Components that provide space saving solutions are welcomed by machine manufacturers. The SuperShorty inductive sensor from Balluff fits into a space as small as 6 mm thus saving a lot of panel space for the machine manufacturers.
SuperShorty does not require an amplifier and can be directly fitted onto machinery having frequency upto 3 kHz. Due to the small size of the sensor the performance of machinery such as pick and place machines is not altered adversely. All models of the sensor are protected for reverse polarity and short circuits. They all have an IP65 or IP67 rating with a current capacity of 150 mA. It is available in three casing styles one with 6.5 mm smooth metal another with M8 threaded stainless steel and the last one in 6.5 mm plastic. All the casing models provide maximum flexibility in any microsized application, however, in case of a plastic casing fixing it on the machine is easy as it can be fitted by pressing or gluing. With the aid of 90° cable exits the sensors can be made to fit into minute spaces and also eliminate the issues with cable bend.
The SuperShorty Sensors having a sensing range of 1.5 mm are available in open and closed PNP and NPN transistor versions. The connection options that the SuperShorty comes with are cable out, M8 quick disconnect and pigtail versions with M8 Connectors.