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Automotive: Powertrain

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Automation at Powertrain Plants

Increased automation at powertrain plants has brought about the need for improved and more cost effective manufacturing methods. In complex assembly operations, product quality and operator safety are primary concerns.

Sensors, safety products, LED lights and indicators from Banner Engineering address these concerns by providing users and machine builders with better value for many applications on assembly lines and in machining areas.

Applications

Improving Production with Pick-to-Light Systems
Improving Production with Pick-to-Light Systems

A Banner wireless solution is a simple way to optimize inventory, reduce errors, and minimize waste. Each SureCross Performance Node with I/O Mapping can be equipped with up to six EZ-LIGHT operator indicator lights. The SureCross Gateway is conveniently located at a central location where maintenance personnel and management can monitor the parts consumption throughout the site.

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Engine Block Part-In-Place Detection
Engine Block Part-In-Place Detection

Banner’s LE550 laser sensor is ideal for part-in-place verification processes. It is reliable, and extremely accurate for small part-in-place verification from long distances. The LE550 measures for 3 mm thickness using the digital output, ensuring that the retaining clip is present and the engine block is in the correct place.

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Thread Hole Detection
Thread Hole Detection

Conventional sensors can often have difficulty detecting the presence of threads. The WORLD-BEAM QS30's narrow laser beam can detect whether a hole in the manifold is threaded from a distance of up to 800 mm.

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TL50 Core Series 50 mm LED Tower Light Indicator
TL50 Core Series 50 mm LED Tower Light Indicator

LED tower light indicators are highly visible and simple to install with no assembly required. Display up to 7 colors. Available with IO-Link.

50 mm Optical Pick-to-Light Sensors: K50 Series
50 mm Optical Pick-to-Light Sensors: K50 Series

Provides improved ways to install a pick-to-light system with industry standard Modbus RTU protocol for communication.

K50 Core Series 50 mm General Purpose Illuminated Touch Buttons
K50 Core Series 50 mm General Purpose Illuminated Touch Buttons

K50 Series touch buttons combine a large, bright indicator with solid-state, touch-activated switching capability, ideal for lean manufacturing and bin-picking operations.

14/30 Series Traditional Heavy-Duty Type 4 Safety Light Curtains
14/30 Series Traditional Heavy-Duty Type 4

Models available in 14 & 30 mm resolutions and up to 2400 mm (7.9 ft) lengths in three robust housing options. Suitable for detecting fingers, hands, and ankles as well as guarding perimeters.

Q4X Series Rugged Laser Distance Sensor
Q4X Series Rugged Laser Distance Sensor

Rugged Q4X laser distance sensor solves many challenging applications and comes in a rugged IP69K rating with FDA food grade stainless steel housing.

Q45 Photoelectric Wireless Sensors
Q45 Photoelectric Wireless Sensors

Sure Cross® Q45 Photoelectric Sensors combine a sensor, wireless node, and an internal battery in a single device, making it easy to solve challenging factory applications or add sensing to existing industrial systems.

iVu BCR
iVu BCR

The iVu BCR offers advanced barcode reading capabilities for advanced traceability in a compact, rugged package with either an integrated touch screen or remote touch screen for easy setup and monitoring.

LE Series 1 m Range Laser Displacement Sensor
LE Series 1 m Range Laser Displacement Sensor

LE's measurement accuracy, ready to measure distances of 100 to 1000 mm, is suitable for controlling, sorting, and inspection tasks in quality control.

M18 Series 18mm Metal Barrel-Mount Sensor
M18 Series 18mm Metal Barrel-Mount Sensor

Epoxy-encapsulated metal barrel sensors provide reliable sensing without adjustments.

WLC60 Heavy Duty LED Strip Light
WLC60 Heavy Duty LED Strip Light

Oil, chemical, and water resistant with IP67, IP68g, and IP69K ratings. High brightness with glare-reducing optics. Resistant to vibration & shock.

WLB92 Large Ultra-Bright LED Work Light
WLB92 Large Ultra-Bright LED Work Light

Brightest, adjustable, uniform light for low bay lighting & robotic work cell applications. Easy installation with a variety of mounting options.

LED Lights Illuminate Control Cabinet
LED Lights Illuminate Control Cabinet

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.

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Operator Guidance Solution [Success Story]
Operator Guidance Solution [Success Story]

A Henshaw customer manufactures drivetrain and powertrain systems for the automotive industry. The company had experienced productivity losses due to errors in the assembly of transmission valve bodies. Henshaw was tasked with developing a system that would reduce errors and improve the assembly process.

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Superior Light Distribution with LEDs [Success Story]
Superior Light Distribution with LEDs [Success Story]

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.

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Vision Sensor to Read QR Codes [Success Story]
Vision Sensor to Read QR Codes [Success Story]

iVu Plus BCR Gen 2 with 25 mm Micro Lens replaces hand held barcode readers to collect data from dense, difficult-to-read QR codes on vehicle transmissions. A WL50S high-intensity LED spot light illuminates the target area.

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