Balluff’s M12 Capacitive Sensors with IO-Link Accurately Detect Nonmetallic Materials and Levels of Liquids and Solids

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Balluff’s new and improved M12 series compact capacitive sensors accurately detect nonmetallic objects or materials and accurately detect levels of liquids and solids.

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With improved electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), and sensing faces composed of polyetheretherketone (PEEK), they provide outstanding chemical resistance. They are available with an IO-Link interface or with a conventional normally-open or normally-closed final stage, each with a push-pull function.

These capacitive sensors are ideal for detecting the presence of solids, but are equally good at detecting material or liquids like granulates, sugar, oil, and aqueous media through a nonmetal wall, such as packaging, glass or plastic, with a maximum thickness of 4 mm. Flush-mounted versions have a measuring range of 0.5...5 mm, while non-flush mounting versions have a measuring range of 0.5...8 mm.

The IO-Link versions can use IO-Link Device Manager software to configure features like full/empty calibration, switching setpoint, and output type. Standard versions include the BAE00MN M12 teach-adapter accessory. It makes it simple to calibrate the sensor, setting the switching point sensitivity and limits, all using the adapter’s pushbutton

Key features include:

  • Optimal for object detection of nonmetallic materials and level detection for liquids or solids
  • Device manager software for configuration and diagnostics window for IO-Link versions
  • Simple sensitivity adjustment via teach-adapter for versions without IO-Link
  • Extended measuring and temperature ranges
  • Improved electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)

Learn more at: http://www.balluff.com

About Balluff Inc.
Balluff Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Balluff GmbH, Neuhausen, Germany. Balluff is a leading supplier of networked IO-Link control system architectures that unlock the potential of the IIoT and Industry 4.0. Balluff offers a wide range of intelligent IO-Link and industrial Ethernet sensors in a variety of technologies including inductive, photoelectric, capacitive, and magnetic as well as magnetostrictive linear position sensors, magnetic tape linear encoders, industrial RFID systems, and industrial vision systems. Balluff provides cost-saving, process-enhancing solutions to machine builders and manufacturers to control, regulate, automate, assemble, position, and monitor manufacturing, assembly, and packaging sequences. Industries served include: automotive, packaging, food processing, beverages, tire, primary metals, conventional and alternative energy, semiconductor, plastics, and fluid power.

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