks to rugged mechanical construction
  • Contact-free and therefore wear-free

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