Material Handling: Storage and Retrieval

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Storage and Retrieval

How items are stored and retrieved is critical to the flow of products and goods throughout a warehouse. With the trend towards greater automation in the warehouse, facility managers are looking for ways to add intelligence to their equipment and systems to improve performance and increase overall efficiency at their site.

Banner sensors, safety equipment, LED lights and indicators, and wireless products improve the efficiency and effectiveness of warehouse equipment and systems and support increased automation. Our products are used for everything from dimensioning packages for storage space optimization to collision avoidance on forklifts, shuttle systems, stacker cranes and overhead crane gantries. Used together, our sensors, indicators and wireless products allow facility managers to remotely monitor the performance and health of equipment throughout a warehouse. To protect personnel from injury or accident, we offer one of the most comprehensive lines of safety equipment in the industry, including light curtains, e-stops, and safety controllers that simplify safety device integration and management.  

Applications

Depalletizer Guarding with Muting
Depalletizer Guarding with Muting

LS light curtains are intuitive, easy-to-use safety devices used for machine safeguarding. They are built to withstand challenges commonly found in manufacturing and packaging environments. LS-S models require no PC software, DIP switches, or other devices for quick, easy configuration. Highly visible alignment indicators and intuitive diagnostics simplify setup, facilitate troubleshooting, and minimize system downtime.

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Barcode Reading
Barcode Reading

ABR Series barcode readers can be used to solve track and trace applications, offering increased resolution to read smaller codes, over a larger target area, and at greater distances. Polarization is now available in both 1.3 MP and 2 MP ABR 7000 models for improved performance on targets with reflective surfaces or where glare is present. Our highest resolution camera, the VE is also available in only-barcode reading models, as well as the original vision camera-only model. This makes our VE series is the highest-resolution barcode reader in our portfolio, designed to better solve complex applications.

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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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Shuttle Tote Positioning
Shuttle Tote Positioning

The Q20 WORLD-BEAM Polarized Retro sensors are mounted on the rails of the multishuttles, to confirm that product stays within the safety zone and confirms a product is positioned correctly to avoid hanging off the “safe zone.” Q20 sensors are cost effective and accurately detect presence and placement, making them ideal for a warehouse environment. The compact size and ease of installation make the Q20 a robust product for these applications. The Q20 sensors have a distance range up to 4 m and the sensor functionality of noise immunity and cross-talk avoidance allows the operator to test the system before use.

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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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SB12T Series Narrow Beam Plastic Barrel-Mount Sensor
SB12T Series Narrow Beam Plastic Barrel-Mount Sensor

The SB12T series is small, easy-to-mount opposed mode sensor pairs cost effective for large volume applications.

LE Series 1 m Range Laser Displacement Sensor
LE Series 1 m Range Laser Displacement Sensor

LE's measurement accuracy, ready to measure distances of 100 to 1000 mm, is suitable for controlling, sorting, and inspection tasks in quality control.

LT3 Series 50 m Range Time-of-Flight Laser Sensor
LT3 Series 50 m Range Time-of-Flight Laser Sensor

Advanced time-of-flight laser sensor for precise long distance gauging up to 50 m, depending on model. Also ideal for detecting angled targets.

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.

XS26 Series Expandable Safety Controllers
XS26 Series Expandable Safety Controllers

Expandable for complex safety applications where 3 or more safety relays are typically used. Supports up to 154 safe inputs and up to 68 safe outputs with 0.5 amps or 6 amps each using expansion modules.

14/30 Series Traditional Heavy-Duty Type 4 Safety Light Curtains
14/30 Series Traditional Heavy-Duty Type 4

Models available in 14 & 30 mm resolutions and up to 2400 mm (7.9 ft) lengths in three robust housing options. Suitable for detecting fingers, hands, and ankles as well as guarding perimeters.

AG4 Series Safety Laser Scanners
AG4 Series Safety Laser Scanners

Safety laser scanner protects personnel within user-defined area. Flexible protective & warning fields. Models available with 4 m or 6.25 m max range.

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

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