Automotive: Body Shop

Car Robotic Assembly Line

Banner Partners with the Automotive Industry

Error proofing, process efficiency and machine safety are key concerns in the body shop. Banner has an extensive selection of products and technologies that ensure assembly quality, protect operators from hazards, illuminate work cells and signal the status of operations.

Banner has an extensive line of laser and vision sensors capable of solving the most difficult and challenging applications, such as weld nut and rivet detection and adhesive or sealant verification. Our safety certified and advanced designs of Safety Light Screens, Two Hand Controls and E-Stop Buttons address all safety applications without compromising productivity. Indicator and tower lights provide clear status indication for robotic cells, part in place and other error proofing tasks. Rugged industrial LED light fixtures from Banner provide brilliant illumination, adjustable to specific LUX levels that are safe, controllable and return energy savings.

Applications

Gate Monitoring with a Hinged Interlock
Gate Monitoring with a Hinged Interlock

A car travels along a conveyor into a hazardous area guarded by an EZ-SCREEN Grid. As the car approaches, the EZ-SCREEN Grid is temporarily muted to allow the car to pass without stopping the conveyor. While the Grid is muted, there is the risk that a worker will attempt to enter the hazardous area through the interlocked breakaway guard, putting the worker in a dangerous situation and presenting the possibility that the worker will be struck by the moving car.

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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-in-Place Verification
Part-in-Place Verification

The WORLD-BEAM QS18 adjustable field background suppression sensor is an excellent choice for this part-in-place application, requiring a three-inch scanning distance. With the combination of high-gain characteristics, sharp adjustable cutoff and a forgiving visible red light beam this sensor ensures longevity in this harsh environment.

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Automotive Welding Tip Inspection
Automotive Welding Tip Inspection

The R55F high color resolution sensor checks whether the tips on a welder are within specifications, so the part being manufactured also is within specifications. In this harsh environment, the color contrast sensor uses glass fibers, for enhanced durability and heat resistance.

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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.

Laser Measurement Sensor: LE Series
Laser Measurement Sensor: LE Series

The LE laser measurement sensor is ready to measure widths of 100 to 1000 mm right out of the box.

Time of Flight Light Gauging Sensor: LTF Series
Time of Flight Light Gauging Sensor: LTF Series

High-performance LTF Series Sensors detect targets regardless of color, material or sheen from up to 12 m away, straight-on or at an angle.

70 mm Modular Tower Lights: TL70 Series
70 mm Modular Tower Lights: TL70 Series

TL70 Modular Tower Light is bigger, brighter and can be ordered as modular segments or pre-assembled. Wireless TL70 Tower Lights combine Banner's popular Tower Light family with its reliable, field proven, SureCross wireless architecture.

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.

QS30 Series
QS30 Series

Innovative 30 mm housing design to suit almost any mounting requirement

LED Strip Light: WLS28-2 Series
LED Strip Light: WLS28-2 Series

Long lasting LED illumination provide more than 50,000 hours of continuous working life for industrial control cabinets or work stations with poor factory lighting conditions.

Vision Sensor: iVu Series
Vision Sensor: iVu Series

The industry's first touch-screen image sensor. Combines the simplicity of a photoelectric sensor with the intelligence of a vision sensor.

VE Series Smart Camera
VE Series Smart Camera

Combine powerful inspection tools and capabilities with ease of use to maximize inspection uptime and facilitate rapid implementation.

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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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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