Press Releases

  1. Banner Engineering Q4X Laser Distance Sensor Now Available with Higher Resolution Models
    15 Sep 2015

    Minneapolis, MN—September 15, 2015—Banner Engineering announces its Q4X laser distance sensor is now available in new 100-mm models optimized for higher performance over a shorter measuring range. The Q4X high-resolution models offer twice the measurement precision and a 25 percent smaller laser spot than the longer range 300-mm Q4X models, making them ideal for detecting small features.

  2. Banner Engineering Q3X Laser Contrast Sensor with Background Suppression Now Available in More Sensing Ranges
    1 Sep 2015

    Minneapolis, MN—September 1, 2015—Banner Engineering has expanded the maximum sensing range available for the Q3X laser contrast sensor with fixed background suppression. The Q3X now features four standard sensing ranges: 50 mm, 100 mm, 150 mm, 200 mm with fixed background suppression technology, and a 300 mm model which uses standard intensity detection. The key innovation of the Q3X sensor is the combination of low-contrast detection within a defined sensing range.

  3. Banner Engineering Q4X Laser Measurement Sensor Now Available in Analog Models
    18 Aug 2015

    Minneapolis, MN—August 18, 2015—Banner Engineering announces its industry-recognized Q4X laser distance sensor is now available with analog output. Featuring 4-20mA and 0-10 V output options, the Q4X analog models expand the variety of applications Banner’s Q4X laser distance sensor can solve, including fill level indication, part positioning, roll diameter, loop control and thickness/height verification.

  4. Banner Engineering Introduces Heavy-Duty Vantage Line Fiber Optics
    4 Aug 2015

    Minneapolis, MN—August 4, 2015—Banner Engineering introduces new heavy-duty Vantage Line fiber optics to complement its industry-recognized fiber amplifier product family. Featuring a flexible 304 stainless steel tube, the polyethylene jacketed plastic fiber is protected from crushing or abrasion in harsh industrial environments.

  5. Banner Engineering TL70 Wireless Tower Light Provides Reliable Remote Monitoring and Visual Status Indication
    21 Jul 2015

    Minneapolis, MN—July 21, 2015—Banner Engineering introduces the TL70 wireless tower light. Combining the company’s industry-recognized tower light family with its field-proven Sure Cross® wireless technology, the TL70 wireless tower light provides superior monitoring and visual status indication for remote applications, general and machine status, mobile call for parts, mobile work stations, and threshold sensing.

  6. Banner Engineering Q4X Laser Distance Sensor with New Dual Mode Solves Clear Object Detection and Error-Proofing Applications
    7 Jul 2015

    Minneapolis, MN—July 7, 2015—Banner Engineering has improved its industry-recognized Q4X laser distance sensor with a new dual teach mode. Featuring new firmware, the Q4X dual teach mode sensor combines window thresholds on both target distance and target reflected intensity, allowing the Q4X to reliably solve difficult applications with ease. The Q4X can now detect clear objects without requiring a retro-reflector.

  7. Banner Engineering Motion Detectors Provide Automated Light Switching
    23 Jun 2015

    Minneapolis, MN—June 23, 2015—Banner Engineering introduces the WLS28-2MQ motion detector switch for automated lighting. Banner’s motion detector switches provide an efficient solution to automatically turn on or off the light in applications where a physical switch cannot be used or the placement of the switch is not useful.

  8. Banner Engineering Wireless Vibration and Temperature Sensor Provides Superior Machine Monitoring
    9 Jun 2015

    Minneapolis, MN—June 9, 2015—Banner Engineering introduces its wireless vibration and temperature sensor, Designed to effectively monitor machines for increases in vibration and temperature, the sensor measures RMS velocity in inches per second or millimeters per second, and temperature. This enables the sensor to identify machine problems before they become too severe and cause additional damage or result in unplanned down time.

  9. Banner Engineering Safety Limit Switches Provide Superior Interlocking and Position Monitoring for Industrial Applications
    26 May 2015

    Minneapolis, MN—May 26, 2015—Banner Engineering introduces its SI Series Safety Limit Switches, designed to effectively monitor the position of a wide variety of guards, gates, covers and other moveable machine fixtures and tooling. The SI Series is available in three models—SI-LM40, SI-LS31 and SI-LS83—offering various actuating systems, contact arrangements, housing and mounting configurations to satisfy diverse industrial applications. Banner’s SI Series feature a limit-switch style, compl

  10. Banner Engineering Introduces Q3X Laser Contrast Sensor with Fixed Background Suppression
    12 May 2015

    Minneapolis, MN—May 12—Banner Engineering announces its industry-recognized Q3X laser contrast sensor is now available with fixed background suppression. Featuring contrast detection, plus fixed background suppression, the Q3X LD50 reliably detects targets within the desired sensing range while ignoring objects in the background.

  11. Banner Engineering WLB92 Industrial LED Light Bar Provides Bright, Even Light for Increased Productivity
    28 Apr 2015

    Minneapolis, MN—April 28, 2015—Banner Engineering introduces the WLB92 industrial LED light bar WLB92 industrial LED light bar . Featuring bright, high-quality and uniform light, the WLB92 is designed to increase worker productivity and ergonomics. With a rugged metal housing and shatterproof light cover, the WLB92 is optimal for a variety of industrial lighting applications including robotic work cell lighting and quality inspection, while having aesthetics suitable for an office environment.

  12. Banner Engineering L-GAGE® Dual Discrete Laser Sensors Provide Superior Performance for Challenging Applications
    31 Mar 2015

    Minneapolis, MN—March 31, 2015—Banner Engineering has expanded its L-GAGE® LE family of laser sensors with the LE250 and LE550 Dual Discrete laser sensors. Designed with the same robust housing, intuitive interface and linear array technology as Banner’s analog models, the dual discrete laser sensors provide outstanding performance for challenging detection applications.

  13. Banner Engineering K50 Modbus Series Improves Lighting Installation and Programming Capabilities
    17 Mar 2015

    Minneapolis, MN—March 17, 2015—Banner Engineering introduces its new K50 Modbus Series, comprised of multicolor indicators and pick-to-light sensors. Designed with the industry-standard Modbus RTU protocol, the K50 Modbus Series enables flexible communication and simplified setup of a single device or multi-point applications. Modbus RTU reduces wiring requirements by using double-ended cabling and tee connectors.

  14. Banner Engineering Heavy-Duty Q3X Laser Contrast Sensor Solves Challenging Part-Detection Applications
    5 Feb 2015

    Minneapolis, MN—February 10, 2015—Banner Engineering introduces the Q3X laser contrast sensor. With the ability to detect up to 2,000 events per second, the Q3X provides high-speed, reliable detection of parts, tools, pallets or registration marks with small contrast differences. The Q3X has a small laser spot and is an excellent sensor for reliable part presence, tool-in-place or broken tool detection in stamping and machining centers.

  15. Banner Engineering Q4X Laser Distance Sensor Provides Superior Performance for Challenging Applications
    20 Jan 2015

    Minneapolis, MN—January 20, 2015—Banner Engineering announces the Q4X laser distance sensor. Featuring superior, versatile sensing performance, the Q4X reliably detects distance changes as small as 1 mm and covers a 25 to 300 mm range across multiple target colors, materials and surfaces. With the ability to detect presence/absence of a target or an object’s orientation, the Q4X solves a variety of sensing applications.

  16. Banner Engineering EZ-LIGHT® K90 Series Provides Bright, Uniform Lighting for Long, Multi-Direction Applications
    16 Dec 2014

    Minneapolis, MN—December 16, 2014—Banner Engineering introduces its EZ-LIGHT® K90 Series multicolor indicator lights. Featuring a large, 90-mm indicator housing, the K90 Series delivers extremely bright and uniform illumination from all directions and at longer distances, while a highly visible illuminated dome ensures easy-to-see operator guidance. The K90 Series indicators provide enhanced flexibility with up to five colors—green, red, yellow, blue and white—available in one device.

  17. Banner Engineering Unveils LED Website, Designed to Guide Users in Selecting the Ideal Lighting Solution
    18 Nov 2014

    Minneapolis, MN—November 18, 2014—Banner Engineering announces the launch of its new lighting microsite, led.bannerengineering.com . Featuring Banner’s WLB32 Industrial LED light bar , the interactive microsite provides LED technology education, tips and tools for facility managers, sustainability managers, design engineers and OEMs in planning their lighting project.

  18. Banner Engineering TL70 Modular Tower Light Provides Enhanced Customization and In-the-Field Modification Capabilities
    5 Nov 2014

    Minneapolis, MN—November 5, 2014—Banner Engineering introduces the EZ-LIGHT™ TL70 modular tower light. Offering superior flexibility, the TL70 can be customized as needed, and allows for easy position changes in the field. The big, bright 70-mm tower features advanced LED drive technology, providing highly visible operator guidance and equipment status indication.

  19. Banner Engineering Expandable Safety Controller Design is Exceptionally Flexible and Intuitive
    21 Oct 2014

    Minneapolis, MN—October 21, 2014—Banner Engineering announces the XS26-2 expandable safety controller. With the capability to add up to eight expansion I/O modules, the XS26-2 platform was designed to easily adapt to diverse automation requirements and address a wide range of safeguarding applications. The base controller models have 26 input terminals, four terminals for two redundant safety PNP outputs and a USB connection for loading configurations.

  20. Banner Engineering Dual Color LED Strip Lights Provide Durable and Flexible Performance for Industrial Lighting Applications
    7 Oct 2014

    Minneapolis, MN—October 7, 2014—Banner Engineering introduces the WLS28-2 Dual Color LED Strip Lights. Featuring the same durable, low-profile design and efficiency as Banner’s work light strip family, the WLS28-2 Dual Color has been enhanced to offer dual-color operation.

  21. Banner Engineering LE250 Laser Sensor Delivers Highly Optimized Performance for Positioning and Measuring
    24 Sep 2014

    Minneapolis, MN—September 23, 2014—Banner Engineering has expanded its L-Gage LE family of laser sensors with the new LE250. Optimized for measurements ranging from 100 mm to 400 mm, the LE250 features superior measurement precision and a small laser spot size. The sensor’s linear array allows for reliable detection and measurement across a wide range of difficult targets, from black rubber to shiny metal.

  22. Banner Engineering Heavy-Duty Stainless Steel LED Lights Provide Superior Protection From Oil, Chemical and Water in Extremely Harsh Conditions
    26 Aug 2014

    Minneapolis, MN—August 26, 2014—Banner Engineering introduces a stainless steel version of its WLC60 heavy-duty LED lights . Designed for use in extremely harsh conditions, the WLC60SS protects against caustic solutions, acids and detergents often found in food and beverage processing, pharmaceutical, chemical and marine applications. For enhanced chemical resistance, the WLC60SS is available with either a durable polycarbonate window or tempered borosilicate glass (BSG) window.

  23. Banner Engineering EZ-LIGHT™ TL50 Tower Light Now Available in Self-Contained, Compact Size
    5 Aug 2014

    Minneapolis, MN—August 5, 2014—Banner Engineering announces a new self-contained, compact version of its industry-recognized EZ-LIGHT™ TL50 tower light. Measuring at only half the height of the standard TL50 models, the TL50 compact tower lights are ideal for space-restricted applications requiring highly visible operator guidance or indication of equipment status.

  24. Banner Engineering Enhances iVu Vision Sensor Series for Advanced Communication and Inspection Capabilities
    8 Jul 2014

    Minneapolis, MN—July 8, 2014—Banner Engineering announces the release of the iVu Plus TG Gen2 and iVu Plus BCR Gen2 vision sensor series. Designed from the company's industry-recognized iVu Integrated Vision Sensor family, the Gen2 series offers faster response times and multiple inspection resolution choices. Banner's iVu Plus Gen2 touch screen vision sensors advance inspection performance with Ethernet connectivity and multiple inspection capability.

  25. DF-G2 Fiber Optic Amplifier Features World’s Fastest 10 Microsecond Response Rate
    14 May 2014

    Minneapolis, MN—May 13, 2014—Banner Engineering enhances its fiber optic sensors product line with the DF-G2 fiber optic amplifier. Boasting the world’s fastest response rate, the DF-G2 can achieve a 10-microsecond response time with 5-microsecond repeatability. In addition to quick response rates, Banner’s DF-G2 provides an easy-to-read dual digital display for highly visible signal level and threshold values.

  26. LE550 Laser Sensor Delivers Repeatability and High-Precision Performance for Challenging Measurement Applications
    8 Apr 2014

    Minneapolis, MN—April 1, 2014—Banner Engineering introduces the new LE550-Laser-Measurement-Sensor/ LE550 laser sensor. Designed with linear array technology, the LE550 non-contact laser sensor provides high repeatability and accurate measurement for challenging targets ranging from shiny metal to black rubber.

  27. LASER DISTANCE SENSOR WITH INTUITIVE TWO-LINE DISPLAY FOR MEASUREMENT, POSITIONING, SORTING & QUALITY CONTROL APPLICATIONS
    7 Apr 2014

    A new laser measurement sensor featuring an intuitive two-line user interface display has been introduced by Banner Engineering (www.bannerengineering.com). The LE550 sensor offers a combination of range, repeatability, accuracy and ease of use not previously available at this price point.

  28. Banner Engineering High-Intensity Indicator Lights Provide Bright, Clear Status Indication
    18 Mar 2014

    Minneapolis, MN—March 18, 2014—Banner Engineering introduces its S18DLH and S22DLH indicators for general-purpose lighting applications. Designed with highly visible LEDs, these lights provide bright, clear indication in environments with high levels of ambient light, including direct sunlight. DC-operated and available in terminal-wired or cabled models, these single color LED barrel-mount indicators are ideal for stand-alone use or enclosed in a panel.

  29. Hazardous Area Indicator Lights Provide Clear Status Indication for Global Applications
    4 Mar 2014

    Minneapolis, MN—February 26, 2014—Banner Engineering introduces the EZ-LIGHT® K30L and K50L Hazardous Area Indicator Lights. Featuring extensive ATEX and CSA approvals, the indicator lights are safe to use in every classified zone or area in North America and Europe—their IECEx approval means quicker authorization for use in locations outside Europe and North America.

  30. Banner Engineering SC26-2 Safety Controller Provides Flexible Programming Capabilities
    11 Feb 2014

    Minneapolis, MN—February 11, 2014—Banner Engineering introduces the SC26-2 Programmable Safety Controller for PLC-level capability and control without the programming complexity and steep learning curve of traditional PLCs. Designed to be more flexible and easier to use than other small footprint safety controllers, the SC26-2 uses safety function blocks, Boolean logic functions and a user-friendly programming environment for creating safety control logic.