Automotive: Powertrain

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Automation at Powertrain Plants

Increased automation at powertrain plants has brought about the need for improved and more cost effective manufacturing methods. In complex assembly operations, product quality and operator safety are primary concerns.

Sensors, safety products, LED lights and indicators from Banner Engineering address these concerns by providing users and machine builders with better value for many applications on assembly lines and in machining areas.

Applications

Improving Production with Pick-to-Light Systems
Improving Production with Pick-to-Light Systems

A Banner wireless solution is a simple way to optimize inventory, reduce errors, and minimize waste. Each SureCross Performance Node with I/O Mapping can be equipped with up to six EZ-LIGHT operator indicator lights. The SureCross Gateway is conveniently located at a central location where maintenance personnel and management can monitor the parts consumption throughout the site.

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Engine Block Part-In-Place Detection
Engine Block Part-In-Place Detection

Banner’s LE550 laser sensor is ideal for part-in-place verification processes. It is reliable, and extremely accurate for small part-in-place verification from long distances. The LE550 measures for 3 mm thickness using the digital output, ensuring that the retaining clip is present and the engine block is in the correct place.

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Thread Hole Detection
Thread Hole Detection

Conventional sensors can often have difficulty detecting the presence of threads. The WORLD-BEAM QS30's narrow laser beam can detect whether a hole in the manifold is threaded from a distance of up to 800 mm.

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50 mm Tower Lights: TL50 Series
50 mm Tower Lights: TL50 Series

Banner's TL50 Tower Lights are designed to be exceptionally bright with a long, visible indication range, providing excellent operational status for workers and supervisors.

50 mm Optical Pick-to-Light Sensors: K50 Series
50 mm Optical Pick-to-Light Sensors: K50 Series

Provides improved ways to install a pick-to-light system with industry standard Modbus RTU protocol for communication.

50 mm Illuminated Touch Buttons: K50 Series
50 mm Illuminated 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.

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.

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.

Q45 Wireless Sensors
Q45 Wireless Sensors

The Sure Cross® Q45 is the first self-contained wireless standard photoelectric solution for the most challenging control and monitoring needs. Easily add a scalable wireless sensor network to improve efficiency by monitoring and coordinating multiple machines and processes without pulling cables.

iVu BCR
iVu BCR

The iVu BCR offers advanced bar code reading capabilities for advanced traceability in a compact, rugged package with either an integrated touch screen or remote touch screen for easy setup and monitoring.

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.

M18-3 Series
M18-3 Series

Next generation self-contained DC-operated barrel-style sensor is protected against industrial fluids and mechanical damage by a nickel plated brass housing.

M18 Series
M18 Series

Heavy-duty barrel sensor protected by a 316 stainless steel housing that resists exposure to harsh chemicals and washdown conditions.

Heavy Duty LED Light: WLC60 Series
Heavy Duty LED Light: WLC60 Series

Banners WLC60 Heavy Duty LED Lights are designed to operate in harsh environments and withstand high pressure washdowns, as well as exposure to coolants and detergents. Available in stainless steel models and IP67-, IP68g-, and IP69K-rated.

92 mm Industrial LED Light Bar: WLB92 Series
92 mm Industrial LED Light Bar: WLB92 Series

The WLB92 is an ultra-bright LED fixture with an even light output which provides bright task lighting, enabling increased productivity.

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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Operator Guidance Solution
Operator Guidance Solution

A Henshaw customer manufactures drivetrain and powertrain systems for the automotive industry. The company had experienced productivity losses due to errors in the assembly of transmission valve bodies. Henshaw was tasked with developing a system that would reduce errors and improve the assembly process.

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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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