Balluff Recognized for “Leadership in Automation” Award for Discrete Sensing

For the fourth year in a row, Balluff has been recognized as a First Team category leader in the 2015 Leadership in Automation Program from Automation World Magazine in the Discrete Sensing category.

Balluff is pleased to announce that for the fourth year in a row, they are among one of the First Team category leaders in the 2015 Leadership in Automation Program from Summit Media Group's Automation World magazine.


Automation World, the leading business magazine serving automation professionals, launched this community-based program in January 2015. Automation professionals were invited to vote for their favorite automation vendors in unaided-recall surveys.

Over two dozen categories are featured, representing the wide variety of automation technologies, software and products in use by today's manufacturing professionals across the discrete, batch and continuous process manufacturing industries.

Balluff was awarded a place on the 2015 First Team in the Discrete Sensing category.
Jim Chrzan, Publisher of Automation World, shares his enthusiasm. "Our First Team Honorees represent the best of the best in both customer service and product innovation. Congratulations to them! And thanks as well to all of the end-users who voted for their favorite solution providers."
Leadership in Automation First Team Honorees will be recognized in Automation World's January 2016 issue, available here: http://www.automationworld.com.

For more information on Balluff products, visit: http://www.balluff.us

About Balluff
Balluff Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Balluff GmbH, Neuhausen, Germany, is a leading manufacturer of a wide range of inductive, photoelectric, vision, capacitive and magnetic sensors as well as linear position transducers, RFID systems, and networking products. Balluff products for OEM and factory floor solutions are used to control, regulate, automate, assemble, position, and monitor manufacturing, assembly, and packaging sequences for industries including: metalworking, automotive, plastics, material handling, wood processing, aerospace, alternative energy, medical, electrical, and electronics. For more information, visit http://www.balluff.us

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