The latest additions to the Balluff BMP family of magnetic position sensors combine IO-Link, analog voltage and analog current in a singular device to overcome the limitations of discrete pneumatic cylinder switches.
The newly released sensors provide continuous linear feedback — detecting and measuring the position of pneumatic or hydraulic cylinder rods and actuators through non-ferrous housing walls, over the entire measurement range. And they do it all contact free. Suitable for most industries, they are especially advantageous for Industry 4.0 as they improve ease of automation size change and allow for condition monitoring and predictive maintenance.
The BMP magnetic position sensors calculate the actual target position of the magnet and output it as a position-dependent analog or IO-Link signal. They deliver signal stability and reliability, and the sensors’ compact size allows for integration in very limited installation spaces.
The IO-Link and analog all-in-one options give the full suite of IO-Link functionality including integrated switch points, internal sensor temperature, fast cycle time, measurement value, and scaling factor and status.
Key features include:
- Analog voltage, current output and IO-Link interface
- Continuous monitoring of piston position in tight spaces
- Suitable for Industry 4.0 — automatic size change, condition monitoring and predictive maintenance
- Available in 8 different measurement ranges from 32 to 256 mm, in 32mm increments