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Superior Quality for Efficient Automation
+++ Systems and Service +++ Industrial Networking and Connectivity +++ Industrial Identification +++
Object Detection +++ Linear Position Sensing and Measurement +++ Fluid Sensors +++ Accessories
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Linear Position Sensing and Measurement
Industrial Networking and Connectivity
Systems and Service
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Balluff North America
Florence, Kentucky USA
Balluff’s Florence, Kentucky United States
headquarters is located just south of Cincinnati,
Ohio. Our customers are in industries such as
automotive, machine tool, robotics, injection
molding, packaging, material handling, and more.
In addition to sales, marketing, and logistic
functions, this facility manufactures Micropulse®
magnetostrictive linear position sensors and
warehouses over 60,000 products.
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90 years of company tradition, Balluff has been a recognized partner
in factory automation for decades. The global player has a strong
presence with 61 sales branches and representative offices as well
as nine production sites on all continents. The corporate headquar-
ters in Neuhausen a.d.F. is located near Stuttgart.
Balluff offers a wide array of products with varied operating principles
taking advantage of the broad spectrum of technology available,
including high-quality sensors and systems for position measure-
ment and identification, as well as sensors for detecting objects and
measuring fluids. The full-range assortment includes optimal network
and connection technology and a comprehensive line of accessory
We offer innovative, first-class products tested in our own accredited
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Network Technology for Reliable Data Transfer
on page 10
Profinet Master with 16 IO-Link Ports
on page 12
Push-Pull Module on page 14
Push-Pull Connectors on page 16
New Valve Connectors on page 18
Accessories on page 19
LED Signal Tower Light with IO-Link on page 20
SmartLight Accessories on page 24
Valve Connectors on page 26
BIC M12 Parallel on page 27
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Vision sensors on page 30
Industrial RFID System BIS V on page 32
Industrial RFID System BIS M on page 34
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MICROmote® on page 38
BOS Q08M on page 40
BOS 08E on page 42
BOS 12M on page 46
BOS 6K on page 50
BOS 6K and BKT 6K on page 54
BOS 23K with IO-Link on page 60
High-Resolution Lighting Strip
BLA on page 62
BFS 33M with IO-Link on page 64
BUS M30E2 on page 66
BES Ø 3 mm and M4 in Short Housing on page 68
BES Steelface and Factor 1 on page 70
Immersion Sensors BCS on page 72
Micro-Box BCS for Object Detection on page 74
Micro-Box BCS for Level Detection on page 76
BSI R65 on page 90
Line Lasers on page 94
PlungerProx on page 96
Mounting Rods on page 97
Tubular Mounting on page 98
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Magnetically Coded Position
and Angle Measurement System
BML-S2C on page 80
BTL6-V and BTL7-V on page 82
Photoelectric Distance Sensors
BOD 6K on page 84
BOD 23K with Laser Class 1 on page 86
BSI Q41 on page 88
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Network technology for reliable data transfer and more efficiency
More efficiency, lower costs
IO-Link saves time and money in overall production
IO-Link is all you need to make automation even more high-perfor-
mance. This is because IO-Link provides substantial optimization and
cost reduction potential for the overall production.
The uniform, simple wiring, continuous diagnostics and central con-
figuration via the controller consequently provide an all-encompassing
effect. And they do this in entirely different ways.
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n Faster, simpler connection to an unshielded, three-core standard cable
n Standard sensors can also be integrated into the fieldbus level
n 8-fold IO-Link master for eight different IO-Link devices or eight hubs,
each with up to 16 binary sensors
n Cost-saving due to faster installation compared to wiring the cabinet
n High data reliability against interference thanks to digital communication
n Continuous diagnostics
n Automatic configuration via the controller
n Predictive error detection
n Longer maintenance intervals
High operations efficiency
n Positioning of the sensors right where the action is
n Process monitoring, configuration and error analysis of the IO-Link devices via the controller
n Fast, high-performance data transmission
n Time-optimized machine processes
n Application specific configuration with the simultaneous use of binary, analog, and IO-Link sensors
High machine availability
n Fast, error-free sensor replacement and prompt commissioning
n Automatic configuration of an IO-Link sensor
n Prompt format changes and recipe changes centrally via the controller
n Additional security from clearly identifiable IO-Link devices
First Profinet Master BNI with 16 IO-Link Ports
For maximum flexibility
A Balluff exclusive: 16-port IO-Link master
The first Profinet IO-Link master with 16 IO-Link ports. With this
module, Balluff has doubled the previous number of available ports
and increased the capacity of each individual port. This industrial
Ethernet based module enables applications that require high band-
width without compromising data transfer rate.
More output per port: 32 bytes
Each IO-Link port transmits up to 32 bytes of process data in
cyclical form. At the same time, parameter or diagnostic data can be
transmitted acyclically at each port. Total capacity of this module is
1Kb of process data.
Digital and analog signals
IO-Link succeeds in transmitting both digital and analog signals at
each port. In contrast, conventional fieldbuses can do only one or
two signals per port.
Process up to 480 I/O signals
If sensor/actuator hubs are connected to the IO-Link master, up to
256 I/O signals can be processed. With use of Balluff expansion I/O
hubs, 480 I/O signals can be processed. A 3-cord standard sensor
cable is sufficient. The bottom line: Users now have the ability to
make full use of Profinet's capacity, all the way to the intelligent
devices in the field without adding more profinet nodes.
Additional features: display, integrated switch
Like all Profinet modules from Balluff, the 16-fold master has an
integrated display for information and additional diagnostics. Its inte-
grated switch serves to establish a Profinet line structure. The built-in
webserver shows the status of the module with all current informa-
tion for advanc