Packaging: Secondary Packaging

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Automated Secondary Packaging Solutions

Bliss boxes, trays, and flexible overwraps are rapidly replacing regular slotted containers (RSC). The use of pouches and other irregularly shaped primary packaging increases the complexity of forming, handling and transporting products. Vibrant, colorful graphics as well as clear or reflective materials can be difficult for many sensors to detect reliably.

Banner’s industry knowledge, expertise in sensors, LED lights and indicators combined with one of the most comprehensive product catalogs in the industry allow us to offer products and solutions that specifically address these challenges, improve efficiency and increase product throughput. We are experts in advanced optics, LED, laser, and photoelectric circuits, offering high-performance, easy-to-use sensors capable of solving some of the most challenging applications in secondary packaging. Our full line of vision and image sensors provide comprehensive inspection capabilities for label verification, bar code reading, optical character recognition and date/lot code inspection. LED lights and indicators provide years of brilliant bright illumination and status indication.

Applications

Loop Control of Clear Plastic
Loop Control of Clear Plastic

The detection of clear plastic is always a challenge. The optical beam of traditional photoelectric sensors will burn through clear material, making sensing results unreliable. The U-GAGE T30UX Series Ultrasonic Sensor uses pulses of ultrasonic energy, which reflect off the target and back to the sensor, to reliably detect clear materials. In this application, a T30UX with an analog output is being used to monitor the tension of the loop.

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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.

XS26 Series Expandable Safety Controllers
XS26 Series Expandable Safety Controllers

With eight optional I/O expansion modules, the safety controller can adapt to a variety of machines, including large scale with multiple processes.

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.

QS18 Series All Purpose Photoelectric Sensor
QS18 Series All Purpose Photoelectric Sensor

All purpose photoelectric sensor with universal housing design and 18 mm threaded barrel is an ideal replacement for hundreds of other sensor styles.

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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.

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

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

LS Series Full Feature Heavy-Duty Type 4 Safety Light Curtains
LS Series Full Feature Heavy-Duty Type 4

Intuitive, easy-to-use, feature rich models available in 14, 23 & 40 mm resolutions and up to 1820 mm (6 ft) lengths with no dead zone. Highly visible alignment indicators and intuitive diagnostics simplify set-up and provide machine builders with additional value to meet a wide range of needs.

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.

Accurate Label Inspection [Success Story]
Accurate Label Inspection [Success Story]

The company was experiencing several quality control issues—bottles were coming off the line with missing, skewed and double labels. As a result, the customer was scrapping over 2,000 bottles a month, a process which requires them to cut out the mislabeled portion of the bottles and re-grind the plastic for reuse. Further, the labeling errors began prompting serious customer complaints. To avoid scrapping additional bottles and losing loyal customers, the company came to Banner for a label inspection solution.

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Combined Inspections Used to Meet Quality Standards [Success Story]
Combined Inspections Used to Meet Quality Standards [Success Story]

Bottles incorrectly packed into bliss trays for sale in club stores did not properly display product labels and had to be returned to the company.

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Detecting Various Registration Marks [Success Story]
Detecting Various Registration Marks [Success Story]

Hamer, LLC is a Minnesota-based manufacturer of automated packaging equipment for a wide variety of applications and world-wide customers. From pet food to pellet fuels, Hamer machinery packages products in a variety of weights and sizes at speeds up to 60 bags per minute. A vital component of Hamer’s equipment is registration mark sensing—the ability to detect marks on packaging as it passes at high speeds. When a mark is detected, the equipment cuts the packaging at the designated location, eliminating waste and ensuring each bag is consistent.

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Pallet Detection for Conveyance Equipment
Pallet Detection for Conveyance Equipment

A leading manufacturer of conveying equipment designs and builds high-quality, low-cost conveyance solutions. The pallet equipment they develop is expected to reliably convey, palletize and depalletize thousands of pallets and unit loads annually. This equipment must be able to sense a wide range of different pallet types and sizes to ensure the proper packing and unpacking of pallets and avoid line slow-downs, pallet crashes and collapses.

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Preventing Shipping Errors at a Large Distribution Center [Success Story]
Preventing Shipping Errors at a Large Distribution Center [Success Story]

The customer was looking for a single-output solution that senses packages quickly, is easy to install and maintain, and was affordable enough to buy in bulk quantities if needed.

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Shrink Sleeve Labeling at High Speeds [Success Story]
Shrink Sleeve Labeling at High Speeds [Success Story]

A leading manufacturer of labeling equipment offers high-speed shrink sleeve label applicators designed to process 800 bottles per minute. To maximize the machine’s performance potential, the company wanted to install sensors capable of consistent detection and output for high-speed bottling.

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Simplifying Safety Feature Management [Success Story]
Simplifying Safety Feature Management [Success Story]

Algus Packaging Inc. is a leader in the heat seal and thermoform packaging industry. They design, develop and manufacture high-performance sealing machines, thermoformed packaging and offer full service contract packaging. The machinery and services offered by Algus provide their customers with the ability to change and grow as business needs dictate, now and in the future.

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