Welding productivity increases with hardened products

Balluff has introduced a family of products that significantly increases the life expectancy of sensors and connector components in harsh weld cell environments. The Weld Select family consists of Weld Field Immune sensors, SteelFace sensors, SlagMaster slag resistant laminate coatings, improved mounting hardware, connector components, and Weld Repel products designed to protect sensor connector components from damage in welding cells.

06/26/2007


Florence, KY —Balluff has introduced a family of products that significantly increases the life expectancy of sensors and connector components in harsh weld cell environments. The Weld Select family consists of Weld Field Immune sensors, SteelFace sensors, SlagMaster slag resistant laminate coatings, improved mounting hardware, connector components, and Weld Repel products designed to protect sensor connector components from damage in welding cells.


The electromagnetic fields generated in weld cells can cause conventional sensors to false trip.unction properly. For protection from more intense physical damage, Balluff Bunker Blocks combined with Balluff Prox Mounts offer further protection. Sensor failure due to high ambient heat and slag can be reduced by using Balluff SlagMaster coated sensors. Balluff’s proprietary coating canbe applied to inductive proximity sensors with virtually no sensor performance degradation, allowing the sensor to resist weld slag buildup, high heat, and mechanical damage, according to the company. An often overlooked problem in weld cells is the accepted high failure rate of connector cables. TPE jacketed cables have shown to have excellent life in weld cells, but  Balluff’s new Weld Repel silicone jackets and wrap are said to shed slag with ease and protect cabling from ambient heat up to 500oC.

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—Edited Renee Robbins , editorial director, Control Engineering Weekly News
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