Automotive: Press Shop and Stamping

Press Metal Stamping Hero

Metal Stamping and Press Shop

Used in the Press Shop, Banner products and solutions improve productivity and ensure operator safety. Rugged, cost effective and flexible, our Laser sensors solve a wide variety of error-proofing applications.

Easy to use and implement, Banner’s full line of safety products simplify safety processes and provide maintenance personnel and plant engineers the tools they need to create a safe work environment and keep equipment running. Rugged, industrial-rated LED lights enhance worker effectiveness, experience and safety by providing brilliant illumination to light task and inspection areas, as well as presses. Easy to deploy, wireless I/O systems enable remote monitoring of equipment and processes to ensure smooth and continuous operation and support predictive maintenance programs that minimize machine downtime.

Applications

Sheet Metal Thickness Measurement
Sheet Metal Thickness Measurement

The LH laser displacement sensor is a perfect solution because it is highly accurate and measures thickness at micron levels. The L-GAGE LH Series can also consistently look at dark targets on these levels. The LH’s 1024 pixel CMOS linear imager is capable of micrometer-level resolutions ranging from 1-10 microns, which gives it the ability to measure thickness of sheet metal quickly and accurately.

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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Performance Series Gateways and Nodes
Performance Series Gateways and Nodes

Create point-to-multi point networks that distribute I/O over large areas. Input and output types include discrete (dry contact, PNP/NPN), analog (0 to 10 V dc, 0 to 20 mA), temperature (thermocouple and RTD), and pulse counter.

Small and Flat Object Detection: LX Series
Small and Flat Object Detection: LX Series

The LX Part-Sensing Arrays provides wide area detection used for detecting small parts on conveyors, part ejection verification and leading edge detection.

Run Bar with Self-Checking Touch Buttons
Run Bar with Self-Checking Touch Buttons

Ergonomic and robust solution for two-hand control actuation and safeguarding when interfaced with DUO-TOUCH SG Two-Hand Control Modules. Accessories include floor and free-mounting stand, EZ-LIGHT indicators and optional mounting brackets.

30 mm Mount Emergency Stop Buttons
30 mm Mount Emergency Stop Buttons

Patented 30 mm mounting base enables easy installation and hookup with no assembly, individual wiring or additional enclosure required.

QM42 Vibration & Temperature Series - Wireless
QM42 Vibration & Temperature Series - Wireless

The QM42VT Vibration and Temperature Sensor makes it easy to monitor a machine's health. It measures RMS velocity and temperature so that problems can be detected before they become too severe and cause additional damage or result in unplanned downtime. Paired with a Banner wireless Node, it can provide local indication, wirelessly send the signal to a central location, and send the vibration and temperature data to the Gateway for collection and trending.

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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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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