Food: End of Line Packaging

Food End Of Line Packaging

End of Line Packaging in the Food Industry

At the end of the line, packed cases are palletized for shipping. The flow of packed cases to the palletizer and assembled pallets leaving for shipping must be regulated to prevent line slowdowns and stoppages. The presence and position of empty pallets being introduced to the system must be confirmed. Palletizers, conveyors and other equipment must be safeguarded to protect personnel from accident or injury.  

Banner products solve problems at the end of the line. Banner sensors featuring on/off delay timers monitor and regulate the flow of packed cases into the assembly and palletizing areas.  Banner safety light curtains guard pallet in-feed and assembled pallet retrieval areas, and protect all access points to the palletizer. E-Stop buttons are deployed throughout the palletizing area and rope-pull switches along the conveyors enable staff to shut-down equipment in an emergency. Safety controllers simplify and centralize the management of all deployed safety devices. 

XS26 Series Expandable Safety Controllers
XS26 Series Expandable Safety Controllers

Expandable for complex safety applications where 3 or more safety relays are typically used. Supports up to 154 inputs and up to 68 dual channel outputs with 0.5 amps or 6 amps each using expansion modules.

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.

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.

Vision Sensor: iVu Series
Vision Sensor: iVu Series

The simplicity of a photoelectric sensor and the intelligence of a smart camera, the iVu is an all-inclusive vision sensor with lens, light, I/O, and touch screen or PC programming.

LS Series Tubular Enclosure Heavy-Duty Type 4 Safety Light Curtains
LS Series Tubular Enclosure Heavy-Duty Type 4

Intuitive, easy-to-use, feature rich model available in 23 mm resolution in a full-featured design with no blind zone. Available in 7 defined area heights from 280 to 1050 mm in 70 mm IP69 hygienic tubular enclosure with hydrophobic vents to prevent condensation.

30 mm Mount Emergency Stop Buttons
30 mm Mount Emergency Stop Buttons

Patented 30 mm mounting base enables easy installation and hookup with no assembly, individual wiring or additional enclosure required.

TL70 Series 70mm Modular LED Tower Light Indicator
TL70 Series 70mm Modular LED Tower Light Indicator

Big, bright tower lights come preassembled or as modular segments for customized indication. Lights are gray when off to eliminate false indication.

CL50 Series 50 mm LED Column Lights
CL50 Series 50 mm LED Column Lights

Rugged, cost-effective, & easy-to-install multi-color indication in a single segment. No controller needed. 1-, 2- or 3-color models available.

Q60 Series 2 m Range Adjustable-Field Sensor
Q60 Series 2 m Range Adjustable-Field Sensor

A long-range sensor with a sharp cut off and high excess gain to detect dark targets, and a laser model to detect thin targets at maximum range.

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