An updated series of radar-based sensors with enhanced capability for detecting large objects in challenging outdoor situations has been introduced by Banner Engineering (www.bannerengineering.com). The R-GAGE sensors support collision avoidance and vehicle management applications in container ports, traffic and parking systems, manufacturing, mining, materials handling and railroads.
With expanded distance capabilities, the new sensors can detect objects both farther away from the sensor and closer to it (reducing “dead” zones). The Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) radar provides reliable detection in nearly any weather condition; it is not affected by rain, snow, wind, fog, light, humidity or temperature. It also detects stationary objects that cannot be detected by Doppler radar.
The sensors provide dual-zone signaling to prevent damaging collisions between harbor cranes. They can also increase efficiency of container movement by providing accurate position information to the crane operator.
Models are available for long range (up to 40 m), wide angle and narrow beam applications. All feature easy DIP-switch configuration with no PC required.
About Banner. Banner Engineering is a world leading manufacturer of photoelectric and ultrasonic sensors, indicator lights, vision sensors and vision lighting, electronic machine guarding systems, wireless networks, fiber optic assemblies and precision measurement systems.
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