Banner Engineering K50 Modbus Series Improves Lighting Installation and Programming Capabilities
Minneapolis, MN—March 17, 2015—Banner Engineering introduces its new K50 Modbus Series, comprised of
Modbus RTU reduces wiring requirements by using double-ended cabling and tee connectors. This minimizes system programming and installation complexities, allowing operators to get their lighting systems up and running faster and easier.
“The Modbus RTU protocol provides an improved way to define and install a lighting system with a common method of configuration,” said Matt Hahn, Technical Marketing Engineer, Lighting at Banner Engineering. “The K50 Modbus Series allows our customers more flexibility while significantly lowering their overall cost of installation.”
The compact K50 Modbus multicolor indicators are offered in several package types, including standard dome, daylight visible, beacon (perimeter) and beacon (perimeter and center). With configurable flashing and strobe function options, K50 Modbus indicators offer flexible performance for diverse requirements. High-intensity models are also available to satisfy outdoor applications.
For error-proofing and parts-verification applications, the K50 Modbus pick-to-light sensors feature an illuminated dome for easy-to-see job light status. The K50 pick-to-light is available in polarized retro-reflective or fixed-field models. Users can also select from standard function configurations or customize the device to fit their specific application.
For reliable performance in harsh environments, the multicolor indicators feature rugged IP67/IP69K construction and the pick-to-light sensors are rated to IP67 with fully encapsulated construction.
K50 Series touch buttons combine a large, bright indicator with solid-state, touch-activated switching capability, ideal for lean manufacturing and bin-picking operations. Second generation models have excellent immunity to false triggering and are drop-in replacements for existing K50 Touch models.