Fiber Amplifier works with hundreds of fiber assemblies.

Press Release Summary:

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.

Original Press Release:

Banner Engineering Adds Long-Range Fiber Amplifier Compatible with Hundreds of Fiber Assemblies

New DF-G3 allows sensing up to 3,600 mm with both discrete and analog output options

Banner Engineering ( has introduced a long-range dual display fiber amplifier with a high power LED that drives large amounts of light through small core fibers. The new DF-G3 joins the company’s previously introduced general purpose and high speed amplifiers and hundreds of fiber assemblies to support sensing applications in many industries.

Applications include:

• Automotive

• Bottling

• Electronics

• Semiconductors

• Automation

• Instrumentation

• Food Processing

• Packaging

• Pharmaceutical

• Machinery

• Inspection & Test

• Plastics

• Printing

• Converting

• Paper

• Glass

• Non-woven textiles

Output options include single and dual discrete, and analog. With sensing range up to 3,600 mm, the amplifier is designed for demanding applications including:

• edge guiding using analog output and fiber array

• precise positioning using discrete output and lensed fiber

• long range sensing using discrete output and opposed or diffuse fiber

Easy-to-read dual digital displays show signal level in red and threshold values in green. A simple user interface assures easy setup and programming. Sensing output is compatible with all standard PLCs, HMIs and other machine control systems.

The amplifier’s compatibility with multiple fiber lenses and arrays supports ease of use by providing a consistent user interface for all applications. Physical separation of the amplifier from the sensor allows use in harsh conditions. A crosstalk avoidance algorithm allows multiple units to be mounted adjacent to one another for efficient machine configuration.

Banner Engineering is a leading manufacturer of vision, photoelectric and ultrasonic sensors, fiber optic assemblies, machine guarding systems, measurement and inspection systems and wireless network products. The company provides local application support worldwide.

Product Sales Contacts:

Corporate Office for EMEA

Banner Engineering BVBA

Attn: Peter Mertens

Tel.: + 32 (0) 2 456 07 80

Fax : + 32 (0) 2 456 07 89

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