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Photoelectric Sensors target high-volume installations.

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October 11, 2013 - Built with ASIC technology, S18-2 Diffuse-mode Sensors are resistant to fluorescent light and offer high level of crosstalk avoidance. Self-contained, DC-operated units feature visible red emitter beam that reaches up to 82 ft. Solid green LED indicates power is applied and sensor is ready, while green flashing specifies marginal sensing signal. Two bright yellow LEDs, visible from both sides, indicate output is conducting. Sealed in ABS plastic housing, sensors operate from -40 to +70°C.

Banner Engineering Corp.

9714 Tenth Ave. N., Minneapolis, MN, 55441, USA

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Banner Engineering Self-Contained, Compact Photoelectric Sensors Provide Reliable Detection for High-Volume Installations

Press release date: October 1, 2013

S18-2 Compact Photoelectric Sensors

Minneapolis, MN—Banner Engineering introduces its next-generation S18-2 compact photoelectric sensor series. These self-contained, DC-operated sensors provide an economical sensing solution for cost-sensitive and high-volume installations. Built with Advanced ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) technology, the diffuse mode S18-2 sensors are resistant to fluorescent light and offer a high level of crosstalk avoidance.

Banner S18-2 sensors feature a powerful and bright visible red emitter beam that reaches up to 25 meters (82 feet), which allows for easy alignment and set-up. For ease of use, the S18-2 sensors also offer a highly visible output, and dual-function power and stability indicators. The indicators are comprised of one green and two yellow LED lights. Solid green indicates power is applied and the sensor is ready, while green flashing specifies a marginal sensing signal. The two bright yellow LEDs, visible from both sides of the sensor, indicate the output is conducting.

“In today's competitive automation markets, reliable sensing is crucial for maintaining product quality and machine productivity,” said Dennis Smith, Technical Marketing Manager, Banner Engineering. “Banner's S18-2 photoelectric sensors are designed to provide reliable sensing performance at a competitive price point to meet our customers’ need for high-speed automation and non-contact sensing.”

Featuring a rugged ABS plastic housing, the S18-2 sensors are well sealed against water ingress. A wide operating temperature range of -40 to +70 degrees Celsius ensures optimal performance for diverse applications. For increased flexibility, diffuse models provide a robust 250° sensitivity potentiometer.

Learn more about the S18-2 photoelectric sensors by visiting www.bannerengineering.com.

About Banner. Banner Engineering is a world leading manufacturer of photoelectric and ultrasonic sensors, indicator lights, vision sensors and vision lighting, electronic machine safeguarding systems, wireless networks, fiber optic assemblies and precision measurement systems.

For further information, contact Banner Engineering Corp., 9714 Tenth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55441. PH: 888.373.6767 (Toll-free North America), or 001.763.544.3164 (International). FAX: 763.544.3213. Email: sensors@bannerengineering.com.  E-commerce: www.bannerengineering.com/buyonline

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