Pharmaceutical and Medical: Medical Assembly

Medical Assembly

Ensuring Product Quality for Medical Assembly

Ensuring product quality in assembly processes for medical products or kitted assemblies is critical. Companies around the world rely on Banner Engineering to provide products and solutions that not only help ensure product quality and consistency, but help improve product quality as well as assembly processes and efficiency, worker experience, productivity and safety.

Our expertise and broad product offering allow us to provide highly compact LED- or laser-based sensors that verify part presence and provide precise part positioning.  We offer innovative sensors, actuators, and LED lights that improve assembly processes and accuracy by providing lighted operator guidance for pick-to-light systems and clear, bright, even illumination for work areas and machines. With increased levels of automation comes an increased need for safety, machine safeguarding devices from Banner ensure that robotic assembly machines and other equipment will operate at the highest level of safety without compromising productivity. 

 

Applications

Call For Parts
Call For Parts

Installing a signal to parts bins is a simple solution to keeping parts bins stocked and the assembly line productive. The EZ-LIGHT K80 Call Light is a large illuminated signal the operator turns on before parts are depleted. The K80 flashes red to signal stocking personnel to replenish bin supplies. In flexible manufacturing environments, operator stations and work cells must allow for quick changes to assembly and manufacturing lines.

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Cap Orientation Verification
Cap Orientation Verification

Sanitary environment, subjected to aggressive chemical washdowns

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Part Pick Indication for Small Bins
Part Pick Indication for Small Bins

To reduce the risk of error in an assembly operation, a one-piece EZ-LIGHT PVD pick-to-light sensor with a 400 mm range is interfaced with a process controller programmed with the correct assembly sequence. The controller makes the PVDs light up in the correct order, to show the assembler which part to pick. After the PVD detects that the assembler's hand has entered and left the bin, the controller signals the PVD of the next bin in the pick sequence to light up.

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End-to-End Safety Sensing
End-to-End Safety Sensing

The solution requires the sensor to mount snugly within a machine opening, with continual end-to-end sensing that leaves no gaps. This enables the light screen to be located a minimum distance from the machine hazard point, using minimal floor space (which reduces the reach for the operator), and eliminating snag and aesthetic issues. At 28 mm x 26 mm (1.1" x 1"), Banner's EZ-SCREEN LP safety light screen is incredibly compact and can mount in tight spaces.

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Wirelessly Monitoring Machine Status
Wirelessly Monitoring Machine Status

Banner’s TL70 wireless tower light is ideal for this type of application. It combines high visibility indication with wireless communication. The extremely bright display of the TL70 provides at-a-glance status indication, enabling staff to easily identify the condition of a machine on the floor. Wireless communication connects the light to other devices without the time and expense associated with lengthy cable runs.

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LP Series Full Feature Compact Type 4 Safety Light Curtains
LP Series Full Feature Compact Type 4

The space saving, compact housing is ideal for smaller machines and constrained areas. Models available in 14 & 25 mm resolutions and up to 1810 mm (5.9 ft) lengths with no dead zone.

LP Series Emitters and Receivers
LP Series Emitters and Receivers

Type 4 safety light curtain available in 14 & 25 mm and up to 1810 mm (5.9 ft) lengths with no dead zone.

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.

Part Verification Array Pick-to-Lights: PVA Series
Part Verification Array Pick-to-Lights: PVA Series

Two-component light screen for part-pick verification.

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 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.

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.

LED Lights Used To Inspect Liquid Pharmaceuticals [Success Story]
LED Lights Used To Inspect Liquid Pharmaceuticals [Success Story]

One global provider of healthcare products had been using vision machines to detect particulates in their liquid pharmaceuticals. When the machines were no longer able to detect contaminants to the required percentage level, the company began using human visual inspections. Since many of the particulates are extremely minute, the company needed to install bright and highly uniform illumination in their work stations so operators could effectively verify the quality of products.

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Blue LED Sensor Detects Amber Bottles [Success Story]
Blue LED Sensor Detects Amber Bottles [Success Story]

A recent industry switch from polypropene (PP) to polyethylene terephthalate (PETE) bottles prompted a leading US mail-order facility to re-evaluate their fulfillment process. With over 2,000 red LED sensors to be replaced, the facility turned to Banner for a solution.

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