MODEX

MODEX-2020

Modex is one of the largest global manufacturing, distribution, and supply chain expositions in North America. With over 800 exhibitors from industry, commerce, and government, MODEX 2020 provides access to the latest manufacturing and supply chain equipment technologies.

Date: March 9-12, 2020

Location: Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA, USA

Event Details: https://www.modexshow.com

Banner Engineering Solutions for Material Handling

Boxes on Conveyor Belt Curve

Around the world, companies working in the material handling and logistics industry choose products and solutions from Banner Engineering to give them a competitive edge. We have the largest team of application engineers in the industry and a strong, global network of knowledgeable channel partners. We are experts in automation technologies, offering a comprehensive catalog of over 30,000 products, including sensorsvision sensorsLED lighting and indicatorspick-to-light systemssafety products, and wireless I/O products that drive efficiencies, improve output and system accuracy, and reduce errors and expenses.

Tracking Products through Packaging
Tracking Products through Packaging

Barcodes used to track packaged produce through the supply chain contain important product information that must be verified at multiple points during packaging. An ABR 3000 barcode reader ensures that the barcode on each package is present and correct.

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Reading Multiple 1D and 2D Barcodes
Reading Multiple 1D and 2D Barcodes

Barcode position can change with the location of each box on a conveyor and the height of the boxes can vary. An ABR 7000 barcode reader decodes multiple 1D and 2D barcodes over a large area in a single inspection, regardless of position or orientation.

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Tracking of Received Goods
Tracking of Received Goods

Banner’s TCNM linear barcode scanner quickly and easily detects up to 10 linear barcodes on packages, helping maintain accountability and an efficient flow of packages throughout a distribution center. The TCNM linear barcode scanner is ready to scan right out of the box with SMART TEACH, providing scan rates of 500 to 1,000 scans per second. The linear barcode scanner can read barcodes in ranges from 40 to 600 mm.

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Barcode Reading
Barcode Reading

The iVu BCR barcode reader scans pallets as they are loaded, identifying that pallets are complete. This ensures that operators know what truck or warehouse location the completed pallet will be directed. After the iVu BCR barcode reader verifies the pallet, the pallet is taken to the warehouse for storage or loading dock for shipment. Banner Engineering’s iVu BCR barcode reader decodes a variety of barcodes, including DataMatrix, Code 128, Code 39, Codabar and many more.

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Improve Overall Equipment Effectiveness by Monitoring Production Input and Output
Improve Overall Equipment Effectiveness by Monitoring Production Input and Output

Monitoring production inputs and outputs provides machine operators and managers with critical data about their processes and equipment and can help them identify and resolve problems on the production line more quickly.

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Stacker Crane Positioning
Stacker Crane Positioning

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.

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Retrofitting for Pallet Detection
Retrofitting for Pallet Detection

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.

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Detecting Pallets with Irregular Loads
Detecting Pallets with Irregular Loads

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.

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Baggage Handling
Baggage Handling

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.

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Load Station Pallet Detection
Load Station Pallet Detection

The WOLD-BEAM Q20 diffuse sensor is positioned to detect the presence of a pallet. Once the pallet is in place, an output signals the robot to begin loading.

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Emergency Indication on Conveyors
Emergency Indication on Conveyors

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.

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Conveyor Jam Detection
Conveyor Jam Detection

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.

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Facility Function Monitoring
Facility Function Monitoring

Banner’s wireless solutions can have multiple gateways tied to respective nodes, allowing for elimination of all wires and providing flexible mounting options. The wireless structure of gateways and nodes are responsible for communicating the critical I/O throughout the facility. Even with multiple wireless products, the wireless communication system is efficient and has no cross talk interference and does not interfere with the IT department.

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Extendable Reach Conveyor
Extendable Reach Conveyor

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

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Carton Sizing
Carton Sizing

Cartons moving on a conveyor pass between three pairs of EZ-ARRAY measuring 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.

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Accurate Pallet Detection
Accurate Pallet Detection

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

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Objects on a Conveyor
Objects on a Conveyor

The WORLD-BEAM Q20 diffuse sensors are positioned above a conveyor line in an array pattern to detect the presence of objects on a high speed conveyor.

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Parcel Collision Avoidance
Parcel Collision Avoidance

Banner’s DS18 sensor coupled with a zone control modules offers a cost-effective solution that gives an output and shows a change in state for optimal flow of products. This helps prevent box collisions and stops the zone so contents of packages are preserved.

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Automatic Storage & Retrieval System
Automatic Storage & Retrieval System

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.

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Detecting Items On an AC-Powered Conveyor
Detecting Items On an AC-Powered Conveyor

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.

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Wireless Forklift Signaling
Wireless Forklift Signaling

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.

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Replacing Cables on a Transport Cart
Replacing Cables on a Transport Cart

Transport carts typically use a conductor cable for operation, which breaks over time and causes production delays and increased maintenance costs. Controlling transport carts wirelessly reduces these issues.

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Exit Chute Jam Indication
Exit Chute Jam Indication

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.

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Sortation Auto Induction Station
Sortation Auto Induction Station

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.

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Presence/Absence Item Detection
Presence/Absence Item Detection

PresencePLUS Pro II mini cameras are set up on induction stations of the sortation system for easy inspection of all items entering the system. The vision cameras can inspect and detect packages ranging from business card size to massive boxes, as well as detect packages of varying colors. The compact mini cameras and flexible mounting options provide a simple installation without the need for alterations.

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Traffic Control at Loading Docks
Traffic Control at Loading Docks

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.

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Pallet Transfer Safeguarding
Pallet Transfer Safeguarding

Due to the dangers associated with a full pallet transfer, horizontal area guarding is needed in order to maximize productivity of packaging while protecting operators from the hazardous motion of a machine.

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Mail Sorting for Size
Mail Sorting for Size

Three QS18 opposed mode sensors above the roller conveyor detect any passing object, triggering the horizontal QS18 sensor. Letters pass below the horizontal QS18 undetected and are diverted to the letter conveyor. Parcels are detected and continue forward.

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Full Tote Indication and Verification
Full Tote Indication and Verification

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.

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Emergency Stop Buttons on a Conveyor
Emergency Stop Buttons on a Conveyor

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.

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Carton Dimensioning
Carton Dimensioning

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.

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Shuttle Tote Positioning
Shuttle Tote Positioning

SB12 positioning sensors are placed on multishuttles in order to confirm that product stays within the safety zone and confirms a product is positioned correctly to avoid hanging off the “safe zone.” SB12 sensors are cost effective and have cross-talk avoidance as well as light immunity, making them ideal for a warehouse environment. The compact size and easy installation makes them easy to place on multishuttle.

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Order Fulfillment: Wide Shelf
Order Fulfillment: Wide Shelf

Each wide shelf is equipped with a one-piece EZ-LIGHT PVD pick-to-light sensor in retroreflective mode, which has a range of up to 2 m. The PVD lights up on the bin from which the worker should select the map to ship.

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Light-Guided Kit Building at Large Station
Light-Guided Kit Building at Large Station

Manual kit building at large stations can be time-consuming and subject to human error, especially if storage racks are difficult to navigate. The PTL110 series pick-to-lights are scalable for large systems and highly versatile to complete numerous tasks.

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Pick-to-Light Solutions
Pick-to-Light Solutions

Several technologies and solutions are available for bin-picking applications for error-proofing processes. Light arrays prompt the operator for part selection with integral job lights, then reliably sense retrieval of the part, using an array of visible red or infrared sensing beams located in front of the bin.

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Part Pick Verification for Large Bins
Part Pick Verification for Large Bins

To reduce the risk of error in an assembly operation, a one-piece EZ-LIGHT PVD pick-to-light sensor is placed on the top rail of a shelf, looking down on the shelf opening. The PVD is interfaced with a process controller that is programmed to illuminate the PVD on the bin to pick. After the PVD detects that the assembler's hand has entered and left the bin, the controller signals the PVD on the next bin to pick.

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Bin Picking for Order Fulfillment
Bin Picking for Order Fulfillment

In a book packing warehouse, the rack above each carton of books is equipped with a one-piece EZ-LIGHT PVD pick-to-light sensor. A worker fills orders by selecting the quantity of each book specified on the packing slip. To make it easier for the worker to find the cartons from which to pick books, the PVDs above those cartons are illuminated. The PVD detects the workers hand in the carton to verify that the title was picked.

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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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Delivery Vehicle Detection with Indication in Warehouse
Delivery Vehicle Detection with Indication in Warehouse

Vehicle detection at loading docks is complicated because sensing solutions are exposed to the elements and need to recognize a wide variety of surfaces. Rugged ultrasonic sensors work well to accurately detect the surfaces of delivery vehicles regardless of the material. Pairing with bright LED indication creates unmistakable operator guidance.

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Vehicle Detection and Indication at Outdoor Docking Station
Vehicle Detection and Indication at Outdoor Docking Station

Detecting trucks and signalling arrival, wireless communication

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Loading Dock Sensor Monitoring and Indication of Truck's Presence
Loading Dock Sensor Monitoring and Indication of Truck's Presence

Indicate truck status and activate door with same device

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Delivery Truck Detection at an Outdoor Loading Dock
Delivery Truck Detection at an Outdoor Loading Dock

Use shifts in magnetic fields to detect arrival and trigger alert

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Monitoring Arrival and Departure of Trucks at a Loading Dock
Monitoring Arrival and Departure of Trucks at a Loading Dock

Outdoor truck detection for safety prevention purposes

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Detailed Inspection on a Sortation Conveyor
Detailed Inspection on a Sortation Conveyor

In large distribution facilities, sortation trays deliver products to the proper bin for correct shipment. Before sorting can begin, each tray needs to be empty so that items can be placed on the conveyor and sent to the next location. The 5mp VE Smart Camera recognizes very fine levels of detail and can detect items of almost any size, confirming the presence or absence of items on the trays.

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Tracking Package Location through Conveyor Roller Gaps
Tracking Package Location through Conveyor Roller Gaps

• Precise location detection</br> • High-speed conveyor</br> • Customer specific product</br>

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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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High-Quality LED Lighting for Workstations
High-Quality LED Lighting for Workstations

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.

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Low-Bay LED Lighting
Low-Bay LED Lighting

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.

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Highly Bright Illumination in Workstations
Highly Bright Illumination in Workstations

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.

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High Speed Package Profiling
High Speed Package Profiling with Laser Sensors

A laser measurement solution enables high-speed package sorting in order fulfillment applications and helps drives failure rates down—ultimately saving costs and maximizing profits.

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Safeguarding Access Points to a Depalletizer
Safeguarding Access Points to a Depalletizer

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.

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Depalletizer Guarding with Muting
Depalletizer Guarding with Muting

Banner’s Type 4 EZ-Screen with a muting is ideal for depalletizer stations with robots because the screens ensure safety standards are maintained while allowing for a free flow of pallets, increasing throughput. The muting allows for a pallet skid to be transferred without shutting down the conveyor or robot cell, helping optimize product flow throughout the distribution center. There is a timing function set at a constant speed that allows for a continuous flow of pallets.

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Safeguarding a Pallet Transfer Conveyor
Safeguarding a Pallet Transfer Conveyor

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.

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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.

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EZ-Array Series Measuring Light Curtain
EZ-Array Series Measuring Light Curtain

EZ-ARRAY light screens excel at high-speed, precise process monitoring and inspection, profiling and web-guiding applications with simple installation.

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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.

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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.

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