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Balluff BES standard inductive sensors for detecting electrically conductive metallic objects are robust and reliable. With a wide range of over 500 model series, we offer the right inductive sensor for every application.

The technology, which is in use worldwide, has an optimum price/performance ratio and can also be delivered in a short amount of time even in large quantities.




  • Connection: M8x1-Male, 3-pin
  • Operating temperature: -25 to 70 °C, Temperature drift max. (% Sr) > 15% valid from 50 to70 °C 
  • IP rating: IP68
  • Shielded and unshielded versions
  • Plug or cable connection
Sensor : Basic features
Approval/Conformity CE, UKCA, cULus, WEEE
Basic Standard IEC 60947-5-2
Sensor : Display/Operation
Function Indicator Yes
Power Indicator No
Sensor : Electrical Connection
Cable Diameter D _
Cable length L _
Number Of Conductors _
Sensor : Electrical Data
Operating Voltage Ub 10 to 30 VDC
Output Resistance Ra 33.0 kOhm
Protection Class II
Switching Frequency 4000 Hz
Sensor : Environmental Conditions
EN 60068-2-27, Shock Half-sinus, 30 g , 11 ms
EN 60068-2-6, Vibration 55 Hz, amplitude 1 mm, 3x30 min
Sensor : Functional Safety
MTTF (40 °C) 595 a
Sensor : Interface
Switching Output PNP normally open (NO)
Sensor : Material
Housing Material Stainless steel
Material Jacket _
Material Sensing Surface PBT
Sensor : Mechanical Data
Dimension Ø 8 x 60 mm
Installation non-flush
Size M8x1
Sensor : Range/Distance
Assured Operating Distance Sa 3.2 mm
Rated Operating Distance Sn 4 mm
Real Switching Distance Sr 4 mm