These inductive safety sensors can be connected directly to the Balluff Safety Over IO-Link module, allowing integrators to implement a complete safety and automation sensing and network solution. They detect the approach of metallic targets without direct contact and do not require a special mating actuator. This means that safety signals for position and end-of-travel can be generated or metallic workpiece carriers can be sensed directly. The sensors also are suitable as pulse transmitters for counting tasks and speed sensing. They are available in industry-standard form factors, including M12, M18, M30 and Q40. The product family includes both PLd/SIL CL 2 and PLe/SIL CL 3 devices.