New Balluff Linear Inductive Position Sensors for Clamping Technology

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Balluff's new BIP sensor is an absolute analog, inductive sensor for position monitoring in drive spindles and clamping devices for tools and workpieces.

Balluff BIP Linear Inductive Position Sensor

Balluff BIP Linear Inductive Position Sensor

Balluff’s new BIP linear inductive position sensor has an absolute measuring principle for position monitoring in applications such as drive spindles and clamping devices for tools and workpieces. The sensor can also be used for many other linear motion applications such as punch depth, grab positions, rolling positions, valve positions, etc.

The BIP is non-contact and linear travel of up to 40mm can be reliably detected. The Balluff BIP has excellent resolution of 14 microns, high repeat accuracy of +/- 80 microns and non linearity of +/- 250 microns for optimal process quality. Available outputs include 0…10 V and 4…20 mA. The sensor’s high degree of repeat accuracy guarantees excellent process quality, even in cramped locations with temperatures up to 85 °C.

Mechanical adjustments are not necessary as the sensor is teachable on site, allowing the measuring range to be adapted to the application. With the IO-Link Variant this is also possible via the control system.

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Balluff Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Balluff GmbH, Neuhausen, Germany, is a leading manufacturer of a wide range of inductive, photoelectric, vision, capacitive and magnetic sensors as well as linear position transducers, RFID systems, and networking products. Balluff products for OEM and factory floor solutions are used to control, regulate, automate, assemble, position, and monitor manufacturing, assembly, and packaging sequences for industries including: metalworking, automotive, plastics, material handling, wood processing, aerospace, alternative energy, medical, electrical, and electronics.

Editors: please contact Kelly Panko at 1-800-543-8390 for clarifications and additional information e-mail

Direct reader service inquiries to: Kelly Panko, Balluff Inc, 8125 Holton Drive, Florence, KY, Phone 1-800-543-8390, or

In Canada only, contact Norman J. Clarke, President, Balluff Canada, 2840 Argentia Road, Unit # 2, Mississauga, ON L5N 8G4, Phone 1-800-927-9654 or Tel: 905-816-1494, 905-816-1411, E-mail: balluff.canada(at)balluff(dot)ca


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