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Magnetic Mounts Minimize Downtime, Maximize Productivity

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Easy connect and breakaway feature ideal for quick tool and die changes from Balluff.

FLORENCE, KY: Balluff Inc.’s new magnetic mounts for inductive couplers provide a simple and cost-effective solution for applications that require regular tool or die changes.

The mounts, which connect through the use of strong earth magnets, can be easily attached or disengaged allowing for quick changes.

“Magnetic mounts make tool or die changing quick and simple with their break-away capability, saving costly downtime in my customers stamping plants,” says Balluff key account manager Kevin Tidwell. “There are several sensors in the stamping dies, and they are connected through a multi-conductor, industrial-grade connector to the controller. When changing the die, this connector must be disengaged before pulling the die out of the press. Fork-lift drivers often forget that connector and rip off the entire assembly causing three to four hours of downtime costing thousands of dollars in lost productivity.

“Magnetic mounts eliminate this issue and boost the plant’s productivity.”

The magnetic mounts are designed for Q40– and M30-style inductive couplers. In addition to offering a quick connect feature and signal reliability, the magnetic mounts also protect the couplers from impact or abrasion in the demanding industrial environment.

Without physical and mechanical connections to break or forget to disconnect, the magnetic mounts offer clean and reliable connectivity for the automation.

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 at


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