Leuze Electronic Barcode Identification

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Jun 1, 2018 1:40:29 PM

The identification of objects is a vital part of any assembly line, which as a whole serves a bigger purpose within the entire industrial process. Barcodes have been in use for industrial tasks for decades, and have established themselves as reliable and robust.

Leuze Electronic, dubbed ‘the sensor people,’ have a comprehensive lineup of barcode sensors that are fit for any application. The two major classifications offered by Leuze are stationary and mobile, both having unique purposes within an industry.

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Topics: Industry News, Sensors, Leuze Electronic

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

Banner Engineering Laser Distance Sensors

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on May 21, 2018 3:51:06 PM

Industrial production is composed of a number of tasks, all of which go hand in hand. One of these tasks is measuring distances. The applications are so non-uniform in nature that producing one sensor capable of meeting all requirements is extremely difficult. Thus, Banner Engineering offers a number of laser distance sensors that have been designed for varying user requirements, while keeping the reliability, safety and workability in check.

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Topics: Banner Engineering, Industrial Wireless Technology, Sensors

Banner Engineering Temperature & Vibration Sensors

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on May 3, 2018 10:34:00 AM

Temperature and Vibration Sensors are physically minor yet highly impactful components of any plant. The data they provide can be used not only for automation of equipment but to increase efficiency of processes.

Banner Engineering has years' worth of experience and expertise in the design, development, and production of Temperature and Vibration Sensors. Three of their newer temperature sensors bring precision, adaptability, and durability to the long line of Banner Engineering products.

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Topics: Banner Engineering, Industrial Wireless Technology, Sensors

Simply Safe: Network Integration via PROFIsafe/PROFINET

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on May 1, 2018 1:20:44 PM

The RSL 400 is an outstanding laser scanner from Leuze Electronic, and is underlined by its wide scanning range, reliable operation and robust build. Featuring operating ranges up to 8.25 meters, scanning angle of 270 degrees and ability to track four protective fields simultaneously makes it a perfect one-in-all replacement for multiple scanners.

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Topics: PLCs, Safety Devices & Software, Safety, Sensors

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

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