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Banner Engineering Corp.

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

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Banner Engineering Corp.

electrical equipment & systems, fasteners & hardware

Touch Button Indicators and Sensors reduce false triggering.

March 18, 2016

Employing smart electric field sensing, K30/K50/K70 multicolor indicators and pick-to-light sensors provide immunity to false triggering caused by buildup of foreign materials or exposure to direct water spray. Featuring 70 mm touch dome with 30 mm base, K70 comes in 9 color options and 1-, 2-, and 3-color models. K30, available in 1- and 2-color models, and K50, in 1-, 2-, and 3-color models, offer flexible communication and simplified setup of single device or multi-point applications. Read More

communication systems & equipment, electronic components & devices, mechanical power transmission

Fiber Amplifier provides both analog and digital output.

February 18, 2016

Capable of sensing more than 10 ft with opposed mode fibers or more than 3 ft with diffuse mode fibers, DF-G3 Fiber Amplifier is suited for contrast matching, intensity monitoring, web guiding, and dense sensing point environments. Dual digital displays show both signal level and threshold simultaneously. Users can setup sensor remotely via multi-function input wire which can be configured to control LED, gate amplifier’s output, remote teach amplifier, or setup cross-talk avoidance ring. Read More

controls & controllers

Wireless Controller supports IoT applications.

February 5, 2016

Available with internal Sure Cross DX80 Wireless Gateway or MultiHop Data Radio, Sure Cross® DXM100 connects local wireless networks with Internet and/or host systems. Cellular modem option eliminates need for IT infrastructures to connect remote equipment, while integrated wireless radio option enables Modbus connectivity to equipment. With interactive, programmable interface, operators can access system status and setup, view selected events or data, and perform site surveys. Read More

optics & photonics, vision systems

Safety Light Curtain features dual-scan technology.

January 29, 2016

Supplied in IEC IP65/IP67 rated aluminum housing with metal endcaps for durability, EZ-SCREEN LS is available in resolutions of 14, 23, and 40 mm with range up to 12 m. Sensor lengths range from 280–1,820 mm in 70 mm increments. With cascade models, users can combine up to 4 systems of any length, any resolution, and any number of beams. End-to-end sensing design eliminates gaps in detection, while bi-color alignment indicators facilitate setup, troubleshooting, and installation. Read More

sensors, monitors & transducers

Photoelectric Sensor features self-contained design.

January 21, 2016

Featuring IP69K-rated 316 stainless steel housing with 18 mm barrel design, Model M18-4 is suited for harsh industrial environments where abrasive chemicals and ingress fluid are present. DC-operated sensor, built with ASIC technology, is resistant to fluorescent light and offers high level of crosstalk avoidance. To accommodate diverse applications, M18-4 is available in opposed, polarized, and non-polarized retroreflective as well as diffuse and fixed-field sensing modes. Read More

sensors, monitors & transducers, test & measuring instruments

Laser Distance Sensor offers dual outputs and IO-Link.

January 7, 2016

Designed with FDA-grade stainless steel housing rated to IP67, IP68, or IP69K, Model Q4X is available with dual discrete outputs, which enable sensor to solve challenging high/low fill level monitoring or dancer arm applications. IO-Link allows for remote configuration, sensor backup, and preventative maintenance. With capability to detect height changes as small as 0.5 mm and sense up to 300 mm, Q4X can solve distance-based applications regardless of target surface reflectivity. Read More

communication systems & equipment, electronic components & devices, mechanical power transmission

Discrete Fiber Amplifier offers long-range sensing capability.

December 11, 2015

Used with plastic and glass fiber optic assemblies, DF-G3 can sense more than 10 ft with opposed mode fibers or more than 3 ft with diffuse mode fibers. Power increases detection reliability for dark targets at long range and enhances detection sensitivity when using specialty fiber assemblies for large area and small part detection applications. Available with 1 or 2 dual discrete outputs, amplifier features dual digital displays that simultaneously show signal level and threshold. Read More

sensors, monitors & transducers, test & measuring instruments

Dual Zone Radar Sensor detects moving and stationary targets.

December 1, 2015

Featuring narrow 11 x 13° beam pattern, R-GAGE™ Q240 Sensor is suited for monitoring specific area without detecting adjacent objects. Two independent adjustable sensing zones enable sensor to provide far and near proximity warning signs with capability to detect objects over 40 m away. Supplied in IP67-rated housing, Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave sensor operates in temperatures from -40 to 149°F and is suited for outdoor applications, such as port crane collision avoidance. Read More

electronic components & devices

Fiber Amplifier works with hundreds of fiber assemblies.

November 23, 2015

With high-power LED driving light through core fibers, DF-G3 allows sensing up to 3,600 mm. Single and dual discrete as well as analog output options are available, and sensing range is 3,600 mm max. Dual digital displays show signal level and threshold values, and sensing output is compatible with PLCs, HMIs, and other machine control systems. Compatible with multiple fiber lenses and arrays, amplifier also features crosstalk avoidance algorithm and physical separation of amplifier and sensor. Read More

safety & security equipment

Rugged Safety Light Screen offers 12 m range.

November 17, 2015

With end-to-end sensing design, EZ-SCREEN® Light Screen eliminates gaps in detection when mounted on top of machine work surfaces and between cascaded segments. Unit is available in 3 resolutions of 14, 23, and 40 mm and offers sensor lengths from 280–1,820 mm in 70 mm increments. Bi-color alignment indicators simplify setup, troubleshooting, and installation, while dual scan technology makes light screen immune to EMI, RFI, ambient light, weld flash, and strobe light. Read More

display & presentation equipment, electrical equipment & systems

Rugged LED Strip Lights illuminate harsh environments.

October 30, 2015

Constructed with aluminum internal structure and shatterproof polycarbonate shell to withstand harsh indoor and outdoor applications, low-profile WLS27 resists exposure to high-pressure, high-temperature water, solvents, cutting oils, and chemicals. There are 8 lengths available from 145–1,130 mm, and color illumination options include single, dual, and dimmable. IP66, IP67, and IP69K construction options are available, and internal temperature monitoring circuit protects against overheating. Read More

sensors, monitors & transducers

Photoelectric Sensors come in fixed-field sensing mode.

October 16, 2015

Available in fixed-field background suppression mode configurations, S18-2 Photoelectric Sensors provide up to 6 detection ranges from 30–200 mm. Self-contained units are resistant to fluorescent light and offer high level of crosstalk avoidance. With bright red LED emitter beam, sensors are easy to align to target, and ensure very small shifts in detection range caused by target color variation. Sensors operate from -40 to +70°C and include dual-function power and stability indicators. Read More

sensors, monitors & transducers, vision systems

Laser Distance Sensor detects clear objects.

October 6, 2015

Featuring default clear object detection mode setting, Model Q4X eliminates 2-point, dynamic, foreground, and background suppression mode. Without requiring retro-reflector, sensor combines window thresholds on both target distance and target reflected intensity. Bright readout on angled 4-digit display enables viewing from multiple vantage points, while FDA-grade stainless steel housing rated to IP67, IP68, or IP69K allows use in wet and high-pressure washdown environments. Read More

sensors, monitors & transducers

Laser Distance Sensors come in 100 mm models.

September 21, 2015

Suitable for detecting small features, Q4X Laser Distance Sensors are available with bipolar discrete (NPN and PNP) and analog (0–10 V or 4–20 mA) output options. With high-resolution capabilities, discrete models can detect objects as thin as 0.5 mm, while analog models precisely inspect part dimensions and positioning with resolution down to 0.15 mm. Housings are made of FDA-grade stainless steel and rated to IP67, IP68, or IP69K, allowing use in wet and high-pressure washdown environments. Read More

sensors, monitors & transducers, test & measuring instruments

Laser Contrast Sensors include fixed background suppression.

September 9, 2015

Offering high-speed part detection as fast as 250 µs, Q3X Sensors can capture up to 2,000 events/sec. Units come in 4 standard sensing ranges of 50, 100, 150, and 200 mm with fixed background suppression technology, and 300 mm model which uses standard intensity detection. Supplied in nickel-plated zinc die cast housing, sensors feature angled, 3-digit display of signal intensity and are rated to IP67, IP68, and IP69K. Typical applications include error proofing and registration mark detection. Read More

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&ndash;20 mA and 0&ndash;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.<br /> Read More

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&rsquo;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&ndash;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

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