Product News: Robotics

Lighted Operator targets pick-to-light applications.

Press Release Summary:

Jun 15, 2012 - With EZ-LIGHT® K50 Touch, users can change light from green to red with touch of finger, hand, or palm and with bare hands or work gloves. Unit requires no physical pressure to operate, preventing stress on hands and wrists. Feedback is clear-cut and shows workers exactly where they need to touch to function properly. Available in 1-, 2-, and 3-color models, self-contained device features laser-marked surface, IP69K-rated housing, and solid-state technology.

Banner Engineering Corp. - Minneapolis, MN

Original Press Release

Banner Engineering EZ-LIGHT® K50 Touch Provides Single-Point Operation for Pick-to-Light Applications

Press release date: Jun 12, 2012

EZ-LIGHT® K50 Touch

Minneapolis, MN - Banner introduces the EZ-LIGHT® K50 Touch, a rugged, cost-effective lighted operator designed for easy and efficient pick-to-light and lean manufacturing processes. The K50 Touch provides simple performance, allowing users to easily change the light from green to red with the touch of a finger, hand or whole palm-with bare hands or work gloves-for bright, clear indication. Featuring an ergonomic design, the K50 Touch requires no physical pressure to operate, preventing stress on hands and wrists from constantly pressing buttons to verify correct picks during pick and place operations.

"We developed the K50 Touch with the worker in mind," said Chuck Dolezalek, Director of Product Development for Lighting and Indicators. "By offering an ergonomic product that clearly defines the area that needs to be touched for verification, workers can pick and place parts more efficiently."

The feedback with the K50 Touch is clear-cut and shows workers exactly where they need to touch in order to function properly, which allows for streamlined operations. Providing flexible operating capabilities to solve a wide variety of applications, K50 Touch operators are available in 1-, 2- and 3-color models.

With a laser-marked surface and a housing rated to IP69K, the K50 Touch is extremely durable and can withstand harsh conditions and moisture for challenging environments. Plus, the self-contained device eliminates the need for an external controller. Solid-state technology allows for a very long service life compared to traditional mechanical solutions.

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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.

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