Simple wiring, continuous diagnostics, and parameter setting through a controller are among the benefits of Balluff’s line of linear-position sensors with an Ethernet/IP interface. These Balluff Micropulse linear-position sensors are accurate and reliable and come in an array of configurations to satisfy myriad application requirements.
The magnetostrictive sensors also have a flexible magnet mode (FMM) that lets design engineers program axes with up to 16 position magnets.
Two values can be output for each magnet — for position and velocity. The sensor even automatically adapts itself to the number of magnets. This simplifies integration into applications using a varying number of magnets. The function range gives designs flexibility in linear-position measurement — including those in linear cylinders and actuators.
Other features of Balluff’s magnetostrictive linear sensors include synchronous performance of measurements and data transmission with Ethernet/IP CIP sync; precise absolute position and velocity measurement with resolution to 1 μm; simple startup with defined parameter substitution and flexible application tailoring; and a noncontact design that eliminates wear at the linear sensor. To search other features, visit the product finder at balluff.com.