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Banner Engineering Corp.

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

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Banner Engineering Corp.

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Laser Distance Measurement Sensor comes in analog models.

August 20, 2015

In addition to IP69K stainless steel housing, analog Q4X models feature 4–20 mA and 0–10 V output options, 4-digit display, and 3 buttons for setup. Sensors provide continuous measurement with resolutions as small as 0.15 mm and cover up to 300 mm range. Measurement reliability is not affected by color or reflectivity of target object or background, and areas of use include fill level indication, part positioning, roll diameter, loop control, and thickness/height verification applications.
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Optics & Photonics

Heavy Duty Fiber Optics withstand harsh environments.

August 7, 2015

Featuring flexible 304 stainless steel tube, Vantage Line of polyethylene-jacketed plastic fibers are protected from crushing or abrasion in harsh industrial environments. Eight models are available, 4 with opposed sensing mode and 4 with diffuse sensing mode, in 1 m and 2 m options. All heavy-duty fibers are compatible with Banner’s existing plastic fiber amplifiers, including DF-G family. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Wireless Tower Light provides remote monitoring.

July 24, 2015

With Sure Cross® wireless node built into tower base, Model TL70 offers 2-way wireless communication and is available in 900 MHz or 2.4 GHz configurations. Water-resistant 70 mm light tower can display up to 5 colors and includes 92 dB adjustable alarm with 4 user-selectable tones, including pulsed, chirp, siren, or continuous. Each light segment can be selected solid ON or flashing, and appears gray when off to eliminate false indication from ambient light. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Laser Distance Sensor offers dual teach mode.

July 9, 2015

Combining window thresholds on both target distance and target reflected intensity, Q4X Laser Distance Sensor can detect clear objects without requiring retro-reflector. Dual mode can be used to error-proof applications by ensuring correct color part is located at correct position. Constructed with FDA-grade stainless steel housing rated to IP67, IP68, or IP69K for high-pressure washdown environments, sensor covers 25–300 mm range and can detect distance changes as small as 1 mm. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Laser Distance Sensors offer ranges up to 300 mm.

July 7, 2015

Housed in 316L stainless steel rated to IP67, IP68, and IP69K, Q4X Series includes both analog and discrete models. With sub-millimeter distance change capability, analog model measures height and fill levels, complementing presence or absence capability of discrete model. Teach mode has been added to discrete sensor, enabling detection of clear objects without need for retroreflector. Discrete sensor can also determine whether object is present at correct distance and if object is correct. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Motion Detectors provide automated light switching.

June 26, 2015

Supplied in rugged metal housing, WLS28-2MQ Motion Detector Switches automatically turn on or off light in applications where physical switch cannot be used or placement of switch is not useful. Units are available in 2 options: in-line module or built-in motion detector for company’s WLS28-2 LED Strip Light, which comes in various lengths from 145–1,130 mm. Switches are rated for 12–30 Vdc and include M12 connectors. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, HVAC, Test & Measuring Instruments

Wireless Sensor provides machine monitoring.

June 11, 2015

Measuring RMS velocity in in./sec or mm/sec, and temperature, Wireless Vibration and Temperature Sensor helps identify machine problems before they become too severe. Sensor is optimized to work with 1-wire serial radio devices. Operators can set vibration thresholds based on ISO 10816 standard. When threshold has been exceeded, wireless node can provide local indication, send signal to central location, and send vibration/temperature data to gateway for collection and trending. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Safety Limit Switches provide position monitoring.

May 27, 2015

Configured with positive-opening design of normally closed contacts, per IEC 60947-5-1 standards, SI Series monitors position of guards, gates, covers, and other movable machine fixtures and tooling. Units provide reliable monitoring regardless of environmental conditions and withstand any attempt to override switch and defeat system. Available with plastic or die-cast aluminum housing, switches offer multiple actuating systems, including plunger, roller, spindle-mount lever, and 2 lever styles. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Laser Contrast Sensor features fixed background suppression.

May 15, 2015

Featuring contrast detection, plus fixed background suppression, Model Q3X LD50 detects targets while ignoring objects in background. Unit operates like fixed-field laser sensor and detects targets within 50 mm sensing range. However, sensor can be programmed for low-contrast sensing within this range, while ignoring objects at least 60 mm away. Offering high-speed part detection as fast as 250 µs, Model Q3X LD50 can capture up to 2,000 events/second. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Laser Contrast Sensor captures up to 2,000 events/sec.

May 12, 2015

Offering response speed up to 250 µs, Model Q3X is suitable for low-contrast part detection. Visible laser beam allows alignment and precise detection over sensing ranges up to 300 mm, while 3-digit display delivers real-time feedback on bright output indicator. Intuitive setup routines for presence-absence and orientation applications are accomplished with 2 tactile buttons below display. Housed in nickel-plated zinc housing, sensor is rated to IP67, IP68, and IP69K for harsh environments. Read More

Display & Presentation Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Industrial LED Light Bar produces bright, even light.

May 1, 2015

Promoting worker productivity and ergonomics by delivering uniform output, WLB92 comes in AC (DLC qualified) and DC models with rugged metal housing and shatterproof light cover. Connection options include AC quick disconnect and AC conduit, whiles mounting options include surface, swivel, snap, and hanging brackets. Along with optional dimming function, features include 550 or 1,100 mm lengths and conduit knockouts that help ensure continuous run and permanent installation. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Laser Sensors provide dual discrete outputs.

April 9, 2015

Suitable for challenging detection applications, L-GAGE® LE250 and LE550 feature 2 independently configurable discrete outputs, which can be set up as switch points or sensing windows for part detection and feedback on position. With 100–1,000 mm operating range, LE550 is suited for roll diameter, loop control, thickness measurement, and positioning. LE250, with 100–400 mm range and 1 mm spot size, provides detection of smaller features and measurements across targets of varying colors.
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Test & Measuring Instruments, Controls & Controllers, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Robotics

Indicators and Pick-to-Light Sensors use Modbus RTU protocol.

March 25, 2015

Comprising multicolor indicators and pick-to-light sensors, K50 Modbus Series enables flexible communication and simplified setup of single device or multi-point applications. Multicolor indicators come in standard dome, daylight visible, beacon (perimeter), and beacon (perimeter and center) with configurable flashing and strobe options. For error-proofing and parts-verification applications, pick-to-light sensors have illuminated dome and come in polarized retro-reflective or fixed-field models. Read More

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

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