Balluff’s New Magnetic Encoders Easily Integrate with Siemens Motion Control Systems

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Two versions feature DRIVE-CLiQ interface and plug-and-play installation

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Balluff’s new absolute magnetic linear encoders with Siemens Drive-Cliq interface are designed to integrate perfectly into Siemens motion controller environments.

Plug-and-play installation makes incorporating them into the drive system easy. The controller automatically detects the sensor and its basic settings. Its automatic status monitoring continuously checks the measurement quality, detecting any mechanical position shift during operation.

These two Siemens certified versions — BML085L and BML08MH —join a robust family of absolute magnetic encoders that deliver absolute accuracy of position when end-of-travel is required. They provide 1 µm position resolution and a stroke length of up to 48 m. Equally impressive is their system accuracy of +/- 12 µm and high read distance of 1.3 mm.

Additionally, the BML08MH version has an input for a temperature sensor, so that data can also pass through to the controller.

Key features:

  •     1 µm position resolution
  •     Stroke length of up to 48 m
  •     System accuracy up to +/- 12 µm
  •     High read distance of 1.3 mm

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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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