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Automotive: Vehicle Components

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Banner Helps Tier 1 Suppliers Make Good Parts Better

Working in close partnership with Tier 1 automotive components suppliers around the world, Banner develops products and solutions that specifically support the needs of companies operating in this important and competitive market. 

Our rich industry experience combined with one of the industry’s most comprehensive offerings of automation products, allow us to help our customers further improve production processes, implement lean strategies, reduce downtime and verify product quality.  

Applications

Multiple Point Inspection on Stamped Metal Parts
Multiple Point Inspection on Stamped Metal Parts

To verify the expected number of holes exists on a small metal part, the iVu Plus TG Image Sensor with Multipoint Inspections can be configured for multiple regions of interest (ROIs) to ensure holes exist and were punched in the correct place. When set up for area inspection, the iVu will scan multiple points on the stamped part to verify the presence or absence of a feature or features of interest.

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Detecting Black Parts on Black Door Panel
Detecting Black Parts on Black Door Panel

Differentiate between foam and poor contrast background

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Automotive Fuse Box Inspection
Automotive Fuse Box Inspection

A PresencePLUS COLOR Pro vision sensor inspects color-coded fuses in a fuse box to verify that each fuse is in the correct location.

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Part Color Inspection on a Vehicle Door Panel
Part Color Inspection on a Vehicle Door Panel

An iVu Color Sensor identifies RGB values of individual pieces of trim on vehicle door panels and communicates this information over an industrial Ethernet connection to a PLC.

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Manual Load Weld Cell
Manual Load Weld Cell

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).

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Part Presence and Position Verification on a Car Door from a Distance
Part Presence and Position Verification on a Car Door from a Distance

LTF Series Laser Measurement Sensors support a sensing range of up to 12 meters and can detect objects at or from an angle, allowing the sensor to be installed away from the inspection area where it will not come into contact with equipment or be exposed to hazards.

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Loop Control of Shiny Black Tread Rubber during Tire Production
Loop Control of Shiny Black Tread Rubber during Tire Production

LTF Series Laser Measurement Sensors offer tremendous accuracy over distances and are unaffected by target color or reflectivity, making them an ideal solution for monitoring loops of tread rubber. They feature high excess gain, superior signal control and automatic adaptive laser power control. Combined, these features enable reliable detection of challenging dark and reflective targets from a distance and at an angle.

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High-Quality LED Lighting for Conveyor Illumination
High-Quality LED Lighting for Conveyor Illumination

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.

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Die Protection in Tire Manufacturing
Die Protection in Tire Manufacturing

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.

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Bright Indication in Ambient Light
Bright Indication in Ambient Light

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.

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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.

Q4X Series Rugged Laser Distance Sensor
Q4X Series Rugged Laser Distance Sensor

Rugged Q4X laser distance sensor solves many challenging applications and comes in a rugged IP69K rating with FDA food grade stainless steel housing.

Q3X Series Laser Contrast Sensor
Q3X Series Laser Contrast Sensor

Rugged high speed sensor for challenging presence/absence, orientation and registration mark detection applications with small contrast differences.

QS30 Series High-Performance Long-Range Sensor
QS30 Series High-Performance Long-Range Sensor

High power sensing with ranges up to 200 m, e/m relay output models available.

50 mm Pick-to-Light Touch Buttons: K50 Series
50 mm Pick-to-Light Touch Buttons: K50 Series

K50 Series touch buttons combine a large, bright indicator with solid-state, touch-activated switching capability, ideal for lean manufacturing and bin-picking operations. Second generation models have excellent immunity to false triggering and are drop-in replacements for existing K50 Touch models.

80 mm Pick-to-Light Touch Buttons: K80 Series
80 mm Pick-to-Light Touch Buttons: K80 Series

K80 Series touch buttons combine a large, bright indicator with solid-state, touch-activated switching capability, ideal for lean manufacturing and bin-picking operations.

WLB32 Adjustable LED Workstation Light
WLB32 Adjustable LED Workstation Light

Bright, glare-free workstation light with adjustable brightness improves productivity. Cascadable models for continuous lighting with minimal wiring.

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.

14/30 Series Emitters and Receivers
14/30 Series Emitters and Receivers

Type 4 safety light curtains available in 14 & 30 mm resolutions and up to 2400 mm (7.9 ft) lengths in three robust housing options.

XS26 Series Expandable Safety Controllers
XS26 Series Expandable Safety Controllers

With eight optional I/O expansion modules, the safety controller can adapt to a variety of machines, including large scale with multiple processes.

K50 Core Series 50 mm General Purpose LED Indicator
K50 Core Series 50 mm General Purpose LED Indicator

Our most popular indicator light. The 50 mm general-purpose indicator is available in both AC and DC supply voltage.

LED Lights Illuminate Control Cabinet
LED Lights Illuminate Control Cabinet

An equipment manufacturer builds test and measurement machinery for the auto industry. Operators access machine systems through the control cabinet. Intense illumination of the cabinet facilitates machine maintenance and management. Multiple AC powered fluorescent light fixtures had been used for this task.

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Superior Light Distribution with LEDs [Success Story]
Superior Light Distribution with LEDs [Success Story]

American Hoffmann Corporation chose WLB32 LED light bars to illuminate work areas, enclosures and control cabinets, replacing fluorescent light fixtures. The superior light distribution offered by the WLB32 LED lights lights, as well as the ease of installation were key factors in the company's decision.

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Vision Sensor to Read QR Codes [Success Story]
Vision Sensor to Read QR Codes [Success Story]

iVu Plus BCR Gen 2 with 25 mm Micro Lens replaces hand held barcode readers to collect data from dense, difficult-to-read QR codes on vehicle transmissions. A WL50S high-intensity LED spot light illuminates the target area.

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UV Barcodes for Traceability [Success Story]
UV Barcodes for Traceability [Success Story]

Before shipping to the brand assembler, a supplier of auto visors needs to verify that Data Matrix UV barcodes have been printed on each visor’s safety label. The customer turned to Banner to read invisible 2D Data Matrix barcode and send data via Ethernet IP to a PLC for traceability/error proofing.

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Sensors to Measure Movement Range
Sensors to Measure Movement Range

During assembly, inspections are conducted to measure seat height adjustment, forward and rearward movement, and upright and recline motion. Two sensors are used for each inspection. The sensors are deployed off the conveyor line to ensure easy access to and the free movement of the seats. At its maximum range during inspection, a seat may be as far as a meter away from the sensors.

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Inspecting Small Connectors [Success Story]
Inspecting Small Connectors [Success Story]

An automotive supply company makes a range of vehicle systems. Their seating systems combine structure and design with features that enhance comfort and safety. Weight sensors installed on the underside of the seats work in coordination with vehicle safety systems to determine the size and position of a seat occupant. These factors affect how or if airbags will be deployed in the event of an accident.

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Detecting Parts Ejected from Die [Success Story]
Detecting Parts Ejected from Die [Success Story]

In the manufacturer's facility, operators manually insert and remove metal parts from the die press. When complete, the parts are sent into a bin via a metal chute. In order to prevent die crash (having double parts in the press at once) the customer needed a sensor that could detect various parts on the chute and send a signal to the control system, indicating that the press is free and allowing the operator to perform another stroke. The solution needed to be installed without cutting slots in the chute sides or mounting sensors at the end of the chute, which could create catch points for traveling parts.

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