Food: Primary Packaging

Primary Food Packaging

Primary Food Packaging

Banner offers products and solutions designed specifically to perform reliably in harsh conditions and withstand the environmental challenges common to primary packaging areas in the food processing industry. 

We offer a broad range of IP67, 68 and 69k and stainless steel food grade components, as well as optional chemical-resistant housings that withstand routine clean-in-place (CIP) procedures. Banner sensors, LED lights and indicators are easy to use and deploy, support production demands and facilitate product changeover, simplify and streamline processes, improve efficiency and enhance worker experience.

Primary Packing Food Applications

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Featured Applications

Clear Glass Jar Detection for Food and Beverage Splash Zone
Clear Glass Jar Detection for Food and Beverage Splash Zone

Detecting glass jars in a strict cleaning environment

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Black Plastic Tray Detection at a Hopper and Filling Station
Black Plastic Tray Detection at a Hopper and Filling Station

Learn how the Q4X detects dark colored trays at hopper and filling station in the food industry.

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Dark Tray Detection on Checkweigh System
Dark Tray Detection on Checkweigh System

The EZ-BEAM Q25 retroreflective sensor is ideal for this application. It emits a high-powered beam that will reliably detect any dark object that passes over the scale. If clear objects are to be detected, a Q25 polarized retroreflective model is used. With its IP69K-rated housing, the Q25 is designed to withstand the harsh washdowns required in food applications. Setup is easy; the Q25 has no adjustments.

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Triggering Checkweigh Station as Plastic Food Trays Travel on Conveyor
Triggering Checkweigh Station as Plastic Food Trays Travel on Conveyor

Banner Engineering's QM26 washdown sensor detects dark plastic food trays as they approach a checkweigh machine that confirms the correct weight of the filled trays.

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M18-4 Series 18mm Washdown Metal Barrel-Mount Sensor
M18-4 Series 18mm Washdown Metal Barrel-Mount Sensor

Heavy-duty barrel sensor protected by a 316 stainless steel housing that resists exposure to harsh chemicals and washdown conditions.

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.

WLS28-2 Versatile, All-Purpose LED Strip Light
WLS28-2 Versatile, All-Purpose LED Strip Light

21 mm profile compact LED light for a variety of industrial applications. Available with motion sensors, various lenses & windows for max flexibility.

WLS27 Shatterproof LED Light for Harsh Environments
WLS27 Shatterproof LED Light for Harsh Environments

Fully encased in shatterproof, chemically resistant housing. Rated IP69K for washdown. Multiple color options combine illumination and indication.

WLS27 Multicolor LED Strip Light with EZ-STATUS
WLS27 Multicolor LED Strip Light with EZ-STATUS™

Combines brilliant, bright illumination and high-visibility indication. Linear models fully encased in shatterproof, chemically resistant housing. Rated IP69K for washdown.

K50L Series 50mm Domed Indicators
K50L Series 50mm Domed Indicators

Our most popular indicator light. The 50 mm general-purpose indicator is available in both AC and DC supply voltage.

TL50 Series 50 mm LED Tower Light Indicator
TL50 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.

Accurately Measuring Bakery Ingredients [Success Story]
Accurately Measuring Bakery Ingredients [Success Story]

Baking is a mixture of creativity, precision and attention to detail. The Wilkinson Baking Company has added technical innovation to the mix. The Wilkinson Bread Bakery is a compact, completely self-contained and fully automated bread bakery. This unique machine combines technology with tradition to transform simple raw ingredients into bakery fresh bread at 40 loaves an hour.

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Consistent Dough Height Measurement [Success Story]
Consistent Dough Height Measurement [Success Story]

The dough for one of the company’s many popular breakfast cereals must fall within specific height parameters to ensure that it will have the perfect flake. Dough that is too thick will emerge from baking stiff and heavy. Dough that is too thin will crumble easily. This impacts the quality, taste and texture of the final product as well as product weight and packaging. Any product that does not meet the rigorous quality standards of the company will not be shipped or sold on the consumer market.

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Measuring the Height of Baked Bread [Success Story]
Measuring the Height of Baked Bread [Success Story]

The bakery’s multi-staged baking process begins with mixing, kneading and fermentation and completes with proofing, baking and cooling. At each stage, experienced bakers perform quality checks for appearance, texture, size and weight. Loaves that do not meet the company’s standards are rejected for consumer sales. The company needed to build-in system capabilities to help them better manage their resources and maintain quality standards.

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Monitoring Height of Tortilla Dough [Success Story]
Monitoring Height of Tortilla Dough [Success Story]

A US producer of authentic Mexican foods, such as tortillas and tostadas, strives to provide the best-tasting and freshest products for its consumers. In order to achieve this goal, consistency on the packaging line is key. The company was looking for a way to eliminate inconsistencies in their tortillas. Because they did not have a way to continuously monitor dough thickness on the production line, the dough nips often turned out either too high or too low, resulting in irregular tortilla sizes and weights. If a package of tortillas is under weight, it must be scrapped. In order to help eliminate waste and improve product consistency, the company worked with Banner to find a monitoring solution.

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Thermal Remediation Temperature Measurement [Success Story]
Thermal Remediation Temperature Measurement [Success Story]

The EPA has placed restrictions on the use of many fumigants citing a correlation between their use and ozone depletion. As an alternative, a large-scale flour mill performs three to four thermal remediations per year to eradicate flour beetles. The temperature inside the mill is brought up to 122° F (50° C). This is done gradually to minimize equipment and building strain caused by heat expansion.

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