Automotive: Body Shop
Banner has an extensive line of laser and vision sensors capable of solving the most difficult and challenging applications, such as weld nut and rivet detection and adhesive or sealant verification. Our safety certified and advanced designs of Safety Light Screens, Two Hand Controls and E-Stop Buttons address all safety applications without compromising productivity. Indicator and tower lights provide clear status indication for robotic cells, part in place and other error proofing tasks. Rugged industrial LED light fixtures from Banner provide brilliant illumination, adjustable to specific LUX levels that are safe, controllable and return energy savings.
A car travels along a conveyor into a hazardous area guarded by an EZ-SCREEN Grid. As the car approaches, the EZ-SCREEN Grid is temporarily muted to allow the car to pass without stopping the conveyor. While the Grid is muted, there is the risk that a worker will attempt to enter the hazardous area through the interlocked breakaway guard, putting the worker in a dangerous situation and presenting the possibility that the worker will be struck by the moving car.
Banner’s EZ-SCREEN® series safety light curtain system is a well established solution for the harsh requirements of welding equipment. With the ability to cascade (series connect) multiple segments together, configurations such as this horizontal/ vertical pair are easily implemented with standard hardware (no master/slave models).
The WORLD-BEAM QS18 adjustable field background suppression sensor is an excellent choice for this part-in-place application, requiring a three-inch scanning distance. With the combination of high-gain characteristics, sharp adjustable cutoff and a forgiving visible red light beam this sensor ensures longevity in this harsh environment.
The R55F high color resolution sensor checks whether the tips on a welder are within specifications, so the part being manufactured also is within specifications. In this harsh environment, the color contrast sensor uses glass fibers, for enhanced durability and heat resistance.
An equipment manufacturer builds test and measurement machinery for the auto industry. Operators access machine systems through the control cabinet. Intense illumination of the cabinet facilitates machine maintenance and management. Multiple AC powered fluorescent light fixtures had been used for this task.
American Hoffmann Corporation chose WLB32 LED light bars to illuminate work areas, enclosures and control cabinets, replacing fluorescent light fixtures. The superior light distribution offered by the WLB32 LED lights lights, as well as the ease of installation were key factors in the company's decision.