Balluff Sensor and Automation

Balluff Sensor and Automation is a medium-sized company. Family-run for four generations, it was founded in Neuhausen on the Filder near Stuttgart and has grown into a world-oriented, leading global player.

General Information

It is a sensor and automation specialist with tradition and customer relationships established over years, which acts simultaneously as an important partner in innovations and as a pacesetter for its customers.

Our company opened up to the global market very early on. For example, in the early 1980s, Balluff began to continuously expand its production and sales network. Today, Balluff is no longer just at home in Neuhausen, but also has a presence in Europe, Asia, North and South America, and in all other important markets. We have a presence in 68 countries worldwide. This is so we can understand and assist our customers better and be able to provide them exactly what they need: high-quality sensor, identification and image processing solutions including network technology and software for all automation requirements.

As a future-oriented company, we not only focus on the traditional areas of automation but are also dedicated to developing holistic applications for an increasingly digital and connected world. When it comes to quality, we have our own particular ideas. We call it Balluff Quality – a higher standard which goes beyond applicable official standards, not only in production but also in consulting and services.

Our clients also feel that special commitment when we assist them – fulfill their requirements, accept their challenges and develop forward-thinking technologies for them. Because we know that if our clients are perfectly equipped for the future, then so are we. “Innovating automation” is, therefore, our motto.

Balluff Sensor and Automation Products


In the field of sensor technology, Balluff handles the entire range of technological diversity with our various operating principles. We offer premium sensors and systems for every application and requirement, from position measurement and identification to object recognition and fluid measurement. For everyday industrial uses as well for tough applications in critical environments. Accordingly, we offer you the best network and connection technology as well as a comprehensive accessory program.

Balluff Sensor
Balluff Sensor

Balluff Sensor and Automation quality management is certified under DIN EN ISO 9001:2015; all of our products are tested in our own accredited labs. Balluff sensors meet regional as well as international standards and are used throughout the world.

Sensor Product by Categories :

  • Inductive sensors
  • Photoelectric sensors
  • Capacitive sensors
  • Magnetic field sensors
  • Ultrasonic sensors
  • Mechanical cam switches
  • Magnetostrictive sensors
  • Magnetic encoders
  • Inclination sensors
  • Pressure sensors
  • Temperature sensors
  • Flow sensors
  • Condition Monitoring Sensors
  • Digital position indicators
  • Rotary encoder

Radio Frequency Identification

Our BIS Industrial RFID systems help you get a handle on the stream of information in a modern factory. Objects can be automatically identified and traced using RFID. To do this, a data carrier that functions as a memory is attached to the object and allows it to be identified.

Balluf RFID Products
Balluf RFID Products

The data is transferred between the data carrier and the read/write head,via the processor unit to the controller. Balluff offers a broad selection of innovative products for the low frequency (LF), high frequency (HF) and ultra-high frequency (UHF) range. With the BIS V frequency-independent processor unit, all systems can be flexibly combined with each other. By doing this you save costs through greater flexibility and lower inventory levels.

Radio Frequency Identification by categories :

  • RFID Configurator
  • BIS M HF (13.56 MHz)
  • BIS C LF (70/455 kHz)
  • BIS L LF (125 kHz)
  • BIS U UHF (860…960 MHz)

Machine Vision and Optical Identification

The requirements for modern production systems are high: Highly productive and flexible – for maximum quality. Our Balluff Vision Solutions BVS image processing devices are designed to meet these requirements.

Balluff Machine Vision and Optical Identification
Balluff Machine Vision and Optical Identification

They reliably detect error, check the quality and are suitable for reliable reading and verifying codes. To the functions of the detection of objects, 1D and 2D barcodes and the detection of plain text. The sensors are extremely flexible. Balluff Vision Solutions are used both in part checking during assembly and in part tracking during production. With standardized interfaces the units can be easy to integrate and operate.

Machine Vision and Optical Identification by categories :

  • Machine vision
  • Optical identification

Human Machine Intefaces

Our controllers and display devices show where things stand with production and where a tool is located at all times. They reliably monitor the status and point-of-use of machines and systems. Output signals from sensors are converted into visual or acoustic indicators.

Balluff Human Machine Interfaces Products
Balluff Human Machine Interfaces Products

Controllers evaluate the data from industrial cameras and other sensors, edit it, and send it on to the central controller. This pre-processing makes sure that only the important parameters are obtained and transmitted over the network to a central controller, which protects the entire production environment from data overload.

Our displays and SmartLight LED stack lights indicate the operating status of your machine at a glance by visualizing physical variables and states.

The most important benefits

  • Simple operation
  • Industrial type form factors and mounting options
  • Standardized connection to the network environment
  • IO-Link means they are ready for Industry 4.0

Balluff Machine Safety

Automation requires safety. Safety based on reliability. Balluff quality guarantees you exceptional reliability: With a variety of solutions that make machines and equipment more reliable and therefore safer and more productive.

Balluff Safety Products
Balluff Safety Products

Our safety technology combined with safe control technology enables innovative concepts for your machine safety — with consistently high quality sustained over time. The Balluff safety solution for automation includes a continually growing number of products and components that help minimize the danger for worker and machine. These components can easily be integrated into the control system.

Balluff Machine Safety by categories :

  • Safe I/O modules
  • Safety sensors and switches
  • Opto-electronic protective devices
  • Safety guard locking devices
  • Safety command devices

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