Inductive Proximity Sensor

Balluff's tiny SuperShorty, the industry's smallest sensor that doesn't require an amplifier, fits ultra tight spaces.

Comments Off on Inductive Proximity Sensor March 30, 2011
by Design Engineering Staff

Balluff has introduced its SuperShorty inductive proximity sensor, the shortest sensor in the world that does not require an amplifier. The small sensor weigh as little as 0.7 g and fits into spaces as small as 6mm, allowing them to be installed directly into grippers or fast moving machinery. All models are reverse polarity protected, short circuit protected, IP65 or IP67 rated and have a current capacity of 150 mA. The SuperShorty is available in three housing styles: 6.5 mm smooth metal, M8 threaded stainless steel, and 6.5 mm plastic. The sensors have a 1.5 mm sensing range and are available in both PNP and NPN and both normally open and normally closed versions. Connection options include cable out, M8 quick disconnect and pigtail versions with M8 connectors.