Key Benefits

Easy IO-Link and Pro Editor Configurations

The new WLS27 Pro comes in distinct IO-Link and discrete controlled Pro Editor compatible models. Banner’s Pro Editor software allows users to program device status, colors and animations for control via three discrete inputs. The application-based interface makes it easy to configure a light for a wide range of applications such as displaying machine warm-up time, indicating unique steps in an assembly process, showing distance and position information and communicating multiple machine states. Pro Editor models are discretely controlled and ideal for users who do not have IO-Link, but who want control and customization to communicate information visually.

Benefits of Pro Editor include:

1. Color and animation options allow for more intuitive indication in the visual factory

2. Gain control of your supply chain and delivery through model standardization

3. Display advanced functions like distance, time and count without a controller

The IO-Link models allow for dynamic control—reacting to inputs from other devices—and have additional modes that the discrete units don’t. IO-Link enables users to change device parameters from the control system as needed, such as during product changeover, which reduces downtime and allows machines to accommodate greater product diversity. These models can be divided in up to 10 segments for applications like assembly guidance or pick-to-light.  They also offer unique LED color control to provide advanced users with total control.  The WLS27 Pro with IO-Link connects cleanly to IO-Link architecture and helps reduce costs, increase process efficiency, and improves machine availability.

Benefits of IO-Link include:

1. Individual control of LEDs for fully customized operation

2. Use available ports to provide illumination and dimming without added hardware

3. Dynamic illumination and indication based on changing statuses

Calibrated color and advanced animations for challenging applications

The bright, high-quality light of the WLS27 Pro makes it a great illumination product. Its RGBW LEDs give clean, flicker-free white lit versus competitive models that create a mixed white from only RGB LEDs. The WLS27 Pro has a total of nineteen colors, thirteen colors plus six whites. This work light can be programmed to have bright white light for safety or efficiency during normal operation, and then to indicate other machine statuses, such as red for a stop condition. Additionally, advanced statuses allow the WLS27 Pro to indicate alarm states, show temperature, display position information, count for process verification, and display takt time.

Reliable performance in harsh environments

The rugged IP69K design provides reliable indication in a wide variety of conditions, including harsh washdown, machining and outdoor environments. The sealed lights are constructed with sturdy aluminum frames in a shatterproof copolyester housing, making them resistant to wet environments, impact, and breakage.

Illumination + Indication with EZ-STATUS®

The WLS27 Pro offers illumination and multiple indication capabilities in a single device with EZ-STATUS® to simplify installation and improve ergonomics. EZ-STATUS® promotes faster response to status changes and reduces the risk of costly mistakes and accidents. Use its bright white light for illumination or colors for broad status information or maintain white illumination in the center of the light and convey status through colored ends. 

Applications

The WLS27 Pro with IO-Link has programmable RGBW LEDs for use in indication, illumination, and inspection applications, such as:          

  • Bright white light for efficiency, quality and safety during normal operation
  • Standard diffusion window for full intensity and/or LED resolution
  • Provide operator guidance for assembly and manufacturing processes
  • Heavy diffuse window for smooth glow and close-range indication
  • Show time elapsed, level, temperature, position, angle or other “analog” type signals
  • Highlight available work zone status in robot cells
  • Provide operator guidance for assembly and manufacturing processes
  • Factory traffic status indication at intersections
  • High visibility indication for machine status and more
  • Human and machine vision inspection
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WLS27 Pro Series LED Strip Light
WLS27 Pro Series LED Strip Light

Banner is expanding its offering of the WLS27 Series Strip Light to include programmable models with RGBW LEDs for use in indication, illumination and inspection applications. These new models will be programmable with Banner’s Pro Editor software or IO-Link communication.

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