Balluff, Inc.

Florence, KY 41042


About Balluff, Inc.


8125 Holton Drive
Florence, KY 41042

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Sensing, Networking, and Identification for Industrial Automation
Balluff, Inc. is one of the world’s leading sensor manufacturers, providing innovative and practical sensing solutions for a wide range of applications and industries. Balluff specializes in delivering dependable, rugged products for industrial sensing, networking, and ID to help prevent downtime and eliminate errors.

Balluff adds value to automated systems by offering a wide range of enabling technologies that unlock hidden productivity potential. As a global leader in sensors, linear transducers and RFID, we have been in the forefront of seamless networking all the way down to the sensor level.

Rugged Industrial Products
The hardware is designed with your worst manufacturing environment in mind
Balluff products are installed successfully where others have failed
Real world applications drive our innovation, like our BunkerProx® technology for automated welding customers

Reliable Products and Support
Software and firmware are thoroughly tested in Germany and North America
Products are designed with data reliability as a priority
A well-educated and technical support staff and network is available 24/7

Complete System and Component Supplier
For industrial I/O products outside of the controls cabinet
Industrial networks, identification, sensors, power supplies, and measurement products
Managed inventory in 4 locations in North America and global product availability

Unique Capabilities
SmartLevel® product allows for error-free fluid level detection
Linear measurement devices fit for every application
Leading the development and installation of IO-Link expanded network architecture of I/O products

Products & Press Releases

Converter Cables

Converter Cables Create Possibilities for Mobile Equipment Makers

Oct. 28, 2020
New Balluff cables connect M12 to Deutsch DT and AMP Superseal connectors.
Weld Immune Magnetic Field Sensor For Intelligent Position Feedback

Balluff Sensor Detects Magnetic Field Interference, Stops False Triggering

Oct. 1, 2020
Magnetic field sensor delivers system and signal stability in welding environments.
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Starter Kits Provide Inexpensive Entry into Balluff IO-Link

Sept. 17, 2020
Measurement, sensing, and traceability versions available at promotional pricing.
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Expanded Range of Intrinsically Safe Sensors

April 23, 2020
Expanded Portfolio from Balluff is approved for ATEX Zones 0, 1, 2, 20, 21, and 22.
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Balluff Distance Sensors Combines IO-Link, Voltage, and Analog

April 1, 2020
Latest sensor models offer multiple ranges and ambient light suppression.
How IO-Link Benefits OEMs and End Users

How IO-Link Benefits OEMs and End Users

Dec. 3, 2019
Already popular in Europe, the IO-Link industrial communication technology is reportedly growing by double digits in the U.S. Learn why this point-to-point data communication ...
Handheld RFID Reader Can Read Multiple Tags at Long Range

Handheld RFID Reader Can Read Multiple Tags at Long Range

Oct. 4, 2019
Balluff’s BIS U-890 Ultra High Frequency (UHF) handheld RFID reader simplifies mobile data collection.
Configurator Tool Simplifies Building a Machine Vision System

Configurator Tool Simplifies Building a Machine Vision System

Oct. 3, 2019
Balluff’s online Machine Vision configurator tool helps users to confidently and efficiently select the product combinations required for configuring a complete vision system ...
IO-Link Master Block Insulates Against Noise, Protects in Harsh Environments

IO-Link Master Block Insulates Against Noise, Protects in Harsh Environments

Oct. 3, 2019
Balluff's new EtherNet/IP IO-Link master block insulates against inductive, conductive, and capacitive noise produced by electromagnetic interference (EMI), and its robust housing...
Balluff’s BIC0073, BIC0074, BIC0075, and BIC0076 transmit up to 120 W — 5 A at 24 VDC — from the base unit to a remote unit across an air gap.

Inductive Couplers Provide Reliable Non-Contact Power Transfer

Sept. 1, 2019
Balluff’s BIC0073, BIC0074, BIC0075, and BIC0076 transmit up to 120 W—5 A at 24 VDC—from the base unit to a remote unit across an air gap.

Articles & News

Jim Heppelman delivers opening presentation at PTC LiveWorx 2023

PTC Highlights Automation Industry Use of Its Technology

May 23, 2023
Application of PTC software by automation suppliers such as Balluff, Festo and Schneider Electric highlight broad use of the company’s design and connectivity software as the ...
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Supplier News

New Cockpit Vision Software Expansion Package Lets You Connect 4 Additional Industrial Cameras to SmartVision Controller

July 23, 2021
Balluff’s new vision system software expansion package allows users to add up to four additional cameras to the SmartVision controller, bringing the total to eight. Each camera...
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Supplier News

Balluff Adds Compact Magnetic Encoder for Safety Applications

June 7, 2021
BML SF2 measures lengths up to 48 m, offers repeat accuracy of less than 1 µm.
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Supplier News

SmartCamera Lite Focuses on Quality Control

May 9, 2021
New model delivers cost-effective solution for machine vision.

Universal I/O: Just in Time for the Digital Transformation

May 5, 2021
A standardized version of I/O provides users and machine builders with the opportunity to scale systems quickly, but traditional I/O still holds an important role.
Supplier News

Balluff Product Set Incorporates Condition Monitoring, Meets Hygienic Standards

April 26, 2021
Smart automation & monitoring system boosts efficiency, optimize performance.
Supplier News

Simplify Guided Format Change with New Balluff Digital Position Guide

April 12, 2021
Semi-automated user guidance provides cost-effective solution.
Photoelectric Sensors With Condition Monitoring
Supplier News

New Balluff Photoelectric Sensors Provide Condition Monitoring Data

March 29, 2021
Real time sensor and environmental data eliminates downtime and eases setup.
Inductive Washdown Sensors With Added Value
Supplier News

New Balluff Inductive Washdown Sensors Add Value to Your Application

March 21, 2021
Condition monitoring and IP69K washdown plus testing broaden their uses.
Supplier News

New Family of Light Bands Available in 8 Sizes from 10 to 300 mm

March 1, 2021
New Balluff Light Bands Deliver High Repeat Accuracy, Easily Detect Water.

Videos & Resources


Balluff's Enhanced Webserver for Simplifying IO-Link Device Integration

Sept. 16, 2018
Balluff's IO-Link masters for EtherNet/IP, Profinet and EtherCAT (with EoE switch) are equipped with full service web-server functionality to provide true vendor neutral integration...

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Sensor Fusion: The Swiss Army Knife of Digitalization

Jan. 25, 2021
With the proper communication protocols and network architecture in place, smart sensor technology and the data it provides can be the bulwark on which digital transformation ...
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Where Ethernet (Still) Isn’t

March 20, 2020
Automation World’s latest poll revisits our 2016 survey on the state of industrial Ethernet adoption. The numbers seem to suggest nothing much has changed. But is that what’s ...
These media-contacting temperature sensors from Balluff provide continuous monitoring and measuring of process media temperature on machines and equipment.

Media-Contacting Temperature Sensors Provide Continuous Monitoring and Measuring

Aug. 8, 2019
These media-contacting temperature sensors from Balluff provide continuous monitoring and measuring of process media temperature on machines and equipment.
IO-Link Masters Increase Flexibility

IO-Link Masters Increase Flexibility

June 11, 2019
The newest family of IO-Link masters from Balluff provide more flexibility in designing controls architectures with Smart IO-Link devices.
The four layers of the OI4 platform.

Open Industry 4.0 Alliance

May 2, 2019
Announced at Hannover Messe 2019, the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance is a group designed for technology suppliers and end users of all sizes to collaborate around an open framework...
I/O Hubs from Balluff With M8 Connectivity Simplify Integration.

I/O Hubs With M8 Connectivity Simplify Integration

March 20, 2019
Balluff’s newest I/O hubs deliver M8 quick connect to make possible resilient distributed modular architecture for compact footprint machines and end effectors.
New Balluff Safety Switches Offer Increased Locking Force, Plug & Play Connectivity

Safety Switches Offer Increased Locking Force, Plug & Play Connectivity

Jan. 28, 2019
Balluff’s newest family of mechanical safety switches feature a locking force of 2500 N and latching force of 10 N, making the guardlock insensitive to vibration even when unlocked...
Promoting their cooperation around OPC UA at the field level are (l-r): Takayuki Tsuzuki, general manager, FA Systems Div., Mitsubishi Electric Corporation; Rainer Brehm, vice president of automation products and systems, Siemens; Paul Brooks, business development manager, IOT, Rockwell; Stefan Hoppe, president & executive director, OPC Foundation.

2019: The Year of the Industrial Network Protocol

Nov. 28, 2018
The OPC Foundation, CC-Link Partner Association and ODVA have all made announcements about major moves planned for 2019, indicating serious movement toward greater device and ...
Through-Beam Sensors

Through-Beam Sensors for Harsh Conditions

Nov. 12, 2018
The “F” series of stainless steel C/U slot or fork sensors from Balluff resist aggressive cleaning agents, chemicals, coolants or other media.