Faster, higher, further. As human beings, we constantly strive towards ever more exceptional achievements. We can learn a lot from the animal kingdom in that respect. Unlike in civilized human society, animals are mostly concerned with pure survival. So the antelope that runs the fastest is less likely to be devoured. 
 
Comparing animals with our products – are we attempting the impossible? We don’t think so and the challenge is on.  

Robust

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Did you know that the colloquial name in German for the crocodile literally means “armored lizard”? The name comes from its hard scale armor, which is made up of bone plates in the skin and covers the crocodile’s entire torso, tail and extremities. This coarse, armor-like skin not only covers the entire body, it also provides the crocodile with particularly robust protection in harsh environments. 

Many Baumer products are also exceptionally robust and are better able to withstand demanding ambient conditions and loads. This applies to impermeability, temperature resistance, mechanical load capacity, hygiene requirements and much more besides.

The new U500 and UR18 ultrasonic sensors offer impressive robustness with resilient sensor elements for maximum process reliability. The IO-Link interface allows enhanced adjustment options for flexible configuration. 

The robust DST55R strain sensor is particularly suitable for harsh outdoor applications. Above all, the exceptional long-term impermeability in accordance with proTect+ i ensures reliable continuous operation under extreme conditions.

Our CX.I cameras are tough when it counts, with an operating temperature range of -40 °C to 70 °C.  Clever housing accessories ensure protection classes up to IP 69K. This means that the cameras can master any situation.

Maximum level of availability under the toughest conditions – a demand fulfilled by the HeavyDuty HMG10 and PMG10 encoders. Their double-sided bearings combined with magnetic precision scanning guarantee reliable and unrivaled continuous operation. 
 

Reliable

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The bee is the busiest of creatures, flying reliably from flower to flower. The honey bee has around 60,000 odor receptors on its two antennae, which allow it not only to recognize a scent, but also to detect which direction the scent is coming from. Unlike wasps and bumblebees, honey bees operate a special form of cohabitation, which helps them to overwinter as a swarm in the beehive.  

Our products are also known for their reliability. So even under difficult measuring conditions, they provide reproducible measured values, switching signals and results with high repeat accuracy. Influences such as the material of objects to be measured and ambient conditions such as light or temperature have a reduced impact on measurement results.

If reliable quality control with up to 8000 inspections/minute is crucial for your success, our VeriSens vision sensors are the ideal partner for you: image-based, reliable and supremely intuitive.

Scarcely any bigger than a bee and just as reliable: O200 miniature sensors allow extremely reliable object detection even for ultra-black, shiny or transparent objects. And even in strong LED light or reflections.

Go with the flow with the PF20H and PF20S flow sensors – efficient monitoring of flow velocity and media temperature in hygienic and industrial applications. Precision and process reliability always come first.

Liquid, paste-like, solid or sticky, the CleverLevel level switch ensures reliable detection regardless of the medium. Even differentiation between separating layers such as foam and liquid is no challenge for the LBFH and LBFI.


Precision

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Did you know that a chameleon’s tongue produces a pulling force of some 0.4 Newtons and can reach one and a half times the length of the chameleon?  The tongue shoots out in a tenth of a second. Despite this speed, the chameleon acts with such extraordinary precision that hardly any of its prey gets away.  

Our precision is also unique. We have comprehensive, in-depth expertise in sensor physics, are proficient in the intelligent processing and preparation of sensor signals, supply cameras for high-precision inspection tasks, adjust our sensors to suit applications and consistently deliver high quality with ultra-precise measured values.

Unbeaten when it comes to precision in demanding environments – magnetic absolute encoders from the MAGRES EAM580 and EAM360 ranges. Outstanding measuring accuracy and service life guarantee the ultimate increase in efficiency and process quality.

OM70 high performance laser distance sensors offer the ultimate reliability for measuring results, even on metallic, color-changing, porous or deep black surfaces with just 2% reflectivity.

With up to 48 megapixel resolution, the latest CMOS sensors and 10 GigE interfaces, LX cameras allow precise inspections at high speeds for increased production throughput. 


Compact

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The hummingbird is the only creature that can hover on the spot and even fly backwards. It is the smallest and lightest of birds. Despite its size, it is the fastest vertebrate on the planet. The hummingbird is therefore the ultimate high flier. Did you know that the hummingbird can reach speeds of 60 mph on its courtship dive? That’s the equivalent of 385 times its body length per second. A peregrine falcon achieves speeds of only 200 times its body length.

All the same, our sensors can compete with the hummingbird. After all, they also offer high performance with compact dimensions. We are proficient in the integration of powerful functions in the smallest spaces and offer outstanding power density, allowing sensor technology to be optimally positioned in very compact solutions.

At just 12 and 16 mm, subminiature inductive proximity sensors offer high-performance solutions for the tightest installation spaces. Sensors with a diameter of just 3 mm and completely integrated evaluation electronics allow reliable position and object detection.

OADM 12 miniature laser sensors are the world’s smallest laser triangulation distance sensors with integrated electronics. Despite their compact design, the sensors measure over a distance of up to 120 mm with resolution of 2 μm regardless of color and material. They are particularly suitable for highly accurate positioning or profile measurements, e.g. for quality control. 

If there is little space available for sensors or small parts need to be detected, the world’s smallest adjustable optical sensors from the 07 range will solve the problem. The small light spot and narrow light cone enable small objects to be detected, even for high sensing distances and ranges. 

High performance in the most confined spaces – a high requirement fulfilled by the ultra-compact GIM140R inclination sensors. Even in the harshest environments, the sensors reliably detect tilting angles and allow precise positioning.

Robust cable pull position sensors for reliable linear position measurement – compact sensors from the GCA5 range are wear-free and extremely reliable thanks to hall sensor scanning. They guarantee the ultimate precision, even under tough operating conditions in demanding outdoor applications. 

The UNDK 10 miniature ultrasonic sensor is the smallest and lightest sensor in its class, with housing dimensions of 10 × 14 × 27 mm and weighing just 4 grams. The particularly narrow sonic beam angles allow the sensors to detect into openings of 3 mm minimum, making it possible, for example, to take level measurements in tiny containers. 


Usability

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Octopuses are impressively sensitive and intelligent. They have eight arms, sometimes even ten, as well as three hearts and one brain, which extends from the creature’s head and out to its furthest extremities. Its brain works in the same way as having an Internet within the body. 500 million nerve cells, two thirds of which are in its limbs, mean the octopus is amazingly mobile and incredibly intelligent.

Our sensors are also intelligent. Their design, supporting information and operating functions make them easier to integrate, install and assemble as part of a system. They are also easy to adjust and configure for operation and maintenance. 

In the world of processing, making the right choice of process connections and adapters is the basis for the fast and reliable integration of sensors in the system.

When it comes to measuring temperature, pressure or conductivity, the CombiView display allows extremely simple operation and optimum visualization of process parameters: rotatable 360°, easy to read from a distance, touchscreen settings, colored alarm indicators.

With over 90 models in the CX series to choose from, you will easily find the right camera for any application: up to 20 megapixels and 891 fps, the latest global or rolling shutter sensors and four power outputs.


Connected

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There is no hierarchy or leader in a shoal of fish. Shoals organize themselves – displaying a level of intelligence that far exceeds the abilities of the individual fish. In a shoal, for example, the fish will find food more quickly or defend themselves more effectively against predators. The alliance as a shoal is important for the cohesion of the group and works like an invisible elastic band holding the fish together. 

Thanks to intelligent digital data processing, our sensors provide optimally prepared measuring results and additional information. They are simple to use and adjust and they communicate via standardized interfaces, which are easy to connect to one another. 

AlphaProx inductive distance sensors with IO-Link interface offer more than just precise measuring technology – two switching points, counting values, switching frequency and comprehensive diagnostic data are available for evaluation purposes.

Absolute encoders from the EAL580 range offer an extremely high level of variance in real-time Ethernet interfaces with PROFINET, EtherCAT and EtherNet/IP. The encoders feature a uniquely space-saving construction and an extremely short installation depth of just 47 mm.

Ultrasonic sensors with IO-Link enable individual sensor setting for an optimum process: Modification of the sonic cone or activation of filtering in the field for more stable measurement results, additional data for predictive maintenance as well as fast implementation and easy sensor exchange with automatic parameter transfer.

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