See the Balluff Vision Identification Sensor at PPMA Show

29 September 2015

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Balluff will be demonstrating the BVS-E Identification vision sensor on stand F50 at the PPMA Show. Designed for fast and simple detection of 1D barcodes and 2D Data Matrix codes, the user can even read multiple codes within one inspection.

The vision sensor is just as simple and fast to use as a normal photoelectric sensor, and easy to integrate into an application thanks to its compact dimensions. Tedious training or learning of a special programming language as with smart cameras are a thing of the past. A PLC can be used to easily switch between different inspections, and function modules for various controllers are available from Balluff.

The image sensor reads all common barcodes as well as Data Matrix codes regardless of orientation. In addition, printed character and number sequences such as lot numbers or expiration dates can be verified using optical character verification (OCV). The result of the inspection is indicated on the output as an OK or NOK signal. The code data can also be output via RS232 or Ethernet, such as when verification is required as to which parts have been processed.

Balluff’s BVS-E Identification vision sensor is available in two different lens versions with two freely programmable PNP or NPN outputs. The built-in high-output red LED light ensures optimal illumination of the inspection area with incident light. The power supply and peripherals are connected using two industry-proven M12 ports. To set parameters, the user connects the sensor to a PC and starts it up using the free BVS ConVis configuration software.

Balluff also offers a variety of high-power, industrial-rated light sources for all BVS versions. The user can choose from among background, spot, ring and dark field lights. And to ensure quick installation of the sensor on the machine, Balluff’s custom-designed optional mounting brackets and the Balluff Mounting System eliminate costly and time-consuming homemade fastening methods.

Visit Stand F50 at the PPMA exhibition to find out more about the BVS-E Identification vision sensor and the Balluff range of products, or go to

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