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

High-Quality LED Lighting for Automation Illumination
High-Quality LED Lighting for Automation Illumination

Banner’s WLB32 is an LED industrial light bar with easy mounting options, such as snap clips and a choice of magnetic or angle brackets. LED lights can be easily be cascaded to properly illuminate the manufacturing line. Banner’s LED lighting is an ideal replacement for conventional fluorescent lighting.

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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 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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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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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

Banner’s Q4X problem-solving triangulation-based laser sensor has no difficulty detecting dark targets on dark backgrounds when there is a height difference. The Q4X provides a reliable sensing solution with best in class excess gain and makes pass/fail judgments based on distance rather than color or reflectivity.

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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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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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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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QS18 Series
QS18 Series

Universal housing design with 18 mm threaded lens; an ideal replacement for hundreds of other sensor styles.

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

The rugged Q4X laser distance sensor offers superior performance and solves many challenging applications across a variety of materials, surfaces and colors. Discrete, analog, clear object, and IO-Link models are available.

Q3X Series
Q3X Series

Robust, high-speed performance laser contrast sensor captures up to 2,000 events per second.

QS30 Series
QS30 Series

Innovative 30 mm housing design to suit almost any mounting requirement

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.

32 mm Industrial LED Light Bars: WLB32 Series
32 mm Industrial LED Light Bars: WLB32 Series

The WLB32 is a bright LED fixture that features an even light output to eliminate glare.

14 & 30 mm Resolution Safety Light Curtains
14 & 30 mm Resolution Safety Light Curtains

Safety light screens protect personnel from injury and machines from damage by guarding points of operation, access, areas and perimeters.

Expandable Safety Controller: XS26 Series
Expandable Safety Controller: XS26 Series

With the option to add up to eight I/O expansion modules, the XS26-2 expandable safety controller has the capacity to adapt to a variety of machines, including large scale machines with multiple processes. Program in minutes with easy-to-use configuration software.

50mm Domed Indicators: K50L Series
50mm Domed Indicators: K50L Series

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
Superior Light Distribution with LEDs

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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UV Barcodes for Traceability
UV Barcodes for Traceability

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
Inspecting Small Connectors

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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Vision Sensor to Read QR Codes
Vision Sensor to Read QR Codes

Prior to installation, engines and transmissions are coupled together on the assembly line. A worker using a hand held bar code reader scans the QR code on each transmission. The codes are small, have minimal quiet zones and are dense with embedded information. Additionally, the bar code readers have a limited range. Combined, these factors made scanning the QR codes difficult, adding time to the assembly process and diverting labor resources.

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Detecting Parts Ejected from Die
Detecting Parts Ejected from Die

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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