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Banner Engineering Corp.

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

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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 4–20 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

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