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Banner Engineering Machine Safety: Safety Relays

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Aug 3, 2018 9:21:26 AM

Safety relays are control devices that sit between safety equipment and machines, activated either forcefully through a signal or by setting a physical parameter threshold. In industrial environments, safety is key to a productive plant floor. Devices such as safety relays allow activities to continue without the risk of injury or incidents.

Banner Engineering maintains a comprehensive portfolio of Safety Relays built for every situation, condition, and requirement. No matter what the application, Banner Engineering has the right safety relay for your shop.

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Topics: Safety Devices & Software, Machine Safety, Banner Engineering, Industrial Wireless Technology

Banner Engineering Lighting and Indicators: Vision Lighting

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Aug 1, 2018 9:57:29 AM

Vision Lighting completes Banner Engineering’s vast portfolio of safety lights and indicators. Lighting particular areas can be tricky without the proper equipment. Vision lighting with LED fixtures alleviate this problem by illuminating a specific area with solutions made for a variety of lighting needs. Built for adding contrast to the workplace, Banner Engineering’s Vision Lighting can greatly boost productivity, bring down safety-related incidents, and add life to the workplace.

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Topics: LED Lighting, Banner Engineering

Banner Engineering Lighting and Indicators: LED Indicators

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Jul 30, 2018 10:34:47 AM

In an industrial setting, lighting is of paramount importance, regardless of the required purpose. Even something as little as light indication is vital, as one missed warning can lead to wide-scale catastrophe. LED indicators help prevent these warnings from being missed.

Banner Engineering offers LED indicators ranging from those suitable for daylight to those that emit multiple colors. With rugged designs, easy installation, and flexible operation, Banner’s indicators provide an excellent solution for your safety and indicator needs.

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Topics: Controls, Banner Engineering, Sensors

Banner Engineering Lighting and Indicators: Pick-to-Light

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Jul 27, 2018 10:33:23 AM

Pick-to-light is an ideal, error-proofing technique that can greatly bring down errors and defects in a lean manufacturing environment. Light is used as a means for directing operators to the correct parts and quantities. This ensures that the established process is followed smoothly and without any hitches. Lighting pick can optimize part selection in warehouses, marts, and other storage areas where the delivery of the right part in a time sensitive manner is necessary for profitability.

Banner Engineering has a complete offering of Pick-to-Light sensors to cover all industrial automation bases. No matter what the application, Banner has the right sensor for you.

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Topics: Controls, Banner Engineering, Sensors

Banner Engineering Lighting and Indicators: Tower Lights

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Jul 25, 2018 10:54:05 AM

Combination lighting has often been used in industries for indication purposes in complex situations. Typically, lights of different colors have been stacked, with each color representing a particular situation. This process is time-consuming and also counterproductive due to the number of resources it utilizes. As an alternative, tower lights are preassembled and preconfigured multi-segment LEDs that offer greater flexibility, sturdiness, and ease-of-installation.

Banner Engineering offers a variety Tower Lights to fit a number of specialized situations or environments.

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Topics: LED Lighting, Banner Engineering

Banner Engineering Lighting and Indicators: Touch Buttons

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Jul 23, 2018 11:32:25 AM

Industrial machines hold a lot of power and often require intervention through manual means. Most of the time, circuit breakers and magnetic contactors are sufficient for the job. However, there are instances where a more visual approach can help the onsite workers stay on top of things.

Banner Engineering offers industrial grade touch buttons that feature multiple colors and IO capabilities, making them ideal for lean manufacturing environments.

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Topics: Controls, Banner Engineering

VPN and Cellular Options for Remote Monitoring

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Jul 20, 2018 12:41:08 PM

Globalization has been a driving force for the industrial world for decades now. Multinational enterprises no longer limit themselves to a single geographical area for the production needs and often spread their plants across continents. While such diversity does lead to lower costs when serving a specific area, it does bring its own pitfalls, most serious of which is extending technical support.

Things often go wrong, and it isn’t always feasible to have an engineering team on-site to diagnose, troubleshoot, and fix the problem. Even if there is an engineering team, they won’t always have the skills required to fix problems belonging to a wide spectrum.

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Topics: Networks, Industry News, MonitoringSolutions, Monitoring Solutions, Remote Monitoring

Solcon DriveStart

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Jul 18, 2018 2:04:40 PM

Soft starters are essential pieces of equipment for motor control that are cost-effective and time-savers. Most are used for fan and pump controls, but some applications can be unique to a particular problem.  

Solcon’s DriveStart is an IGBT-based medium voltage soft starter designed for applications that have a higher starting torque requirement and need a low starting current. The soft starter is able to bring down costs related to operations thanks to its robust design. When compared to a medium voltage VFD, the starter is much more economical and provides the same number of features.

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Topics: Motor Control, Soft Starters

Solcon Solbrake

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Jul 16, 2018 11:36:05 AM

It's important to make sure motors can function properly, and electronic brakes are one method that keeps them working smoothly. The Solbrake, a DC Injection Brake by Solcon, is capable of bringing three-phase AC motors to a smooth stop through the controlled transmission of DC current into the motor’s windings. After the AC current has been cut off, the DC current injected into the motor’s windings builds up a stationary magnetic field that provides braking torque.

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Topics: Industry News, Medium Voltage Drives, Soft Starters

Solcon iStart Overview

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Jul 13, 2018 11:22:49 AM

As cost-effective and time-saving devices, soft starters are essential pieces of equipment for motor control. Most are used in plants with older motors and fan or pump controls, but some applications can be unique to a specific problem.  

Dubbed Solcon’s most advanced soft starter, the iStart is an advanced low voltage soft starter rated at 17–1100 Amps, 208–690 Volts. It is designed to provide optimal performance during motor starts and stops so that top-tier performance can be guaranteed for all connected appliances.

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Topics: Motor Control, Industry News, Soft Starters

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