Founded in Neuhausen auf den Fildern in 1921, Balluff now has 3.600 employees and stands for innovative technology, quality and cross-industry experience in industrial automation.
As a leading sensor and automation specialist, the 4th generation family company offers a comprehensive portfolio of innovative sensor, identification and network technologies as well as software for integrated system solutions.
In addition to the company headquarters in Neuhausen auf den Fildern, Balluff has sales, production and development sites all around the globe, and is represented by 37 subsidiaries and further branches in 68 countries.
This guarantees excellent worldwide product availability for customers, as well as high-quality consulting and service directly on site.
Project involvement within ARENA2036
The success of an intelligent, digitized and automated production depends heavily on data handling. Detecting, transporting and interpreting a multitude of information about the entire production process will be a key requirement in enabling the modelling and digital steering of processes.
Therefore, sensors will be even more indispensable in the future. However, they will have to be increasingly flexible, convertible and modular. Balluff is meeting those challenges with two research projects: The sensor and automation specialist is developing an adaptable sensor that can be used for various purposes.
The second project focuses on the intelligent and reliable identification of 3d-printed components, making these components smart.