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Southern Manufacturing & Electronics

Farnborough, Hants(GU14 6XL)

11/02/2020 - 13/02/2020

Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is the most comprehensive annual industrial exhibition in the (more)

Industry 4.0 Summit

Manchester Central Convention Complex(M2 3GX)

31/03/2020 - 01/04/2020

The UK’s leading conference gathering of senior level executives from the UK manufacturing industry (more)

UKIVA Machine Vision Conference 2020

Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes(MK1 1ST)


Vision solutions have been applied in almost any industry you can think of. Food, beverage, pharmaceutical, (more)

PPMA Show 2020

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

29/09/2020 - 01/10/2020

PPMA Show 2020 is the UK’s largest ever event dedicated to state-of-the-art processing and packaging (more)

Advanced Engineering 2020

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

04/11/2020 - 05/11/2020

The UK's largest annual advanced manufacturing trade show, Advanced Engineering is your opportunity to (more)

Multi-talented ultrasonic sensors for difficult applications

Multi-talented ultrasonic sensors for difficult applications Ultrasonic sensors from Balluff are precise all-rounders. They measure fill levels, heights and loop control without making contact as well as count and monitor the presence of objects. Because they are not affected by dust, dirt and mist they are the ideal choice for critical applications. Balluff now offers an extended product line.

Thanks to its display, the BUS M30M series of ultrasonic sensors is particularly simple to operate. Full numeric pre-setting of the sensor is possible. During operation, the display then visualises all measured values in either mm/cm or as a percentage. The sensor family comprises five variants and, with a measuring range from 30 cm to 8 m, covers a wide variety of applications.

All variants are available with either one or two switching outputs, an analogue current and voltage output or as a combination with switching and analogue output. The sensors can be used in multiplex operation as well as automatically synchronised to prevent them from influencing one another.

With a housing length of just 41 mm, the ultrasonic sensors of the BUS M18M series are extremely compact. A narrow sound cone and a blind zone of just 20 mm make the sensors very versatile. Two housing variants - straight and with a 90° angle head - are each available with four scanning ranges of up to 1.3 m.

Special highlight is the IO-Link interface. In addition, variants with a push-pull switching output or an analogue output with 4...20 mA or with 0...10 V are available.

Also new are the especially small BUS R06K ultrasonic sensors in rectangular housing. They operate with particularly high resolution. For challenging measurement tasks, two versions can be upgraded with an attachment waveguide. This allows measurements to be made in boreholes and in openings with diameters > 5 mm. For simultaneous operation of up to ten sensors in a constricted space, the series is equipped with a synchronisation input. The wide range of variants with switching output or with current or voltage analogue output in five operating scanning ranges make the sensor family suitable for nearly limitless applications.

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