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Balluff’s new emergency stop for safety over IO-Link

By Canadian Packaging staff   

Automation General Controls/Drives Balluff GmbH Balluff Inc. E-Stop Emergency Stop machinery device

Compact housing and easy connection to Balluff's IO-Link safety I/O hub.

FLORENCE, Kentucky—Balluff Inc. has added an Emergency Stop device (E-Stop) to widen further the safety product portfolio.

Balluff’s E-Stop is easily and inexpensively connected directly to the Balluff “Safety Over IO-Link” module or to any safety controller using standard M12 connectors, eliminating terminations and reducing the incidence of mis-wiring.

“These devices are used in a variety of industries from automotive to packaging;” explains Balluff safety marketing manager Shishir Rege, “and E-Stops are a core component of almost every machine design and safety risk assessment.”

The E-Stop function is a supplementary protection measure and must always be available for any automated equipment.

The E-Stop switch initiates an immediate stop command and can be used for personal protection functions.

An available adapter allows this device to easily daisy chain to multiple E-Stop locations on one machine. This connectorized E-Stop switch can “plug & play” with the Balluff “Safety Over IO-Link” hub to create a simple, flexible and modular safety solution.

Rege continues, “The total cost of ownership of E-Stop installations is reduced with this new device due to: simplified wiring, lowered assembly labor, and easier troubleshooting.”

About Balluff Inc.:
Balluff Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Balluff GmbH, Neuhausen, Germany. Balluff is a leading supplier of networked IO-Link control system architectures that unlock the potential of the IIoT and Industry 4.0. Balluff offers a wide range of intelligent IO-Link and industrial Ethernet sensors in a variety of technologies including inductive, photoelectric, capacitive, and magnetic as well as magnetostrictive linear position sensors, magnetic tape linear encoders, industrial RFID systems, and industrial vision systems. Balluff provides cost-saving, process-enhancing solutions to machine builders and manufacturers to control, regulate, automate, assemble, position, and monitor manufacturing, assembly, and packaging sequences. Industries served include: automotive, packaging, food processing, beverages, tire, primary metals, conventional and alternative energy, semiconductor, plastics, and fluid power. Company information available at


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