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: Banner Engineering, Sensors, Controls

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: Banner Engineering, Sensors, Controls

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: Banner Engineering, Controls

Two Hand Controls by Banner Engineering

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Jun 22, 2018 11:03:07 AM

Two hand controls are safeguarding devices that are used to keep the operator’s hands away from the point of operation. The modules deactivate as soon as the operator removes one or both hands from the mechanism, thus protecting the worker from injuries. This makes them an important piece of safety equipment on a plant floor.

Banner Engineering has a comprehensive offering of two hand safety modules and buttons, meeting the highest of standards while ensuring top-tier sturdiness and reliability.

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Topics: Banner Engineering, Safety, Controls, Machine Safety

Safety Controllers by Banner Engineering

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Jun 5, 2018 10:59:05 AM

Often considered just another programmable controller, safety controllers handle the highly sophisticated and uphill task of enforcing maximal safety in the plant floor. These controllers act as an interface between safety devices and the processes those devices monitor, providing a simple solution to workplace protection.

Banner Engineering has much to offer in this area, with controller products including:

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Topics: Banner Engineering, Safety, Controls, Safety Devices & Software

Siemens S7-300 – Product Demo

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Aug 23, 2017 9:48:50 AM

The Siemens SIMATIC line of controllers consists of an impressive portfolio, designed for a wide range of automation requirements. The SIMATIC range is built of basic, advanced, distributed and software controllers that offer scalability according to the situation. Their integration with Siemen’s Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) Portal only adds to the ease through which automation solutions can be developed.

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Topics: Siemens, Networks, Controls

Siemens Sirius Innovations Control Demo

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Aug 17, 2017 8:40:48 AM

There are a hundred different types of industries around the world, each with thousands of types of varying applications. Some require fast operation, others require instant assembly while others want top-notch resilience. Meeting all these standards in one package is a daunting task, however Siemens has managed to overcome this with its Sirius Innovations Controls.

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Topics: Siemens, Networks, Controls

ACD Receives the Carlo Gavazzi Outstanding Distributor Achievement Award for 2017

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Jul 14, 2017 10:30:00 AM

July 14, Cranberry, PA  ACD was recently recognized by Carlo Gavazzi for our sales performance this year and received the Carlo Gavazzi Outstanding Distributor Achievement Award for 2017.  ACD is pleased to have the opportunity to work with Carlo Gavazzi, and we look forward to much more successful business in the future!

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Topics: Monitoring Solutions, Machine Safety, Safety, Controls

Totally Integrated Automation: Is it time to Upgrade to an Integrated System?

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Jun 9, 2017 7:49:35 AM

Industry 3.0 is on its way out. The age of automation is in full-spin and manufacturers have embraced the wave of “smart” solutions that deliver greater efficiency, reliability and safety for their workplaces. Integration of Automation Technologies is a hot topic, one which several manufacturers are debating over; the major question being: Is it time to upgrade to an integrated system?

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Topics: Industry News, Siemens, Controls

What are Photoelectric Sensors?

Posted by Michelle Szemanski on Jul 29, 2016 8:21:02 AM

Photoelectric sensors detect changes in light, consisting of a light source, receiver, a signal convertor, and an amplifier. The receiver (a phototransistor) reads incoming light to confirm that it comes from the sensor’s own lighting component (usually LED). When confirmed, the sensor triggers a pre-defined response.

From this simple concept, photoelectric sensors are incredibly useful for a broad range of industrial safety and automation processes. Seven sensing modes cover the majority of sensing applications, each addressing unique challenges in detecting photoelectric variation.

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Topics: Controls

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