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Photoelectric Sensors


Numatic Engineering partners with Balluff a world class manufacture to provide the sensory organisms of your machine. Sensors are capable of automating process and equipment, providing safety measures, quality control, and completing accurate counting and verification. Balluff provides sensors for many applications and industries, including proximity sensors, photoelectric sensors, and RFID sensors. Sensors also work with pressure, vacuum, tension and flow. Balluff provides a full line of accessories and connective parts for all sensors.

Balluff Sensor Products:

  • Network & Distributed I/O
  • Inductive Proximity Sensors
  • Photoelectric Sensors
  • Magnetic Field Sensors
  • Linear Position Transducers
  • Machine Vision
  • Sensors for Cylinders
  • Ultrasonic Sensors
  • Industrial RFID Sensors
  • Capacitive Sensors
  • Magneto-Inductive Linear Position Sensors

Radio Frequency Identification or RFID sensors are used in a variety of operations. RFID sensors read the serial number of a tag that is attached to every product to document that each item has moved through the entire assembly process. RFID sensors reduce inspection time needed and ensure complete processing for all items. It also separates or groups together items, or otherwise organizes product lines to ensure quality control.

Proximity Sensors detect, their target through non-contact technology. The advantages to using these sensors are their insensitivity to oils, water and dirt, and non-metallic particles. These are often used in feed bowl operations for assembly and automation industries. They detect when products are present and can be used to turn off to equipment or portions of to conserve energy and increase lifespan of your machines.

Photoelectric sensors send out an invisible infra-red light that registers between a transmitter and receiver during operations. When the sensory line is broken, it sends out a signal to the programmable controller. There are 8 forms of photoelectric sensors. Sensors are used alongside pneumatic slides and grippers to sense product transfer and rotations. The grippers will not close until a product breaks the sensor’s line, showing product is in place for the movement.

For more information regarding the various sensors available from Balluff, contact us! At Numatic Engineering, we use our Application Engineering to ready your sensors for use. We also provide training sessions on how to utilize these items in your production. We help you save money and time; call us at 800-AIR-CYLS to find the right sensory product for your challenging application.