Florian Hermle, Managing Director, Balluff

With over 30 years of experience in the area of RFID, Balluff holds a position as a global leader with industry-proven LF, RF, and UHF solutions for extremely rough environments. The product portfolio includes

  • Customer-specific developments
  • Complete system solutions
  • Extensive selection of robust transponders, also for use with metal and at high temperatures

We improve our customers' competitiveness by accompanying them long-term in their business processes and offering all parties new perspectives through our passion for automation. Through the engagement of our colleagues, we succeed in offering our customers innovative, comprehensive solutions and have become the world leader in industrial automation.

Florian Hermle, Managing Director, Balluff

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Global leader with industry-proven LF, HF, UHF solutions

With over 30 years of experience in the area of RFID, Balluff holds a position as a global leader with industry-proven LF, HF and UHF solutions for extremely rough environments. The product portfolio includes stationary and mobile read / write devices, controllers, antennas and transponders.

Robust RFID solutions for industrial use

Balluff RFID systems help solve nearly every application problem. They are used, for example, in production control, counterfeit protection, container management, tool identification, kanban systems, or goods tracking and traceability solutions. Long-term experience in RFID applications with profound technological knowhow provides the basis for individually tailored RFID systems.

With the connection of sensors, bus and network components and the creation of software solutions Balluff also offers professional industrial automation concepts and thereby creates prerequisite for the realization of Industry 4.0. environments.

The product portfolio includes stationary and mobile read / write devices, controllers, antennas and transponders.

BIS U-890 UHF RFID Handheld Reader

Ideal for mobile identification tasks in UHF applications! Balluff's UHF handheld reader BIS U-890 is an ideal tool for advanced data collection. It offers great flexibility for RFID in close range or long-range applications. The reader is equipped with a powerful ARM processor. Together with Microsoft Windows Embedded Compact 7, it was designed specifically for fast, reliable reading of UHF tags. The integrated UHF module with 1 W output power and the adaptive cross-dipole antenna enable detection of large populations of UHF tags in an extremely short time.

RFID Communication With No Risk

Making production processes for Industry 4.0 data-secure! Automation specialist Balluff together with partner companies in the German IUNO research project is developing an OPC-UA based RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) solution for secure data communication between the object level and corporate IT: A win for companies who now can make their production processes data-secure. Industry 4.0 offers companies huge opportunities: Production is not only made more efficient and cost-effective, companies can now also respond flexibly to customer desires and bring new products to the market faster. But increasing networking of production also brings with it numerous risks from security gaps.

Balluff Safety Hub: Safety over IO-Link

Safety with Balluff quality Automation requires safety. Safety based on reliability. Balluff quality guarantees ultra-reliable solutions. Therefore, the Balluff safety concept also consists of products and solutions that fulfill their tasks over the course of years with the same reliability and precision. This includes a continually increasing number of products and components that contribute to minimizing the danger for humans and production plants. These components can easily be integrated into your system controller. Unique: Safety over IO-Link To increase the efficiency of safety concepts and integrate them in the system control, Balluff has developed a safe I/O module: the Balluff Safety Hub, the first integrated safety solution via IO-Link! Safety over IO-Link is easy to integrate, responds quickly and can replace the control cabinet. Safety over IO-Link links automation and safety technology. IO-Link handles communication down to the last meter and provides both sensor/actuator details as well as secure information. State-of-the-art, with the usual Balluff quality and all from a single source.

IO-Link Converter for RS232 Devices

The simple and practical solution for connecting RS232 with IO-Link Contrary to popular belief, serial RS232 communication is still used in many industrial applications. A typical example is the use of barcode scanners in the automobile or packaging industry. Integrating RS232 interfaces into the existing control architecture is, however, often expensive and time-consuming because special components are often necessary, such as RS232 cards for the controller. This represents an obstacle for many in switching to IO-Link, with the result that they are unable to consistently take advantage of the benefits of this modern communication standard.

Record growth at Balluff: Group turnover rises in 2017 to €459 million

Rapid sales growth continues in the first quarter of 2018 The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is behind some happy faces in Neuhausen: the high demand for industrial automation solutions has resulted in record growth for the Balluff Group in 2017. Together with the sales figures from two companies brought into the fold during the past fiscal year the sensor and automation specialist from Neuhausen near Stuttgart showed an increase of 21.4 percent to €459 million. Sales in 2016 were €378 million. Even without the new companies the increase of 16 percent would have represented a record.

Oliver Pütz-Gerbig
Oliver Pütz-Gerbig
BU Identification Product Manager
Neuhausen a.d.F., Germany
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