Balluff BOS 6K optoelectronic sensors

Wednesday, 20 March, 2024 | Supplied by: Balluff Pty Ltd

The Balluff BOS 6K optoelectronic sensor range consists of cubical midi sensors that cover all relevant detection principles and use different light sources. All sensors in the range have a common housing shape, operating principle, intelligent PNP/NPN outputs and IO-Link communication, simplifying integration of the sensors.

In addition to the standard red light and laser variants, Balluff also offers sensors equipped with time-of-flight (TOF) technology for long-distance sensing. They are capable of detecting objects at longer distances, despite their small housing. TOF technology is also advantageous for background suppression, as it means that even a background close to the object can be reliably distinguished from the object and the distance accurately measured.

The time-of-flight method also works at greater distances, which means that the sensors can be used for distances of up to 1.5 m despite their compact design. They can also be used in different environments, as they work largely independently of the surface and colour of the object, and can detect both light and dark surfaces.

Sensors with blue light technology for background suppression are also available, which makes them suitable for detecting transparent and similarly tricky objects. The use of sensors with blue light is particularly recommended in applications where red light reaches its physical limits. Since blue light has a shorter wavelength, it scatters less and the light beam is better focused, detecting finer details and, depending on the application, may work more reliably than red light sensors.

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