Experience the Evolution of Sensor Technology
Starting as a mechanical repair provider for bicycles, motorcycles, and sewing machines in 1921, Balluff began making precision, turned and milled parts. By 1947, the factory had transitioned to precision mechanical parts, eventually producing mechanical sub-assemblies for the automotive industry. The company officially entered the sensor field by creating their BNS cam switch in 1956. Completing the evolution into inductive proximity sensors just twelve years later, by the 1980’s the company was a full-fledged sensor producer. The 21st century brought new expansions into precision measuring, industrial networking, connectivity, human-machine interfaces, and optical sensors.
Optimally Adapted Sensor and Connectivity Solutions for Industry
Today, they are a global manufacturer of sensors, machine vision, safety & industrial network products, and is a pacesetter for Industry 4.0 products and solutions, including IO-Link. With a presence in 68 countries, they have the exposure and experience in global industries. Solutions and systems adapted optimally to the application conditions and requirements of many industries including electric drive technology, energy, food and beverage, life sciences, metalworking, plastics, rubber and tire, semiconductor, steel and metallurgical, and transportation and mobility.
This sensor manufacturer’s current product portfolio includes:
- Inductive, photoelectric, capacitive, magnetic, measurement, pressure, and linear position sensors
- Industrial identification systems, RFID
- Industrial networking and connectivity, including a market-leading portfolio of IO-Link masters and devices
- Machine vision and optical identification
- Cables, cordsets, and passive connectivity
As Balluff partners since 2010, Heitek Automation maintains experience in sensor applications, factory trained personnel and value-added solutions including custom cord-set, connectivity, and sensor assemblies. We have extensive experience supplying OEMs and End-Users alike, giving us the ability to save you time and money with value-added assemblies.