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Balluff’s new Precision Tube Sensors for Microbubble Detection

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Controls/Drives Balluff Inc. Balluff MICROmote optical precision tube sensors

The Balluff microbubble detection sensor is used in special cases where free-floating, microbubbles need to be detected within a tube. This sensor uses patented technology to detect bubbles even smaller than 10µm in diameter -- bubbles smaller than the human eye can see.

Florence, KY—The new Balluff Inc. MICROmote optical precision tube sensors are designed to detect free-floating air bubbles in transparent liquids. These free-floating air bubbles have dimensions smaller than their tube’s inner diameter.

The sensor’s ability to detect free-floating air bubbles results from a uniform illumination of the tube’s liquid column. This uniform illumination is created by a concentrated arrangement of multiple light beams, each with an individual uniform intensity distribution, surrounding the tube.

When a small air bubble enters the sensing field it induces a significant signal jump on the sensor’s receiver elements. This signal jump enables reliable detection of the tiniest air bubbles, even microbubbles. (A microbubble is defined as a bubble smaller than one millimeter in diameter.)

Together with the microprocessor controlled MICROmote amplifiers, with either switching or analog output, these tube sensors form a complete detection system with diverse application possibilities for laboratory, analysis and medical technology.

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Balluff Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Balluff GmbH, Neuhausen, Germany, is a leading manufacturer of a wide range of inductive, photoelectric, vision, capacitive and magnetic sensors as well as linear position transducers, RFID (radio frequency identification) systems, and networking products. Balluff products for OEM (original equipment manufacturers) and factory floor solutions are used to control, regulate, automate, assemble, position, and monitor manufacturing, assembly, and packaging sequences for industries including: metalworking, automotive, plastics, material handling, wood processing, aerospace, alternative energy, medical, electrical, and electronics.

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