제약 및 의료: 자동 진단
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A car travels along a conveyor into a hazardous area guarded by an SGS Series Safety Grid System. As the car approaches, the SGS Grid is temporarily muted to allow the car to pass without stopping the conveyor. While the Grid is muted, there is the risk that a worker will attempt to enter the hazardous area through the interlocked breakaway guard, putting the worker in a dangerous situation and presenting the possibility that the worker will be struck by the moving car.
Safety light screens on a meat slicer protect operators from sharp blades while in operation. The environment is harsh and frequently exposed to chemical washdowns. The EZ-SCREEN LS with hygienic enclosure keeps personnel safe while preventing water and chemical damage to the light screen.
At both open sides of a robotic work cell, a pair of EZ-SCREEN safety light screens are linked—or cascaded—in an L-shaped configuration to guard the access point both vertically (reducing separation distance) and horizontally (providing continual sensing). Up to four pairs of EZ-SCREEN light screens can be connected.
The EZ-SCREEN safety light screen uses fixed blanking and reduced resolution (also called floating blanking) to allow flat boxes to enter the machine. Fixed blanking allows the safety light screen to ignore the boxes, and reduced resolution lets it ignore slight variations in the box height. If the supply of boxes runs out, leaving the fixed blanked area clear, the EZ-SCREEN ligted curtain stops the machine so the operator can safely refill the carton supply.
Banner Engineering’s EZ-SCREEN LS is able to address the challenges of safeguarding multiple access points to a hazard with its automatic cascade feature. This advanced feature allows up to four light screen sets, of any size and resolution, to be connected in a series with as few as one cable to lead back to the control cabinet and one single dual channel safety interface, saving panel space.
To guard the perimeter of a tube bender work cell, two free-standing corner mirrors are set up to reflect the sensing field from the emitter, around the perimeter’s corners, to the receiver. Using corner mirrors is an economical way to make use of the range of an EZ-SCREEN safety light screen by guarding multiple sides of an area with one emitter/receiver pair.
In this example, two sides of a heat stake machine require guarding because of separate operator load and unload stations. On each side of the station, two safety light screens protect workers; one with a 48" vertical light screen for area guarding and one with a 12" inclined light screen to guard the point of operation where the tool is loaded and unloaded.
Safeguarding palletizer machines can be difficult because bottles are under a lot of pressure and can contain corrosive liquids such as soda or juice. Hygienic enclosures protect light curtains from corrosive liquids, meet sanitary requirements, and do not affect the performance of the sensor.
Safeguarding palletizer machines present many challenges to keep personnel safe and maintain efficient production. The new SGS Safety Grid with muting arm bar kit protects the dangerous robotic machinery while allowing boxes to pass through the Grids without stopping production. The muting arms can recognize if anything other than a box passes through the Grids and will trigger a machine stop on the palletizer.
Banner’s EZ-SCREEN LS is extremely robust with heavy duty extruded aluminum IP65/67 rated housing, metal endcaps and a recessed window to protect it from collisions related to stock removal and incidental impact. Additionally, its 12 meter range ensures it can guard large presses and overcome optical degradation due to oil and dust accumulation on the window, which can typically accumulate on the machine and weaken the system’s performance.
In this application, machine operators require access to the wafer carrier station. The EZ-SCREEN ESD safety light curtain system is configured to safeguard the process and operator using emitters, receivers and mirrors to enclose three sides of the station. Safety light curtains allow quicker, easier access than physical barriers while preventing machine movement if the operator reaches into the hazardous zone.
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.
Banner’s XS26-2 expandable safety controller is a scalable safety solution that can be tailored for a wide variety of machines, including large scale machines with multiple processes. With the ability to add up to eight I/O expansion modules, the XS26-2 has the capacity to adapt to larger footprint machines with multiple hazards and access points. Several preconfigured safety function and logic blocks are available in the intuitive programming software.
Banner’s EZ-SCREEN® series safety light curtain system is a well established solution for the harsh requirements of welding equipment. With the ability to cascade (series connect) multiple segments together, configurations such as this horizontal/ vertical pair are easily implemented with standard hardware (no master/slave models).
The design of our EZ-SCREEN muting light curtains allows for a free flow of pallets while keeping the dangerous area guarded to shut down the machines if any workers were to enter the space. The muting option on the EZ-SCREENs lets a pallet skid be transferred without the need to shut down or reset the machine, which would usually slow down the production line. The muting option is necessary in the beverage industry for certain assembly procedures to run smoothly.
Banner’s SC26-2 is a flexible, easy-to-use safety controller with an intuitive programming environment. The programmable safety controller can manage all of the safety devices with one module. The SC26-2 communicates the status of safety devices via Ethernet IP and controls a tower light for visual indication of safety device statuses. The base controller allows eight of the 26 inputs to be configured as outputs for efficient terminal utilization.
Banner’s XS26-2 is a flexible, easy-to-use safety controller with an intuitive programming environment, with the capacity to handle current machine processes and the flexibility to add up to eight I/O expansion modules as machine automation grows or changes. A broad spectrum of safety devices are supported, allowing for complex applications to be configured and downloaded to the controller in a minimal amount of time for efficient machine commissioning.
The EZ-Screen LPs Type 4 Safety Light screens guard the operators of a depalletizer from the motion of the sweep bar. To guard individuals from the sweep bar, a 14mm resolution between beams prevents access and injury. If an individual or item breaks the beams of the EZ-Screen, the sweeping motion will stop to prevent harm. The low-profile design of the light curtains allows for easy installation along a machine and does not require a PC or additional equipment for setup.
In this application, a hazardous work cell is completely guarded to prevent personnel from entering the area. In order to allow parts and material to flow into the area efficiently, entry and exit zones will be left open. The EZ-SCREEN safety light screen is positioned in front of these zones and will stop the hazardous motion of the machine if an operator tries to reach or enter through these areas.
CL50 Column Lights are mounted above each lane to indicate lane status. When the lane is open, the column light will turn green. When the lane is about to close, the light will turn red. When the lane is closed, the light will appear gray to eliminate false indication from ambient light. Column lights are rugged, cost effective and highly visible from all angles.
Banner’s time-of-flight LT7 laser sensors provide long-distance ranges up to 250 m with a visible red laser spot for easy alignment. Depending on range needed, a diffuse or retroreflective time-of-flight laser sensor can be used. Retroreflective LT7 laser sensors provide ranges up to 250 m and diffuse LT7 laser sensors provide long-range background suppression up to 10 m.
Banner’s Q3X versatile, rugged laser contrast sensor including background suppression is ideal for contrast applications where there is also a fixed background that needs to be ignored. In this application, the Q3X background suppression sensor detects the contrast difference between a bottle with and without a label for reliable label detection. With a range up to 50 mm, the Q3X has a tight laser spot able to detect a small change in contrast reliably.
Banner’s rugged, cost-effective and easy-to-install K30 Touch pick-to-light indicators are ideal for these applications because they are easy to actuate with the touch of a finger and can help industrial automation manufacturers reduce the error risk. They can be actuated with either bare hands or work gloves.
In the beverage industry, date/lot codes are mandatory on all products in order to identify when and where a product was manufactured. Finding a solution that can accurately identify the bottle caps and then trigger a machine to print the date/lot codes onto the bottle is required.
EZ-LIGHT Daylight Visible indicators produce intense levels of light, with 18 LEDs that can be activated together or in 3 groups of 6 to control light level intensity, making them ideally suited for applications requiring clear communication in an outdoor environment. An optional sun shield increases their visibility, making them effective even in environments with high levels of sunlight.
Each production operator in a lane was equipped with a wireless Node and K50 EZ-LIGHT. Another Node and EZ-LIGHT was installed in each forklift. When a production operator needs supplies, the operator pushes the button on the EZ-LIGHT, turning the light from green to red. At the same time, the forklift driver’s lights goes from green to red to indicate an operator needs parts.
Banner’s RP-LS42F rope pull switches run along the length of a conveyor so the operator can grab and pull it from anywhere to immediately stop the conveyor. Spans of rope range from 6 m to 100 m, providing the flexibility to safeguard long or short conveyors. The RP-LS42 switches are compact and have a variety of accessories available for easy installation and rope tension. They are also made with heavy-impact thermoplastic housing for use in demanding industrial settings.
Banner’s S18-2 barrel sensor is a cost-effective, reliable sensing method for this type of application. Its small size makes it easy to integrate along the manufacturing line, and its competitive price means it is well-suited for applications requiring multiple sensors. With a powerful and bright visible red emitter beam, the S18 sensors are easy to align during set up.
WORLD-BEAM QS18 Universal Voltage sensors are mounted along a conveyor to detect the presence and position of passing paletts. These sensors can be connected to either AC or DC power, allowing them to operate in large conveyor applications already using AC power without requiring a separate power supply. In addition to the universal voltage, this sensor also has a popular 18 mm barrel shape, multiple mounting options, and a rugged IP67 housing to withstand harsh environments. Having multiple power and mounting options in a single sensor allow for a quick and easy retrofit on the line.
An EZ-LIGHT TL50 Tower Light is mounted on top of the machine to communicate its status. The highly visible light tower allows employees to quickly check the machine, without needing to constantly monitor its status. Multiple tower lights can be on simultaneously, so several messages can be conveyed at once. The Tower Light is highly visible from all angles, and the indicators appear gray when off to eliminate false indication from ambient light.
With a big, bright design, the TL70 Modular Tower Light provides extremely bright and uniform light to indicate machine status. The highly visible tower light enables better visual management by allowing operators to quickly check machine status and constantly monitor machine processes.
Banner’s QS30H2O sensor is a specialized sensor developed to address challenges with optically sensing the presence of water and water-based liquids. The QS30H2O operates in a through beam sensing mode and the emitter has a unique LED with a 1450 wavelength. The 1450 wavelength is easily attenuated by water.
Banner’s DF-G1 light receiver sensor differentiates between windows with or without tint based on how much external light passes through the glass. The DF-G1 self-contained device has a simple push button set-up for easy adjustment along the conveyor. An intuitive user display allows for immediate sensor feedback.
An ultrasonic sensor will provide reliable pallet detection. Ultrasonic sensors emit sound waves and “listen” for the return echo of the sound wave bouncing off the target. The sensor can be taught a reliable background, in this case the conveyor, and will listen for sound waves returning from the conveyor. Any object getting between the sensor and the conveyor will be detected, causing the output to switch.
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.
The sensing characteristics of this application are simple, yet unique: the sensors are positioned directly above a white, highly reflective background and must detect darker, lower contrast objects of varying texture. The EZ-BEAM T18 fixed field sensor is an ideal solution. It has a sharp detection cutoff and is not sensitive to color variations – it will signal the presence of an object within a certain range and ignore the background.
The lead frame of an integrated circuit moves on a U-shaped channel toward the cassette that holds multiple frames. The D10 Expert Analog/Discrete sensor detects the leading and trailing edge, to signal to the cassette that the lead frame is approaching. The sensor operates in the opposed mode, because large differences in reflectivity of frame materials make diffuse sensing impossible.
In the event of a problem or potential equipment damage, anyone along the length of the rope pull cable (up to 75 meters) can pull the cable or press the built-in E-stop button and stop the operation of the machine. The switch is ruggedly built, to allow for outdoor mounting even in inclement conditions. It provides visible rope tension indication and an auxiliary output for remote tension monitoring.
With high-quality LED lights and multiple colors in one device, Banner's multi-segment audibleTL50, combined with the K50 Touch and PM8 wireless system result in efficient call for part processes. To begin, Banner’s K50 ergonomic touch buttons are installed in a supervisor station and numbered according to their corresponding PML8 Wireless Nodes, which are installed at individual workstations along with an audible tower light.
With a narrow beam that projects a small bright spot, the QS18LLP laser, polarized, retro-reflective sensors provide precise position control when triggering various devices. In this application, the QS18LLP is able to correctly detect the glossy carton as it travels down the conveyor—without proxing—and trigger the ink jet printer to print the date/lot code on the carton. The second sensor triggers the P4 OMNI to inspect the date/lot code and verify it is legible and correct.
A cardboard goods printer struggled with an inability to track machine operators’ efficiency and performance as measured against standard production rates.
The DX80 Gateway is positioned at the control panel to collect and process data. A DX80 Node, DX81 Battery Module, and I/O block are attached to the robotic arm. The Node allows for data gathering at the robot's end effector and also comes available with an M23 connector. The DX81 Battery Module provides power for both the Node and one external input device. These devices are easily integrated with existing equipment.
WORLD-BEAM QS18 Universal Voltage sensors mounted along an airline conveyor detect the presence and position of passing luggage. QS18 Universal Voltage sensors can be connected to either AC or DC power, allowing them to operate in large conveyor applications already using AC power without requiring a separate power supply. The robust, compact housing and multiple mounting options add to the versatility of WORLD-BEAM QS18 Universal Voltage sensors.
Center arm pivot irrigation systems are used throughout the Midwest to minimize water use and ensure crop health. Because the sections of the center pivot assembly have to move at different speeds, the motors moving each section must be monitored to verify each section is moving at the proper speed and time.
A plastic blown-film extrusion company manufactures wrapping products. With over a ½ mile of various conveyor systems used to carry and mix the pellet medium, the multiple conveyor systems must remain free of blockages and mechanical failures must be detected quickly to reduce costs from wasted material, ruined batches, and costly down time.
WORLD-BEAM QS18 Adjustable-Field Sensors with Background Suppression feature enhanced immunity to fluorescent lights, enabling them to reliably detect the edges of the glass panels despite looking up at the factory lights. The difficulty of varying background conditions is solved by using background suppression. The cutoff distance is set by the user with a simple multi-turn screw adjustment. The sensor will ignore objects beyond the set cutoff distance.
By installing DX70 pairs, tower lights, and switch boxes, manufacturers can create a wireless notification network and communicate across the factory floor. Operators can flip switches to call a manager to the production line, call a technician, or even request parts or supplies. Using the tower light notification system reduces the need for clerks, technicians, or managers to be constantly checking each production line.
A door to a secured storage room is equipped with a proximity sensor. When the door opens, the sensor transmits the data through a FlexPower Node to a Gateway, which illuminates an EZ-LIGHT indicator light in the main office.
Banner’s RP-LS42 safety rope pulls line conveyors as a way to indicate emergencies and immediately shut down conveyors. If a rope pull is used during an emergency, it can be difficult to locate exactly where it was pulled. A K30 indicator light can be paired with the rope pulls in order to provide indication as to where the rope was pulled. This allows for quick and easy indication of where an emergency occurred, helping to return to normal operations as fast as possible.
Banner’s WORLD-BEAM QS18LP laser sensor accurately inspects every carton that passes on the conveyor, ensuring the robot is triggered to load cartons into the package. With a visible laser sensing beam, the QS18LP provides precise position control, which is ideal to ensure accurate counting of cartons at a close range. The rugged QS18LP is also ideal for confined spaces and is easily set up along a conveyor for accurate sensing. With highly bright LEDs, operating status is visible from 360⁰.
PLC logic added to the welding machine can turn on an output when the allocated process time is exceeded. This output is wired to an input of a DX80 Node. The Node’s input is transmitted back to a DX80 Gateway connected to an HMI that logs overage time. Accumulated overage time is totaled for each shift and operator. Accurate work time is gathered at the welding machine and wirelessly transmitted back to a central control location for logging without running new data wires.
Banner’s EZ-LIGHT® K80FL multicolor LED indicators provide simple status indication in important scenarios, such as forklift intersections on the factory floor. These unique, specialized indicator lights have highly visible, bright, even lights that easily communicate caution to factory workers. With a selection of up to three colors, specialized K80FL indicator lights can be used to communicate different signals and can be set to solid or flashing light operation with the internal DIP switch.
In this application, the semi-transparent syringes have been oriented in a feeder bowl (not shown) and are moving down a rail in preparation for the next stage of assembly and packaging. A Banner SLM Slot Sensor is ideal for this application because the sensor housing is equipped with an emitter and receiver on the end of each fork, creating a perfectly aligned opposed-mode sensing beam for the syringes to pass through.
In the event of packages or totes coming around the corner of a conveyor getting caught, a WORLD-BEAM QS18 Universal Voltage sensor positioned at a bend will communicate to an alarm or PLC that an object has become lodged in front of it, alerting employees to the presence of a jam.
Banner provides sensing and industrial LED lighting solutions to help minimize carton and product damage inside a container. Banner’s QS18FF with background suppression has a fixed range up to 100 mm with an 850 microsecond response time, allowing for easy detection of the packages/cargo and ensuring the extendable conveyor does not crush cartons. Banner’s WLB32 is a cost-effective, LED lighting solution available in both AC and DC versions with a high lumen output that ensures proper illumin
Banner’s PVD100 is a custom-made solution that accurately detects pallets without adjustments, even when features are inconsistent. This easy-to-use, versatile light screen has a wide beam pattern, making alignment simple. With a compact design, it can easily be embedded into a machine or directly on the line. The PVD100 light screen sensing solution has a detection height of 100 mm and a scanning range of 2 m. It has highly visible red and green LED lighting to display operation and indicate
A Gateway inside a facility’s physical plant monitors energy use and demand. Depending on facility requirements—which change often—the wireless network can activate or shut down a rooftop HVAC system. With this monitoring system, industry managers can identify opportunities to make energy use more efficient and conserve plant resources at their facility.
In a number of automotive manufacturing processes, rotary tables are used to index parts into various automatic and manual work stations. In many cases, it is necessary to use sensors to verify that parts are present, properly placed, or correctly processed before indexing. Historically, the solution of using slip rings to allow sensor power and signals to be hardwired to the control system has often proven to be costly and unreliable. An alternative solution that allows more sensor signals to be processed while increasing the reliability is needed.
Banner’s DX99 devices are certified for Class I, II, and III, Division 1 and Zone 0 environments, enabling data collection from unsafe locations requiring intrinsically safe operations. SureCross FlexPower I/O devices are available in metal housings with integrated battery or polycarbonate housings with an external battery supply. Taking measurements on rotating equipment, such as a kiln or rotary table, usually requires a complex and expensive system of cabling. Even taking precautions and using specialized equipment doesn’t eliminate cable tangles and breaks. The SureCross Wireless Network eliminates complexities associated with data acquisition from rotating and moving machinery such as a rotating kiln. Crucial temperature data is acquired using a thermocouple and transmitted from the FlexPowered SureCross Nodes to a remote Gateway in the plant’s control center. Excessive heat triggers an alarm. Data is always concentrated in the same location for processing or analysis, and physical risks to personnel are eliminated.
A worker has detected a problem that might cause a quality problem down the line. The worker inserts a finger into the saddle of the EZ-LIGHT VTB, which triggers an audible alarm and displays the location on an andon board, so the supervisor can decide whether the problem merits shutting down the line.
As a log moves toward the debarker, an EZ‑ARRAY receiver determines the total number of beams that are blocked. It sends an analog signal to the debarking station logic controller, which determines the diameter of the log and adjusts the log grippers and debarking blades to the log’s size. Accurately determining the log's size provides process stability and prevents damage to the debarking machine.
SureCross FlexPower™ Nodes and low-power sensors combine to create a portable monitoring system that instantly integrates with existing Automatic Storage and Retrieval System (AS/RS) cranes. The combination of Banner’s reliable wireless solution and unique power management capability creates a host of simplified monitoring applications onboard the AS/RS crane. The FlexPower battery pack supplies power to the Node and up to four low-power sensors for years of operation. Preventative maintenance concerns can be addressed with a FlexPower Node equipped with multiple thermocouples for monitoring motor or critical bearing temperature. The communication output on the Gateway (system controller) can be used to create historical logs or trends to verify the equipment is operating at peak performance. Crane motion can be announced to staff with an EZ-LIGHT™ indicator at the end of each aisle. This bi-directional monitoring system is a simple way to alert employees that a crane is in motion without requiring any new construction or expensive downtime.
Banner’s EZ-LIGHT TL50 Beacon Tower Light is visible in daylight, making it ideal for many indication status applications. It is durable and equipped with long-lasting, energy-efficient LEDs, helping guide operators on the factory floor.
WORLD-BEAM QS18 Universal Voltage sensors can be connected to either AC or DC power, allowing them to operate in large conveyor applications already using AC power without requiring a separate power supply. The robust, compact housing and multiple mounting options add to the versatility of WORLD-BEAM QS18 Universal Voltage sensors.
An electronic component assembler needed to increase the efficiency of its production lines by reducing the amount of time technicians and managers were away from their work stations. The previous system required operators to manually walk over to the manager area to request more work or assistance with a technical issue.
To meet governmental regulations, landfill managers need to accurately monitor methane gas production, removal, venting, and burning. To accurately determine methane production levels and flow, a pressure transducer can detect both pressure and vacuum present within the methane production system.
With the all-in-one enclosure, the emergency stop pushbutton combined with the K50 Touch lighted indicator communicates simple status indication in emergency conditions. Banner’s 30 mm mount E-Stop button has an illuminated base that turns from yellow to flashing red when actuated, clearly displaying an emergency stop condition. The K50 touch is a streamlined product with an ergonomic design that requires no physical pressure to operate and is easily actuated with bare hands or work gloves.
A SureCross DX80 wireless system can be installed to make the system work better. The DX80 Node accepts a signal from the PLC operating the smart power system that shows which capacitors are being used. The signals are transmitted to a DX80 Gateway installed in a visible location. The Gateway uses EZ-LIGHT Tower Lights to indicate which capacitors are being used and an alarm to notify personnel when energy use drifts outside the desired range.
Transfer presses require reliable part-out or feed sensing to keep the mechanical shuttle system going without causing tool damage or producing low-quality parts. If the placement or movement of metal sheets is not precisely controlled, it could result in downtime and large quantities of scrap.
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.
Banner offers various rope pull switches in spans of 6 to 100 meters, so they can run along the length of various conveyor belts. The rope pulls switches also feature heavy-duty housings suitable for harsh environments. In emergency situations, the operator can pull the rope from anywhere along the line to immediately stop the conveyor and hazardous action.
The dies in tire presses suffer costly damage if the press tries to stamp the tread into an unstamped, or green, tire of the wrong size. To direct each tire to the correct press, Banner’s PresencePLUS P4 BCR 1.3 vision sensors sort green tires based on identifying information in the bar code printed on a label on the tire’s bead. In this application, the green tires moving on a conveyor pass below a fixture on which six BCR 1.3 vision sensors are mounted.
In this illustration, caps have been loaded into a feeder bowl which consistently orientates the parts to be positioned for bottle application later in the process. The Banner QS30AF an ideal sensing solution for this application, positioned to monitor the supply level of the caps as they move out of the bowl.
Cartons moving on a conveyor pass between two LE550 laser sensors, measuring the width in order to sort cartons properly. The LE550 sensors are an economic solution for carton profiling. The analog output sends a signal to the PLC to deliver the carton to the correct storage location. Banner’s LE550 provides repeatability and accuracy while measuring the height, length and width of cartons. The laser sensors have an intuitive user interface, making it easy to adjust settings.
A producer of stainless steel and special alloys supplies billets, blooms and ingots to the metal casting industry. During production, articulating robots are used to handle magnesium billets. Proximity switches located on the end effectors of the robots communicate status information from the grippers to a control panel. Robotic cables had been used to connect the proximity switches to the control panel. Environmental challenges and the motion of the robot compromised the integrity of the cables. Breaks were quite frequent and production had to be halted for repair and replacement, pushing up costs and driving down productivity.
The D10 sorts gum packets by color—yellow, blue, or green—using dual-discrete outputs. The two outputs of the D10 Expert are programmed as follows: yellow is both outputs ON, blue is both outputs OFF, and green is one output ON and one OFF. The output wire of a Q12 sensor is connected to the inhibit wire of the D10 to ensure that the outputs are off when a packet is not present, so the sensor does not erroneously signal that a blue packet is present.
Visual indication is an easy, effective way to communicate status to keep equipment operating efficiently and increase productivity. Intensely bright beacon lights are highly visible during daylight and indicate the condition of the spreader twist locks to the operator cabin to ensure a secure lift. The beacon lights feature intense levels of light output and are very rugged and durable, making them ideal for outdoor indication applications.
Banner’s Q45 wireless call sensor communicates to a wireless DX80, signaling that forklift drivers can remove the completed pallet for shipping. This helps keep the conveyor clear, keep it moving faster and leads to more productivity. Since forklift drivers are being called to action more quickly, it allows for more productivity.
This is an example of an Andon application, where tower lights on production lines are used to indicate operation status. This illustration, demonstrating a possible utilization of Andon light indication, has EZ-LIGHT TL50 Tower Lights mounted at each workstation to indicate the status of that workstation.
Slip rings are subject to constant movement which in turn leads to continuous maintenance in order to avoid degradation of the rotating electrical connection caused by normal wear and debris. Slip ring failure bring production to a halt, resulting in unexpected and costly downtime. The DX80 wireless radios provide a non-contact solution for transmitting the sensor signals from inside the filler bowl to the control panel. The wireless node located on the rotary filler can be battery powered thus providing power to the sensors for a wire-free installation. The DX80 wireless solution eliminates the need for slip rings, helping to decrease downtime and maintenance.
Battery-powered Nodes remotely transmit data—without hardwired power cables—to monitor and control rotating machines while eliminating costly and cumbersome slip rings.
Banner’s Q30FF600 background suppression sensor confirms when a product enters the exit chute to ensure it came off the sortation system and that there isn’t a jam in the product chute. The Q30FF600 has long range sensing up to 600 mm, which is the standard width of many chutes.
To monitor downtime of each plastic injection mold press, while also avoiding the cost of running signal wires or network cables, wireless technology was put in place.
When a window is located directly behind a cabinet, extremely bright, long lasting LED indicator lights can provide highly visible indication throughout the day. Banner’s EZ-LIGHT K50 Beacon is perfect for many indication status applications, especially in this cabinet because the beacon is highly visible even during daylight and is extremely durable with long-lasting, energy-efficient LEDs.
S18-2 retroreflective sensors provide long-range, effective sensing along an auto-induct conveyor station. Polarized sensors can help with shiny surfaces by reducing false triggers. The S18-2 retroreflective sensors are cost-effective sensors with a barrel mount style, making them easy to install along a conveyor for verification purposes and are available in retroreflective, thur-beam, diffuse or fixed-field models.
To collect snap samples quicker and avoid exposure to wastewater, use wireless technology to automatically collect snap samples and deliver the contents to the collection jug. A small pump installed at the collection site can be activated automatically, and at programmed time intervals, to extract the snap sample. A wireless signal is used to trigger the collection and to confirm a successful collection.
The robust housing of Banner’s powerful TM18 sensor is ideal for machine assembly and transport, preventing damage to the sensor while providing extremely accurate, reliable detection with opposed mode sensor pairs. Banner’s TM18 is rated to IP69K with a nickel-plated, die-cast zinc design, providing heavy-duty protection to the sensor in an industrial, automotive environment.
The customer needs a solution that can increase the forklift operator's response time by putting indicators on the forklift's dashboard and can also allow the forklift operator to acknowledge the request, which eliminates redundant part deliveries by multiple operators.
EZ-LIGHT Traffic Lights are mounted at each bay to visually signal to drivers when they have permission to back into the loading dock. The lights are preassembled, with up to three indicators and three colors in one housing, making them cost effective and easy to install. Traffic Lights are an ideal solution for outdoor applications, with intense levels of light output and included sun shields.
When the door to the guarded area opens, a break in the fiber optic beam stops the hazardous motion of a machine. Fiber optics are suitable for explosive environments, because their energy is limited and the controller is away from the hazardous area.
Instead of operating the HVAC system all the time, energy expenses can be reduced by scheduling the equipment to run only when the manufacturing equipment is in operation. A Node with discrete I/O monitors machine status and one of the Node’s inputs accepts a signal from the machine’s PLC to indicate if the machine is operating.
Banner’s DF-G1 fiber optic light receiver is a unique, cost-effective product that is designed to be placed directly in test equipment to ensure lights are functioning correctly. With the same intuitive dual display and programming interface as other DF-G1 models, the light receiver can be integrated and interfaced with assembly and test equipment control systems for pass/fail inspection.
S18L general-purpose indicators are ideal for use in panels. Their intense light and bright indication easily communicates various machine stages, including cycle hold, cycle enable and fault, to factory floor workers. The S18L 18 mm indicator lights are available with up to three independent colors including green, red, yellow, blue, white, orange, turquoise, violet, sky blue and magenta. Customers can create customized panel solutions and clear indication systems on the factory floor. Workers can easily see the stages with highly bright LED indicator lights.
Small indicator lights, such as light towers, can be mounted on each workstation allowing assembly workers to quickly and easily communicate to workers on the floor. In this case, a Banner TL30 tower light is mounted at each station allowing the assembler to call for additional parts or personal assistance without interrupting the production process.
With the all-in-one unit, the emergency stop pushbutton combined with an OTB provides a simplified operator station for manufacturing lines that does not require wiring or additional enclosures. Banner’s 30 mm mount E-Stop buttons work well in this type of application. Their illuminated base turns from yellow to flashing red when actuated, making them compliant with emergency stop requirements. The proximity of the emergency stop button to the OTB means workers can quickly and easily actuate
A two-hand control safeguarding system will prevent the operator from approaching the machine while a hazard is present. The machine cycle will begin only when the operator touches both Self-Checking Touch Buttons (STBs) within half a second of each other and will continue operation only as long as both hand controls are actuated, thereby assuring that the operator will remain at the control station while the machine is in use.
In the process of die bonding and wire bonding, lead frames are conveyed in a tall vertical cassette. To increase throughput, the cassettes are inspected to determine if a lead frame is present in each slot. Because the lead frame can be as thin as 0.1 mm, it can be difficult to sense. The VS1 convergent sensor easily senses this thin profile, as well as non-reflective plastic ball grid arrays (PBGA).
In order to properly identify and use visual management, a sensor is triggered when the bag is full and then sends a signal to a K50 touch button to light red, which represents a full tote. The K50 touch visually shows operators the bag needs to be removed and changed with an empty one. In order to show the bag is ready for more packages, the operator presses the ergonomic K50 touch button, changing it back to green to show the bag is ready for more packages.
At each emergency shower location, a FlexPower Node with 4 discrete inputs and 4 discrete outputs and DX81 Battery Supply Module was installed. Because the installation was a Class I, Division 2 environment, the DX80...C housings were used and installed inside an appropriate enclosure. When the shower is activated by a mechanical whisker switch, the FlexPower Node sends a signal to a Gateway and controller to notify security that a shower was engaged at a specific location.
Banner’s 30 mm mount E-Stop buttons work well in this type of application because they have an illuminated base that turns from yellow to flashing red when actuated. The red flashing illumination of the E-stop button visibly alerts operators which button was pressed so they can quickly and easily fix the problem to reduce down time and only reset the button that was activated.
DX80 SureCross Wireless products are a great way to communicate with automated guide vehicles in a wide variety of industries. Remote, self-contained push buttons attached to SureCross Wireless Nodes can be placed at assembly line workstations. When a specific part is needed, the push buttons can be activated and a signal sent to a Wireless Gateway-equipped AGV for replenishment of parts.
In order to maintain an efficient manufacturing line in the beverage industry, immediate notification of any safety issues is fundamental. Using visual and audible indication to identify safety concerns helps workers quickly find and fix the errors – returning the system to its normal operating state in a timely fashion.
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.
Banner’s EZ-ARRAY measuring light curtains detect items as small as 5 mm wide with an edge resolution of 2.5 mm, and have high excess gain for detecting opaque objects. These features allow for reliable detection and measurement of packages that pass through the light curtains. The total number of beams blocked for each pair indicates the size, which is sent to a sorter as an analog signal. A PLC then diverts each carton to the appropriate storage location.
The DF-G1 sensor can be easily configured for detection of small targets, such as syringes, in a limited space packaging process. With Banner's powerful TEACH and SET methods, optimal gain and threshold can be used for a range of applications, including low contrast and long range applications.
Silicon wafers are transported from one process to another in cassette on a conveyor that is totally submerged in de-ionized water. A D10 sensor has teflon-encapsulated opposed-mode fibers that are located on either side of the conveyor. When the cassette is present, the opposed beam is broken.
The bussable power feature of the D10 Expert allows for up to 16 sensors to be wired together and powered through one power supply, reducing the amount of wiring required and making it possible to use multiple sensors without needing multiple connection points. Space can be further conserved by mounting the sensors together on a DIN rail, utilizing fiber optics to monitor multiple inspection points in a confined space.
A Solar Power Supply positioned in each corner of the outdoor storage area powers both a Solar Node and SM30 Series 30mm Barrel Sensor emitter and receiver pair. To power the emitter and receiver pair, use the DIP switches to set the Solar Node's boost voltage output to 13V.
WLS28 Work Light Strips: Bright, long-lasting LED light strips provide optimal visibility inside the cartoner for operator access and easily fit on the machine without obscuring access Safety Hinge Switches: Stainless steel, load-bearing safety hinge switches support the cartoner’s machine door and will shut down the machine if the doors are opened, and minimize the risk of intentional defeat
A network of Banner L-GAGE LH Laser Displacement Sensors is strategically placed to make continuous thickness measurements of the sheet during the manufacturing process. If any of the paired thickness sensors make a measurement that is out of spec, the process can be stopped immediately to make adjustments and repairs to the manufacturing line. This can help eliminate scrapped material and improve the quality of the product.
Either M-Gage Vehicle Detection Sensors or R-Gage Radar Sensors can be used to monitor a designated checkpoint of each lane and determine the duration of time that each vehicle is stopped at that point. This information is sent to a PLC, which is connected to a series of K80L Segmented EZ-LIGHTs in a traffic control station. The EZ-LIGHTs communicate the status of each lane to the traffic controller, who can then alert toll booth employees when their lane is backing up.
Applications involving such large machinery can make wiring difficult and unsafe. Fortunately, wireless solutions allow for easy transmission of distance data. Various wireless devices can be setup up between cranes so multiple cranes can service the same area. Wireless products are also offered in rugged housing making them suitable for outdoor environments. Using wireless equipment to accurately monitor the cranes prevents costly repairs or replacements.
In order to detect these chips as they move down the conveyor, powerful sensors need to rapidly and accurately count them, but there are not many sensors that are tiny enough to fit into tight, confined spaces and still have reliable, speedy detection that keeps up with the integrated circuits as they pass by. With Banner’s ultra-miniature compact Q12 sensor, counting integrated circuits on the manufacturing line is simple.
Using K50U ultrasonic sensors and Q45U wireless nodes paired to a DXM100 wireless controller, we can develop a wireless monitoring system for multiple tank level measurements that is easy to set up, interpret the results, and monitor locally through a cloud-based system.
무선 솔루션, 차량이 감지될 때까지 저전력 대기 모드 유지
ABR 시리즈 바코드 판독기는 추적 분야의 과제를 해결하는 데 사용할 수 있으며, 더 먼 거리와 더 넓은 표적 영역에서 더 작은 코드를 판독할 수 있는 높은 해상도를 제공합니다. 이제 반사가 심한 표면 또는 반사광이 있는 곳에서 표적 감지 성능이 향상된 1.3 MP 및 2 MP ABR 7000 모델도 공급됩니다. Banner 제품 중 가장 해상도가 높은 카메라인 VE 모델은 원래 비전 카메라 전용 모델뿐 아니라 바코드 판독 전용 모델로도 공급됩니다. 따라서, VE 시리즈는 Banner 제품군 중에서 가장 해상도가 높은 바코드 판독기이며, 복잡한 문제를 더 잘 해결할 수 있도록 설계되었습니다.
I/O 전송 케이블을 설치하는 대신 10~30V DC 전원 SureCross 노드 및 Banner T-GAGE 온도 센서를 사용하십시오. 호스트 제어 시스템을 사용할 때 SureCross 게이트웨이는 센서 내의 온도 설정 포인트와 관련된 디지털 출력을 사용하여 공장 제어실로 온도를 전송합니다. 이 온도에 따라 모터의 전원이 켜지거나 꺼집니다. Gateway Pro를 무선 마스터 장치로 사용하는 경우 모터가 예상된 매개변수를 벗어나 가동되면 데이터가 기록되고 유지 보수 담당자에게 경보가 전송됩니다.
대형 캐비닛 제조사는 대규모 생산 시설에 있는 많은 방의 온도 및 습도를 모니터링하고 제어해야 합니다. 공장 전체의 수동 환경 측정은 일주일 내내 주기적으로 수행되었습니다. 이러한 수동 판독은 정보의 단면만 제공하였으며 데이터 수집에 3시간 이상이 걸렸습니다. 고객은 공장 환경을 제어하는 데 사용할 수 있는 정확한 실시간 정보를 가지고 있지 않았습니다. 이 정보를 수동으로 수집하고 송풍 시스템을 제어하는 것은 시간을 낭비하는 것이었고, 이로 인해 보관 중인 목재, 진행 중인 작업 및 완성된 캐비닛을 손상하는 오류가 발생했습니다.
A robotic weld cell is protected on multiple sides by hard guarding. Between work cycles operators must be able to access the weld cell to retrieve completed work pieces and load new material. Used to safeguard access points to the weld cell, an SX5-B safety laser scanner can increase machine uptime and productivity.
An LS Series safety light curtain with a mute arm kit in T-configuration combined with an XS26 Series safety controller is an easy-to-implement solution that protects staff from potential hazards without disrupting the flow of pallets to the depalletizer.
Pallet transfer conveyors are used to move heavy loads to the shipping area. Both the pallets and the conveyor pose risks for accident and injury and must be safeguarded. An SX5-B safety laser scanners safeguards the loading and unloading stations on the conveyor and enables a continuous flow of pallets through the system.
EZ-SCREEN LS safety light curtains have no DIP switches, feature end-to-end sensing, and can be easily installed with automatic configuration. The use of side mount brackets creates a quick and simple installation with adjustments made from the front side of the EZ-SCREEN LS arrays, saving time during setup. Maximizing machine uptime and reducing repair and replacement expenses helps companies remain competitive.
Banner의 SureCross DX99 무선 FlexPower 노드는 본질 안전 작동이 필요한 설치에 대해 Class I, II 및 III, Division 1 및 Zone 0 인증을 제공합니다. SureCross 무선 네트워크를 사용하면 전원 또는 I/O 데이터 전송을 위해 배선할 필요없이 FlexPower 노드가 각 탱크에 배치됩니다. Banner의 독보적인 전원 관리 기능을 통해 수년간 하나의 DX81 배터리 전원 공급 장치로 압력 센서가 장착된 노드를 작동할 수 있습니다.
CID1 하우징 및 B/W Prostick 자기 변형 수위 장치에 Banner의 DX99 900 MHz 무선 장치를 사용하여 대체 데이터 수집 솔루션을 구현할 수 있습니다. 적절한 안테나 배리어를 사용하면 시설 내의 모든 위치에서 실시간 데이터를 제공하는 Class 1 Division 1 무선 모니터링 솔루션이 가능합니다. 배터리 구동식 DX99 장치와 루프 전원 공급 방식의 Prostick을 사용하면 243.84센티미터(8피트)의 플랜지 탱크를 수 분 안에 설치할 수 있습니다.
일일 탱크 충전 수위는 무선 수위 모니터링 시스템을 사용하여 지속적으로 모니터링되어 특정한 양의 내용물이 유지되도록 합니다. 이런 탱크는 천천히 채워지거나 고갈되기 때문에 초음파 센서를 사용하면 잘못된 판독값이나 탱크 벽에 의한 간섭없이 탱크 수위를 측정할 수 있습니다. SureCross 무선 네트워크를 사용하면 전원 또는 I/O 데이터 전송을 위한 케이블을 배선할 필요없이 FlexPower™ 노드를 각 탱크에 배치할 수 있습니다. Banner의 독보적인 전원 관리 기능을 통해 T30UF 초음파 아날로그 수위 센서가 장착된 노드는 하나의 DX81 배터리 전원 공급 장치를 통해 수년간 작동할 수 있습니다. 멀리 떨어진 탱크 센서 판독값은 데이터 추적, 이메일 경고 또는 탱크 재충전과 같은 특정 이벤트 실시를 위해 호스트 시스템으로 보낼 수 있습니다. 탱크 자원은 고객이 지정한 수위 유지를 위해 필요한 경우에만 채워집니다. 재충전할 필요가 없는 탱크에 일상적인 충전을 수행하기 위해 더는 시간을 낭비하지 않아도 됩니다.
Lighting inside of paper drying machines is helpful during maintenance and general operation of the paper production line, but illumination is difficult because of the high heat in the machine and the wet environment. The WLH60 high temperature LED light can withstand heats as high as 100° C and is rated IP67, IP68G, and IP69K for water, oil, and chemical resistance.
Banner’s WLS28 LED Light Strips allow operators to identify frozen dinners that have not properly entered a carton and fix the problem with minimal downtime. Their long-lasting and durable cool white light means they’re an energy-efficient solution for illuminating the inside of a cartoner. IP69K rated, they can handle frequent machine wash down procedures.
Banner’s WLS27 are rugged LED strip lights specifically developed to provide brilliant, even illumination in challenging environments and compact spaces. They have a space-saving, aerodynamic design, are fully encapsulated in a protective shell, and come in a broad range of illumination color options. Machine designers can install WLS27 LED strip lights wherever they are best suited to illuminate a work area without making costly or time consuming modifications to the lights.
Banner’s WLB32 Industrial Light Bar is ideal for workstations. With a Hi/Lo/Off switch, operators are able to control the lighting level and are able to switch the LED light bar off when they are done. The WLB32 provides workers high brightness with even light output and enables numerous tasks in a workstation, including working on a computer.
Finding a high-intensity, ultra-bright lighting solution for manufacturing can be challenging. Since multiple lights are required to properly illuminate areas on a conveyor, a simple mounting option to connect lights together is needed.
The heavy-duty, energy-saving WLB92 from Banner Engineering provides an extremely bright lighting solution that provides consistent lighting across a warehouse. Since the LED factory light is so bright and gives a uniform output, fewer lights are needed in total, helping reduce the overall cost of lights and installation time.
Illumination during photolithography processes is challenging because white light contains a percentage of blue wavelengths, which negatively affect photosensitive materials. The WLS15 strip lights switch between two colors for safe use during photolithography.
High visibility is critical during inspection of product in flexographic printing because the lighting assists in monitoring machine performance. The HLS27 LED Strip Light works well near flexography printing machines because they are designed to work safely in Division 2 hazardous locations. The bright light illuminates printing functions to assist visual inspection.
WLS27 LED strip lights provide brilliant, even illumination in difficult environments like this. Each light is protected against environmental challenges and corrosion by a shatterproof, water-resistant polycarbonate shell. A redundant sealing method prevents water ingress to achieve IEC IP66, IP67, and IP69K ratings. These cost-effective LED light strips will provide vivid, low-power, maintenance-free illumination throughout their 50,000 hour or more lifespan.
Accidents can happen when people and mobile equipment share intersections in a factory. See how to create a controlled intersection with multicolor lights.
Liquid-dosage pharmaceutical product packaging inspections involve minute human visual inspections, making it important to have bright and highly uniform illumination.
Automotive inspection requires consistent, bright light with minimal glare to inspect automotive parts. Increased lighting can improve worker productivity and reduce eye strain.
Learn how green LED task lights enhance visibility of surface imperfections on manufacturing materials.
Banner’s WLS28 Work Light Strips with ON/OFF switches provide an energy-efficient solution for illuminating work areas and enclosure interiors with intense, long-lasting light. These LED lighting strips provide even, extremely bright illumination, and can easily fit in limited space setups. The work lights can be plugged into any local power source for simple operation.
Determining a lighting solution for the CNC machine is simple with Banner’s LED heavy-duty machine light, which provides enhanced chemical and thermal resistance in tough environments. The ultra-bright light is oil, chemical and water resistant with IP68, IP68g and IP69K ratings, making it an ideal choice for many industrial lighting applications, including the CNC washdown environment.
Banner’s WLB32 Industrial LED Light Bar has a robust metal housing and shatterproof light cover, making it ideal for an industrial robotic cell environment. The WLB32 provides highly bright illumination, with a no-glare glow. Banner’s LED light bar is a better solution for industrial lighting compared to traditional fluorescent lighting. The LED light bar provides a directional lighting effect, dispersing light 120⁰, versus fluorescents, which disperse light 360⁰.
Banner’s WLS28 Work Light Strips provide numerous energy-efficient solutions for illuminating work areas and enclosure interiors with intense, long-lasting and durable cool white light. These LED lighting strips not only provide even, extremely bright cabinet illumination, but they also conveniently fit in the enclosure and can be plugged into any local power source.
The energy-efficient WLB92 is easy to install and accommodates a wide variety of application needs with several models available. The light is extremely bright; effectively illuminating a robotic cell area. AC conduit models provide easy installation throughout the cell. The high-quality WLB92 LED light was designed to have an aesthetically-pleasing look, yet be rugged enough for industrial environments.
Machine lighting inside of automated clinical labs helps operators see and access the samples and equipment being used inside. These types of environments can be difficult on traditional lights because of the reagents and chemicals used during testing and cleaning. The WLS28-2 is rated IP69K to withstand chemicals and washdowns.