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Banner Engineering Corp.

9714 Tenth Ave. N., Minneapolis, MN, 55440, US

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Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Laser Contrast Sensor suits part detection applications.

February 16, 2015

With ability to detect up to 2,000 events/second, Model Q3X provides reliable detection of parts, tools, pallets, or registration marks with small contrast differences. Unit operates at speeds as fast as 250 µs with sensing range up to 300 mm. Equipped with angled, 3-digit display of signal intensity, Q3X provides high visibility of operating conditions from multiple angles. Sensor is designed with nickel-plated zinc die cast housing, suitable for harsh environments. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Laser Sensor detects 1 mm distance changes.

January 27, 2015

Designed for difficult distance-based applications over range of 25–300 mm, Model Q4X detects distance changes as small as 1 mm on targets such as black objects on black backgrounds or reflective items. High excess gain and 64-element imager combine to minimize errors in detection, counting, and validating orientation. Supplied in IP67, IP68, and IP69K rated stainless steel housing, sensor has angled 4-digit, 7-segment LED display and provides bipolar outputs.  Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Laser Distance Sensor covers 25-300 mm range.

January 22, 2015

Able to detect distance changes as small as 1 mm, Model Q4X covers 25–300 mm range across multiple target colors, materials, and surfaces. Unit can detect objects regardless of target surface reflectivity, including black foam on black plastic or black rubber in front of metal. For use in wet and high-pressure washdown environments, Q4X is constructed with IP69K-rated housing made of FDA-grade stainless steel. Angled 4-digit display enables viewing of readout from multiple advantage points. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Multicolor Indicator Lights offer multi-direction capability.

December 23, 2014

Featuring 90 mm indicator housing, EZ-LIGHT® K90 Series delivers bright and uniform illumination from all directions. Model K90TL alternates between colors when multiple inputs are active, while Model K90L has auxiliary input line for flashing active input. Providing up to 5 colors in one device, IP67-rated lights operate from 12–30 Vdc in temperatures ranging from -40 to 122°F, making them suitable for harsh environments. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Programmable Safety Controller features Boolean logic.

December 23, 2014

Featuring expandable design for assembly applications, Model XS26-2 monitors numerous input devices, including e-stop buttons, rope pulls, interlocked guards/gates, optical sensors, and safety mats. Base controller offers 26 inputs and 2 dual safety outputs, allowing user to connect safety devices to single controller instead of multiple relay modules. Supplied in 45 x 110 mm DIN rail housing, controller accepts up to 8 optional expansion modules to monitor up to 128 I/O devices. Read More

Vision Systems, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices, Architectural and Civil Engineering Products

Modular Tower Light enables in-the-field modification.

November 13, 2014

Measuring 70 mm, EZ-LIGHT™ TL70 features advanced LED drive technology, providing highly visible operator guidance and equipment status indication. Unit can display up to 5 colors and allows multiple colors to be lit simultaneously. Loud 92 dB adjustable alarm offers 4 user-selectable tones, including pulsed, chirp, siren, or continuous. Supplied in water-resistant IP65 housing with UV stabilized material, each light segment can be selected solid ON or flashing. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Expandable Safety Controller offers flexibility, intuitive setup.

October 28, 2014

With ability to add up to 8 expansion I/O modules, XS26-2 can adapt to automation requirements and address range of safeguarding applications. Base controller models have 26 input terminals, 4 terminals for 2 redundant safety PNP outputs, and USB connection for loading configurations. Options include on-board display or embedded Ethernet IP/Modbus TCP capability for access to live I/O status and system diagnostics. PC GUI configuration software is also included. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Display & Presentation Equipment

LED Strip Lights provide dual-color operation.

October 14, 2014

Supplied in low-profile aluminum housing in lengths from 285–1,130 mm, WLS28-2 Dual Color series includes stand-alone cable, stand-alone pushbutton QD, sealed cascadable, and lensed cascadable models for industrial lighting applications requiring more than one color. Densely spaced LEDs ensure even and bright illumination for 50,000+ hr of continuous operation with minimal loss of intensity. Consuming <9 W/ft, lights come in cool and warm white, red, green, blue, and yellow. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Laser Sensor offers optimized positioning and measuring.

October 1, 2014

Optimized for measurements from 100–400 mm, LE250 has spot size of ~1 mm suited for small part detection. Linear array promotes reliable detection and measurement across range of difficult targets, from black rubber to shiny metal, while resolution of 0.02 mm out to 250 mm and below 0.2 mm out to 400 mm meets needs of precision dimensional measurement/positioning applications. Laser produces visible red, Class 2 beam and operates with 2-line, 8-character display. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Automatic ID

Vision/Barcode Sensors increase speed via resolution options.

September 17, 2014

Offering multiple tools, vision and barcode sensors of iVu Plus Gen2 series include integral and remote screen models for inspection, machine vision, and QC applications. Vision sensors include full resolution option to detect small features as well as capability to use multiple sensor tools in same inspection. Bar code readers validate 12, 1D and 2D barcode formats to support traceability in all industries and offer coarse mode resolution setting that can accelerate read rates. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Stainless Steel LED Lights withstand harsh conditions.

September 3, 2014

Available with polycarbonate window or tempered borosilicate glass window, Series WLC60SS features corrosion-resistant 316L housing to withstand caustic solutions, acids, and detergents as well as high-pressure washdown and high-temperature environments while remaining resistant to vibration and shock. Operating from input voltage of 12–30 Vdc, lights include advanced glare-reducing optics, 4 eco-mode dimming states, and integral 4-pin M12 Euro-style quick disconnect connector. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Tower Lights suit space-restricted applications.

August 7, 2014

Featuring self-contained, compact design, EZ-LIGHT™ TL50 Tower Lights provide highly visible operator guidance or indication of equipment status in space-restricted applications. Units display up to 5 stacked colors in one tower with universal AC voltage and up to 7 stacked colors in one tower with standard DC voltage. Supplied preassembled and preconfigured, lights are available in audible models with standard, sealed, or omni-directional audible elements. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Vision Sensors feature IEC IP67-rated housing.

July 14, 2014

With Ethernet connectivity, iVu Plus Gen2 touchscreen vision sensors can share inspection data directly with PLCs, PCs, or other factory devices. Units offer full 752 x 480 resolution option for optimal detection of small parts and features. Sensors can be configured to operate using 4 different sensor types: Area, Blemish, Match, and Sort. With advanced barcode reading capabilities, iVu Plus BCR Gen2 Sensors offer optimized traceability with integrated touchscreen for setup and monitoring. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

Fiber Optic Amplifier features fast response rate.

May 20, 2014

Able to achieve 10 µsec response time with 5 µsec repeatability, DF-G2 provides visibility-optimized, dual digital display for signal level and threshold values. Interface facilitates setup and programming through displays and switches and buttons or via remote input teach wire. Complete user control is available regarding manipulation of all operating parameters, including switch point threshold, light/dark operate, output timing functions, electronic gain level, and sensor response speed. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Laser Sensor measures from 100-1,000 mm.

April 10, 2014

Designed with linear array technology, Model LE550 provides repeatability and accurate measurement of challenging targets ranging from shiny metal to black rubber. Non-contact unit is suitable for roll diameter, loop control, thickness measurement, and positioning. Enclosed in die-cast zinc housing with IP67-rated polycarbonate lens cover, Model LE550 features 2-line, 8-character display and Class 2 laser beam. Metal, rotatable connector and multiple mounting bracket options are available. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Laser Distance Sensor includes intuitive 2-line display.

April 3, 2014

Featuring IP67-rated, NEMA 6 die-cast housing for use in harsh conditions, Model LE550 is capable of accurately sensing wide range of colors and materials. Linear array provides accurate measurements from 100–1,000 mm on variety of challenging targets, from black rubber to shiny metal. Typical applications include roll diameter, loop control, object measurement, sorting, and positioning. Multiple sensors can be installed in close proximity for precise measurements. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

LED Lights provide bright, clear status indication.

March 26, 2014

Available in 18 and 22 mm housing styles, respectively, EZ-LIGHT® S18DLH and S22DLH are suitable for environments with high levels of ambient light, including direct sunlight. Single-color LED barrel-mount indicators are DC-operated, available in terminal-wired or cabled models, and are suited for stand-alone use or enclosed in panel. For wash-down applications, indicators feature IP69K-rated housing and gasket-face flange that seals to enclosures. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Hazardous Area Indicator Lights suit global applications.

March 10, 2014

Featuring ATEX and CSA approvals, EZ-LIGHT® K30L and K50L are safe to use in every classified zone in North America and Europe.  IP67/IP69K-rated units are available in intrinsically safe, encapsulated, and non-sparking models. Indicators come in 5 colors, and, to eliminate false indication from ambient light, appear gray when turned off. Operating from -40 to 122°F, Model K50L features standard housing, while Model K30L provides compact, 30 mm diameter housing for single-point applications. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Safety Controller provides flexible programming capabilities.

February 18, 2014

Affording flexible, PLC-level capability and control, SC26-2 Programmable Safety Controller uses safety function blocks, Boolean logic functions, and usability-optimized programming environment for creating safety control logic. There are 26 input terminals and 2 redundant solid state safety outputs, which let safety system design engineers monitor variety of input devices. Along with PC GUI configuration software, features include optional LCD and Ethernet models. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

Fiber Amplifier supports IO-Link communication.

December 13, 2013

Able to achieve point-to-point communication for complete configuration/monitoring, DF-G1 increases sensing capabilities for diverse applications. Along with intuitive interface, dual display, and digital readouts, features include mechanical design with optimized fiber clamp that facilitates use while also promoting stable sensing performance, thermally stable electronics, cross-talk avoidance algorithm, and 32-bit microprocessor with 12-bit ADC. Response speeds are as fast as 200 µsec. Read More

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