Food: Primary Packaging

Primary Food Packaging

Primary Food Packaging

Banner offers products and solutions designed specifically to perform reliably in harsh conditions and withstand the environmental challenges common to primary packaging areas in the food processing industry. 

We offer a broad range of IP67, 68 and 69k and stainless steel food grade components, as well as optional chemical-resistant housings that withstand routine clean-in-place (CIP) procedures. Banner sensors, LED lights and indicators are easy to use and deploy, support production demands and facilitate product changeover, simplify and streamline processes, improve efficiency and enhance worker experience.

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    November 6 - 9, 2016

    Visit Banner Engineering at Booth N-5929 to see our latest products and solutions in the Packaging Industry.

Applications

Clear Glass Jar Detection for Food and Beverage Splash Zone
Clear Glass Jar Detection for Food and Beverage Splash Zone

Banner’s QM26 Washdown Photoelectric Sensor is rated to IP69K, making it ideal for high-pressure washdown environments. Its rugged, non-toxic 316L stainless steel housing allows for use in harsh 1500 psi and 80⁰C washdown environments. The sensor can withstand environmental temperature cycling from -30° C to 60° C.

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Clear Plastic Container Detection
Clear Plastic Container Detection

For clear, thermoformed plastic containers, trays, and clamshells, packagers must be able to detect the leading edge of these containers and confirm presence.

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M18-4 Series
M18-4 Series

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

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.

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.

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.

LED Strip Light: WLS27 Series
LED Strip Light: WLS27 Series

WLS27 LED strip lights are protected by a shatterproof copolyester shell and a redundant sealing method prevents water ingress. Each strip light provides brilliant, even illumination in difficult environments.

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.

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.

Accurately Measuring Bakery Ingredients
Accurately Measuring Bakery Ingredients

Baking is a mixture of creativity, precision and attention to detail. The Wilkinson Baking Company has added technical innovation to the mix. The Wilkinson Bread Bakery is a compact, completely self-contained and fully automated bread bakery. This unique machine combines technology with tradition to transform simple raw ingredients into bakery fresh bread at 40 loaves an hour.

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Consistent Dough Height Measurement
Consistent Dough Height Measurement

The dough for one of the company’s many popular breakfast cereals must fall within specific height parameters to ensure that it will have the perfect flake. Dough that is too thick will emerge from baking stiff and heavy. Dough that is too thin will crumble easily. This impacts the quality, taste and texture of the final product as well as product weight and packaging. Any product that does not meet the rigorous quality standards of the company will not be shipped or sold on the consumer market.

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Measuring the Height of Baked Bread
Measuring the Height of Baked Bread

The bakery’s multi-staged baking process begins with mixing, kneading and fermentation and completes with proofing, baking and cooling. At each stage, experienced bakers perform quality checks for appearance, texture, size and weight. Loaves that do not meet the company’s standards are rejected for consumer sales. The company needed to build-in system capabilities to help them better manage their resources and maintain quality standards.

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Monitoring Height of Tortilla Dough
Monitoring Height of Tortilla Dough

A US producer of authentic Mexican foods, such as tortillas and tostadas, strives to provide the best-tasting and freshest products for its consumers. In order to achieve this goal, consistency on the packaging line is key. The company was looking for a way to eliminate inconsistencies in their tortillas. Because they did not have a way to continuously monitor dough thickness on the production line, the dough nips often turned out either too high or too low, resulting in irregular tortilla sizes and weights. If a package of tortillas is under weight, it must be scrapped. In order to help eliminate waste and improve product consistency, the company worked with Banner to find a monitoring solution.

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Thermal Remediation Temperature Measurement
Thermal Remediation Temperature Measurement

The EPA has placed restrictions on the use of many fumigants citing a correlation between their use and ozone depletion. As an alternative, a large-scale flour mill performs three to four thermal remediations per year to eradicate flour beetles. The temperature inside the mill is brought up to 122° F (50° C). This is done gradually to minimize equipment and building strain caused by heat expansion.

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