Balluff’s Advanced Smartlevel sensor technology detects solids and highly conductive acids and bases. The Balluff Advanced Smartlevel is housed in 316 stainless steel for aggressive environments. The Peek sensing nose provides protection against sticky and adhesive materials. The sensor has an IP69 rating and is suitable for use in autoclaves for one hour, according to the company. When used with the proper mounting accessories, the sensor can be used in hygienic applications. Integration into control systems is achieved with discrete outputs or with IO-Link communication. Teaching the Advanced Smartlevel without IO-Link is possible with the remote teach-in connection or with parametrization through IO-Link.