Banner Engineering Fiber Optics Sensors & Amplifiers

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Apr 17, 2018 8:50:56 AM

Fiber optics have revolutionized the communication industry globally, and filled the vacuum left by medias such as copper & electromagnetic waves. Providing higher throughput over longer distances, fiber optics form the backbone of the world’s communication, connecting cities, countries and continents.

However, this isn’t the only application where fiber optics are used. In recent years, fiber optics have also penetrated the industrial sector, providing sensing in hard to reach areas that are otherwise effected by electromagnetic interference.

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Topics: Banner Engineering, Industrial Wireless Technology, Machine Vision, Sensors

Emergency Stop and Stop Controllers by Banner Engineering

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Mar 21, 2018 12:51:48 PM

Have you ever been in one of those situations where you wished you just had a ‘pause’ button? Accidents on the plant floor can cause irreparable damage to equipment and personnel that can adversely affect your company’s productivity, profitability and safety.

Banner Engineering has developed highly responsive emergency stop devices that can give you the power to stop an accident as soon as you notice something’s wrong, thus preventing the damage from going any further.

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Topics: Banner Engineering, Industrial Wireless Technology, Machine Vision, Sensors

Banner Engineering Measuring Arrays

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Mar 7, 2018 2:11:09 PM

The increased automation of the workplace has posed a number of risks & hazards for the nearby workforce. New methods are being introduced for safeguarding personnel around hazardous machines, one of which is the use of Safety Light Curtains. These safety devices provide flexibility, freedom and reduced operator fatigue compared to conventionally used guarding methods such as sliding gates and mechanical barriers.

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Topics: Banner Engineering, Industrial Wireless Technology, Machine Vision, Sensors

Reliable Detection of Objects and Fill Levels

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Mar 5, 2018 2:10:01 PM

Detection of objects or fluids is one of the core tasks that are performed in any industry, upon which the productivity is dependent. Proximity sensors are employed for such tasks which detect the presence/absence of an object through electromagnetic fields, light and sound.

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Topics: Remote Monitoring, IoT, Sensors

Light Curtain or Safety Laser Scanner? Choosing an Optical Safety Device

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Feb 28, 2018 9:43:33 AM

Safeguarding machinery is a critical step in all industries from manufacturing to machine building to packaging for ensuring smooth operation and a safe environment. Safety light curtains and safety laser scanners are two devices commonly associated with safeguarding of an industrial facility. Both can be used for a variety of safety applications such as point-of-operation guarding, area guarding, entry/exit guarding and perimeter protection.

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Topics: Banner Engineering, Industrial Wireless Technology, Machine Vision, Sensors

Registration Mark, Color & Luminescence Sensors by Banner Engineering

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Feb 22, 2018 8:22:36 AM

Registration mark sensors are widely used to identify packaging material, position control and coordination between the separating & cutting of webs of materials. Registration mark sensors are used to detect subtle changes in contrasts and register changes using one, two or three color LEDs. Banner Engineering offers a comprehensive portfolio of color sensors that can meet an industry’s sensing requirements to ensure reliability.

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Topics: Banner Engineering, Industrial Wireless Technology, Machine Vision, Sensors

Infrared Photoelectric Sensor for Water-Based Liquid Detection

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Feb 6, 2018 12:04:02 PM

Detecting the presence or absence of fluids in clear bottles is one of the most challenging yet necessary manufacturing industry problems. Weighing systems, ultrasonic sensors and photoelectric sensors are employed depending on constraints such as finances.

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Topics: Banner Engineering, Industrial Wireless Technology, Machine Vision, Sensors

Get Accuracy and Reliability with Banner Photoelectric Sensors!

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Jan 23, 2018 9:12:20 AM

Automation is highly reliant on an accurate & reliable stream of data, which can be processed to infer the ongoing conditions of a machine or environment. Sensors are equipment that perform this very first function, and enable high level decisions to be taken. There are several types of sensors, one of which is the Photoelectric Sensor.

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Topics: Banner Engineering, Industrial Wireless Technology, Sensors

Banner Engineering Offers Solutions with Accessories

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Jan 9, 2018 1:36:00 PM

In addition to offering a vast array of connectivity & sensory products, Banner Engineering supports its solutions through a number of accessories, i.e. cables, reflectors, etc. These add versatility to the end-solution, and ensure long-term reliability.

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Topics: Banner Engineering, Industrial Wireless Technology, Machine Vision, Sensors

How Leuze Ensures Continuous Communication for IO-Link

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Jan 8, 2018 2:22:13 PM

Data is sensed, processed & acted-upon within an industry through a wide range of sensors & actuators, which by now have become intelligent enough to perform a number of sophisticated activities with little intervention. But despite of the great many innovations in interface technologies, an economical & reliable solution has still been missing that would conclusively address uninterrupted communication down to the lowest field level.

Leuze Electronic IO-Link.

IO-Link is a serial, digital communication protocol that would be used within automation technologies to connect sensors/actuators within an automation system. With the IO-Link, the “last mile” problem of communications with sensors & actuators would be neutralized through digitization. While previously only binary switching states and analog signals were transferred, IO-Link would even allow status information to be read by the sensor or actuator.

IO-Link has traversed from the concept of being a bus system and transformed into a point-to-point connection between the IO-Link device and the connection unit.

Leuze Electronic offers several IO-Link products in order to support seamless operation within your automation infrastructure.

Contrast Sensors

Contrast sensors can be used to detect a variety of light sources, from white to laser generated red to RGB. Leuze Electronic contrast sensors provide highly accurate detection & comparison between changing contrasts and deliver the results with minimal signal jitter.

  • KRT 3B SeriesThe series features contrast sensors that can distinguish between grayscale values enabling them to detect minimal contrast deviations. This makes them ideal for sensing presence of texts or imprints.
  • KRT 18B SeriesSeveral industrial applications require detection of contrast marks on film bags and blister packaging. The 18B contrast sensor combines ease of use via permanent signal indicators with high performance. If required, the sensor also provides analog output for heavily demanding detection applications.

Retro-reflective Photoelectric Sensors

Retroreflective sensors are based on the simple principle of obstruction between a light beam, which sparks a response from an actuator. Such photoelectric sensors are commonly used in safety-related applications. Leuze Electronic offers photoelectric sensors based on its IO-link technology to provide uninterrupted, blazing-fast communications to your system. The various sensors offered by Leuze include:

  • 46B diffuse sensors
  • HT 10 diffuse sensors
  • 3C retro-reflective sensor
  • 46C retro-reflective sensor

Optical Distance Sensors

Optical Distance Sensors make use of pulsed light beams to detect changes in distance from a target surface. These sensors either use laser or LED lights as a medium, precisely measuring the distance over a wide variety of materials. Leuze Electronic offers the following Optical Distance Sensors under its IO-Link banner:

  • ODSL 8 - Housed in compact-metal enclosure, the sensor can be commissioned quickly and provides reliable readings.
  • ODSL 9 - This is a highly precise optical distance sensor, and works against harsh surfaces, e.g. glossy objects.
  • ODS 10 - The optical distance sensor measures the distance to a non-cooperating target, making the information available as a measurement value. The device works at a maximum range of 4000mm, while a range of 25000mm can be achieved using a reflector.

Light Curtains

Light Curtains are an essential requirement of any facility with machinery that can pose a risk to human life. By eliminating safety risks, light curtains indirectly improve the productivity of the environment. Leuze Electronic offers the following light curtains:

  • MLC 500 - These are type-4 safety light curtains and can be used to safeguard even the most sophisticated machinery on the plant floor. The devices can be used universally due to their flexible design, and are IP67/69K certified for use in harsh environments.
  • MLC300These are type 2 safety light curtains, available in basic & standard versions, fulfilling a variety of user requirements. The curtains can be used in extensive applications and sport metal end caps, flexible fastening and AIDA-complaint pin assignment.
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Topics: Remote Monitoring, IoT, Sensors

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