Banner Engineering Machine Safety: AG4 Safety Laser Scanners

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Feb 12, 2019 8:29:40 AM

Laser scanners serve as a safeguarding mechanism in places where normal devices such as emergency plungers and pushbuttons aren’t viable. The technology used within laser scanners is called “time-of-flight”, which involves the scanner calculating the position of the object based on the time taken by the laser to travel back.

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

Industrial Facility Safety Initiatives and Control

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Dec 3, 2018 10:50:45 AM

For operators working in an automated environment, safety is dependent on two core factors. Firstly, the safety layers that a process has been embedded with, and secondly, the operator’s own knowledge regarding the workings of the process and how to manage it during abnormal states. Control systems have evolved greatly, incorporating multiple layers of automated safety within them that act as barriers to accident prevention at different scales. Nonetheless, the risk always remains and therefore efforts should be made to minimize its occurrence.

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Topics: Machine Safety

Machine Guarding: Creating Safe Work Environments for Humans and Machines

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Nov 19, 2018 10:09:32 AM

Productivity, efficiency and profits have all soared within the manufacturing industry thanks to the advent of machines and robotics. The benefits do make a strong case for the technologies’ advancements and complicated implementations; however, these systems aren’t free of hazards, especially for the workforce that operates on them.

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Topics: Machine Safety

Safety System Selection

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Oct 31, 2018 10:11:36 AM

As factory floors become increasingly complex and incorporate sophisticated modules, the need for fool-proof safety systems also becomes imperative. Organizations have much to lose from operation of unprotected equipment, with the list starting from workers’ lives and going all the way to hefty reinvestments. Safety-rated controls are therefore an important part of the manufacturing industry, but due to the increasingly complex requirements, System Engineers must take into account certain factors when selecting such equipment.

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Topics: Machine Safety

Emergency Stop and Stop Controllers

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Oct 15, 2018 3:59:59 PM


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.

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Topics: Banner Engineering, productivity, robotics, Machine Safety, profitability

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

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

How Banner Can Benefit Assembly and Robotics

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on May 25, 2018 9:16:24 AM

Manufacturers are always on the lookout for better assembly methods to meet their production schedules and volumes, while limiting their cost overhead. From manual workstations to automated assembly lines, maximizing production efficiency is critical to ensure competitiveness in the global marketplace.

Banner Engineering provides manufacturers with specialized industry knowledge and expertise in the field of sensors, wireless I/O, safety control, and LED lighting, helping manufacturers enhance their processes. Some examples of Banner Engineering’s products at work include the following.

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

Safety in Mind with Meltric Decontactor

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Feb 20, 2018 9:35:22 AM

The Meltric Decontactor series of switch-rated plugs hold a high degree of competitive edge and offer a whole range of benefits that are almost non-existent or too minimal in conventional plugs & receptacles in the market.

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Topics: Networks, Machine Safety, Safety, Safety Devices & Software

The Best Cable Reel Rack Solution in the Industry

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Jan 29, 2018 9:46:29 AM

Cable Reel Racks are an essential part of almost every industry, whether its mining, electric, construction or manufacturing. The prime goal of every cable reel rack is to provide quick & sturdy access to the materials it holds, without breaking down in a frequent manner.

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Topics: Safety, Machine Safety

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